Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Year in Review: January to June



January saw the opening of the Job Centre in London City 3, a place for residents to look for work and also claim benefits.

First and last concerts by Blondie and Peter, Paul & Mary!

The Worlds End Pub in London City2 opened with CoffeeQueen68 as manager.  It will soon be her first anniversary.
The opening of the Lyons Tea House in London City.

In February we held our first ever job fayre, finding work for new residents. Our Gridwide unique visitors stat dips.. After 4 months at the number 1 slot we fall 2 places to number 3.
Coco in Pixels does some stunning photographs for us to use in our new advertising campaign

Take That and Adele performed for the first time.

In March, Regent's Park got a total makeover to accomodate new residents now being born directly into London City.  London City wins back its crown of number 1 destination in Second Life.

The Dubliners take to the stage for St. Patricks day.

Building classes begin in the London City Sandbox with RubyJones.
Vanessa Blaylock holds Dance Anywhere an event with hundreds of participants all dancing by Trafalgar Square.

April the 1st gets off to a bizarre start as some joker sets the landing zone 50 meters above the ground and watches the residents splat on landing.

The old Comptons pub is demolished and rebuilt to feature both the pub and an underground club called The London Substation, featuring music of the 50's and 60's and managed by Roy Geddins.

London City is asked by Linden Lab to become an official Pathfinder Beta region.  The regions high traffic makes it an ideal testing ground for this new technology.

We hold and exploding easter egg hunt.  When the eggs are clicked, you either win money or get blown up.  The contraversial crucifix race takes place. The London City marathon is run and London hasn't see so many runners since the lootings.

The Plaza Hotel, free homes for everyone opens.   The New User Experience opens in Comptons.
John Denver performs his first and last concert.

In May we hold the Mayoral Elections with Boris winning 43% of the vote.  DX Exchange moves into London City.  A tribute is held for Robin Gibb, Engelbert gets robbed at the Eurovision, but luckily we have Brotherhood of Man performing to keep the crowd energized!

In June, London City celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee, packing the bank holiday with concerts, simulcast broadcasts, competitions and sponsored events.  In just three days, over 18,000 visitors pass through the estate and our Youtube advert starts trending.

We also celebrate SL9B, Glen Campbell makes his one and only appearance in concert and Mika performs his first and last show.

Madame Lala's club get a complete makeover and we perform the Proms for her madge.

July to December to follow in the next story

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