Within the framework of the largest European leather and fetish gathering, the “BLF| ECMC Leather and Fetish Week,” a new German Mr. Leather was elected.
In order to choose a worthy representative, the Jury accompanied the candidates for 4 days. After a briefing and presentation on Thursday it was time to get down to brass tacks for the 4 candidates: Roman, David, Shaka and Scott. In the jam packed club pub “Woof” start numbers were drawn and the candidates were presented for the first time to the leather and fetish community.
The next day at Wittenbergplatz the candidates manned one of the control points of the BLF Rally and were thus able to make contact with many visitors and tourists. After that it was back to the grindstone for the four leather men. In the Axel Hotel they were all interviewed by the members of the jury and thoroughly checked out. That evening they were able to relax a little at the traditional BLF | LEATHERDINNER in Schoeneberg, where the candidates greeted all the guests with a glass of sparkling wine.
On Saturday it was time to become formal. After a hardy breakfast they were invited to a champagne reception by our partner GEAR. Here for the first time the candidates were in the limelight of national and international press. Using a special stretch limo version of an original New York taxi in the BLF colors yellow & black the candidates were taxied in style to the press conference and photo shooting at the Pleasure Garden next to the Berlin Cathedral. Of course they first took a roaring lap of honor through the gay Bermuda Triangle.
At the fountain in the Pleasure Garden Sister Daphne of O.S.P.I. presented them all to the large throng of press representatives and private photographers. A never before seen crowd of gay men and surprised tourists quickly filled the square. This was 100% in the interest of the organizing club, BLF | Berlin Leather and Fetish e.V., which is working hard to break down the barriers and eliminate prejudice regarding gay fetishists. After the press conference everyone climbed aboard the Fetish Boat which had specially thrown anchor to receive the candidates and visiting title holders. That evening there was a delicious fortification for body and soul available at the BLF-O.S.P.I. Benefit Goulash.
On Sunday the time had come. After the Leather Brunch at the BLF club location “MAXXX” the rest of the afternoon was reserved for dress rehearsal. That evening the 4 candidates presented themselves again to the judges and also to the voting public. Factors for judging were charisma, character, outfit, interviews and performance on stage.
Around 11:00 p.m. the winner had been decided.