The 29th Annual Exotic Erotic Ball And Expo
Friday, October 24 & Saturday, October 25
Treasure Island In San Francisco, CA
From PR That Rocks:
Perry Mann's 29th Annual Exotic Erotica Ball, the internationally acclaimed Celebration of
Flesh, Fetish, and Fantasy, and - according to E! Entertainment TV -
"The World's #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party," has announced that is has been awarded a coveted permit to move its storied event
San Francisco's Treasure Island. The move allows the Exotic Erotic
Ball to dramatically increase the size, scale, and spectacle of its
already ultra elaborate two-day production, which filled and
ultimately outgrew the six-acre Cow Palace, where it made its home
for the past seven years.
Producer Howard Mauskopf is thrilled with the move. "We had big fun
at the Cow Palace and threw some of our best parties ever at that
site," he says, "but, on Treasure Island, we will have greater
flexibility, and all the space we could possibly want. Plus, it's
one of San Francisco's most idyllic and scenic waterside locations
with unparalleled panoramic Bay views, and it has its own spicy and
salacious past, just like The Ball."
Mirian Saez, Director of Island Operations for the Treasure Island
Development Authority, says, "Treasure Island was the home of the
1939 World's Fair that featured Sally Rand's Nude Ranch, which proved
to be one of the highlights of the fair." According to the San
Francisco Museum, Sally Rand's Nude Ranch featured women wearing
cowboy hats, gun-belts, boots, and little else, and was one of
several unabashed and controversial 'flesh' shows first unveiled, so
to speak, at the Fair. "That World's Fair held at Treasure Island
was legendary; quite the progressive event, especially for 1939,"
Saez continues, "Treasure Island is pleased to now be welcoming large
scale groups and events, especially those that are part of local
history, benefit the San Francisco community, make an economic
', and have a track record for philanthropy - like the Exotic
Erotic Ball. We want more and more people to realize that Treasure
Island has great and unique venues. So we're especially excited to
be hosting the Exotic Erotic Ball in 2008 and beyond. Sally Rand
would be proud."
The Exotic Erotic Ball has long fostered strong community ties. Over
the years, the Ball has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars
to charities supporting victims of AIDS, domestic violence, child
abuse, and especially freedom of expression and First Amendment
Founder Perry Mann promises that 2008 will be the biggest
entertainment extravaganza in the Ball's long and lascivious history.
"I have three announcements I'm making right now. First, I am
doubling the prize money for our legendary costume contests from
$10,000 to $20,000, so I am expecting to see the most outrageous and
creative outfits ever. Second, I am adding a giant erotic art
installation and inviting all Bay-area erotic artists, working in all
mediums from paint to sculpture to photography, to contact us to
participate. And third, we are renewing our commitment to
Independent Music and again working with our friends at SonicBids to
host a national competition for the right to play prime gigs at the
"We are very thrilled that the Exotic Erotic Ball is coming home to
San Francisco," adds Audrey Joseph, President of the San Francisco
Entertainment Commission, "and I must say that I'm especially pleased
that it will happen at one of our newest, most attractive facilities
in Treasure Island."
The first Exotic Erotic Ball was held in 1979 by Perry Mann in his
San Francisco penthouse apartment to raise campaign funds for his
buddy, the late Louis Abolafia, who was running for President on the
Nudist Party ticket with the slogan "I have nothing to hide". In the
29-years since, the Ball has grown from local legend to the #1
adult-themed party event in the world, drawing over 500,000
adventurous and liberated souls of every size, shape, and color, and
from every continent.
Headline entertainment has included Joan Jett, Chris Isaak, Madonna,
Snoop Dogg, Grace Jones, Greg Allman, Everclear, with untold numbers
of celebrity guests, and over a thousand of the world's top
burlesque, fetish, and novelty acts. The Exotic Erotic Expo features
over 100 exhibits showcasing the latest in exotic fashion, erotic
art, adult products, games, websites, and novelties, plus panel
discussions on First Amendment rights, fashion shows, and the always
popular Human Petting Zoo.
Part Mardi Gras, costume party, burlesque show, and rock concert, the
Ball is a hybrid event unlike any other. The entertainment is
non-stop, of a limitless variety, and traverses across multiple
stages. But it's the costumes and outfits worn by the attendees -
colorful, creative, and captivating - that make the show truly
unrivaled. Between Ball and Expo, 28,000 attended in 2007 and over
30,000 are expected in 2008 as the event takes over the beautiful
waterside at Treasure Island in San Francisco. All festivities occur
over the weekend preceding Halloween, Friday, October 24 and
Saturday, October 25, 2008.
The two-day Expo is open Friday, October 24, 2008 from 2PM to 10PM,
and on Saturday, October 25, 2008, from Noon to 6PM. The Expo will
also be open during the Ball for the enjoyment of Ball attendees.
The Festival Hotline is: 1-415-567-BALL (2255). The websites are
www.exoticeroticball.com and www.exoticeroticexpo.com.
- Location: Treasure Island In San Francisco, CA.
Source: A PR That Rocks Press Release For Exotic Erotic Ball