About Us

The Metro Underground went live in 2008 & quickly gained a strong following with high exposure. Ever since, we've been working hard to keep you in the loop & fully informed.  Moving well beyond our main site here, the endeavor includes our Facebook Group, Facebook Page, Twitter, & FetLife. Our seasonal newsletter can also be found on Blogspot (Archives for 2009-2011 are on Live Journal).

In addition, we host a number of events throughout the year. This includes the nationally recognized DC Fetish Ball  (October), Metro Spring Formal, & the Black & White Ball. We've also added Underground Parties to round out the calendar (more exclusive guest-list only play parties). See DCFetishBall.com & Metro Events for what may be in the works.

Do keep in mind, the
landscape of the scene is continually changing so our Calendars, News & Notes, Clubs & Groups, Resources, etc. will all be in a constant state of transition.

If you know of anything that needs to be updated or added then please be in touch. Just note that we don't promote basic sites for porn, pay for sex, content of low caliber, anything seen as spam, or venues outside the Mid-Atlantic region (except for conventions or major events)

So stay tuned, things continue to evolve & there's always more to come!

About Rick:  a Brief Bio…

As a professional working in marketing & promotions, my reentry into the underground scene came as a promoter for a number of events in
the area. This came after a long hiatus, but you could say I was literally born into the scene...

My father (a Harvard MBA) was the comptroller & CFO of the nation's largest distributor for adult materials. Growing
up, such aspects were never in our house but its influence was definitely in my life. In fact, my first girlfriend & I went from losing our virginity to chains & vibrators in 30-days flat.  By the time I left college, I had already been in my first polyamorous relationship, & a short time later I founded a small group for couples & another for those in to BDSM.
I even ran a small mail order company for erotic materials - my first entrepreneurial endeavor!

Around this same time I was tending bar downtown & heard of a new underground club night for the alternative music scene. I walked in & immediately realized there was something about the scene that was a part of me.

Indeed, the full spectrum of the alternative subculture has been in my blood since I can remember.  Life, love, & an
ex-fiancé took me away for a while. But now I'm back & I'm here to stay.

I see SO much talent in the scene. I also see the people & interest for all that we have to offer. Indeed, the psychology of our region lends itself to such pursuits. But what seemed to be lacking was a cohesive means of communication & mainstream promotion. So I gave it some thought & had an idea.  That concept was soon given birth as The Metro Underground

About The Metro:

Our concept is unique, but our mission is simple: to serve as a fundamental gateway to the full spectrum of the alternative subculture for DC, Baltimore, & the  Mid-Atlantic Region (running from Philly to Richmond). Through effective promotions & PR we strive to provide a more synergistic forum to help lift the fog for what's going on in & around the area, assist in the promotion of the scene as a whole, & ultimately provide a means for bridges to be built - from one culture to another, & from one group to the next.

In that pursuit, please understand that nothing about this is hap-hazard. We've given tremendous consideration to what we've assembled. The various cultures represented each stand independently onto themselves, but each also shares a strong degree of crossover from one aspect of the scene to the other. Taken as a whole, you find the full spectrum of The Metro Underground.

A Few of the Services We Offer:

In essence, The Metro is a loosely knit group of people who are coming together to help build for a better future. But as individuals, we're also able to provide a few core services to those in need (& such services are available in both a mainstream as well as an alternative capacity)…

Event Planning & Private Party Staffing:  the services of The Private Pro's offer the very best in Event Planning, Bartending, Food Service, & Private Party Assistance (available for literally any venue & 'every' type of party throughout the DC Metro Area). 

Marketing & Promotions:  As a self-employed professional, I essentially work as a freelance writer with a direct focus in Marketing, PR, & Professional Branding. I've also launched "Small Business Services" - a packaged product to provide small to mid-sized companies with basically everything they need to effectively compete in their chosen market.

For more information regarding our services, please email Richard A.D.


For questions, comments, current updates, or more - please email Richard A.D.

We strive to be as inclusive & accurate as possible. So if you feel we missed anyone then please be in touch.  

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