GRALE presents Roughinamorato, April 12

Alternative Grale LogoPLAINWELL, MI – It’s time to get out, breath in some fresh air and take an adventure after being cooped up this horrendously long winter. So, gas up the car and take the scenic route to our awesome April event.

We are welcoming back our dear, demented friend, Roughinamorato for a day of learning and laughs. He will be joining us to celebrate GRALE’s Birthday once again….he actually just comes for the cake….to present two classes from his long repertoire. This time around he will be presenting “It’s Alright To Hit Them (So Long As They’re Into That Sort Of Thing)” and “Predicament Play”.

Roughinamorato is a charmingly sadistic bastard who firmly believes that kink should be fun; just because you’re beating or torturing someone doesn’t mean you can’t both have a good laugh between the screams. He’s been presenting and teaching in the vanilla world as a software geek for over 15 years, and active and presenting in the BDSM scene since 2006.

He runs Rough Crowd, a monthly rough body play group in Chicago, and takes that knowledge on the road with the Rough Crowd Road Trip, a rough body play intensive weekend that has made appearances in Detroit, Boston, Minneapolis, and most recently Toronto. In 2010 he created, co-organized and presented at BAM! Chicago, a rough body play intensive weekend. He’s taught at nationally-renown clubs in Chicago, GD2 and the LRA, events including Shibaricon, Rope Camp, MadTownKinkFest, Tournament, and Spankfest/Tryst, and kink groups across the Midwest from MIN-KY in Minnesota to GRALE in Grand Rapids. He enjoys most forms of rough body play, as well as humiliation, degradation, and objectification.

His journey of self-discovery into kink and BDSM – things that have really always been there, deep inside for him – has led him to want to share that joy and pain with others, through classes about BDSM, kink, and sexual expression, both physically-oriented and mentally-focused.

Roughinamorato lives in Chicago.

Date & Time: Saturday, April 12, 2014 · 3:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Given the week of event AFTER OFFICIAL REGISTRATION 

Cost: $10 Members / $15 Non-Members
Dress code: Street legal until inside and then whatever makes you happy.

Here’s the schedule for the day. Make note of the early start time because you aren’t going to want to miss a minute of this great day.

3:30 ~ Doors Open
3:30 – 4:30 ~ Meet and Greet (aka, waiting for those that are running late.)

4:30 – 5:30 ~ “It’s Alright To Hit Them (So Long As They’re Into That Sort Of Thing)” This is workshop format presentation.

5:30 – 7:00 ~ Dinner Break. We will not be providing dinner for those attending. You are responsible for your own meal at this time.

7:30 ~ “Predicament Play” This is a physical class that involves hardly any restraints and the list of ‘needs’ involves eggs…..who doesn’t want to know more about that?

9:00 ~ Dungeon open inside and Fire going outside.

Here’s all (I hope) of the official stuff:

Register Here . Your RSVP to this event page does not officially register you for this event.

E-mail us at if you have any questions or are having problems registering.

You must register and pay in advance as no money will be taken at the door and no one will be admitted if they are not on the list. ID’s will be checked and waiver’s will need to be signed if this is your first GRALE event. You must be 21 or older, unless previously approved by the board, to attend.

If you are allergic to cats, be advised that there are cats on the premises and we suggest taking/bringing your meds.

See you there!