Day 2 started out way too early. I woke up after only 6 hrs of sleep and couldn’t fall back asleep. I texted a couple friends and ended up meeting up with @repete and his BF at Starbucks for a quick breakfast. We caught up on what we had been up to, then walked over to the Sears Tower to go up to the top. The Sears Tower is the tall building in the background of the pic above. I’ve been to Chicago a couple times, but have never done that. It was definitely cool. I’ll try to post some more pics of it later on.
It was nice to see them, but after the Sears Tower they were going to do some more sight-seeing. Another friend that I had originally met on Twitter, Moby, was in town visit his boy and they had just separated ways for the weekend. So we met up, then he came to the IML host hotel with me. We chilled and caught up for a bit, then headed down to the Leather Market. We had only met up one other time at Folsom last year. He’s a great guy, very genuine and real. He’s looking for a roommate in SF, and I would totally do it if I could/would move there.
We wandered around the Leather Market and he knows a lot of the SF boys. I still have yet to buy anything there. I’m thinking Day 3 is the day to buy. We left the Leather Market and went to the Eleventh St Diner nearby, where Moby destroyed an order of Chili-Cheese Fries(see photo below). I only had 1 or 2. He was headed back to SF on a buddy pass and I was trying to get him to stay. I have a feeling he would have if there was just one more pushing influence, but after a couple hours he took off back to SF.
I just putzed around for a while after that. At some point in time, I tried to take a nap, but I couldn’t fall asleep. Later that night was the Onyx party in the hotel. I went in and out of there, also wandering around the lobby. I ran into some more friends I hadn’t seen in a while including Frank and his new-ish BF. I first met frank on Twitter, then in person with Moby at Folsom 08. They’re both great guys. I met a couple of other hot guys and did the usual groping.
Nothing too exciting happened, just socialized and met some cool people. No sex stories of any kind. I was a virgin for Day 2. I’m fine with that, I front-loaded the fun. After I got tired of the lobby area, I headed up to a smaller lobby they have on every floor outside of the elevators and just chilled there for about 30-45 min. There were a couple of tragic guys that tried to hit on me, including a pair that was flogging the other’s balls. I did meet a guy named Mr Marcus, he’s an older man that has been at IML since the 2nd year. He also does some leather writing for a gay newspaper in SF. It was amazing talking to him and hearing about things and some general gossip. After that though, I just headed to bed. I wish I had some more stories for you, but maybe Day 3 will have those in store for me.
This concludes Day 2.