NSFW: Pics from Yesterday's Up Your Alley Street Fair (Contains Lots of Butts!)

Unlike last year's Folsom Street Fair, when the fog essentially didn't lift all day, this year's Up Your Alley (aka Dore Alley) was sunny. Folsom's Dirty Little Brother was the usual amalgam of old-school leather, furry chests, big boobies, rubber play, fishnets, puppy tail butt plugs, and other forms of polymorphous perversity. On top of that, there were all the unique, one-off costumes that make staking out a spot at any given corner and watching the eye candy pass by one of our favorite things about San Francisco.

Established in the mid-'80s as the Ringold Street Fair (and later moved after neighbors on that residential block complained), Up Your Alley was, if you can believe it, a response to gentrification. The demolition of a number of city blocks to build the Moscone Center ripped out huge swaths of SOMA, and activists and kinksters wanted to show the city that this was indeed a thriving community and not merely a slum full of deviants. Well, gentrification has never gone away, but who doesn't love a little dress up from time to time? 

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