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This last weekend marked one of San Francisco’s most infamous celebrations: Folsom Street Fair. The event, which draws over 400,000 visitors each, has in recent years invited relatively big names in the electro-pop music scene to perform for the crowd of leather and kink enthusiasts. This year Hercules and Love Affair had a DJ set and Miami Horror performed live at the mainstage of the sexually explicit SoMa enclave.

It was last year, however, that Folsom really broke through as a must-go-to event for live music fans in San Francisco with performances by Little Boots and Ladyhawke (video above).  I even interviewed Ladyhawke about her Folsom show for Rolling Stone‘s fashion blog days prior to her performance. And I was there, front row, when she performed.

Check out some more photos from Folsom Street Fair 2012, right out of the Boy Toy vault:IMG_7083Ladyhawke on stage at the Folsom Street Fair mainstage 2012.IMG_7064Smokin’ fags.IMG_7073JOG – Folsom Edition.IMG_7076Screen shot 2012-09-24 at 6.19.58 PMPaparazzi caught Denys and I making out in public – as sexually explicit as we’ll ever get.IMG_5876IMG_7078IMG_7042DJ Haute Toddy spinning on the mainstage.IMG_5897Conner Habib hosting naked Twister at the Steamworks stage.IMG_7034IMG_7029