The Summer is coming to an end but the parties continue!! Although Crimson Moon is over, The London Tanners has 2 more parties before the end of the year. Stella will be vending at The Shadow Lane- Brat Pack Party Sept 2-5th in Las Vegas, NV, US while Ian and Kay will be attending and vending at Twisted Lep Fest Sept 9-11th in Dublin Ireland.
Well the Crimson Moon Party was a real success. We were delighted to see/read/hear about how much fun everyone had in Chicago. The London Tanners, Team Ian was well represented, with Stella and Morgan in the middle of much fun and mischief (not to be confused with Miss_Chief who was also at the party). The London Tanners would like to thank everyone who stopped by the London Tanners table to chat, look, touch, perv over or buy some wicked implements of ass destruction.
Here are some highlights and pics of the party, thanks to our Stella and Morgan and guest writer Rad. Also thanks to Zelle for taking so many great pics of the party. If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free to comment or email us and we’ll gladly add your comments and/or pics.
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I headed to the airport on Thursday to attend the Crimson Moon party. I had never attended a CM party, but looking at the list of attendees on Fetlife, I realized that I did know a few people attending. Knowing that Morgan and Zelle were going to be there helped as well. But as I landed in Chicago, I was still feeling that anxiety like I had when I attended my very first spanking party nearly three years ago.
Due to sheer luck, I arrived in Chicago an hour ahead of schedule. Morgan “Mr. Strictly Pure Vanilla Extract” picked me up at the airport and we were at the hotel in no time. Before the night was over all the anxiety was gone. The Crimson Moon crowd was very welcoming and friendly.
Morgan had his “vanilla” suite set up with wine, cheese, chocolates, chips and dip. He also had his famous 61 leather implements, made by none other than The London Tanner himself, neatly displayed on their racks. The rest of the room also included such things as a stanchion, whips, floggers and not one, but two, Sybians. Party goers came in and out of the suite all weekend, visiting, playing and munching on snacks, until the wee hours of each morning. By my calculation I had a total of 11 hours sleep in 3 nights.
Mike cooked each evening and since I didn’t hear any complaints, it must have been pretty good. I missed out on the dinners, opting instead to try some local cuisine. Thursday night was Uno’s Pizza ; The best Chicago pizza I have ever tasted. Well ok it’s the ONLY Chicago pizza I have had. But it was great.
On Friday, I managed to survive “The Tour of London” (term coined by Zelle). SuburbanSpanker was the tour guide and made sure I had a personal knowledge of each of the 18 implements in the Austere English Collection as well as how they each felt.
On Saturday the Vendor’s Fair began at noon. It was a great vendor’s fair. Vendors were selling all kinds of perverted items to torture the ones they love. LOL… I enjoyed the chance to meet and talk with each of you. To those of you who purchased new implements, thank you and may they serve you well for many years to come.
It was great to see so many vendor “friends”.. The Ultra Popular Top was sporting a new hat…Check out Richard Windsor’s account of the weekend at his blog. It was also great to see Cowboy Steve . He has been a great friend to The London Tanners over the years. Ian still enjoys the hairburshes and whips he received from Steve. Check out a pic of him here.
On Saturday night, Art_Amiss put on a comedy show after dinner. She was a riot. We Enjoyed her at BBW and again here in Chicago.
It was a great weekend! Thanks to all those who put together such a great event. I met a lot of new people and enjoyed chatting with them and old. friends. Finally I want to say a HUGE thank you to Morgan being such a great host.
Having heard so many good things about the Crimson Moon spanking group in Chicago and their bi-annual parties, I was glad that the opportunity arrived to attend this July accompanied by my lovely wife, Sandy. We flew into O’Hare where one of the other party goers was nice enough to give us a relatively short ride to the venue. The first thing that struck me was how nice the hotel was with a wonderful and friendly staff as well as comfortable and large rooms. But we weren’t there for the hotel and jumped right into the mix of things by meeting people and arranging play appointments. We were fed and entertained quite well all weekend but afforded plenty of time to make our own arrangements for fun. Saturday featured a decent vendors fair with plenty of tables and stand featuring everything from videos to books, shirts and, of course, implements.
One of the things that I loved most about this party was the fact that I had the opportunity to meet a good number of people for the first time. Many times I’ll go to these parties across the country and pretty much see the same group of people. Crimson Moon was like attending my first party since I knew relatively few people and was pleasantly surprised to find that most of the folks I met (if not all) were extremely personable. I definitely
made some new friends there.
Wow, hard to believe it was just two weeks ago that I was arriving for the Chicago Crimson Moon Summer Spanktacular. The party had the top 3 floors of the Hotel booked – over 160 were in attendance, with people still signing up on the Website going into the wee hours of Thursday Morning. There were people from CA, TX, FL, NY, VA, NM, WI, MN, IN, TN, GA, PA, and more. I know Zelle was doing Airport runs Wed and Thurs.
The Hospitality Suite aka “The Lair” was opened on Thursday (and throughout the weekend), and the good times began to roll. There was a message board in the Main Play are during the weekend. It was a great way to set up play dates or simply letting others know of your interests. Rad (aka the Quintessential Top) and Richard Windsor (aka the Ultra Popular Top) both had their dance cards filled and messages awaiting them in the Message Board in the Main Play Room.
The Vendors Faire was held Saturday afternoon and open to the public. All the vendors told Mike they had really great sales. Yoni has a few “Vintage” toys of the London Tanner from an era gone by. He
was more than happy not only to show Stella a strap Ian had made in Yester-year, but also demonstrate the effect on Stella.
Cowboy Steve also was showing a few vintage implements created by The London Tanner which even date to a time prior to his embossing of the implements with his hand stamped trademark.
Things were starting to become somewhat of a blur by then after catching only a couple hours sleep each night. There are lots of memories and some stories to be told for sure. Pretty much what happened in The Lair remains in The Lair. But I can say some lost dignity was reclaimed, while others left theirs behind – all in good fun. Some experienced a Sjambok, some found Mr Zia’s paddles to their liking (or maybe not so much). Suburban Spanker did conduct a few London Tours and as I understand it demonstrated something called “Follow Through”.
I suppose along those lines you might as well hear it here first – Debs and MissBehavinMegan decided to make sport with those of this Strictly Pure Vanilla Exxxtract persuasion and had a game they played to see who would be the first to say “Uncle” ( cleaned up for the sake of the Blog).. Yes, you guessed it; the two imps were laying side by side looking at each other as the Strictly Pure Vanilla Exxxtract was administering cane strokes with a variety of canes ( Dragon Canes, School Canes, Whangees, etc). After about a half hour of this I could see from the grins on their faces that someone needed to take control – so yes, it was me that called “Uncle”.
So there, just a hint of the fun that was had at the Summer Spanktacular. I might also mention there was an Ice Cream Social, held in honor of Vince, one of the past founding members and organizers of Crimson Moon. The event raised over $800 to be given to a Charity in his name.
Having said all that, if you think you might like to join in the camaraderie; it is only 80 days til the Chicago Crimson Moon Halloween Spooktacular.
And our final scoop from Zelle . You can see her comments about the party here on her blog, and if you friend her on spankingtube , you can see how her Tour of London turned out….