Friday, November 24, 2017

The Ronettes Concert - Saturday in London City



On Saturday, you are invited to an evening with The Ronettes.

The Ronettes were an American pop girl group from New York.
The immensely popular Phil Spector sound of the 1960s, had the Ronettes pitched as their primary competition to Motown and the group charted nine times and are best known for Be My Baby, Baby I Love You and Da Doo Ron Ron.

Spector had a way of taking songs and renaming the band for each song even though it comprised of the same singers, (such as The Crystals).
Other temporary members who became famous after performing as backing for The Ronettes include Darlene Love and Cher.

Enjoy and evening with The Ronettes here in London City.   Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the show an hour later at 1pm SL.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/107/24

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas



London City is beginning to look a lot like Christmas








Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving





Wishing all our friends across the great pond, a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Free Gift at Elle et Lui






Elle et Lui in London City has put its first gift for Christmas under the tree, ready for you to collect.  Yours just for visiting, enjoy this lovely Christmas jewelry Gift of a  necklace and earrings.


Whilst in the store, check out their extensive range of Catwa head and mesh body shapes.
Visit the store here:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/233/166/24

Friday, November 17, 2017

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, November 16, 2017

Philip Rosedale visits London City - The video




Philip Rosedale (formerly Philip Linden), the founder of Linden Lab and Second Life and CEO of High Fidelity, visited London City on Thursday to hang out for a couple of hours with the community and find out a bit more about our visitors.

For the last half hour of his visit, Philip took to voice to talk more about the history of Second Life, the complexities of the platform, possible improvements and his ambitions for High Fidelity.


Philip Rosedale, Creator of Second Life visits London City




Visitors to London City had the pleasure of meeting my friend, Philip Rosedale, the founder of Linden Lab and creator of Second Life on Thursday evening.

Philip talked at length about the creation of Second Life and his ideas on getting it started and then went on to explain his visions for the VR High Fidelity platform he now works on.

He wanted to know how Residents felt the mainland compared to private islands, ideas for improvements of avatars, keeping regions up and running all the time without throttling them.  All in all a very interesting visit.

He was also very interested in the London City community and how this estate retains its users.  He was very complimentary to our team and our master builder.

What's more at the time of this article, Philip is still in the region.




And here is the definitive answer to which preoccupies us.. sort of:

[12:12] Elise Banx: ok i want to know philip... is second life a game?
[12:12] Philip Rosedale: not in my mind Elise.  But I think it's a hard/deep question.  Is RL a game?  Are careers?


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Remembrance



This mornings Remembrance service from the Cenotaph.




Switching on the Illuminations



It was the opening night of the London Illuminations last night.  Thanks to everyone who came to see the Big O in concert, and the switching on of Billy as we shoved 30 thousand volts through his nipple electrodes.





Remembrance Sunday




To commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

A service will be held today in world at the Cenotaph in London City at 3am SL  (11am UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/137/23

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Armistice Day




Armistice Day is observed every 11th November, to commemorate the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany on 11 November 1918.   This significant treaty brought an end to World War I.

It is marked by two minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November in respect and remembrance of the 20 million people who died during the conflict.

You can visit the Cenotaph in London City to pay respects and to collect a poppy to wear.  Clicking one of the wreaths will send you a link to the Royal British Legion.



Friday, November 10, 2017

Roy Orbison in Concert on Saturday




Join us on Saturday in Regent's Park for Roy Orbison in London City.

Roy Orbison, The Big O, was an American singer/songwriter best known for his songs, Crying, Only The Lonely, Oh Pretty Woman, Running Scared, You Got It and many more hits.

Contrary to popular belief, the reclusive Orbison wore big black sunglasses not  because he was blind or cross eyed.  He adopted them because he suffered terrible stage fright (which prevented him touring) and found them to be a useful shield between himself and the world outside.

Roy died in 1988 aged just 52.  A year later, You Got It became the final song of Roy Orbison's to chart inside the top ten.

He has a brand new Album just released with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which hit the record stores on 3rd November.

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

Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24


Monday, November 06, 2017

Fireworks



What a wonderful Guy Fawkes night we had!

Bailey and Coffee decided to have an indoor firework display (with outdoor fireworks) in Substation.
Katty made a display of herself on the beach for Worlds End.  And I returned to an unlit firework.




So with Halloween and Bonfire night now out of the way.. you know what season is now upon us.
Love it or loathe it, hunker down Chri***as is next!

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Gunpowder, Treason and Plop




Guy Fawkes - Loved to Party
Today is the 5th of November, the anniversary of  old rogue Guido Fawkes' (now rebranded as Guy Fawkes) attempt to blow up the King on England!

Let's have a potted history...

5th November, also known as Bonfire Night

Back in 1605, Guido Fawkes and his croanies wanted to protest on how Catholics were treated.

So they decided that they would try to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in particular the House of Lords, by smuggling in hundreds of gunpowder kegs into the cellar for a firework display of their own and try detonating them on 5th November as the King (James I) was opening Parliament.

Unfortunately for Guy Fawkes, one of his gang was a lag and would blab when he got smashed and word soon spread all over town about this amazing party they were planning. They were caught in the act without so much as a roman candle going off.
Penny for the Guy?

In those days execution was considered as a fitting punishment for minor crimes like stealing a loaf of bread.  So they decided on a more fitting punishment and decided to chop Guy Fawkes into bits, hang him for a couple of minutes, disembowel him and do other unmentionable things to embarrass him whilst he was still alive.

Since petty crime only resulted in the severing of limbs and sometimes being boiled in oil, this gruesome torture of being 'hung drawn and quartered' was reserved exclusively for traitors. 

Whilst Guy Fawkes was a bit of a shit, he is also widely regarded as a person who knew how to Party. 

This is still observed on 5th November every year, when people of Great Britain, literally burn money they don't have and cheer as they see it go up in flames and whoosh into the air and erupt as fireworks.. whilst those who are more sensible collect old logs, burn and effigy called a Guy and create a massive bonfire to roast their chestnuts.

Join us for an indoor firework show today at Substation, 12pm SL time (8pm UK)

Remember Remember



Hope you enjoy the Sir Tom show last night and the fireworks for Bonfire night.  Here are some pictures of the event.





Friday, November 03, 2017

Sir Tom on Saturday



Undies at the ready everyone!

London City presents the Welsh Sexbomb himself,  Sir Tom Jones in Concert.

Singing absolutely everything he ever made famous including, What's New Pussycat, Baby It's Cold Outside, Delilah, Sexbomb, Leave Your Hat On,  to his more recent songs, Sir Tom is bound to be a hit at the Party In The Park.

What's more, you can even win 250L for Best In Undies at the Sir Tom concert!

Party starts 11am SLT (8pm UK) with Sir Tom on stage at 12pm SLT


Teleport:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/121/111/24

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Second Life's new login page




Firestorm
This morning the lab updated the login splash screen for Second Life.   The official viewer automatically displays this smarter new page.

If you would like to see this new page on Firestorm, head to the Debug settings:
[Debug] > Show Debug Settings.
Find the entry for "Login Page" and change the value to: http://viewer-login.agni.lindenlab.com/

Singularity
For Singularity Viewer, in Debug search for: "SplashScreenPage Prefix" and change the value as above.

Restart your viewer and enjoy the natty new Splash Screen!




Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Of Gods and Monsters



We hope everyone had a wonderful time at the London City Halloween Party.  Thanks for coming.

Thank you also to Bailey and Katty for providing us all with 4 hours of top tunes of a Halloween theme and our Linden friends who popped in to spook the revelers,  on Second Life's busiest day of the year.








Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween




Happy Halloween!

Join us throughout the day in London City for events and spooky goings on.

We have a special event with some very special guests at Madame Lala's from 12pm SL (7pm UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Monday, October 30, 2017

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Access to premium areas
Increased cap from 20 to 50 on IMs
Increased amounts of groups
Voice Morphing

Don't miss the offer, head here now for more info:  https://secondlife.com/premium/

Saturday, October 28, 2017

War Of The Worlds - Today in London City



With just a couple of hours to go before the show, we're ready!
Please come dressed in steampunk or turn of the century clothing to be up on the stage and part of the cast in this interactive show..  or come however you like to be in the audience.

The event starts at 12pm PDT (8pm UK)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/105/100/23


Trick or Treat Promotion



Another great promotion from Tiffany's exclusive to London City

Halloween Specials for everyone. Most of all 25 L$.  Creepy edible cakes for only 150 L$

With almost everything at just 25L you can have a simply spectacular Halloween!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/157/180/24

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

War of The Worlds Stage Show, Saturday 28th
































On 30th October 1938 long before television, CBS broadcast a radio version of The War of The Worlds.

They mentioned several times at the start of the show that it was a dramatization.

The format of the show was that of a light music program, constantly interrupted by reporters giving an account of the aliens progressive invasion.

What the network had overlooked was that the average radio listener to jump stations throughout the evening.

As the play continued, more and more people tuned in to the War of The Worlds broadcast without realising it was a play. Furthermore the radio broadcast had used real town names instead of fictitious ones, and one by one each town fell into the hands of the Martians.

Panic ensued as whole towns, swept in waves of hysteria, packed their possessions and fled to surrounding areas.


A suicide was reported as one woman said she would rather die than be taken by the Martians. In another town there was a fatal stampede as residents desperate to leave trampled each other.

The following morning CBS were forced to hold a press conference to explain themselves and to apologize for the duress they had subjected their listeners to.

Ultimately with such intense press coverage, this catapulted the actor who has played the lead reporter, a young and unknown Orson Welles, into super-stardom.  Just three short years later, he wrote, produced, directed and starred in Citizen Kane.


Join us in London City on Saturday 28th October for the interactive stage show version of this most famous of classics.

Our evening begins with a huge mass of luminous gas erupting from Mars and heading towards Earth.

Across two-hundred-million miles of void, invisibly hurtling towards us, is the first of the missiles that will bring so much calamity.

Be part of this show.  Come dressed however you like, but to be in the cast and to dance on the stage, please wear turn of the century or steampunk clothing.  Men in cloth caps and working clothes, ladies in bustles or bonnets, or as maids.   Circa anytime between 1880 to 1940.


The event starts at 12pm SL Time (8pm UK)