Esprit de Corps is a weekend long event hosted by the Dallas Discipline Corps (DC) and includes 3 play parties, a dinner and some social time at the Dallas Eagle. About the closest I’ve ever come to attending anything like this is the Magnitude party during Folsom, but that was a far cry from how this weekend ended up.
Being new to everything I only attended the Saturday dinner and the Sunday play party. It was my amazing sponsor, Dave, who helped me out throughout the weekend and allowed me to attend the weekend. I very much look forward to getting to know him more. I am very glad that one of my friends connected me with him. They’ve both been a great help.
My first challenge of the weekend was what to wear to the leather dinner on Saturday. Dave suggested that I wear my chaps, leather vest, a white dress shirt and tie. Later he found out a t-shirt and vest would be fine, but as I was new I figured I would dress to impress. I ended up being dressed on the upper side, but wasn’t out of place.
The dinner was really nice and I met many great people there, but I was mostly in an observation mode. It wasn’t until after dinner at the Dallas Eagle that I got to know more of the DC members. Everyone was extremely friendly. It was a fantastic night and even better I got to see some more of my Dallas friends.
There was some general kink/leather talk which was very interesting to listen too. Also, many people approached me saying they’d seen this blog or my recon profile, which was awesome to hear. I really don’t expect people I don’t know to read my blog, but I’m glad you do!
I just woke up a bit before the play party started, so I grabbed some food, then headed that way. Dave, my sponsor, sent me the address. The space is in a warehouse that looks much different on the inside than outside. Inside there was an office area, kitchen and social area with some food, then the play space which had many rooms. The main part of the play space consisted of 2 large dungeon-like areas with slings, St Andrew crosses, floating bondage tables, fisting benches, puppy cages and other things you’d just have to see. There were also some scene rooms, such as a medical room, classroom and a prison room.
Dave hadn’t arrived yet, but Mike, another very nice DC member I met, gave me a tour of the space as well as covering different protocols and rules. I was really surprised at how comfortable I felt being there. I had expected to be nervous, but the energy of everyone around was very comforting and welcoming.
Once things got going, I went back into the dungeon and watched some of the scenes going on. Over the day I saw everything including fisting, single-tails, mummification and other things that need far more of an explanation.
I had been relaxing for a bit and chilling in the social area for a bit too when I found an older muscle guy. We talked for about 10 seconds, then went into the medical room where he had a massage table. Yes, if you offer me a message and I like you, it takes almost no convincing to get me naked on a table. We did a lot of what I call Muscle Play – flexing, pinning, punching, etc. Didn’t really get into any BDSM type stuff though. I had a good time, but I didn’t feel a strong connection. I think a HUGE part of that was my expectations for the party. Likely, in a different time and place, things would have been truly amazing.After we got cleaned up, it was time to watch some more scenes and chat with the guys some more. During the chatting, I found a super hot guy that I had spied at the dinner the night before. He had come with his Sir from Washington DC, and they were both very fucking hot. I was talking the boy Dave and it turns out his Sir was elsewhere at the time, so we headed into the dungeon area. The rest of my story with boy Dave is definitely going to need to be another blog post.
After play time, there was dinner at a local Mexican joint, then went to the Dallas Eagle to talk with boy Dave and his Sir, David some more. A couple other guys had come too and chatted with them. I ended up leaving Dallas at 11pm for the 3 hr drive back to Austin. It was a fantastic weekend.
Now I did make some mistakes through the weekend, and I’m sure I don’t even know what some of them are. I’d like to apologize to everyone and ask for forgiveness. Life is a journey of learning and I’d prefer to be helped along that journey with a caring hand and wise wisdom.