I’m so delighted to announce that you guys have absolutely smashed last year’s total of £5228 by over a grand and a half!
Wether you added donations when you bought your #MRM8 tickets, played Sister Bingo with BangBang, bought Nigel’s Calendar, bid on and amazing bit of art at #ArtsBandit, gave on the doors at Darkcell, had one of Bruce’s shots at Geartunes, gave a generous private donation or played the raffle and got polished by Oli and P.C. Stuart at Slick then THANK YOU! All those little bits together have all added up to a slightly freudian £6969!
Of course all the companies that gave prizes for the bingo and raffle need a special thank you too!
Not bad at all considering that’s just 600 of us at a smallish event!
Like I said when you were all too drunk and emotional at Slick (I was totally fine I swear) we’re fortunate to have a great community in a wonderful gay village in a part of the world where we are so lucky to be able to live mostly safely and freely as whoever we want to be while guys elsewhere are being locked up, so being able to pay that forward to help others is just a small way to show our gratitude and never take what we have for granted!
So thank you all again so much for playing your part and getting off your ass to do something proactive for your community, you all rock!
Sadly the waiting list is already full aswell but read below, even if you don’t have a ticket there is so much on it’s not a problem.
You’ll be given an email which you can print or bring on your phone which will be scanned and exchanged for your wristband.
Weekend tickets get you access to the Friday Darkcell / Saturday Alert / Sunday Slick so even though we are sold out there will still be plenty going on and with cruise bars in the village there will be plenty of rubber boys around so come along anyway and join in all the other events. Head to the #MRM8 page to see all the info you need!
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TICKET:
While we cannot guarantee entry to the three main parties without a weekend ticket, there’s still a chance you might just get in to Alert, Darkcell & Slick.
ALERT & DARKCELL: Weekend wristbands will guarantee entry before 1AM, after that time, as some people like an early night, we will operate a one out-one in policy as space becomes available so you may well still get into alert, but may have a wait.
SLICK: Many people buy a weekend ticket for ease but have to head home on Sunday so there is usually always space, so while we cannot guarantee, you’re welcome to come and along and see.
It seems we’ve only just had the last bar crawl with an insane 100ish guys coming out to rubberise the village and support Alert but already people are howling for blood! (By blood we mean more bar crawls!)
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Friday bar crawl but as certain people are bound by certain work days we thought we’d throw a friday in for once!
And since it was so awesome to end up at Alert last time we’re going to support another local fetish night DEVIANT at the Eagle.
The more fetish nights the more the fetish scene grows here!
So no worries if you can’t be out for the start if you’re travelling or finishing work, you know where we’ll all be ending up for a pervy night after all the social fun and mingling!
Our bar crawls are a great relaxed chance to socialise and bring new folk along that might not have the full dress code for club nights, for those that are just interested and especially those that want to get involved and meet folk to go to events with in the future or just come out for the first time!
We’ll be meeting from 8 in Rem, then where ever we feel like it after around 9, and a bar crawl wouldn’t be complete without the possibility of popping into a vanilla bar to spread the rubber love before Eagle and Deviant! On the night we’ll update the facebook event, the group and twitter to keep you posted of our movements. If you’re out late or lose us we’ll see you at Eagle basically!
There’s no strict dress code but of course the majority of us will be in rubber so make the effort if you can; if you’re shy why not just wear some under your clothes and see how you feel after a few drinks?
If you’re new, don’t be shy, bite the bullet and say “Hi I’m (insert name)” it’s that easy. The regulars will be looking out for new faces, the bar crawls are all about meeting new mates and having a pervy, inclusive laugh. The core team are always there and will hopefully find all the new faces but give us a hand and say hey, don’t be hiding in the shadows or we might not spot you. If you’re a first timer drop Sly a message or look out for any of the core team so we can keep our eyes peeled and make sure you’ve been introduced to a few faces!
Can’t wait to see you all, if you’re bringing a bag or coat throw an extra top in there, you never know who might want to try something on and join us on the dark side 😉
WE WANT YOU!
Yes boys it’s that time of year when we come grovelling and see who’s up for the challenge of helping Manchester Rubber Weekend come to life! For several years now we’ve had an awesome CREW that help us facilitate the weekend and we couldn’t do it without them! And #MRM8 will be no different!
We need people who can welcome others and smile and have fun and are happy to muck in with moving things or throwing people in a vac cube or shaking charity buckets and generally being awesome!
Last year was the most organised yet with an easy time table and with such a strong group it meant people got plenty of the weekend to have fun as well as be proactive and give to the community!
If you’re interested in being part of the crew you NEED to fill in this form as we’ll be using that to know how best to use people and when you’re around etc.
Friday see’s Alert return to Alter Ego after the unfortunate closure of the last venue so be sure to come along and support Adrian and the team. Click the picture for more info!
Saturday we’ll be marching proud in the pride parade again! If you want to read more and sign up to march, click the picture above!
Saturday evening we’ll be getting together at 7pm in the Company Tent til 10 maybe turning into a bar crawl? Click the picture for more info
Sunday we have a special little one-off for you wether you’re a kinkster or a dragster…
The formidable Cheddar Gorgeous and our own Sly are hosting Gagged and Dragged at Bandit, Mugger & Thief, if you’ve been to Glitter Pig, Second Skin or Cha Cha you’ll fit right in!
Wether you feel better in a harness or heels, leather or feathers this is for all the freaks and alternative kids. Do you get funny looks when you walk down the street? Then this is where you belong on the Sunday of Pride! Click the picture for the event page!
We’re proud to release the #MRM8 poster for next April!
One of us. One of us. One of us.
Thought we’d try something different and darker to the usual poster and have a rubber newbie being pulled in by the blackness; grabbed and hugged by the shiny black rubber hands (how many can you spot?), being converted to chants of “one of us” a quote from the 1932 film Freaks where all the outcasts ceremoniously welcome a new girl into their freakshow community of all shapes and sizes that defy the norm. It’s become a bit of a running joke in the Rubbermen when someone gets into rubber for the first time. Slightly creepy we know, but they don’t complain once they’re converted to the dark side 😉
You’ve got plenty of notice to get booking hotels and flights, event tickets will come closer to the time, but if you’ve not been before have a look at the #MRM7 tab on the top bar to have a look through what we got up to while we get everything planned! We’re a more social event than a play event but rest assured there’s plenty of hot boys and fun to be had, we’ve become known as a bit of a rubber reunion for many of the rubber community clubs around the world with over 600 rubber guys from 20 countries last year!
If you’re booking accommodation, look up anywhere near Manchester’s Gay Village on Canal Street (post code M1 6HP), there’s a wide range of prices and styles just few minutes walk from all our events.
For travel Manchester Airport has a very quick train that takes you to Manchester Piccadilly train station, just a minutes walk from Canal Street.
Click the poster to be taken to the facebook event to get connected and don’t forget to get inviting, sharing, and RSVPing!
Hey boys! Hopefully now all the post #MRM7 blues have been replaced with excitement for the bar crawl this weekend. We are so happy to announce how much we raised for #MRM7 over all! A whopping £5221! We met up with the hilarious Joanna from Manchester Mind to give her our comedy sized cheque yesterday and she couldn’t have been more grateful! All going to help people achieve better mental health in the area, it’s been a really important issue for us of late so we’re chuffed!
Wether Ryan and team shoved a bucket in your face or you played bingo with Jacqui and BangBang, whether PC Stewart gave you a frisk and polish or Matthew and the boys gave your their number at Slick. Whether you bid on any of the #ArtsBandit art work curated by Rick or downed one of one of Bruce’s shots at Geartunes you all played your part in smashing last years total! There’s too many thank yous to say them all by name but all of the crew that volunteered and made the weekend run without a hitch, the businesses that hosted events, gave prizes or added to the booklet, people that made donations online or privately, artists that added to the auction and just yourselves! We’ve always been a non-profit community group and we’re so happy when everyone wants to help out and take ownership of their scene, whether local or in one of our brother clubs as that’s how we’re all setting the tone of what we all want this pervy bunch to be! I mean anyone can get a hook up off an app or in darkroom (which there was plenty of mind), but when it becomes a bit of a reunion or people go away with new mates or wanting to start something up where they are then that’s when we can say we achieved what we set out to do! Thanks again boys here’s to #MRM8!