Since its US debut in New York ten years ago, Europe’s biggest party has been held in major cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, and most recently, in Miami. At long last, it will make its DC debut on January 17.
Matinée’s Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness will take place over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, when thousands of gay men will be in Washington DC for the annual fetish celebration, Mid-Atlantic Leather weekend, better known as MAL Weekend.
“It’s three days of debauchery that attracts thousands from the fetish community and even more curious spectators,” says DC’s leading nightlife producer Q, aka Mother Fantasy, of La Fantasy Productions. His monthly mega-events, including last month’s Papa Party, are immensely popular and attract partygoers from Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and even Canada.
For the Matinée event, he is teaming up with Hilton Wolman, who produced the Circuit Festival Miami event over Thanksgiving weekend, another Matinée production. Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness will take place at Karma DC.
“Matinée events don’t just pump dance music,” says Q. “It is all about the awe and extravagance and creating a magical experience with exciting surprises that turn up the wow-factor and leave revelers craving for more.
“I love encouraging people to get creative and to let their inhibitions go,” he adds.
If there is one-time DC’ers release their inhibitions, it’s over MAL Weekend. Events feature dark rooms, human puppy parks and exhibitor booths showcasing S&M gear and toys. “MAL creates a safe and friendly environment where everyone can be themselves without judgement. I love how real the weekend is. People come together as a community, without pretenses or restrictions.”
Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness will be Q’s biggest and most outrageous event yet. It will feature DJs Cindel and Flavio Zarza spinning beats in dark rooms packed with loads of hunky men. “It will be a fantastic night where we all get to explore our darkest, most pleasurable fantasies.”
Matinée’s Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness takes place Friday, January 17 at Karma DC. For tickets and additional information, click here.