Sunday night, I finally attended the Noir Fetish Night at the Chapel Arts location in Vancouver. Noir Fetish Night is organized and operated by a very good friend and business supporter Reive, and he has definitely made the right decision with the location of Chapel Arts in East Vancouver. Okay, maybe the neighbourhood is close to the Hastings Street Skid Row area but Reive and his crew have done a fantastic job at the entrance so it is open and safe from questionable outsiders, there are no dirty dark alleys to gain entrance. Therefore you feel safe as a woman within the surrounding area.
On Sunday night, we were very lucky that the rain held back and it was a perfect evening to attend Noir. I arrived around 10 pm with a group of new friends I met at a small house-warming party. Thank you so much, Nicole for the wonderful house-warming pre-Noir party – I loved the friendly guests / hostess and new friends I met and the food was fantastic. Thank you.
So we arrived at Noir at 10 pm and lucky me – Reive was bright and lively outside, welcoming guests into the venue. So we entered the famous Chapel Arts – for those who have no idea what the Chapel Arts is – it was a church in the past and this building and location has quite the history in Vancouver. Personally I thought it was an old funeral home not an old church. The venue, is amazing so different from other Fetish party locations and events I have attended over the years. The Chapel Arts location is like being at a huge, warm and inviting House Party. This venue has so many rooms and two floors for us Fetish people to enjoy. The main floor has one entrance area where one of the bondage play area is for rope play and located with the main bar. The main room has the St. Andrews Cross and beaches for Bondage play, which is on a raised platform looking over the main dance floor area. The music on the main dance space was a mix of Top 40’s to my favourite some ACDC and old rock favourites. You have to love a mix of all types of music for all different types of people.
Off the main Dance Floor area is a contained smoking section or outside section with a running water feature. I love looking at running water features but when I am drinking beer all night, makes me feel like going to the washroom but the feature is lovely.
So the main floor is large and spacious enough to hold a couple hundred people who is what I felt that Noir did on Sunday night, either you are dancing, meeting new friends, playing in the Bondage area, or getting close and comfortable with each other which helps raise the sexual energy throughout the evening.
Then upstairs is wonderful, close, comfy and different from other events. There is a pool table room!!! So much fun. Nothing is better than mixing with new and old friends over a beer and a game of pool. Loved it. The other room off the pool table room is another dancing area with different styles of rave music with small couches, bar stools and personal touches. You have to love the sexual charged energy of the upstairs level of the Chapel Arts.
I loved Noir on Sunday night but I offer a challenge and suggestion to Noir.
I love the Bondage areas from the hanging rope area, St. Andrews cross, benches, etc, but I always feel that it is the men who are the dominating partners in play. Noir has such beautiful women who are in submissive positions while dominating men practice various role play positions. I would love to see more women feel comfortable and welcoming to being the dominate partner during the play periods at Noir. I would like to see more men in the position similar to the pictures I posted below. Sometimes adding a new angle can develop a heightened experience to Noir Fetish Night.