SAN FRANCISCO – Founder Perry Mann has officially proclaimed that the 2009 Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo – the 30th Anniversary show (fittingly 30 is XXX in Roman numerals) – will be the largest, sexiest, and most talked-about party ever.
The 30th Anniversary Ball and Expo will occur the weekend before Halloween, Oct. 23 and 24, at San Francisco’s famous and storied arena The Cow Palace. The two-day Expo opens Friday from 4 p.m. until midnight, and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $20 each day. The Ball runs Saturday from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. General admission starts at $59, while VIP tickets start at $125.
Mann’s Exotic Erotic Ball has been called “The World’s #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party” by E! Entertainment TV, the “#1 Adult Festival in the World,” by AskMen.com, “The #1 Party Event on the Planet” by HDTV, “The Greatest Costume Party of All Time” by KTLA, one of the “69 Sexiest Things to Do Before You Die,” by Playboy TV, and Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly once said, “I was on the West Coast last weekend … it’s probably good I didn’t get to this event.”
Over three decades of history, The Ball has regaled over half a million attendees, featured more than a thousand live performances, and received more than 50 awards and proclamations.
“It’s our 30th anniversary – pretty special,” Mann said. “Did I ever expect to get here? Absolutely not! I’m just thrilled to be alive, and if you want to see how thrilled – just meet me at the Cow Palace in October. We’ve done great shows and won awards, but this will be the show of all shows, and I am pulling out all the stops like never before.”
The event fills 6 acres of space, with five stages of live headline music, top DJs, erotic performers, exotic dancers, and wild circus sideshows, plus visually dazzling sets, fantasy themed halls, BDSM demos, fetish fashions, all sorts of sexy shenanigans, and the tantalizingly offbeat – which has ranged from the Penis Painter and Wall of Nipples to a Spiritual Oasis and Human Petting Zoo.
The event features many adult stars and celebrity guests, costume contests with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, and more than 100 exhibits showcasing the latest in exotic fashion, erotic art, and adult products.
Despite all the above, it’s the costumes and outfits worn by the 15,000-plus attendees – colorful, creative, and captivating – that make the show truly unrivaled.
Mann also announced that the 30th Annual Ball will bring back The Blue Room, a couples-only room with extra-erotic activities and ambience. The Ball has partnered with the nearby Radisson to offer discounted rooms on exclusive floors just for Ball attendees.
Paul Nathan (aka Unkle Paul) is currently scouring Europe for the hottest burlesque and fetish acts for the occasion. Nathan, the main stage ringleader and sinister genius behind such mischief as “Spin the Wheel of Depravity,” and “Lesbian First Kiss,” says: “We’ll be flying in the best performers from Berlin, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, and possibly Japan. After all, we don’t have a 30th anniversary every year!”
The 30th Anniversary is considered the “pearl” anniversary, leading Mann to comment: “I sure hope someone who cares about me gives me a beautiful pearl necklace.”
The Ball is only open to those 21 and older.
The Festival Hotline is: (415) 567-BALL (2255). The website is ExoticEroticBall.com.