What is the Exotic Erotic Ball?
It's part Mardi Gras, part burlesque, and part rock concert, yet totally unique. The Exotic Erotic Ball is a fun-filled celebration of human sexuality and freedom of expression. It's a lingerie, fetish, masquerade affair.
It's been over 30 years since Louis Abolafia and I founded the Exotic Erotic Ball. Louis was best known for coining the phrase "Make Love, Not War", and we created the Ball as an extension of that philosophy.
I have thought of Louis often since he died in 1995, but never more so than last year, at our 30th Anniversary Show in October of 2009 at the Cow Palace. And what a show it was!
Now back to the present. Our 2010 Exotic Erotic Ball will be utterly spectacular - and for those who think I cannot top last year’s event, wait and see what it’s like to have a show like ours in a marina where the background is the majestic skylines of two cities. Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s not about “topping” the last show, it’s about “keeping it fresh”. So we’re going to announce a most special venue for 2010, including a luxury yacht for VIP’s, and the most intimate show we’ve had in many years. Many of our friends, celebrities, and adult film stars will partake, and there will be mingling opportunities like never before.
Make Love, Not War – remember when it was once was the battle cry of our entire youth culture? Well, it's never been a truer, more appropriate message than it is today. I miss Louis, and I can't wait to feel his spirit soar again over the very Bay where I sprinkled his ashes. Happy 31st Anniversary, buddy.
Peace, Love and Respect
- Perry Mann
It features non-stop entertainment of limitless variety. Attendees will see and hear live music, top DJs, erotic performers, exotic dancers, and wild sideshows and partake in playful interactive fun. We have learned it is difficult to describe the scope of our live entertainment in one paragraph.
However, we can say that our Music Stage alone features several bands, many burlesque acts, hilarious games (Lesbian First Kiss among them), as well as our three major contests which will crown Ms Exotic Erotic, Mr. Exotic Erotic, and Best Costume; our Burlesque Stage features not only more burlesque, but fetish, circus, dance, and novelty acts - with world-class performers from the US, Europe, and the Sub-continent - and at the end of the night - DJ's and electronic entertainment; and The Asian Diva Girls stage features - well - The Asian Diva Girls of course. So whether you want to hear a tight beat, or watch someone with a tight ass get beaten, we've got your ticket. And - the VIP Area has its own live entertainment, with over 150 performers doing their things. Get more details on our live entertainment here.
Our Exotic Erotic Expo features specially selected vendors who will showcase the latest in exotic fashion, erotic art, adult products, games, and novelties, and the fittingly offbeat. The Expo is open during the Ball, to Ball ticketholders only. (The Expo is also open on Friday October 22 from 4PM to Midnight and on Saturday afternoon October 23 from Noon to 6PM for only $20.) Get details on the Exotic Erotic Expo here
History of the Exotic Erotic Ball:
There was Louis Abolafia and his good friend Perry Mann. They made their dwellings in the Land by the Bay. One day, Louis approached Perry and said: "I want to run for President. I will be the candidate from the Nudist Party. Will you help me do this?" Perry responded: "Please tell me, Louis, why is it that you wish to run for President under the Nudist Party?" Louis responded: "It is because I have absolutely nothing to hide." Perry smiled and said: "Then I will help you."
To help finance Louis' candidacy, Perry created an event that celebrated freedom, the right to choose, and the right to be as one chooses to be. This is widely known as freedom of expression. People came to the event Perry created in the land by the Bay to experience this freedom of expression, and they rejoiced. And the Exotic Erotic Ball was born.
And Perry looked unto the Exotic Erotic Ball, and he saw that it was good. And so he nurtured it, and it became fruitful and it grew.
Years would pass, and times would change. But the Exotic Erotic Ball remained strong, and a veritable part of the Land by the Bay. The event that was first celebrated by only a few grew into an event celebrated by hundreds, then thousands, until it came to pass that over ten thousand strong came from all parts to partake in the freedoms and merriment that was the Exotic Erotic Ball. And they rejoiced, and their voices were heard. And the fire department said "well, that's about all the people we can pretty much fit in this here building." But Perry Mann said: "This is about freedom of expression. Everyone who wishes to partake in that must have that chance. For on this night, at the Exotic Erotic Ball, we are all special and unique, and Everyone is a Star. If I must find a larger building, so be it."
And so it came to pass that he found the Cow Palace in 2002, and he saw that it was good. Then more years would pass, until the year reached two thousand and nine and there was a mighty celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Exotic Erotic Ball.
And then, in 2010, while in near-slumber - Perry had a vision. It was a bush. Not quite a burning bush, but it was a hot bush nonetheless, and lo and behold - the bush began to open. And Perry looked inside as he is wont to do, and he had a vision. It was the most beautiful vision he had ever seen - a beautiful site on a marina. And he decided that this was indeed the place for the 31st Annual Exotic Erotic Ball. And Perry Mann said: "Yea verily, for this shall surely be the greatest Exotic Erotic Ball ever.
And in October of 2010, many thousands will gather to bear witness. And they shall rejoice.