Monday, April 30, 2012

Weekend in Review - 27th to 29th April

Hello my luvvies. just auntie Bailey here with a quick weekend round up as I all partied out this weekend!  And what a weekend it has been - we seem to get more and more parties each week.

On Friday we started off at Substation with an Addams Family party, before moving on to Bar Soho for Best in Baggy Pants and then ended up at Madame Lala's London Revue for Best in Hair and Teeth.

On Saturday we hit World's End for Best in Swimwear (maybe a bit chilly but no one noticed).  Then it was on to Regent's Park for the big Saturday party.  It had a Best in Cowboy/Cowgirl theme and a first for us - a tribute concert featuring John Denver.

John Denver and his support band

Honestly we were line just looks like a camp country recreation of the Thriller video
Some of the buff bodies in attendance at the concert
After the party in the park, we headed off on the nightbus to Lezbo for Best in Fluffy/Tiny.

On Sunday we were beamed up to Substation for a Best in Star Trek contest before heading over to the Lezbo Asylum for Best in Horror.

"I only popped in to visit a friend..."
And that concludes my missive for another week.  Have a good week and hope to see you around London City.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

John Denver in Concert, Saturday

A brand new concert this weekend.

For the first time in London City, this Saturday, 28th April, we celebrate the wonderful talents of world famous folk musician, writer and tenor singer, John Denver.

Born John Deutschendorf in 1943, he knew at an early age that he wanted to be a musician and not enter into the military as his father, an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel had wished. 

In 1965 he became part of the Chad Mitchell Trio, but abandoned the group to go solo and in 1969 was signed to produce his first album Rhymes & Reasons.

He became most famous during the 1970's with hits, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Take Me Home Country Roads, Leaving On A Jet Plane, Rocky Mountain High, Annie' Song and Calypso.

Denver was a conservationist, who devoted much of his time to raise awareness to damage caused to habitats by deforestation.   A keen pilot, Denver died in 1997, after losing control of an experimental and unlicensed plane.  He was 53.

In 2007 the state of Colorado adopted Rocky Mountain High as it's official song.

Join us this Saturday and enjoy the legend that lives on.
Party in the Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and John Denver in Concert is an hour later at 1pm.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend in Review - 20th to 22th April

And so ends another weekend of costumes, music and insanity in London City.  The weekend started on a classy note with Best in Formal at Bar Soho.  It was a first for us, as the event was sponsored by Vero Modero, who provided free gifts and prizes.

Following on from Bar Soho, we headed on over to Madame Lala's London Revue for a Best in Disco contest and some fabulously camp and strange tunes.

On Saturday World's End Pub hosted a Best in Bizarre contest.  I don't wish to besmirch the good names of anyone there, but sometimes you wonder if they make an effort for such contests or just come as themselves!

Hot on the heels of the event at World's End, the party continued with Best in Party Wear in Regent's Park.  The tribute concert was the ever popular Neil Diamond, who had the crowd swaying with his crooning.

Neil Diamond...well, maybe Cubic Zirconia...and his band
After the concert it was time to head off to Best in Pirate at Lezbo.  Rather like fitting a ship in to a bottle, Ruby had managed to fit a pirate ship in to the club.  For added authenticity, she even left the taps running and flooded the club.  Still, it was about time the floor had a wash.

On Sunday we had our own version of the London Marathon, which proved to be fun for competitors, marshals and spectators alike.  Oddly enough even with furries and such, it didn't look any stranger than the real thing!

London hasn't seen so many people running since the lootings
To bring the weekend to a close, we had a Best in Dad's Army contest at Substation and then finally a Best in Fairy at Lezbo.

Stay tuned to find out what is in store for next weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

London City Marathon, Sunday

Its race time again here in London City.  Get your shorts on and get ready to sweat in this SL/RL event tie-in.

Win 250L per race in The London City Marathon on Sunday at 6am SLT (2pm UK)

Meet here by Comptons Pub  Good luck everyone!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Vero Modero Parties with Bar Soho

Bar Soho's Formal Night is sponsored by Vero Modero, creators of fine Ladies and Gents appareal. Tonights event begins at 1pm SLT (9pm UK) with Hostess Bailey and DJ Wilz.  Special gifts are available through out the night, one for the ladies and one for the men, so be sure to pick yours up. The winners fo tonights contest for Best in Formal will receive a linden cash prize PLUS a specal gift from Vero Modero.
The event starts at 9pm UK but it is ok to arrive fashionably late.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekend in Review - 13th to 15th April

Well that's another weekend over with and a new week has been birthed.  On a brighter note, that means we are even closer to the next weekend in London City!

The weekend got underway for us at Bar Soho on Friday with a Best in Sportswear contest.  Hostess Katty stepped in to help out as the regular host was abducted by aliens (or RL, which is much the same experience).  Yours truly stepped in to DJ for the night and I have to confess, I rather enjoyed myself...not sure how much the clientele enjoyed my dance tracks though!

After Bar Soho, we headed down the street as we usually do on a Friday to Madame Lala's London Revue, where there was a special performance by Blondie.

Maybe not Atomic, but definitely traces of radiation...
The party at World's End pub on Saturday was in danger of being raided by the police as the contest was Best in Baddie.  Thankfully the criminal masterminds of London City were able to stay free and made their escape after the event.

For the main event in Regent's Park we saw the ever popular Bee Gees take to the stage.  I do like a nice stage but it usually takes more than that to get my knickers wagging, however, this was something special - a giant disco ball that opened up to reveal the group.

An awesome stage set
The boys on stage
Movers and groovers on the Regent's Park dancefloor
After the concert in Regent's Park, revellers (who were obviously drunk and had impaired judgement) boarded the night bus.  Their destination was a Best in Space event at Lezbo and given the bus drivers in London City, a flight in to space is highly probable.

Starship Lezbo goes in to orbit
On Sunday we had another sixties inspired event at Substation with the contest theme of Mods and Rockers.  There was also a live performance by the ever lovely Adevina Citron - great voice and a great personality too.

A great crowd for Adevina
To round the weekend off, there was a Rocky Horror Picture Show event over at Lezbo.

Defies description...
And that's all from me for another week.  Stay tuned to this channel for more news on London City!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Summer of 73 - The Bee Gee's in Concert

Each weekend throughout April, London City celebrates a year from the 1970's and plays music and concerts from that year.   Last week was 1976 and Boney M thrilled the crowd.

This weekend we move back a few years to 1973.  The pop music charts in the UK at that time included hits by, Slade, Gary Glitter, Wizard and Led Zeppelin to name but a few.

Also, just starting to get noticed on the international stage was a band of brothers who called themselves, The Bee Gee's. 

Before being catapulted in super stardom upon the release of Saturday Night Fever in 1977 and securing their place in history with Grease in 1982, the Bee Gee's were becoming very popular in Australia and Japan in the very early 1970's.

We hope you enjoy a bit of nostalgia as we go back in time to the Summer of 1973, playing songs that predate their later hits.

Party in The Park starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and the concert begins at 1pm SL (9pm UK).

Competition is Best in Flares!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Themed events every night at Lezbo

For some time now, Ruby Jones, the manager of Lezbo has been setting a different theme each night in the Lezbo club (open from 2pm SL / 10pm UK open every night except Friday and Monday).

Each time you enter the club, you are taken to a location she has created for that particular night.  From Sci-Fi, Under the Sea, Cartoons, Superheroes.. you name it Ruby has created this theme for Lezbo.

Last night upon entering the club, we found ourselves in the middle of the jungle, complete with roaming elephants, zebras, tigers and giraffes.

Playing popular club music and offering a prize each night for the person who is considered "Best in Theme", this club is becoming extremely popular amongst those who enjoy an additional layer of fantasy within Second Life.

As the name suggests, Lezbo is a lifestyles club, but welcomes absolutely everyone with a sense of fun. Check it out here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The new, New User Experience

At London City, we are keenly aware that first impressions are usually the ones that count the most.

A new resident not only forms an opinion about London City, but also of Second Life itself.

With that in mind, we have launched a brand new, New User Experience program, targetting the all important first hour in Second Life.
The old maze like system of noticeboards, which give helpful instructions, was very in-depth, but not particularly entertaining and perhaps a little overwhelming to the newcomer.

We found that new residents wanted to get up and running and interacting with people as quickly as possible and we believe that this serves that need.

Located inside Comptons Pub, residents are shown how to dance, dress, unpack, tip, buy currency, chat, add friends and even how to drink and smoke!

With a dance and live music area at the back of the pub and the Substation Nightclub in the tube station underneath, we think this is covers all bases for an  initial visit to Second Life.

If the resident enjoys what they have learnt, on further visits they can walk across the street to the freebie store, or return to Comptons to learn more, such as age verifying their account and registering their information with Second Life to add inworld money.

We're really pleased with this and we think others will like it too, so remember you saw it here first.

London City, Innovative Solutions for Communities

Weekend in Review - April 6th to 9th

Oh my goodness!  And I thought the usual weekends in London City where hectic!  An extended Easter weekend turned out to be crazy.

On Friday we started off with DJ Snakey and host Dex at Bar Soho for a Best in Yellow contest, followed by a mad gallop down the street while getting changed for Best in Glam with DJ Torric and hostess Ruby at Madame Lala's London Revue.

Best in Yellow at Bar Soho
Saturday saw a completely bizarre version of an egg and spoon race around London City.  Later was a Best in Wedding Dresses/Suits contest at World's End pub. with a Boney M tribute concert and Best in Easter contest in Regent's Park later still.  A Best in Eighties contest at Lezbo with DJ Scar rounded off the evening.

Egg and Spoon Race

The Bonies on stage
Boney supporters getting their groove on
It was acceptable in the 80s...and Lezbo
For Easter Sunday absolutely mayhem was unleashed with an exploding Easter egg hunt that took in the whole of the sim.  Eggs were launched all over the city, some containing cash and some just going bang!  There was also another race...but not egg and spoon this was a crucifix race...  Sunday evening at the new Substation club was another sixtiesfest with a Best in Hippy contest and music provided by DJs Torric and Henning over the course of the event and Royster as host.  Later at Lezbo it was Best in Bunny with DJ Scar.

The leaders of the crucifix pack coming up to the first corner
Summer of Love at Substation
As Monday was a Bank Holiday, we had even more insanity with a Here Comes Summer beach party in Regent's Park with the dynamic duo of DJs Torric and Henning again and later a Best in Easter contest at Bar Soho with DJ Scar and host Bailey (that's me).

Here Comes Summer!
After all that I think I need to soak my bunions and have a cuppa!  Hope you all have a good week and stay tuned to this channel for more news from London City.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

The Easter Monday BEACH PARTY

Celebrate Bank Holiday Monday at a Beach Party here in London City.

Cash Prize for Best in Summer.  The Best Summer Tunes to relax to and two live DJ's making it fun.

Starts at 7am SL (3pm UK)

Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Annual Egg & Spoon Race is Today

Meet at 6.45am SL (2.45pm UK) in London City, Regent's Park for  a 7am start.
Eggs and Spoons will be provided.  Best of Luck.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Your Easter Weekend Starts here

Friday: 1pm SL (9pm UK) Bar Soho, 2pm SL (10pm UK) Madame Lala's
Saturday:7am SL  (3pm UK) Egg & Spoon, 12pm SL (8pm UK) Party In The Park: BONEY M
Sunday: 7am SL (3pm UK) Easter Hunt, 8am SL (4pm UK) Race, 12pm SL (8pm UK) Substation
Monday: 8am SL (4pm UK) Summer Party / Easter Parade, 1pm SL (9pm UK) Bar Soho

Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

This Sunday - The Exploding Easter Egg Hunt

This Sunday at 6am SL / 2pm UK, pop over to London City and get rich quick with the annual Easter Egg Hunt!

We will be dropping 200 eggs all over London City.  150 eggs with random amounts of cash in them and 50 rotten eggs that explode.

Just click the eggs...  You will either be rewarded with cash or an explosion.

Happy Hunting!

A full schedule of events for London City this Easter weekend will appear here tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

London City joins Pathfinder Beta

We are pleased to have been invited by Linden Lab to join the Pathfinder Beta.

Pathfinding is where moving objects have the ability to intelligently find their way around. They can merely roam, or they can pursue or flee. 

In gaming terms, you might have a dragon chasing you.  You may run into a house and close the front door just in the nick of time, but the dragon, seeing its route closed off, will find an intelligent alternative route to you.  Let's hope that in this scenario, you remember to close the windows too!

We are unlikely to have dragons chasing people in London City, but imagine a wild dog walking the streets that could chase people off who get too close, then return to place it patrols.   Or a timid rabbit hopping around in Regent's Park that scurries away when people approach.

Pathfinder objects can also include existing scripting, so heaven forbid that you want to go rabbit hunting, but once you shoot the poor critter, it would fall over and the task of that particular object would either come to an end, or restart, thus resurrecting the poor bunny.

The possibilities are endless and we are very excited to have been invited to the initial beta.

We're a long way from having any of the above, but this 30 second clip shows a couple of simple prims finding their own way around.  It's worth mentioning that they have been told to stray no further than 20 meters of my position.  It will give you and idea anyway.....  And development of Pathfinder in London City, begins today.

Weekend in Review - March 30th to April 1st

Good grief...what an insane weekend in London City.  My bunions have bunions from all that dancing.

On Friday we had a change to the usual running order as the usual night at Bar Soho was cancelled to make way for an event by Gallery Xue in Trafalgar Square.  It proved to be an absolute sim packer with people floating around the fountain.

After the Gallery Xue event, we headed over to Madame Lala's London Revue for another round of mayhem and madness.  A Best in 80s contest proved to be challenging on the eyes...leg warmers. leotard, bad perm...and that was just me.

Saturday at World's End saw a Best in Super Hero contest, which provided a great warm up to the big event that was to follow - Queen in Regent's Park.  It was a long concert (at around two hours) but the punters were kept happy with plenty of toe-tapping, hand-clapping and foot-stomping favourites.

Later at Lezbo there was a Best in Sci Fi contest that saw all kinds of madness - from aliens to robots - unleashed on the dance floor!

On Sunday, as it was the first of the month, there was a tea leaf reading at The Tea House by Lord of the Teapot.

This lead nicely in to a special event in the Hub - a L$3000 giveaway!  Both events drew in the fact, they were queuing out of the door for tea leaf readings.

Later on Sunday we had the grand opening of the new venue beneath Comptons.  It is a fab and groovy 60s club called Substation. We were all magically transported back to 1967 with the music, hair and fashions.

After that, we had a Best in Under The Sea contest at Lezbo, which rounded the weekend off in suitably madcap style, with sea turtles, whales and merfolk!

Stay tuned for news of next weekends events - a nice long weekend...heaven only knows what will happen...

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April gets off to a Flying Tart

1st of April got off to a flying start, quite literally.

It appears that by "accident" we forced a landing zone a bit too high.  It was a great spectator sport watching people splat as they landed.

With all this death and decay, some even thought they were in the wrong London!

Have a great day and don't forget that today is also the "3K Giveaway", where 3 lots of 1000L will be given to people who have London City Entertainment as their Active group.

And don't forget SUBSTATION opens its doors for the first time tonight at 12pm SL.  Playing the songs of 67.   Substation like the name suggests is connected to the Regent's Park Subway.

L$3,000 Giveaway!

An anonymous supporter of London City has generously donated L$3,000 lindens to be given away on Sunday in three sets of 1,000L

Just have London City Entertainment as your active group and be in Regent's Park (London City region). You will automatically entered into the draw.

Before each payment, a notice will be sent to the group saying:  "Within the next 10 to 30  minutes, 1000L will be paid randomly to a visitor who has London City Entertainment as their active group".

All you need to do is be here!

The London Substation - Sounds of the sixties

London City is pleased to announce a brand new club dedicated to the sounds of the sixties.

Located under Comptons Pub, all roads lead to "Substation", which is connected to the Subway system in the Regent's Park meeting area and via Comptons itself and the outdoor concert area.

Although not completely finished inside, we opened for a few hours last Sunday to give a flavour of what is to come.   During the week, the builders will be doing their job and we have every confidence that we'll be right ready for the launch party on Sunday 1st April at 12pm SL / 8pm UK.

We hope you will enjoy this complimentary additional layer of entertainment in London City.

Please visit us here:

Regent's Park tube connects to Substation