2017 is off and running. Before you know it, IML will be here and contests across the US are lining up to pick their men to compete here in Chicago in May. The year began with the first Mr Indiana Leather title going to Liam Matthews. Last weekend the contest spotlight was on DC for Mr Mid Atlantic Leather with Martel Brown Jr from Pittsburgh taking that title. In a less than 2 weeks we will be hosting Mr Chicago Leather 2017 and we’ll find out who will assume the title from Todd Harris.
Before that happens, we still have another big weekend set this week beginning with ONYX CLUB NIGHT on Friday. Fresh off their big MAL party, the ONYX men will take over Touché for a wild night that includes demos and raffles. This month they will be checking those hankies in your pocket. Just what are you into or looking for this night? Then there’s those jello shots that gets everyone ready to party. It’s going to be one of those nights you like so well.
Then it’s time to gear up on Saturday. Our monthly GEAR NIGHT will be busy as the excitement for MCL2017 builds. I have news about MCL this night, keep reading. The guys from BLUF/Chicago will be here getting primed for MCL as well. They are hosting a pre-contest cocktail party and a cigar smoker next week. You can get the details on both this night while you wait for a buzz cut from our barber or your boots taken care of by slave angie. And yes, get your gear on as there will be a dress code for the Club Room.
I mentioned MCL2017 a few times already, details are posted on the MCL page of our website. We have lots of fun events planned over the entire weekend into Sunday to make it a big fun-filled experience. My email box is filling up with questions, so let me make a few things clear for all.
The Fetish Flea Market will be on Saturday afternoon from noon till 4pm. We always get lots of shoppers looking for deals on used gear. This is a great opportunity for everyone to clear out gear that you don’t wear anymore. (Trust me I know about leather that shrinks over the years) Clear out the back of your closet and bring it in to sell or trade.
Besides, jackets, vest, shirts, pants, chaps, boots, hats or gloves, check the toy box too. Maybe there’s an old crop, flogger, restraints, hood or more that gathers dust. (keep the butt plug or dildos, use it as a door stop) Besides leather gear, rubber, uniforms and even your old cowboy hat may be just the item someone else is looking for.
Gather it all up and bring it in. There’s no fee to sell, we provide tables and a couple of racks to hang stuff on during the market. You may make someone very happy and just might find another item from someone else.
Second is the contest on Saturday. We moved the contest out from Touché to handle the crowds that come to watch the competition unfold only to outsell the auditorium at the LA&M. We offer a package deal for those folks that want to join in on all the events over the entire contest weekend. Individual tickets will be available but the number offered will be based on the number of packages sold first. If you are coming for the weekend, get the package deal on sale now at the Brown Paper Tickets website.
We will begin sale of individual contest only tickets at $30 a piece during our GEAR NIGHT this Saturday, January 21st. Once package offer on BPT ends this coming week, we will offer any remaining seats at the MCL20417 registration on Thursday and Friday next week.
Now since the contest sells out, you still can see the contest here at Touché. We have been hard at work on the technical side to make it possible for you to sit here at the bar and watch the proceedings on our monitors around the room. You will be able to hear it all too. That also means you will also be in the house when the rest of the crowd heads over once things wrap at the LA&M.
One more item for next weekend. YEAR 40. Along with planning for MCL2017, we have been working hard to plan for Touché’s 40th anniversary in 2017. We are planning several events throughout 2017 to commemorate our first 40 years and will be announcing several of them during MCL events. Stay tuned.
An other hard week means I can’t wait for the weekend. Don’t forget we are here all week, ready to serve you. You may just find me here enjoying a drink with friends any night. Hope to have one with you, soon.