For me, the final frontier of the party circuit is Inquisition, on this weekend.

I haven’t gotten around to ever going – usually because of work commitments – but it has always intrigued me.

Leather, fetish wear, dress ups for grown ups, whatever you want to call it – it looks lots fun and something I’d like to explore.

Others have said the shows are crazy – people getting flogged, a gimp or two wandering around, candles and corsets. But to me that sounds like another day at the office, so the thought of going excites me – well that and the prospect of hundreds of semi-naked men dancing around in a confined space!

I’m going with two friends, neither of whom have gone before either.

“That’s it we are going, so lets get tickets now,’ was the catch cry.

Before I knew it I was in SAX grabbing a ticket and something to wear.

I was told sternly to look after my ticket – ‘If it’s lost, your buggered. But if its stolen then they can trace the ticket through the receipt number.’

Do tickets often get stolen? Has there been an Inquisition ticket thief for long? Worried I was going to get ticket-jacked I hid my ticket in a secret compartment of my purse – of course!

Of course the outfit was a more difficult decision that deciding to go. At least with drag I can safely wear almost anything. But Inquisition requires some serious though – and shopping.

Chaps: Harness? Jockstrap? Leather kilt? Shorts?

I’ve never worn a leather harness before; I’ve worn a diamante one though.

That got me thinking, when does an outfit become a costume?

The kilt is appealing as I wouldn’t be venturing too far out of my comfort zone, but still rocking something cool and appropriate for the party.

Friends suggested something arse-less. I clutched my pearls in horror.

Others thinks I should wear a butcher’s apron and gum boots, or just something camouflage.

The possibilities are endless … and I still haven’t made up my mind.

But the only way you’re going to find out what I decided is to meet me there – or check out the pics in the Star Observer the next Wednesday.

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