For any questions not answered here, please contact Perry Mann via email: perrymann73 at

Are you planning to bring back the Ball?
Yes, we are.

Are you involved with, or endorsing any Halloween party or event for 2014
No, we are not doing that this year (and we will probably never do that again).

Are you guys doing anything for 2014?

We are hard at work compiling footage for our 30 Year Documentary entitled "The Exotic Erotic Ball - XXX Years and Counting."

Didn't you plan to release the documentary a few years ago?

Yes. It was delayed due to the sad and untimely death of our great and talented friend, Zalman King.

How is the documentary now being produced?
We have secured a top filmmaker and editor. That team is controlling the content, not us. Our goal is to help create an acclaimed film, one that covers the Ball and its history in an objective manner.

If I have a great story involving the Ball, can I submit it for inclusion into the documentary?

You can send us an email to initiate discussion, but there are no guarantees - the film covers 30 years of history and we don't want it to run too long. Some submissions might not make it into the film, but might make it into the "Extra's". If the documentarian is interested in your story, he'll reach back.

How do I get a copy of the documentary?
Join our mailing list, and stay tuned for an update. We are considering offering the documentary and many other cool things as rewards in a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter.

So - is the plan to bring back the Ball after the documentary is ready for release?
Yes. That is what Perry wants to do... so it shall be done. Look for us in 2015.

All of us here are so grateful for the emails and kind words.
We miss the Ball at least as much as you do. When it comes back, it will have been worth the wait.

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Exotic Exotic Erotic Ball & Sonicbids Team-Up to Offer 2 Prime Gigs to Indie Bands
World’s Largest, Longest-Running Adult Party Partners With Sonicbids for Fourth Time

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Above, the Los Angeles-based Doxy, Sonicbids winners 2007.
Above, the Seattle-based Super Geek League, 2009 winners, return for an encore performance in 2010.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - September 2, 2010 – The 31st annual Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, the internationally acclaimed Celebration of Flesh, Fetish, and Fantasy, which has been called “The World’s #1 Wildest and Sexiest Party” by E! Entertainment TV, the “#1 Adult Festival in the World,” by, and one of the “69 Sexiest Things to Do Before You Die,” by Playboy TV, has again evidenced its longstanding commitment to promoting independent music.  It is offering two prime-time, full-paying gigs exclusively to Indie artists.  To be considered for the gigs, bands must apply by submitting their EPK (Electronic Press Kit) through Sonicbids at on or before September 20, 2010.  All entries will be juried, rated and two winners will be chosen to play before thousands of masked, costumed, and otherwise elaborately attired fans at the 2010 Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo, October 22 & 23, 2010*, at the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest and most spectacular waterside venue: The Craneway PavilionWinners will be notified on September 30, 2010

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The 31st Annual Exotic Erotic Ball will take place October 22 & 23, 2010 at it's ultra-chic, beautifully scenic, and brand-spanking-new waterside home: The Craneway Pavilion.

The 2010 show marks the Ball’s fourth collaboration with Sonicbids.  Previous Indie bands who won gigs at the Ball were 2009 winners CR GRUVE from Portland, Maine, and SUPER GEEK LEAGUE from Seattle – the latter of which were so popular, producers are bringing them back for 2010.  2008 winners were THE BURNING OF ROME from San Diego, MUD from San Francisco and CARNIVAL OF SIN, from British Columbia, Canada; 2007 winners were Black Betty and the Bad Habits from Boston; and the Los Angeles-based Doxy and Lady Fox.  Sonicbids winners performed on the same bill with legendary artists including Snoop Dogg, Peaches, Donald Glaude, the Spyderz, Tone Loc, The Impotent Sea Snakes, and others.  Black Betty’s lead vocalist, Jenny Langer, called the experience, “A true highlight for us that we’ll always remember.  That’s one fun and crazy crowd!”

“The Ball is very visible,” adds Mann.  “And many bands with sexy lead singers and provocative lyrics feel they fit the show.  Many of them do.  The problem for us is we receive hundreds of DVD's, CD's, emails, and links.  We don’t have the time or manpower to sift through them.  But, I am a songwriter myself, and I have a real commitment to Indie music.  Our relationship with Sonicbids allows us to manage this function and show that commitment.  Every submission gets heard, and it all comes to us online.  I look forward to shaking hands with the 2010 winners on stage at the Ball.”

 “The Ball” is widely considered the world’s #1 adult-themed party event with live headline entertainment on five stages – music, electronic, burlesque, circus, and fetish.  Over its 30-year history, headline entertainment has included Joan Jett, Chris Isaak, Grace Jones, Greg Allman, George Clinton, Thomas Dolby, Everclear, plus untold numbers of celebrity guests, pop culture icons, and the world’s top burlesque, fetish, and novelty acts. 

*Performance dates, times, terms and conditions are listed at the Band Submissions website:

The Festival Hotline is: 1-415-567-BALL (2255).  The website is


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