Sunday, April 13, 2014

Just in time for spring, the annual build-out for The Metro Underground is now complete (actually we've been done since the end of February but we're late on the newsletter).

Offering full calendars for the local & national scene, regional clubs, groups, mainstream listings, resources, plus news & notes - The Metro Underground offers a primary gateway to the full spectrum of the underground, alternative, & adult scene (for DC, Baltimore, & the Mid-Atlantic from Philly to Richmond). See links below.

~ A Few Notes for the Spring Season ~

First things first… 

Please Note: The Metro Underground & Metro Events are actively searching for a new venue to host our annual events.

Our flagship affair, the DC Fetish Ball will always be held at Ultra Bar but we're currently seeking new locations for our Spring Formal, Black & White Ball, Friday's Meet & Greet for DC Fetish Weekend, plus other potential parties/events.

We also offer networks for various groups & events associated with The Metro Underground. Many are constantly seeking new venues to hold their own events.

Potential locations must be able to host numbers of 400 (+), be amiable to events that carry adult themes, have availability on the weekend (Saturday), access to a good sound system & proper lighting/ambiance, & be financially viable. Metro access & available parking are a definite plus. Allowing ages 18 & over is preferable but not a deal breaker. Central to DC is also preferred (but there has been discussion about moving our spring formal to Baltimore). Most important is a good working relationship w/ the owners to build an ongoing relationship that will carry forward.

Please contact Richard A.D. for details:


Metro Events:  over the past few years we've generally held 3 events/year plus at least 1 annual private affair.  For 2014 we plan to turn this upside down & hold our main event (The DC Fetish Ball) & 2-3 semi-private affairs.  You'll receive word as to what is currently in the works, so please keep an eye out!

In line with this, I know we've been talking up The Metro Spring Formal. In fact, it was our intention to take our spring event to an entirely new level - something on par with DC Fetish Ball minus the Fashion Show. Unfortunately, efforts for the spring formal have been indefinitely suspended & probably cancelled.

In the meantime, we've had a LOT of people asking about pics for 2013. We'll have them posted soon. A lot has been going on so certain priorities have been pushed off as a result. We're sorry for the delay.


On a more favorable note, with spring now upon us, the Festival Party Season is finally in full swing. Check our calendars for what might be in the works. But don't wait until the last moment, get your tickets now!

Tickets are currently available for the following (this is only a partial list, so please check our main site for the full rundown):

- Fusion (coming mid-June):  Tickets increase to 2nd tier on Monday, 4/14.

- Fabulodge Fire & Flow Retreat (hosted April 25th-27th):  An intimate burner retreat hosted just west of Fredericksburg. Tickets close out on Tues. 4/15.

- Awesome Con (Apr 18th-22nd): DC hosts one of the region's larges comic conventions.

- Transormus (Hosted Jul 18th-20th): Round 2 tickets go on sale April 20th @ 4pm.

- Fairefest (May 1st-4th): Hosted in Glenn Rock, Pa. Tickets are currently available.

- Beltane (May 1st-4th):  Celtic Tribal meets Sensual Desire in Darlington, MD. Tickets are currently available.

- Leather Stip Returns (May 8th): Hosted by Asylum 13 in Wilmington, Del.

- MD Faerie Fest (May 10th-11th): Tickets now available so get those wings a flappin!

- Va Renne-Fair (May 10th-11th): Opening weekend for Va.Renne-Fair in Spotsylvania.

- Steampunk Worlds Fair (May 16th-18th): Tickets are now available.

- Camp Crucible (Memorial Day Weekend):  Tickets are now available.

- Kinetic (Cancelled!): in case you haven't heard.

- Honfest (June 6th-8th): A Baltimore tradition not to be missed!

- Karmafest (June 7th-8th): Holistic/Yoga festival in Towson, MD.

- Free Spirit Gathering (June 12th-15th): Family-friendly Pagan gathering at Ramblewood.

- Freeform Art Festival (June 12th-15th): Hosted at Schuylkill County Fairgrounds.

- Pennsic (July 28th-Aug 10th):  Online Pre-Registration closes June 16th.

- Touch of Flavor (July 4th Weekend): Exploring the possibilities of intimate desire. Tickets are now available

- Pex Summer Festival (July 4th Weekend): Tickets are now available.

- Starwood Festival (July 8th-14th): America's largest pagan gathering. Tickets available.

- Annapolis Irish Festival (July 11th-12th): Hosting celtic traditions in Annapolis.

- Artscape (July 18th-20th): One of the area's largest art festivals takes place in Baltimore.

We'd also like to offer special congratulations to Vicki & Rick of Tabu Social Club. Coming Saturday, April 19th they will celebrate 10 years in business. Quite a milestone for any company, but even more for those in the scene.


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We hope see you around the scene!

Rick D~

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