August is a paradox. It's peak pool party weather, inasmuch as it's too hot out to do much else, but it's also the socially accepted time to begin wrapping up the pool party season, wearing white, pretending it's summer instead of pretending it's fall, etc.
It's a transition month for our Club Candids photographers: A run of bright, blue pool parties, and Fetish Heat, which is about as dark as it gets. Here are 25 of their clubbiest, intermittently candid-est photos.
Fetish Heat - The Venue Scottsdale - August 10, 2013Photos by Melissa Fossum. View the full slideshow.
Things got hot and heavy at Horns and Halos' annual Fetish Heat event at the Venue Scottsdale on Saturday, August 10. Abney Park and The Lore delighted fans with live music, and Life Suspended and Masuimi Max provided titillating live performances and sexy demonstrations in this evening of steampunk-influenced shenanigans.
Sunset Strip Music Festival - West Hollywood - August 4, 2013Photos by Jim Louvau. View the full slideshow.
Day three of SSMF featured bands including Linkin Park, Orgy, Julien-K, and Smile Empty Soul.
Release Pool Party - Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale - August 17, 2013Photos by Melissa Fossum. View the full slideshow.
Scottsdale's luxurious Talking Stick Resort is known to go all out, from the casino's lavish decor to palatial hotel suites. The pool is no exception, as hotel guests and visitors filled the pool for Release, making it one of our busiest pool parties to date. We checked out the fun on Saturday, August 17.
Porn and Chicken - Firehouse Tempe - August 22, 2013Photos by Benjamin Leatherman. View the full slideshow.
The notorious touring dance club rager -- which has served up libidinous thrills to night crawlers in New York, L.A., and its native Chicago -- swung through the Firehouse's Tempe location on on Thursday, August 23. The wild affair was a bit light on fried yardbird, but features scandalous videos playing on the Mill Avenue bar's HD screens and various ladies and go-go dancers in lingerie, including one shooting off sparks from her costume with a grinder. Orville Kline, one of its resident DJs and hosts, kept the party primed with electro and dubstep tracks all evening.
Labor Day Weekend Pool Party - W Hotel, Scottsdale - August 31, 2013Photos by Jim Louvau. View the full slideshow.
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People swarmed to the W Hotel in Scottsdale to party and cool off in the hotel's pool on the long, Labor Day weekend. Why can't every weekend be three days long?