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Filth and Frugality at Folsom Sunday 9/29

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It’s hard to say why, but when it comes to queer civic celebrations, Folsom probably is at the top in the cash spent department. Not really the fair per se, but some of the surrounding parties require a small loan just to get inside. Thankfully, there are a few new ones on the scene that realize the need for cheap times for us penniless perverts, as well as the old standbys.

Although the official closing party, Deviants, is on the low-end of the monetary spectrum it still clocks in at $35 to get in at the door. Granted, word is that they have outdone themselves in production value this year, but if you want the music without the surcharge they do have their own dance area throughout the course of the fair for free. Bus Station John will be cracking open the Victrola at 11:00 a.m., if disco is your best part of waking up and Suppositori Spelling and Grace Towers will be your always-accommodating hostesses. Saucepot sister in crime, La Monistat, will be the mistress of ceremonies over at the main stage, however, when she brings on a free shows from Light Asylum, Miami Horror and Hercules and Love Affair later in the day.

Towers will also be performing at Walter Gómez’ second installation of Glory Hole over at Tank 18, which is $3 with the fair sticker. They got a full bar that isn’t too bad price-wise and ins and outs all day, which can’t be said for some of the other dance-a-thons.

However, if you are really trying to eek through the slutivities on a dime, there are some “no cover” options as well. The Hole In the Wall can always be counted on for a cup of blackout with less claustrophobia then, say, the sometimes- literal-shit- show that is The Powerhouse.

If you like light and space, however, nightlife chronicler Cabure Bonugli (Shot In The City) is hosting his own little photographic Refuge in the newly forged Folsom Street Foundry. It’s free to get in before six, get your piss pig outfit immortalized forever, and air things out while you nurse a crisp brew amongst the butchest of surroundings.

2013 Folsom Street Fair
Sunday, September 29, 2013; 11:00 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Folsom Street & Side Streets (btw 7th Street & 12th Street)
[South of Market]
SF

Glory Hole @ Tank 18
Sunday, September 29, 2013; 1:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
1345 Howard Street (@ Dore)
[South of Market]
SF

Hole In the Wall Saloon
1369 Folsom Street (@ 10th Street)
[South of Market]
SF

Refuge @ Folsom Street Foundry
Sunday, September 29, 2013; 4:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
1425 Folsom Street (@ 10th Street)
[South of Market]
SF

photo from SF Gate

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.