Here is a list of frequently asked questions.
- I’ve never gone to something like this. What can I wear my first time?
- Is there anywhere I can see pictures of what people wear there?
- Is there sex there?
- Can I get changed there?
- What kind of music do they play?
- Are people going to grope me?
- What happens if someone is giving me unwanted attention?
- I’m gay / bi / guy / girl / younger / older – will I be comfortable?
- What time should I get there?
- What level of nudity is there?
- What level of play is allowed?
- Is it monitored?
- Can I buy advance tickets?
- Where can I get the discount passes?
- How can I get a hold of other people who go?
- Are people going to take pictures of me?
- Can I bring my camera?
- Where can I shop for outfits and clothes for Sin City?
Q: I’ve never gone to something like this. What can I wear my first time?
Please first read the Sin City Dress Code!
Everyone is expected to be part of the party and put some effort into coming up with something creative and visually fun, but no one is expected to be uncomfortable. The whole idea is for everyone to celebrate their diversity, creativity and sexiness. It’s as much about dressing up as it is dressing down, whichever is more comfortable for you, so long as your outfit fits a fetish theme and is some sort of complete costume. If you feel ‘dressed up’ and you’re wearing something you wouldn’t normally wear to a ‘normal’ event, you’re probably fine!
Anything risqué or revealing is great and appreciated by everyone, but you can also cover yourself up head to toe, if that’s your comfort level, in a swank tuxedo, fancy gown or dress uniform of some kind, which also looks both classy and sexy as well. Trust us, once you attend one of the parties and see how comfortable everyone is and that EVERYONE is part of the party and dressed up just as much as you, you will be hungry to put together even more crazy outfits every time you come. A good starting point is clothes made of more fun, less conventional materials such as PVC, leather, mesh, etc. Anything with rings, buckles and straps always adds an edgey visual element as well. For costume ideas beyond kinky fancy dress, there’s also themes such as military, sailor, doctor, schoolgirl, cabaret and more, but please make sure and remember that whatever you choose, at the end of the day, it must be styled to have a fetish or kink element or look to it.
Q: Is there anywhere I can see pictures of what people wear there?
Also, be sure to check out the excellent photo galleries of our in-house resident glamour booth photographer Atratus at Gothic BC!
Q: Is there sex there?
NO. This party is all about pushing your own boundaries to the limit and having a crazy, flirty, mutually appreciative time with everyone there, but remember it is still being held at a legitimate business with an appropriately accompanying public serving license and as such must follow all applicable health and legal guidelines. This specifically means no fluid exchange, no direct genital contact, and no lower genital nudity. The feel is most like an out of control adult-oriented house or club party, and not anything like an orgy. Please refer to our Dungeon Rules (link) and Code Of Conduct (link) policies for more specific details for what is and isn’t allowed.
Q: Can I get changed there?
You are always free to change in the mens or ladies washrooms, but many people opt to just wear something they can wear a coat or shirt over which they can just remove at the coat check.
Q: What kind of music do they play?
We have very high standards for our DJs! Our cadre of Sin City DJs come armed to the teeth with a hugely diverse collection of music and the #1 priority of getting you crazy on the notorious Sin City dancefloor. There are two rooms to choose from – in the main room, get your freak on to a sultry smorgasbord of retro, 80′s & 90’s, alternative, industrial, synth, rock, pop and loads of dirty electronica & dance tunes galore! There’s tons of classics everyone knows and tons of edgey new material as well. Or, bump and grind to electro and house all night in De:Basement, the second room! Our Sin City resident DJs have charted several times in the top 3 DJs of the city, and even won Best Local DJ in Vancouver before. You’re guaranteed to have a good time bouncing from one room of dancing to the next!
Q: Are people going to grope me?
If you want them to, you’ll be able to find some willing volunteers easily, but remember, this party is about appreciating but RESPECTING each other. No means no! Everyone is there to celebrate how amazing we all are, but any direct interaction must be mutually OK’d, and never assumed. No means no, and that is final. Everyone is free to flirt with everyone else and suggest anything they feel the other person might be comfortable with, but if they aren’t, nothing personal and no harm done. Please read our Code of Conduct for further details.
Q: What happens if someone is giving me unwanted attention?
There’s no harm in asking, or refusing, but everyone is expected to be respectful of everyone else – and they are. In general, the crowds at fetish parties are FAR more respectful to each other than any typical top 40 club. The few times there is persistent unwanted attention that isn’t respecting the ‘no means no’ guidelines, if a ‘no’ has already been verbally given to the person, it can just be reported to our Sin City floor walking staff and it will be dealt with promptly and politely.
Q: I’m gay / bi / guy / girl / younger / older – will I be comfortable?
Of course! One of the most wonderful aspects of Sin City is what a huge melting pot of all walks of life it is, all of whom truly love partying with each other as a group. It truly is a mix you will not find at any other party in the city, period.
Q: What time should I get there?
As with any high volume club, the best seats in the house go fast and it is always better to get there earlier rather than later. Trust us, it gets busy as soon as we open the doors so don’t worry about showing up early!
Q: What level of nudity is there?
Sin City was voted Best Place To Dance Topless for a reason! You can wear as little as you like but remember, lower genitals must be kept covered. Other than that anything goes!
Q: What level of play is allowed?
There is no direct lower genital contact of any kind permitted. There can be no watersports, no cutting and no blood shed of any kind. There can never be any play which may result in any kind of loss of consciousness. More active adult play scenes such as bondage, rope play, spanking, and more, all happen in our Dungeon room, just adjacent to the main lounge area.
Q: Is it monitored?
The Sin City Dungeon is monitored by the Vancouver Dungeon Team, who maintain a diligent and respectful watch to make sure no one is engaging in potentially harmful behaviour in their enthusiasm. Their guidelines must be followed as they have everyone’s safety as their primary goal, while still promoting some kinky fun. The club at large is patrolled not only by the venue security staff, but by our own specifically designated Sin City floorwalkers and dress code staff as well, to ensure everyone is partying respectfully.
Q: Can I buy advance tickets?
In general, all parties are first come, first serve at the door. For some special events such as Halloween, New Years and our yearly anniversary party, we will sell advance tickets, which go incredibly quickly.
Q: Where can I get the discount passes?
At many, many retailers downtown and around the city who overlap into the music, art & fetish scene. Most commonly they can be found in the following locations:
- (Cambie & Cordova area): New World Designs, Deluxe Junk, Deadly Couture, Venus & Mars
- (Seymour & Granville): The Fall, Next! Piercing & Tattoo, Millenium, Dare To Wear
- (Main St.): The Foundation, The Whip, The Ark
- (Davie St.): Priape, Love’s Touch, The Fountainhead, Little Sister’s
- (Commercial St.): The Jean Queen, Audiopile
Q: How can I get a hold of other people who go?
Q: Are people going to take pictures of me?
In general, no one is allowed to take a picture of someone else without their consent at our parties. There is a strict no unauthorized cameras policy in place. If you want a photo keepsake or to be featured in our online galleries of the events, we have a photo area & service which we encourage people to use hosted by our resident photographer, Atratus of Gothic BC. The photo booth is always one of the hottest spots of the party as people love to show off!
Q: Can I bring my camera?
You may not bring a camera and use it at Sin City without explicit permission by Sin City staff. Anyone you see with a camera has been permitted to use it only under strict guidelines. If any unauthorized cameras are spotted in use please report it IMMEDIATELY to Sin City or venue staff, whereupon it will be confiscated until the end of the night and any unauthorized pictures deleted. Please be respectful of the wishes and anonymity of your fellow partiers!
Q: Where can I shop for outfits and clothes for Sin City?
Check out the Shop section here!