Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend (MAL Weekend) brings thousands of gay men to our nation’s capital every Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for its annual and steamy festish-heavy celebration, but as DC nightlife impresario and producer Q aka Mother Fantasy explains, “it’s three days of debauchery that attracts thousands from the fetish community and even more curious spectators”. Mother Fantasy is known as one of the premiere DC nightlife producers, orchestrating monthly mega-events in our nation’s capital, including last month’s Papa Party at Karma, which is his biggest production yet.
He aims to do it again this MAL Weekend when he teams up with Miami international nightlife producer Hilton Wolman for the Washington DC debut of Europe’s biggest party festival, Matinée. Their event, Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness, will take place Friday, January 17 at Karma DC.
“Matinée launched over twenty years ago in Ibiza,” Q exclusively says from his DC home. “Since then, it has evolved internationally, gaining notoriety for its lavish, over-the-top events. “Matinée events don’t just pump dance music,” he insists. “It is all about the awe and extravagance and re-imagining the dance floor experience. Q goes on to say “the fact that Matinée chose DC as its next US destination proves we can compete with all the big nightlife cities” he says.
His events are all about the extravagance, combining superior fantasy and theatrics. Also, Q’s vivacious and playful charisma – you can find him typically rousing the crowd from the stage, introducing the DJs and performers, and having a really good time doing it – all conspiring to make every La Fantasy party a true original.
If there is one-time DC’ers release their inhibitions, it’s over MAL Weekend. Events will feature everything from 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 promises to be Q’s biggest and most outrageous event yet. Beats will be supplied by both 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,” Q promises. Matinée’s “Pervert: The Pleasure of Darkness” takes place Friday, January 17 at Karma DC.
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