This year the Annual General Meeting of the ECMC took place in line with the 25th ‘Vienna in Black’ weekend in Austria’s capital from October 22 until 26.

The reason, that the AGM of more than 40 European leather and fetish clubs as well as the election of Mr. Leather Europe 2015 was held in Vienna, was the 30th anniversary of the LMC (Leather and Motorbike Community) Vienna. Already on Thursday night there was an Afterwork Clubbing for the first guests who arrived in Vienna. Friday evening was full house at LMC’s club HARD ON: more than 250 visitors joined to be part of the K.I.N.K. Gear Night. While the delegates of the European clubs held their meeting on Saturday, all visitors and present titleholders went on a queer sightseeing tour through Vienna and visited the private studio of the famous Austrian fetish artist Sepp of Vienna. The evening started with a bus ride along the famous Ring Street in Vienna to Europe’s oldest amusement park Prater, where the official ECMC Leather Dinner took place and 145 leather men enjoyed Viennese cuisine including Schnitzel, Strudel and Sacher torte.

Following was the perv!club Fetish Night at FLUC, a perfect location for the motto of the night. Two DJs from Vienna provided hot beats for the party crowd. The highlight of the night was the election of the new Mr. Leather Europe. Lucy McEvil presented the nine contestants from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden and The Netherlands. All of them introduced themselves to the audience and told about their plans if they won the European title. The votes were given 2/3 by the judges, consisting of each one delegate of all participating clubs at the AGM, and 1/3 by the audience. Winner of the contest was Thorsten, Mr. Leather Austria, followed by 1st Runner-Up Marco Mr. Leather Italy and 2nd Runner-Up Sylvain Mr. Leather France. Arnaud Mr. Leather Europe 2014 handed over his sash to Thorsten, whose goal is to build bridges between the different clubs in Europe, to advance the networking and the appreciation among them, to support the fairly young clubs and help promoting the emerging leather communities in the European countries.

Sunday morning started with the traditional fetish brunch at the traditional gay coffeehouse Savoy, followed by a fetish flea market in the afternoon as well as a rubber & sports party at HARD ON and a leather meeting at Eagles Vienna.