Fetish Revolution feat. The Genitorturers - Marquee Theatre - 2/15/14
Photos by Benjamin Leatherman The Genitorturers perform at Marquee Theatre during Fetish Revolution last night.
Fetish Revolution feat. The Genitorturers
Last night, society's outcasts, kink-cravers, pleather-wearing thrillseekers, and those looking to enjoy some pleasures of the flesh dressed in their finest and freakiest fetishistic wear made their way to the Marquee Theatre in Tempe for the 10th annual Fetish Revolution.
This is a place where social status, day jobs, or other such concerns didn't particularly matter -- unless, of course, you are known for being the fastest flogger in the West. Decadence, desire and flesh were in abundance, clad in masquerade masks, latex, leather and studs. People came to let their freak flags fly and to let their innermost desires out to play, or maybe to get a taste of something wicked.
And they also came to see the hellacious antics of notorious industrial metal band The Genitorturers perform.
As I walked into this fiend fest, New York-based electronica/goth musicians Valerie Gentile and Abbey Nex were jamming onstage while the event was in full swing.
This may hurt a bit.
Upon entering the Marquee's concert hall, there was a large stage near the sound booth featuring flogging and spanking stations. And at that moment, a guy in his 50s (bedecked in a thong, nipple clamps and ball gag) and a curvy girl in her 20s wearing latex lingerie, were on the receiving end of some whipping pleasure.
Many others throughout the venue were also dressed to impress and getting in some adult-oriented antics. The VIP area was packed, and for most of the evening there was a girl laying on a table while patrons dipped cookies and treats into the chocolate sauce and whipped cream that was drizzled onto her body. She giggled and squirmed the majority of the time, laid out like a human sushi platter.
Walking past the vendors peddling paddles, pasties, and cock cages, I couldn't help but marvel at the lines of people browsing their wares. Granted, it isn't my first thought to buy sex toys at an event such as this, but it was clearly the intentions of many.
At midnight, right before Genitorturers hit the stage, there were some live suspensions of an artistic nature put on by local body mod troupe LifeSuspended and Midori that resembled a spectacle of erotica and torture.
A girl awash in blue body paint had about 10 flesh hooks on the front her body. An azure light illuminated her as she hung over the crowd and held a machete while a strange clarinet solo sounded. And then a gong struck and she cut herself loose using the knife as opera music started up. As she danced midair, I couldn't help but be reminded of the film The Fifth Element.
A trio of Fetish Revolution attendees.