Happy Birthday, Naked Boys Reading!

Danny Hilton
Authored by
Danny Hilton
London Correspondent
October 2, 2013
9:29 a.m.

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Naked Boys Reading, one of East London’s quirkiest, sexiest and indeed thought-provoking nights, celebrated their first birthday last week, and I was there to lap up the crazy combo of cock and culture.

Hosted at Vogue Fabrics, this was my first visit to the legendary underground, basement space – I only found it by following a trickle of handsome, bearded gays through the very inconspicuous door. Make sure you have the right address before you set off.

Vogue Fabrics has the vibe of a secret rave at that cool guy at school’s house, mixed with an old-fashioned social club and a sprinkling of New York basement party. But very East London gay, in the best possible way, with cheap drinks and a distinct lack of assholism.

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Get there early if you want a seat – on one of the benches, perched in a corner or sitting on a rug on the floor. This is a cozy, friendly, intimate gig where you’re more than likely to strike up a friendship with the guy sat squeezed between your legs.

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Hostess Sharon Husbands

Hostess Sharon Husbands was in sparkling form, passing around birthday cake to anyone brave enough to have a taste. There were four readers, each with a totally different personality, body and style of reading.

First up was Eddie Peake, reading a challenging, but sometimes hilarious excerpt about a boy who threatened to kill himself at every tennis game he played.

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Eddie Peak

Second came the beardy, booming, thespian talents of James Stanley Thomas, with a mix of readings including Shakespeare and Equus.

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James Stanley Thomas

Third up was tattooed hottie Billy Black, with a collection of truly filthy poems by Robert Burns, including a hilarious one with the line: “On her c*nt there grows nae hair.”

 

 

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Billy Black

Thomas Wade Nicholls finished off by reading a fab story about a gay boy outwitting his straight school mates to strip for him – re-positing himself periodically to reveal different parts of his perfectly formed body. This man is ginge-lovers heaven. His meaty butt will be burnt into my mind for a long time to come. Hopefully.

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Thomas Wade Nicholls

There were birthday giveaways with sexy jockstraps (used and fresh) being flung periodically into the crowd – some of whom got naked too, just for the hell of it.

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The night got more raucous with each reader and each downed drink, with the party continuing into the night with a very naughty birthday photo booth that had to be seen to be believed…

Check out the Naked Boys Reading facebook page

Next event: last Thursday of November (28th)

 Photos by Vanek London

 

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