*Article image is from referenced trip in 2014. Author may no longer resemble this image. Age is a bitch
At the end of the November I'll gearing up and heading over to The Boots for Recon Antwerp. I can say in all honesty that I can't wait for this party. Allow me to explain why.
The Boots has a special place in my heart for several reasons, the main one being that it's the first fetish venue I ever went to. I'd met with guys off Recon before, but I'd never been to a purpose-built fetish venue, and The Boots almost blew my mind.
I was nervous before going as I didn't know what to expect. This was the first party I'd worked as a member of Team Recon, back in 2014, and I wanted to make a good impression on my colleagues and the guys in attendance. It was also – with the exception of the beach – the least amount of clothes I'd worn out in public, so that was playing on my mind, too. As such, I resorted to a bit of Dutch courage to calm me down (not advisable for every new job position).
Once we arrived, I soon realised that my nerves had been for nothing. The guys working at The Boots were super friendly and made me feel at ease. We all shared some drinks, chatted and watched from the bar as the kinky men poured in.
The guys attending the party were equally as approachable as the staff, and I talked with plenty of fetish men whilst hanging out in the bar. This gave me a sense of belonging and made it all the more exciting to go explore the play areas. And boy is there a lot to see and do. Spread out over six floors, The Boots is full of nooks and crannies; equipment and play rooms. It's a lot to take in. You're pretty much guaranteed to find your own favourite area, and there's no shortage of men to have fun with once you've found it.
Equipment wise, Geert, the owner of the venue has constructed some incredible areas for you to play in. There's scores of bed and sling rooms that can be left open or made private. There's a floor that half consists of a maze, dotted with glory holes and a huge piss area with tubs and urinals. On another floor there's BDSM equipment including stocks, a St Andrew's cross, hooks and more. In the basement there's caverns, tunnels and cages, as well as lots of little areas for debauchery. On top of all this, there's a large changing area, three bars and an indoor, ventilated smoking area – all of which have play going on in as well.
Unfortunately for me, that first time I went, I had a boyfriend and we only allowed kissing and fumbling in a 'don't ask don't tell' arrangement. As such, I couldn't really get too stuck in. Subsequent parties - as a single lad – proved to be a whole lot more fruitful.
Parties we've held at The Boots haven't necessarily been the biggest events we've put on, but in a funny way I think that's why I've liked them so much. Though the venue is like a huge, fetish rabbits' warren, it's still kind of intimate and allows for some amazing experiences. Basically, if you're looking for play with geared up guys, in a fetish venue that caters to almost all tastes in kink, you wouldn't go far wrong than attending Recon Antwerp on 24 November.
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