The Master of Ceremony was Mr. Mid Atlantic Leather 1993 Frank Nowicki who has emceed International Mr. Leather, Pantheon of Leather, Mid Atlantic Leather, American Brotherhood Weekend and more. American Leather Woman 2015 LE sang the American and Canadian national anthems.
Weekend highlights included a meet and greet, contestant demos, Top Men’s Cigar, Bourbon and Scotch Social, hospitality suites, the Top Men’s Club educational series of interactive workshops, both men’s and queer play spaces, open shine bootblacking stations, Women of Drummer social events, HypnotiXXX comedy hypnosis show and two contest evenings.
Drummer North America contestants were regional winners and represented eight regions from Canada and the United States.
The Drummer contestants were California Drummer Richard Walker, Central Canada Drummer Winston Stuart Langley, Mid-Atlantic Drummer Jack MacCullum, Missouri Valley Drummer Stan Dibble, Northeast Drummer Bill Mokele, Ohio Valley Drummer Dutch Johnson and Great Lakes Drummer Todd Rickspoone.
The Drummer Boy contestants were California Drummer Boy Pup Rocky, Central Canada Drummer Boy David Knott, Mid-Atlantic Drummer Boy Pup Indigo, Missouri Drummer Boy Edward Haney, Northeast Drummer Boy Lakeville Cub, Ohio Valley Drummer Boy Pup Cruze and Great Lakes Drummer Boy Kevin Kennedy.
The Drummer Bootblack contestants were Mid-Atlantic Drummer Bootblack Brian Hilla, Missouri Valley Drummer Bootblack Scott Bullock and Rocky Mountain Drummer Bootblack Boy Tig.
The judges for Drummer and Drummer Boy were John Shaubach, Master Dexter, Ray Perea, Dee, Boy Dana Prosser, Michael Verret and Mufasa Ali; and for Drummer Bootblack, Erick Joseph, Richey Chameroy and Master Tony Palazzo.
Scores were tallied by Sir Andy Chmielowski-Liu.
Drummer North America Jack MacCullum entered as Mid-Atlantic Drummer, Drummer Boy North America Pup Cruze as Ohio Valley Drummer Boy and Drummer North America Bootblack Boy Tig as Rocky Mountain Drummer Bootblack.
The workshops and gatherings included a Men’s play space, a Queer play space, Mind Games: Hypnosis, Hallucinations and Hi-Jinx with Brandon, a Bootblack lounge, Las Vegas Uniform Club, Leather Women Roundup, There Will Be Blood, Temporary Piercing, Scritch and Sniff Pup Meet, Rope Bondage to Shibari, Regional Producers Mixer, ONYX Disco Dance, Recovery in the Lifestyle, Ins and Outs of Cathing/Sounding, Women of Drummer Mixer, So You Think You Know Social Media, and Cigar Play.
Next year’s DNA Weekend will be Presidents Weekend, February 16-18, and will include the first Women of Drummer contest.
For more details go to http://www.drummerna.comwww.drummerna.com
DNA weekend rekindles the Drummer tradition of self-identified masculinity. A celebration of gay masculinity, whether it is expressed in Leather or sports gear or fetishes, DNA fetish weekend is a joyful family reunion where history is honored and diversity respected.
DNA contest titles are open to a broad spectrum of fetish identities of gay men — from rubber, uniforms, skinhead and Leather, to sports kit, military and punk.
And of course, the Drummer theme is, “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
— Henry David Thoreau.
Drummer North America is owned by Master Mike Zuhl and Master Brandon Matheson.