You know how some weeks go faster than others... this one seems to have gone with a WHOOOSH!!!
A spectacular whoosh too.....
Did ya see it? Did ya? It was the totally awesome and terribly camp Eurovision Song Contest , we at London City love , love, love Eurovision... we get right into the spirit of it every year, streaming the whole event right into Regents Park.... and this year was no exception....and OMG...how fabulous was it!!!
The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956, and has celebrated over 5 decades of success with over 1,100 songs being sung, and has become Europe's collective favourite TV show, 50 countries over the past 54 years have taken part.
Usually Regents Park hosts a live event every weekend, and this, such a special fun weekend, not one ... but two LIVE acts to accompany the Eurovision Song Contest....
That's right London, as we streamed the Events Live in to regents park , when its came to the interval, (the part where they hand out chicken in a basket,) we paid our own tribute to Brotherhood Of Man, who themselves sang in the Eurovision back in 1976 with the Winning song "Save All Your Kisses For Me"
After Eurovision in 1976, Brotherhood Of Man enjoyed great success in the charts, and we sang along with some of their great songs such as "Angelo" , "United We Stand ", "Figaro" and many more, the band were always heavily compared to ABBA, and were dubbed the British version.
2013, and our singing crusader was set to sing her heart out, a veteran songstress Bonnie Tyler was carrying our hopes of wining this years title.
Bonnie Tyler born Gaynor Hopkins in 1951, from Wales, tasted success with her first single "Lost In France" which in 1976 reached the top ten, in the charts.
In 1977, Bonnie had to have an operation to remove nodules from her vocal chords, which left her with an instantly recognisable husky voice that we all know and love .... gawd bless our Bonnie.
It was her first appearance in London City, and she went down a storm, we were all singing along to her fantastic hits, "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" , "Holding Out For A Hero", "It's A Heart Ache" and of course "Believe In Me" which she was belting out in Malmo, Sweden for Britain.
People not only came from all over the grid in SL, but known for our party atmosphere and good times, they came from all over the world to party in Second Life's top rated sim, London City, you can always count on us to bring you the best entertainment available anywhere, we strive for perfection, and deliver time and time again, but you already know that ...you were there, singing along and having fun....
The crowd roared not only in SL but RL too when Ms Tyler took to the stage, we loved her performance and although we didn't win, we were all proud of Bonnie, and we want to say a huge Congratulations to Denmark for the winning song Only Teardrops by Emmile De Forest.
What a fantastic night we all stayed to party right into the wee hours, as we waited with baited breath to see our scores. Usually there is some weird and wonderful groups singing for the top spot, but this year the majority of songs were worthy of first place Bonnie included.
Love it or Loathe it , the Eurovision Song Contest has been around over 50 years, and will probably be around 50 more, whatever your take on it, if you were in London City , you would have had the most awesome time with us, we know how to party and have fun.
All this, and yet still all the other things thats happen in SL's top destination ... London City...Remember that whooosh I was talking about, here's a taster....
Here you can take your slice of happiness in London City, we have events running all over our 4 sims.... From Adult no strings fun of The Crown, to the totally themed Juiced, to our Fantastic Brit pub The Worlds End, to our Music lovers club Bar Soho, and our Retro club Substation, playing you songs from yesteryear, Right to Madame Lala's fun cheeky banter with star turns, you name it ... we have it... and more no wonder we are ranked number1!!
Well that's all from me this week, I hope to see you for more fun and frolics nest week, in the top destination in SL ...London city...accept no imitations!!!
Roving Report Ruby xxx