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14 Amazing Covers of Leather Weekend

Join us on a special trip down "leathery lane."

02.20.03 Metro Weekly Cover

Elegantly illustrated by a leather hat, photographed by Todd Franson, 2005 offered up a diverse collection of articles under the heading, A Guide to Leather Weekend. None of the stories had more emotional impact than our tribute to Billy Collison, a Centaur since 1995 and a tireless and indispensable organizer of the weekend itself. Collison had died, at age 40, of a heart attack, one week before the 2005 event. The sudden, tragic loss reverberated throughout that year’s celebration.

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