Insufficient ticket sales, unexpected cost overruns and operational issues led to the cancellation, said event spokesman Christopher Buttner. Friday at the Ford Craneway. Buttner said he did not know exactly how many tickets had been sold, but that ticket holders will receive a refund if they follow their bank card procedures. A police source set the figure at a few thousand people.
Exotic Erotic Sleazes Up The Cow Palace - NBC Bay Area
Naked people are supposed to be fun, and last Saturday night's Exotic Erotic Ball was full of them. Women wearing only pasties for tops, men in thongs, even Santa Claus with no pants: The annual pre-Halloween masquerade, now in its 29th year, had it all. So why, according to partygoers, did it suck so hard? The biggest problem with this year's ball, according to the plus readers who vented their frustration in the comments section of our blog All Shook Down, was the shuttle service.
The Exotic Erotic Ball, a self-proclaimed "celebration of flesh, fetish and freedom" that was first held in San Francisco 31 years ago and has long been associated with the city - even after its move to the Cow Palace - is heading across the bay to Richmond. The move means that instead of having 20, people in lace, latex and body paint, organizers will be able to cram just 14, attendees into the Craneway Pavilion on the Richmond waterfront over two days. Of course, size isn't what matters, said Howard Mauskopf , the event's executive producer. It's the quality that counts.
The Exotic Erotic Ball is one of the only social occasions where it is appropriate to wear an inflatable sex doll as a fashion accessory. It's a place where most of the wardrobe malfunctions are planned. In fact, there are wardrobe malfunctions going on everywhere and things spilling and flopping out right and left. That's why these people are here. For thirty years the Exotic Erotic Ball has been where Bay Area kinksters come to get their freak on.