London festival of the art of Japanese bondage (6)(Monday)

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London festival of the art of Japanese bondage (6)(Monday)

OK so my memory is far from perfect so right here I’m going to apologise to anyone that I’ve left out by accident in any of my blogs. The published schedule is by now nothing but a vague guide as is my own recollection. It’s been DAYS since the actual event and some things loom larger in the memory than others. Combined with the fact that I know for certain I missed some early shows. I’ve only written about stuff I actually remember seeing. So if I didn’t see your show… I will not have written about it and that not writing about it does not comment upon the quality of your performance*.

After a late start, followed by lunch and interviews we eventually turned up to the venue slightly late just in time to catch the end of Gradancer and Cherrydoll’s performance. This was very different to a lot of the shows and even finished off with cigar play. I wish I could write more about it but sadly I didn’t see it all.

Peter Slemrian and Adreena followed.

Next was Riccardo Wildties and Redsabbath. I had a personal reason for being happy to see this performance, for me it was one of the highlights of the festival.

Finally there was Kazami Ranki and Gestalta. This was a very intense show. It may have not started out showing what it would become but the ending on the floor where Gestalta was completely choked out was an intense moment for the festivals performances to end on.

Finally

This festival has been the very best that I’ve attended. The attitudes of everyone attending has been the best, the most community minded, the most happy, the greatest camaraderie and the most supportive. Clover expressed it so well here. Plus it finished with Jon Murakawa dancing. And that’s not something you see every day.

I am already missing the event, the people, the friends that I and we love. I cannot wait to see you all again.

 

*OK so one show I didn’t write about on purpose due to it, and the bondage it contained being so utterly awful that I don’t want to bring down the positive comments by posting even a description of either it or the attitude of the person responsible, he did himself and his countrymen a disservice with both his words and actions.

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