Monday, April 02, 2012
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 crowds...in 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...
Monday, December 26, 2011
Season's greetings from London City and auntie Bailey. forgive the smell of sprouts permeating this blog posting for the weekend...it is the Christmas season, after all.
We managed to have a rather sedate and classy Christmas in London City, which just goes to show that miracles do happen!
On Friday we dispensed with the usual Bar Soho and Madame Lala's London Revue combo again and had a Party in the Park instead. It was something different as it was a brand new tribute concert featuring Demis Roussos and contained a selection of festive favourites along side Demis classics.
|The band and Demis (above) and party people (below)|
|The Proms players|
|Some of the festive party goers|
|The players take to the fabulous festive stage|
Stay tuned for more news from London City as it happens!
Monday, October 24, 2011
All the usual insanity occurred over the weekend in London City. Bar Soho. Madame Lala's. The bus journey of death between the two... We had a Best In Sportswear contest at Bar Soho on Friday as a special request from one of our loyal patrons...and she actually polled the most votes in the contest!
Two things have taken the emphasis over the weekend. The first was the announcement of London City 3 coming in to existence to complement the existing two areas. Already it is taking shape nicely thanks to the dedicated builder.
The second thing that played a major part this weekend was the first ever Take That tribute concert in Regent's Park. It went down spectacularly well and attendance on sim was in the mid nineties at it's height, which isn't a bad turnout for a grown up boyband!
|Gary, Mark, Jason and Robbie...alas Howard was stuck in a motorway cafe as his moped broke down|
|An eager crowd enjoying the delights of the band|
Monday, October 10, 2011
A totally insane weekend in London City...makes a change!
As always we started out at Bar Soho before moving down the road to Madame Lala's London Revue for a tribute concert featuring Welsh hip swiveller, Mr Tom Jones. He warbled his way through a selection of hit choons, much to the joy of the assembled crowd.
|Tom on stage - being menaced by members of the audience|
Later on Saturday there was a Party in the Park with a contest theme of Best in Glasses in honour of the star attraction, Elton John! The place was packed out and thankfully as so many people opted for dark glasses, Elton's outfit did not seem nearly so bright.
|Elton at the piano|
|Some of the crowd shaking their bits for Elton|
|Line dancers...but who is gonna clean up that floor?|
Monday, September 26, 2011
Another weekend of craziness in London City. It began at Madame Lala's London Revue following a Best in Leather party at Bar Soho. The incomparable Ruby Babylon gave a tribute to Dolly Parton that was a hit with the crowd that assembled. No one could take their eyes off Ruby's dress; in much the same way that people can't take their eyes off a terrible accident.
|The crowd look on anxiously as fireworks are unleashed so close to so much hairspray...|
|So much 'talent' that even the microphone didn't know where to put itself|
|Revellers frolic on the dance floor as ABBA perform a selection of their hits.|
|Madame Lala plots her assault on the stage (in towering hair and voluminous gown)|
Monday, August 22, 2011
The usual weekend madness fell across London City at the weekend. As always, we kicked off the weekend with a party at Bar Soho. DJ Ruby took to the turntables and treated the Best in Green crowd to some wild tunes before we all moved on to Madame Lala's London Revue to see us in to the wee small hours of Saturday morning.
On Saturday we had a real treat as Billy Joel and his band joined us a for a concert in the park.
Sunday was a new experience for everyone as there was a brand new DJ at Comptons pub - Bailey Saxmundham (oh wait...that's me!)
Next weekend is a long weekend in England and we have some special treats lined up...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
This weekend (August 13th and 14th), we are celebrating one year of Soho. London City favourite Mapoo Little will be in concert in Regent's Park on Saturday at 1pm SLT. Mapoo will be treating us to a slection of Motown tunes in a show that promises to be as spectacular as always. Sunday sees Britt McMahon take to the stage at Comptons (also at 1pm SLT) for a selection from none other than the King of Cool himself, Mr Dean Martin!
It is sure to be a fantastic celebration, so come along and join us!
Monday, August 08, 2011
Total insanity at the weekend in London City. The Friday event at Bar Soho (Best in Green) proved to be a warm up for the later event at Madame Lala's London Revue, which got the weekend off to a rocking start with special guest Tina Turner.
On Saturday we had a party in the park that proved to be a fantastic event and exceeded everyone's expectations. The special guest was Australian musician, singer-songwriter, composer, painter and television personality, Mr Rolf Harris! A free didgeridoo and extra leg were available as gifts for visitors. The backing band were very enthusiastic and took to pogo sticks for 'Tie Me Kangaroo Down' and donned their extra legs to dance along to 'Jake the Peg'!
|Rolf Harris takes to the stage|
|Everyone became a Rolferoo for the evening!|
|Brian Narstrom performing live at Comptons|
Monday, August 01, 2011
What a wild weekend in London City...it will take me all week to recover! The weekend got of to a truly hectic start on Friday evening. Usually there is a party in Bar Soho with me as host (takes a bow), but we relocated to the Regent's Park as the party was only the start of the evenings entertainment. So we kicked off with Best in Pink and then we had the first of two concerts - Simon and Garfunkel. We then went from the sublime to the ridiculous with Abba!
|Benny, Frida, Agnetha and Bjorn take to the stage|
|Yes...it's the Bee Gees resplendent in white suits and big hair|
|The fantastic Mr Brian Narstrom|
Friday, July 01, 2011
Celebrate the London Lesbian, Gay, TV/TS (and Straight) Pride here in London City. Running all weekend. EVERYONE is welcome!
Regent is Ready! Are You?
London Pride starts tonight at 1pm PDT with Best In Swimwear in Bar Soho. Then, all over to Madame Lala's London Revue for the Campest Tunes Of the 80's until very late.
Saturday will see concerts from Dolly Parton, Cher, Bette Midler and Judy Garland in Regent's Park, starting from 6am PDT (2pm UK) followed by the headlining concert by AMY MACDONALD at 2pm PDT (10pm UK).
Other attractions include the Parade, Carnival and prize for most Outrageous Outfit and also a Fairground to frighten your friends.
Gay or Straight, it doesn't matter, come and camp it up.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Showbiz royalty and London City regulars, Regent and Ruby have enjoyed a wonderful day out in Mainland London enjoying the facilities on offer for all visitors to this wonderful region.
|Ruby with Regent|
|Flying over London in the Helecopter|
|Regent shows off his new line of deluxe limos|
|Ferrari Rezzer and Golf Cart Rezzer|
|Try the Microlite|
|The couple relax before going skinny dipping...|
If it's happening in London it happens first in London City.
Often imitated, never duplicated.
Monday, June 06, 2011
It has sure been an eventful Weekend at your favourite London destination, Mainland London.
Friday saw the delightful return of Demis Roussos wowing the crowd in Madame Lala's, with his energetic songs, including the show stopping climax, Zorba. Everyone danced until dawn!
Demis Roussos Greek singer, best known for being the main musical partner of movie soundtrack composer and electronic musician Vangelis throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Roussos has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.
Mapoo gave an incredible performance. Her voice was powerful and sultry, as she boomed out the classics, from Private Dancer to Nutbush.
Being a popular destination, Regent's Park remained at full capacity throughout the evenings events including Mapoo, Bar Soho and Madame Lala's. As we always recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Sunday morning's Coffee and Donut Kickstart saw the early birds gather in the park for the a catch-up on the weekend. This early morning gathering is particularly popular with those who for various reasons were unable to attend the night before, but want to know how it went and if there is any gossip!
A Killer Cucumber was discovered at the Sunday Kickstart, but was promptly detonated.
Due to dodgy stock, the afternoons Coffin Race was held over to the following weekend, when an unfortuate side effect was discovered sending people a few million feet into the air.
By the time we had all found each other again, black storm clouds had gathered on the horizon and we thought it was probably time to take cover. The sun was well and truly over the yard-arm, so we rode the bus to the Star & Garter pub, to start the evening off with a Pub Quiz and an old movie that everyone could either watch or pull to pieces. The movie last night was from 1937, Will Hay in "Oh, Mister Porter".
You can see more pictures from this weekend by following this link
Mainland London has events every day of the week and many special events every weekend. Please be sure to check back to this blog during the week for a full listing of next weekends Concerts and Happenings.
Another tremendous weekend, great company and a lot of laughs. Thanks to everyone who visited. Thank you for participating in this community and for making Mainland London the place to be.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Saturday 28th May in Regent's Park, join us for a fun evening of 1970's Disco courtesy of Bar Soho and Madame Lala's.
The main event this coming weekend is BONEY M in Concert at 1pm PDT, with a warm up party from 12pm Midday PDT.
The band will be singing all of their famous hits including, Rasputin, Daddy Cool, Ma Baker, Gotta Go Home, One Way Ticket and many more.
Be sure to wear your Disco outfits as there will be a competition for the "Best in 70's"
Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Making their first ever appearance in Mainland London, this Saturday at 2pm PDT, we have Simon & Garfunkel in Concert.
They will be singing uptempo versions of their most famous songs, including, "The Sound Of Silence", "I Am a Rock", "Homeward Bound", "The Boxer" and "Mrs Robinson".
The Duo, known for their close harmonies, were among the most popular performers of their era in the 1960's. This sensational concert will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along.
Concerts and Entertainment throughout the weekend, make Mainland London your London Hotspot in Second Life.
Monday, May 02, 2011
Mainland London continues to be a popular destination for people from all over the world and our expansion is well under way!