Sly-prise!

As you are doubtless aware some **** nicked Sly’s camera and phone at the Hallowe’en bar crawl.
A number of people on the night said that if we had a whip-round, they would support it, so that we can take some of the weight off him buying a replacement body and lens.
So, unbeknownst to Sly we set up a secret little group and a just giving page and amazingly we reached our original target in less than 24 hours! As it was open for a month, people kept wanting to help and within the month not only did we replace the camera and lens, but upgraded him to a new model and better lens, got him a second lens for the new camera (as his old ones wouldn’t fit), replaced the flash that was stolen, got a memory card, new bag and all importantly a year’s insurance (his insurance didn’t cover theft in public unless he was mugged). So in the end every thing that was stolen ended up being better than ever and what was quite a harrowing few days for our Sly had him in tears for about a week!

We had a meeting for MRM7 and told him we needed a team photo… it was only when he realised that the camera was filming and not flashing that he had any clue as to any of this, it’s such a testament to the community he have that everyone pulled together in such a fashion.
Just watch his slightly bewildered reaction:

Si-Prise! from Rob Hardman on Vimeo.

Bless.

A while later we added him to the secret group to let him see all the lovely thing you’d said about him and this was his response:

12244308_10156232164055174_2649122906101051790_o“Oh my word you guys. I’ve just been added to the group and seen the comments! What a beautiful surprise and no one let it slip at all!!
I’m a wreck all over again! I can’t show you my eyes as they’re red and puffy, the sneaky video catches me in shock and speechless but thank God the camera missed the weeping afterwards! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME!?!
I’m so gobsmacked and still a mess today haha.
I can’t thank you enough for this act of kindness (literally just started crying again). I tried to not get too angry or upset when the bag was stolen, I thought, “it’s just an object, I’m safe and I hope whoever stole it was in desperate need” but just seeing the response from a community pulling together and for the sake of little old me is still making me choke I’m so privileged to call you my friends! It’s easy to say we know we’re all loved but damn have I just been hit by a truck load of love and it actually really hurts hahah.
The camera is better than anything I’ve ever owned and the boys have said any excess that’s still coming in is going towards a flash gun, bag, batteries and lens etc that was also taken so thank you so much! I’ve got a very strong mix of saccharine, awe and happiness in my tummy right now, you’ve literally bowled me over. I’ll get round and say a thank you to you all for your insane generosity and to those that gave an anonymous donation THANK YOU, I don’t even know who you are but I am undone. You’ve ruined me. I hope I can repay the favour to you all some day. As Facebook is posting the cheesy ad videos today the words “I get by with a little help from my friends” couldn’t be more potent today! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”

I think we can safely say we got him!

We even made some of the gay news outlets after people hearing of an act of kindness among all the bad news of late, ShoutOut radio did this story on it, and Gaylife magazine printed one too! So thank you for everyone that took part in the surprise!

#MRM6 Essential Info

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3 Days, 3 Nights and over 15 rubber events around Manchester

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Thursday 26.03.15

Early Bird Meet-Up 2000 to 0000 @ Eagle Bar (open from 1700)

Eagle bar have extended their happy hour for any rubber guys in town. The perfect opportunity to meet up with old and new friends, plenty of drinks promos and some rubber porn on the screens

Big Quiz MRM6 Special 2000 to 2300 @ Sackville Lounge

Sackville Lounge have added a few rubber themed rounds and prizes to their weekly quiz night. Hot seat questions per round, picture round, and prize wheel. Win big with up to £150 worth of prizes available

 

Friday 27.03.15

Welcome Drinks 2000 to 2300 @ The Rem

Meet us for the welcome drinks and pre-drinks at The Rem on Canal St, and for the first round of the perennial #TeamShiny vs #TeamGrubber debate

Alert! The Rubbermen Special 2200 til late @ Alter Ego £8/7

The busiest night of last year – In its 10th year, Manchester longest running monthly fetish night welcomes us all again for the annual Rubber Special. Doors open an hour early for a packed night. The dress-code applies and be warned the venue has a small cloakroom so pack light if possible

Cha Cha Boudoir 0130 til late (2330 Doors) @ Sub101 £6

Hosted by the unstoppable Anna Phylactic and Cheddar Gawjus, The fabulous of Cha Cha’s have fully embraced their rubber fans. An outrageous night of drag queens, kings and fabulous

 

Saturday 28.03.15

The Manchester Rubber Market 1200 to 1700 @ Sackville Lounge (Downstairs)

We have some of the best known rubber brands coming to display their shiniest wares to try & buy. Get there early to beat the crowds. Our sponsors Invincible Rubber and Latex 101 will be joined by The Kinksters & The Dogs Bolloxx so come and see what’s on offer

The Pup Social 1300 to 1500 @ Sackville Lounge (Downstairs)

Time for all you rubber pups to have your fun. The guys from The Dogs Bolloxx are back this year with a Pup Play zone kitted out in dog toys from their shop (which will also be at the market)

Porno Bingo 1500 to 1800 (1600 showtime) @ Sackville Lounge

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are back! Hosted by our very own Sister Jacqui Moff & friends there will be prizes galore. Get in and buy your tickets between 1500 and 1600, last year we gave away over £1000 of rubber goodies and raised a lot for charity!

Shop & Cruise 1500 to 1900 @ RoB Manchester

A free annual party taking place, in the RoB Manchester Store, at 17 China Lane, Manchester. M1 2EL, that includes – Free drinks & snacks, Naked DJ, Exclusive access, in your fetish gear, to a large private cruising area with cabins & glory holes & 20{65c82ff3ddaf156ae3dfec03766e7e605c59a8e222c5d0a47781a5e2342556fe} OFF all in store purchases.

Warm Up Drinks 2100 to 2300 @ The Eagle

We return to Manchester biggest men-only bar to get warmed up for Saturday night club Darkcell

Darkcell 2300 til late @ Bangkok Nights £10

Our very own club night. You asked us for a bigger night last year and here it is! A shiny dresscode, some great DJ’s and a fantastic venue with some special corners to explore. Get your tickets early – this will sell out!

 

Sunday 29.03.15

Sunday Brunch 1200 to 1400 @ Sackville Lounge

Great food on offer from the guys at Sackville Lounge especially for us – The Bloody Brunch includes the brunch and a Bloody Mary (£12) or opt for the regular brunch with Tea/Coffee (£10) if you can’t face cocktails. The regular carvery continues from 1400 for those that need a longer lie-in. Reservations preferred on 0161 940 4444

Sunday Service 1400 to 1900 (1500 showtime) @ The Eagle

Hosted by Danny Beard and featuring Miss Jason. Grab your seat early and enjoy the show! The Eagle has a Bar Food menu if you missed breakfast.

Geartunes 1800 to 2100 @ Oscars

It shouldn’t work but it does. We packed out Oscars bar last year drinking great cocktails, singing along to show tunes and bidding on charitable rubber ducks – expect more of the same this time!

Slick – The Manchester Rubbermen Birthday Party 2100 til late @ The Eagle £3

Celebrate 6 rubbery years of Manchester Rubbermen at our official birthday party. Expect great music, cake, wall-to-wall rubber guys and the drawing of our weekend long raffle for some great gear donated by our sponsors

 

#MRM6 Poster is here!

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Here’s the poster for the weekend finally, sorry it’s been up on social media but forgot to post it on here! Don’t forget the dedicated weekend page here and your weekend tickets here! Get sharing it’s already looking to be a very impressive night!!!

Winter Bar Crawl

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After the hit of our autumn bar crawl we’re already getting ready for the next one! We got about 40 boys last time and we had such a laugh!
It’s a great relaxed chance to socialise and bring new folk along that might not have the full dress code for club nights, for those that are just interested, for those that can’t ever do fridays and especially those that want to get involved and meet folk to go to Alert with at a later date or just come out for the first time!

We’ve gone for the 3rd of January, as it’s before everyone gets back to work so you can have one last Chirstmasy shin dig before you take your lights down! We had a big old turn out of around 35 last Jan so don’t worry if you think everyone will be partied out!

We’ll be meeting in Sackville Lounge from 8, then where ever we feel like it after around 9, and a bar crawl wouldn’t be complete without the possibility of popping into a vanilla bar to spread the rubber love. On the night we’ll update the event page, the facebook group and twitter to keep you posted of our movements.

There’s no dress code but of course the majority of us will be in rubber, so if you’re shy why not just wear some under your clothes and see how you feel after a few drinks?

The award winning Rubbermen!

In case you hadn’t heard, after our record turnout for the pride march, with around 40 of us having a sea of rubber pride flags, we only went and got a pride award! We had to convince a lovely flag shop to mass produce as there had never been rubber pride flags online for general purchase for cheap before but it paid off with the crowd looking our best and taking home the best walking entry for the parade, which i quite the honour considering just how many people are walking in the parade! Have a look, I certainly think we looked very impressive. A massive well done to everyone and there’s even more pics on the facebook group!

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900 Milestone!

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900 members… wow!
It seems everyone is dipping their fingers in the rubber waters these days; whether you’re a local lad or one of our friends from a brother club or just an admirer from afar we’ve got a whole lotta admiration for you guys. Can’t wait for the big four-figures!
Cheers, from the Core Team x