About the Night
FASCINATION is a gear/ fetish/ kink night downstairs in the basement of Jacques Cabaret from 9pm to midnight every first and fourth Friday of the month. DJ Colby Drasher is our resident DJ and spins techno, tech/deep house, electronica and other dark and sexy grooves. The night also features visual projections by Michael Flowers highlighting both original footage as well as scenes from vintage kink cinema. We often host guest demos led by local members of the Boston leather, rubber, and BDSM community for folks looking to learn from each other about kink they are curious about. Although the event is leather inspired, we are looking to bring together a diverse and gender inclusive cross section of Boston fetish culture (rubber, sports gear, bondage, S&M, and pup play) by creating a space for folks in the community to meet up.
NO DRESS CODE but fetish gear and creativity are both strongly encouraged. (Leather, Rubber, Sports Gear, Pup Play, Military, BDSM Gear, Levis, Boots, Masks) Feel free to change at the club.
ALWAYS receive clear and explicit consent before touching another person. When in doubt, ask. If anyone is making you uncomfortable at the event, please approach a staff member if you need support or assistance. Disrespectful patrons will be asked to leave.
NOTE ABOUT JOCKSTRAPS
Jock Straps are still totally cool but if you wear one (or anything that exposes your ass), the bar has just asked that we toss a bandana or shirt in the back down the center to cover the "cleft".
NOTE ABOUT PLAY
FASCINATION is a sex and kink positive organization. We encourage you to explore, embrace and share your sexuality (specifically your interest in fetish) with the fellow kinksters you meet at our events. Fascination wants your sex. HOWEVER, PLEASE DO NOT FUCK, SUCK OR JERK 0FF WHILE ON BAR PROPERTY. We love your cock. We love your hole. Jacques also likes their liquor license. Please keep them concealed while you are here. We dig you sexy fuckers and do not want the bar to ask anyone to leave. For additional information on the official city policies regarding this matter, please visit:
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Fascination: every first and fourth Friday
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you tell me more about Fascination?
Fascination is a fetish get together we organize twice a month in the basement of Jacques. We tend to attract a ton of folks into leather, sports gear and pup play but we welcome kinksters of all kinds. DJ Colby Drasher is our resident DJ and spins techno, tech/deep house, electronica and other dark and sexy grooves. The night also features visual projections by Michael Flowers highlighting both original footage as well as scenes from vintage kink cinema. Folks dance but it's more of a cruisey vibe with pretty consistent BDSM demos happening through out the night. The thing we are most proud of is that it's a really friendly crowd with people that actually talk to each other. You should check out the next party!
What should I wear?/ I don’t have any gear, will I fit in?
We have no dress code so please come in whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident. We have people that come in from everything from jeans and a t-shirt to full leather kits. Our crowd is predominantly into leather and sports gear but the fetish spectrum runs the gamut and we encourage a multitude of presentations. The only thing the bar has asked is that if folks wear a jock strap or anything that exposes your ass, that they toss a bandanna in back in the center. It more of a stand, cruise and socialize crowd than a dance crowd though the music is great and we get a bit of dancing as well.
Should I come alone?/ I’m kinda nervous, will I meet people there?
If you are the type of person who feels comfortable in new settings meeting new people, you should feel free to come solo and check out the night alone! If you get anxious in smaller rooms with medium to larger crowds or feel uncomfortable in kink spaces that welcome a multitude of genders, gender presentations and sexualities, Fascination may not be the space for you. If you feel more comfortable in groups of people that you know and would like a group to fall back to, you should invite a couple of people to come with It is a really friendly crowd and we make every effort for all attendees to feel safe and comfortable. Hope that helps!
Is this a play party?
Sadly, Fascination is not a play party because Boston’s puritanical rules are lame and Jacques has to play by them to keep their liquor license. Folks dance but it's more of a cruisey vibe with pretty consistent BDSM demos happening through out the night. The thing we are most proud of is that it's a really friendly crowd with people that actually talk to each other. You should check out the next party!
Michael Flowers - Creative Director
Michael Flowers is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily in theatrical scenic and video design. He is currently pursuing his B.F.A. at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio For Interrelated Media. In addition to serving as Fascination’s Creative Director and Resident Videographer, Michael is a co-founder and co-organizer of the project and has been working with Fascination since its inception in October of 2014.
DJ Colby Drasher
Colby Drasher is the resident DJ, event curator and visual artist responsible for Boston's largest queer dance party Dont Ask Dont Tell. He is also resident DJ at the fetish party Fascination (Jacques Cabaret) and long running queer party Zuesday (Zuzu). Now 30 years old, he has been spinning for 15 years. Like a chameleon his musical aesthetic is adaptive to his surroundings. He provides everything from dreamy soundscapes, experimental new genres to high energy club music and world rhythms. Sonic selections try to encompass the vast catalog of contemporary music while having a strong focus on emerging and provocative work. His productions have been recognized by Nylon Magazine, The Boston Globe, Improper Bostonian, The Phoenix and The Dig. He has shared the stage with Peaches, Saint Pepsi, Pansy Division, Venus X, Brenmar, Pictureplane, Le1f, Myyki Blanco, Cakes Da Killa, MikeQ, Ben Aqua, Poolboy92 and upwards of 50 local and national drag performers.
Spinning downstairs in the Underground on both Mondays and Fridays, DJ Colby Drasher spins dark Electronic, Rock, Techno, Ambient, and Deep House.
Enjoy his style: Soundcloud