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Tickets and Dates
The next Hellbound can be found bound here. Typically, two months pass between Hellbounds depending on a variety of conditions (weather, the economy, availability of venues, relevant conventions and art shows in the area, the phase of the Moon, etc.). In 2010, a Hellbound-class event has been nearly monthly. In 2008, 3 months passed between Hellbounds. February, May, September and December tend to be when the most Hellbounds are held.
In addition to Hellbound, Noir sponsors concerts, sidewalk street performances, fashion shows and much more. Of all the events Noir sponsors, Hellbound is the grandest, most intense of them all. You have to see it to believe it. The spectacle takes over a nightclub for one night. The party has made its rounds over the past two decades in nearly every important alternative club there is in Detroit. Hellbound #69 was held in 2009.
Advanced tickets can be purchased at Noir Leather. Quite often Noir Leather offers a good discount for purchases concurrent with a Hellbound ticket purchase. Advanced Ticket Prices vary from $15-$20 It is usually $5 more if purchased at the door.
Fetish Dress Code is strongly encouraged if not required. Goth, drag, uniform, fetish, latex, etc. just as long as the genitals (and nipples for girls and the TG/CD/TV) are covered. Explore your fantasy. If it’s in the Noir Leather brick and mortar store, wear it.
Showing up at Hellbound without a ticket and without being “in compliance” with the usual very tolerant Fetish Dress Code is naturally the most expensive way to enjoy Hellbound. Not that we would make you strip down to your underwear and wrap you in cellophane like some other fetish parties require. Those showing up in blue jeans and ordinary street clothes will usually be given the option of stripping down to their underwear and being wrapped in cellophane, buying a g-string at the door, or paying through the nose to get in if the powers that be allow it (e.g. $25-30+). Obviously, if we’re working with a biker or cowboy theme, jeans and leather assless chaps are fine.
Bottom line, we want people to make at least some effort to dress up and become in a respective, safe, sane, consensual manner what their regular life forbids them to be.
BDSM and Fetish Fun with finger sandwiches
There will be light hors d’oeurves (fruits, cheeses, crackers, etc.). and a cash bar. We have a food table because we know how strenuous BDSM can be on both the masters and the submissives.
Believe it or not, no sex happens at Hellbound. Contrary to what your friends might have told you, this is not an orgy or swingers club. People do mix and mingle as they would at any large social gathering. Instead of talking about the latest, greatest manure spreaders, some might exchange ideas about making spreader bars while others might get into long, deep and personal conversations. Almost everyone is more or less more friendly than not.
There’s a reason a BDSM scene is called a “scene”. You may watch it, but you may not touch or interfere. It’s sort of like theatre. It’s also polite to ask politely first.
Keep an eye on the stages throughout the entire evening. Past Hellbounds have had live bands and live DJ sets, specialty arts performers (vaudeville, burlesque, circus sideshow, aerial, etc), really fun demonstrations of products and techniques, fashion shows, performance art (the human boardwalk, fetish skits, etc.), and so much more. Every venue and Hellbound is different and varied. All of this lovely feast for the eyes and ears culminates at midnight with a grand finale fetish theatre show produced Noir Leather’s own Zach and Kristi.
The party then goes on until roughly 2 AM. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
Please leave your camera at home. Not only are cameras not allowed, you’ll be busy enough trying to take it all in with just your eyes. What happens at Hellbound stays at Hellbound.