Over three decades, the annual indoor event became a major attraction in the San Francisco Bay and was attended by nearly half a million people since its inception with steadily increasing growth in attendance each year until , when the event was cancelled due to poor ticket sales and cost overruns. Because of the broad spectrum of conventional and unconventional entertainment offered on multiple stages at the Exotic Erotic Ball, it may be described as a combination of Adult-themed; Halloween festival, Music Festival , Burlesque show, Lingerie party , Masquerade ball , Fetish club , Swingers party and Adult Industry Trade Show. The expo was a two-day Adult-Expo typically held the day before and the day of the Exotic Erotic Ball. Activities included panel discussions on First Amendment rights with adult actress , actors, and media, wine tastings with porn stars , and various oddities such as the "spiritual oasis" with psychic readings and massage, body painting , a classic adult cinema , and a human petting zoo. It also features a commercial area with vendors and exhibitors who showcase the latest in exotic fashion, erotic art , adult products, games, websites, and adult novelties. The location changed over the years ending up at its last home at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
The 20th Annual Portland Erotic Ball
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