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 dancing...it 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.








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