Alert! Manchester

Alert LogoI thought I’d knock up a quick review of my favorite kink night that we attend on a regular basis, Alert! in Manchester.   The night is held on the 4th Friday of each month at “Alter Ego”, a club right down at the end of canal street and to the right on Princess Street.

Alert! always seems to be focal point of several kink weekends that occur in the Manchester village.     They always have an event during the rubber weekend, the skinhead weekend, for pride and BLUF too.  They also try to have the occasional themed night too, although they accept any kink gear at all even on special nights so that people can always come in what gets them off.

As I previously mentioned, we attended the rubber event last month in May before heading off to Birmingham Pride, but this month we went during the skinhead weekend that was taking place in Manchester.     Its not often that I wear skinhead gear or go to skinhead events.   I do like the look of the gear, and I love the skinhead camaraderie when in groups.

In my skin gear and Drubskin t-shirt

In my skin gear and Drubskin t-shirt

Although my hubby was attending the event in his usual leathers, I got out my bleachers, boots and a new tshirt from Drubskin ( and his Society6 store (later article on his work to follow).

The night started off pretty quietly, but we met our friends Gary & Paul, and Gary & Joe and it soon got busy.   The skinhead contingent was pretty quiet though, with not many guys in attendance in skin gear, which surprised me as the nights are usually quite popular.

The guys from Rob had a sponsored head-shaving event going, which proved to be quiet popular, but I wasn’t sure how you got onto the list of how to have your head shaved.   It did dramatically improve the sexiness of several guys who went in with long hair and came out looking a lot harder.

Also an appearance by Danny_xxx (@skinbossdan on twitter) and his mates, provided most of the entertainment as they tied up a few boi’s on the dancefloor, acted hard and even at one point decided that trying to whip my arse through my bleachers was a good idea (its not, it used to taking a lot more than that!).


Taken by the guys at Alert!

Birmingham Pride 2014 / Midsbears


Us at the start of the Midsbears Pride March

Well, I had an absolute blast May bank holiday weekend at my first Birmingham Pride event, ever.   As someone that has been to Liverpool and Manchester Pride events only, I was really looking forward to Brum Pride.    We’ve been going to Birmingham a lot more over the recent year than we’ve been heading to Manchester, mainly for the Midsbears events held monthly, and the great gang of bears of all shapes and sizes that go to Eden bar.    I find the social side of this group to be fantastically friendly and open to all people.

You can check out their  website at or head over to their site on Facebook  to check out more, but the events and monthly nights at Eden are always packed with fun and nice guys to meet.

Taken by the guys at Alert!

Taken by the guys at Alert!

We had decided to go Alert! in Manchester on the Friday night rather than head down to Birmingham.  This was mainly because they were advertising a leather theme, and we knew that XXL the bear night in brum would be absolutely manic.    As it turned out the Alert! night was pretty quiet, and not quite as full as leather guys as their previous months rubber night had been.     We stayed around and left there at 2am.

After only 4 hours sleep we headed in the centre of Birmingham to meet up with the guys before the march was due to commence.   The march kicked off at noon, but we’d agreed to meet up from 10.30am, which meant we had to hang around in the rain for over an hour, but everyone was in high spirits and this is were we were all issued with our ears to wear for the march.

I really enjoyed the march through Birmingham town centre, and would definitely do it again (maybe in fancy dress next year).   There was a fair crowd that had amassed given the terrible weather.

Gary and Paul

Afterwards, we headed back to the room to get dry and changed, and it was time to put on our leathers and head to Eden where we were we stayed through to the early hours.    Eden had a great set of acts up on stage all throughout the day and evening and some great BBQ food too, to keep everyone on their feet whilst drinking all day.

We had intended to head over to Boltz around 11pm, but we enjoyed the company of the Midbears group so much, along with our friends Paul & Gary and Paul & Keith who came over too, that heading to Boltz at nearly 1am was an afterthought!

We had missed the crowds though at Boltz, and it was good to explore the place whilst it was a little less crowded.   I checked out the dark-room area upstairs for the first time.     A need for sleep meant that we headed back to the hotel at around 3am though, as we were heading off on the Sunday.

Next year, I will definitely be booking a long weekend to be there all across the weekend, and I look forward to socialising a lot more with the Midsbears group over the next year.





Welcome to the 1st post on my new blog. I’ve created this to talk a bit more about the events and places that I attend and to be able to talk a bit more in-depth about my kink lifestyle and things that I like.

It compliments my Twitter account @DT_BRI (theres only so much you can say in 140 characters) that i set up over a year ago now, and I hope to share a few of the experiences, places and fetishes that I have.

I’d registered the domain “kitfans” a while ago as I had always aimed to create a social networking site for guys who are into kit.   By kit, I meant a variety of different kits that people are into for fetish reasons, so sports kit, leather kit, rubber kit, army kit, etc were all in my mind when I created the domain, however I never got round to creating the social site (maybe I’ll re-look at it dependent on the success of this blog, as RECON costs a lot!)

Some credit to @TSKINBOOT (Tyke) too, as his blog inspired me to have my own.

I’ve tried to update the “ABOUT ME” section on the blog to the best of my ability at present, but I have a feeling that this will be regularly changed.    As a switch, my mood really depends on the company I’m keeping and my feelings in general, but of recent I’ve been playing around with more of my submissive side, which is something that I hope to explore more of with my partner, husband and Master Tony.

I’m very good at writing down my feelings but not so hot on communicating them in person, so I also hope this will be of use to him in finding out my thoughts.

Please feel free to comment and message me via Twitter. I may over time also introduce an email address. I have posts on how I found Birmingham Pride, Las Vegas Smoke-out and San Francisco waiting to put up over the next few days…