Posted By Jeff on May 23, 2009
There are a lot of big Lifestyle gatherings in the United States and around the world — “Lifestyle” being code for swingers — but historically the most important one has been the one run by the Lifestyle Organization for 34 years, in association with the North American Swing Club Association. The 35th bash had been scheduled for Aug. 5-9 in Las Vegas, but it’s canceled due to the economy, according to organizers.
Which is a shame, because the event has a long and colorful history. I’ve read a lot about it but never had a chance to go (I’ve never been to Vegas, even, if you can believe that.) Event organizers say they’ll be back in 2010 or 2011.
I’d take this as a sign that swinging was on the wane except that NASCA has perhaps been victimized by its own success in promoting and defending the lifestyle. There are swinger parties and conventions going on all the time, all over the place. No one has to wait for once-a-year events and fly to Vegas.