Ticket holders to this year's Exotic Erotic Ball
at Craneway Pavilion
will have to hang up their chaps and put their leatherware back in the closet. There will be no event this year, according to a press release issued this morning. Organizers cited dismal ticket sales, overstretched budgets, and operational snafus as reasons for canceling the two-day event and corresponding VIP voyage on Hornblower
cruise ship, The San Francisco Belle
. The producers urge ticket holders to "file their refund claims by following the appropriate bankcard procedure."