Saturday, July 04, 2020

Happy Independence Day



Wishing our American friends across the great pond a very happy Independence Day.

On this day in 1776 the United States formally separated from Great Britain.

Thomas Jefferson, penned the Declaration of Independence and later went on to become America's 3rd President.  Nine years later, over breakfast one morning, he drew up the US Constitution, but history recalls it's principal author was actually 4th president James Madison.

Wherever you are, have a great day!


Friday, July 03, 2020

Boney M on Saturday



It's DISCO time with BONEY M

Boney M is a 4 part vocal group. 
Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett from Jamaica, Maizie Williams from Montserrat and Bobby Ferrell from Aruba. The band  formed in 1975 in Germany and they gained popularity through the disco era of the late 70's.

Boney M take to the stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK) singing their most famous of songs, including, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket, Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, Brown Girl in the Ring, and many more!

TP to http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/108/109/23 


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

It's a heatwave!



It was a hot afternoon, the last day of June, and the sun was a demon...

 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Summer Begins



Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join sun kissed Katty on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Pride Season draws to a close today, to make way for the Summer Season.  Here are a few pictures from last night's Donna Summer Concert..






Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pride Finale with Donna Summer on Saturday



Concluding London Pride and leading us rather neatly into the 'Disco Season', Saturday's finale is Donna Summer.

Five times Grammy Winner, Donna Summer was the first international artist to have three albums in the chart at the same time.

After her death in May 2012 she was posthumously named the "undisputed queen of the Seventies disco boom".

If you like Pride/Disco, then this is the event for you!

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Come and enjoy Donna Summer the Disco Sensation here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/134/105/23

Friday, June 26, 2020

London Pride Weekend





All things being equal, this weekend we were due to have a tie-in event to London Pride in RL.  As you know, all organised events are currently cancelled in the Real World, so we will have to amuse our virtual selves in Second Life.

London City invites you to camp it up with us and wear your Pride colours with, urm, Pride!

Throughout the weekend we have some great entertainment lined up for you, kicking off this afternoon (Friday) with our first Pride Weekend Party and Madame Bailey's Gay Anthems in Lala's from 1pm SL time.

On Saturday the main Pride Party will feature Party Anthems and Donner Kebab-Summer in Concert right after Worlds End (On The Road) from 11am SL.

All we need is your gorgeous selves to join us.  Please bring copious amount of alcohol, cos this is going to be thirsty work!


Goodbye Margarita




It is hard to believe that only 2 weeks ago, the legendary Margarita Pracatan was still performing on her twitter account, and in London City, at the starting event for our Pride Festival and sounding her normal chirpy self.

We were all saddened on Wednesday to learn that she passed away suddenly, aged 89.  Thank you Margarita Pracatan for all the fun over the years.

See the BBC News Story here




Sunday, June 21, 2020

Let's Party



Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join sun kissed Katty on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Here are a few pictures from last night's Erasure Concert..






Friday, June 19, 2020

Erasure Concert on Saturday



Back in 1985, singer/songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter Vince Clarke formed the band Erasure.

With the release of the single Sometimes the band established itself as one of the most successful bands in Britain during the 80s to mid-90s.  By the end of the 80s they had broken into the American market and to date have sold over 25 million albums.

Always popular with the LGBT club circuit, the band still performs today to a more mainstream audience.  They are best known for the songs, Oh L'amour, Victim of Love, Blue Savannah and A Little Respect .

Enjoy a tribute to Erasure here in London City on Saturday.  Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL time.  Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/95/104/23


Thursday, June 18, 2020

Happy 17th Birthday to Second Life



Seventeen years ago, on June 23rd, 2003, Second Life launched to the public.

Each year they hold Birthday celebrations where Residents are invited to exhibit their celebratory builds.  This years exhibits span 23 regions and open to the public on Friday at 9am SL time (5pm UK)

You can find a full program of events here:
https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/4900-sl17b-calendar-of-events

And you can visit London City's exhibit here
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL17B%20Astonish/173/111/23


Happy Birthday Second Life!



Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Poker Machine - New Prize



This could be hanging on your wall!
Congratulations to Illiana for winning this weeks star prize in the poker machine... The Framed Jan Crouch picture!

The prize giver has been reset, and now it is all to play for again,  A startling brand new signed Tammy-Faye!

Good luck, we're counting on you.

The countdown has begun, there is 100 hours of playing time until the next exciting win!

The poker machine is located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/64/210/24



Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trash or Treasure - new gift!




From the litter bin that brought you, Oculus Rift, London Tits, Steam Powered Wheelchair, Personal Balloon Propulsion System, The NHS Wig, Private Jet, the animated Orthopaedic shoe and a hundred other totally useless items......

It is our great pleasure to announce The PRIDE TUTU!

Yes, this stunning Tutu can be yours, but only if you get lucky!   All you have to do is collide with the trash-can in the Park for a random gift (sometimes cash!), and just maybe, you will be the first recipient of this highly collectable fashion accessory.   You will wow your friends and be the talk of the town!

Rush over now to the Litter Bin in Regent's Park to see what your lucky prize is today!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Today in London City



Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join sun kissed Katty on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Here are a few pictures from last night's Taylor Swift Pride Concert..





Friday, June 12, 2020

Taylor Swift Show on Saturday



A brand new show for Pride 2020, Taylor Swift!
Didn't have a pic of Taylor, so this is an artists impression.

Taylor Swift has been around for a long time, despite being only 31.  She won her first recording contract back at only age 14 and has been recording ever since.

Having sold over 150 million singles worldwide, she is one of the best selling artists of all time, and is especially known for Shake it off, Love Story, Me!, You Belong to Me and many more.

You are invited to the Taylor Swift show on Saturday!   

Party Starts at 12pm SL times (8pm UK) and the concert is at 1pm SL.



Sunday, June 07, 2020

Substation and World End today



Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join sun kissed Katty on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Here are a few pictures from last night's Margarita Pracatan concert..







Friday, June 05, 2020

Pride: Pracatan on Saturday: "I lub ewe"




Something camp to kick off Pride!

This week it's Margarita Pracatan  a Cuban singer(?) who found unexpected success in the 1990s.

Her big break came on the Clive James TV show where each week Margarita would play out the show, singing  her own unique rendition of famous songs, but performed on a Casio electronic organ, often with an unusually fast beat, and often playing all the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order.

Now, in London, she  performs a breathtaking show with an unusual orchestra.

A show not to be missed!  Trust us!

Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm.




Tuesday, June 02, 2020

It must be summer!




You just know that its official summer, when (at enormous expense), you see the Olympic sized swimming pool arrive in London City.  Come cool your heels, flap your gums and get a beer down your screech.


Friday, May 29, 2020

The Drifters on Saturday



Well, Saturday night at eight o'clock, I know where I'm gonna go... To the Drifters Concert in London City!


Spanning fifty years (and counting) and with sixty Drifters members so far, this is America's longest running band.

Their songs include, Saturday Night at The Movies, More Than a Number in my Little Red Book, On Broadway, Kissin' In The Back Row of The Movies, There Goes My Baby,  This Magic Moment and many many more.

The Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and The Drifters are on stage at 1pm SL.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Pride is just around the corner..



Pride is on it's way, so it is a good time to start thinking about your outfits and of course your wearable vehicles for the all important parade at the finale of the season.

Pride kicks off in London City on Monday 1st June, with top acts, camp entertainment, free merchandise and a bunch of hunks!

















Sunday, May 24, 2020

The long weekend continues...



Today at 11am SL time (7pm UK) join us all in the Substation for more retro sounds from Bailey and Coffee, and then 2 hours later, join the artist formerly known as Katty Katarina on the beach for music and  cash for questions quizzes!

Hope you enjoyed the Amy MacDonald Show last night ..


Friday, May 22, 2020

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life.  Her hits include, Mr Rock & Roll, Poison Prince, Let's Start a Band and Run.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Bank Holiday Weekend coming...



Oh yes indeedy, its time for yet another long weekend in old Blighty.   There is nothing more we like than plenty of public holidays throughout the summer.  There is also a rumour of the government planning an extra holiday in October to make up for all the ones we have lost this year by staying indoors.

Please get rat assed responsibly
It has become much more difficult to work out who is still in lockdown and who is not.  The UK Government still advises you only go out for essentials and work (if you cannot work from home).  Socialising is still off-limits.  And yet thousands of people are flocking to the beaches, whilst visiting your family is still likely to get you pinched, especially if the police smell a wonderful barbecue wafting out of your back garden.

Here in London City, we hope that those of you still following the advice to be sensible, or those self-isolating, will enjoy three days of party Mayhem with us, kicking off on Friday at 1pm SL with Madame Lalas.

You don't have to be out in the real world to enjoy yourself and have a beer.  Look at this offer from Adsa,  goodness me, that's cheap!  So get online now and order some party grog for this coming weekend.