Thursday, June 02, 2011

It's all Greek to me

Goodness this week has taken forever, but it's FRIDAY at looong last and time for another London Weekend in your favourite London!

Bar Soho opens from 1pm PDT with the latest dance tunes and Best In Purple contest.

Join Madame Lala and her Barbettes from 2pm PDT for a tongue in cheek Greek nite, Lala style.
Special guest at 3pm PDT is Demis Roussos icon of the 70's singing all his famous hits, followed by the drinkathon. Some of you may wish to start the drinkathon before Demis sings.

Events throughout the weekend including Mapoo Little Live on Saturday, singing Tina Tuner. A wheelchair race complete with stunt ramps, DJ Tutorial for beginners and the traditional Sunday Al-Anon meeting in the pub (please bring a bottle).
All this and other stuff only in Mainland London


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Monday, May 30, 2011

A London Community

Sunday in Mainland London turned out to be a day when everyone got to know each other a little better. 

It began outside the Curzon Cinema with a well attended race on our rezzer mopeds.  This time the track was a little more tricky as there was a ramp to jump.   Given than the bikes tend to topple over, our racers had to know when to throttle back and when to apply some welly!

Congratulations to Loulou for winning the first race and Yazoo for winning the second.  Such skill!

It just so happened that after the races were over, the Star and Garter pub was opening and with lots of people standing in the street, someone thought the best way to get everyone over to the pub was by coach.. so we travelled in style...

The coach arriving in the Pub!
And in the pub we stayed, for hours and hours.  With rain running down the windows and a terrible storm outside,  25 of us sitting there, chatting and laughing about various things from 8pm in the evening UK until gone midnight.  Every so often another person would wander in and tell us their story of how they came to be in Second Life and what they want to achieve here.

As the evening progressed, we had a pub quiz to name the celebrity from some particularly unflattering, but amusing pictures, then watched some films, including a Sherlock Homes  movie, "Dressed To Kill" and Arthur Askey in a comedy horror, "The Ghost Train".   When I say watch, we actually picked them to pieces, but it was extremely good fun.

This was pretty much an impromptu evening and made a real change from parties, as a group of people shared an evening in the pub, really talking with each other and getting to know one another that little bit more.

Although the clubs were open everywhere else in Mainland London, this group stayed put and carried on chatting and putting the world to rights.

Pulling the pints: The Lovely Fanny.
We eventually decided to put our tired bones to bed, but felt enormously satisfied in knowing that Mainland London has an established community of people who want to be involved with the day to day activities here, but more importantly, want to be involved with each other.

A special mention to Revanche, Scarlett and Heather, who all started their Second Live's here in Mainland London, then gradually started helping over the weeks and have now become team members helping to put on shows, club and sim events.  

We are so proud of the community that has formed around these sims and feel enormously honoured that so many people are now involved in helping Mainland London go from strength to strength.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Bank Holiday Continues....

Today, the famous Moped Race returns to Mainland London, but with a twist..  this time you're expected to jump ramps and through a flaming ring of fire.... and still stay upright.   All that for just a measly 250L, but hey its the taking part that counts, right?   Race starts at 11am PDT.  Meet at the Starting Point about 5 minutes before.

This evening we're going to be a bit sophisticated and have a cosy night in the boozer with  Quiz Night at the Star & Garter in West End, playing Name That Tune and Name the (crusty) Celebrity from 12pm Noon PDT.

Saturday was another mad day in Mainland London with 3 popular parties in one at Regent's Park.

We had an exclusive as BONEY M performed here for the first time anywhere in the grid to a packed house of people remembering their tunes from the 1970's.    Congratulations to Revanche and Tayla for a stunning show and thank you to Billy for creating a magnificent stage for the event.

See all the concert pictures on our facebook page.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bank Holiday Weekend

Your London Weekend Starts Here!

12pm noon PDT: Bar Soho Party with Billy and Tay.
1pm Madame Lala's for Summer of '76 remixed, CampAttack and TOM JONES on stage, followed by The Barbettes presenting "Drink til yea drop".

10am The 2nd Annual Moped Race around London, stay upright to win money!
12pm noon Join Madame Lala in the Park for Disco Refurb
1pm BONEY M in Concert, their first appearance anywhere in Second Life!
Party afterwards with Ainume and the Bar Soho hosts playing Dance Music.

11am Al-Anon in the Star & Garter Pub (bring a bottle)
1pm  Bar Soho Party
2pm and Madame Lala's London Revue

Summer Holiday Party all day with a host of events, starting from 10am PDT.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Anukis, Bobbi and Dolly

Tueday evening in Mainland London, saw a very special party for Anukis and Bobbi who had approached Madame Lala's for a Hen Party to celebrate their reunification.

This was one of those parties where just about everyone you know and everyone you have ever seen turned up to wish the happy couple the very best of luck.

Ruby Babylon did an hilarious stand up routine and special guest Dolly Parton came in to sing her favourite songs.

A packed evening with a great and fun loving crowd.

Friday at Lala's: Tom Jones.   Saturday: Boney M.

Doors open at 1pm PDT. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

BONEY M in Concert

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.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday: An Evening With Madame Lala

The scene is set for an Evening with Madame Lala.

People often ask Madame Lala to dig deep into her record collection which spans a few centuries and over crank some old songs to modern disco standards.

This morning, during a gin induced depression, Madame Lala sat cleaning all her old scratched vinyl and has decided to throw a cheese and whine party from 1pm PDT in Madame Lala's

Her gramaphone is ready to play all her 33's at 45 and her 45's at 78.  She's bought a new needle and Lala hopes you will come and reminisce, laugh and cry at these old records that she has scraped the barnacles off.
Please Bring A Bottle

Mapoo Little rocked the sims again last night with a fantastic rendition of PINK songs and as usual she sung LIVE.   The beautiful Mapoo returns again to Mainland London on Saturday 4th June, this time singing the songs of Tina Turner.

This was a dazzling show, with effects, a motorbike and a very talented lady with a superb voice who sings so very hard for her supper.   Thank you Mapoo for sharing your talents with us. 

Mapoo singing the songs of Pink.

Mapoo Little sings LIVE with a dazzling show

On Friday, ABBA returned to Mainland London for an exclusive concert in Madame Lala's London Revue.   Madame Lala's has a band every Friday at 2pm PDT.

ABBA at Lala's on Friday
Visit the blog tomorrow for news of next weeks shows and events.

Thank you for choosing Mainland London as your number 1 London in Second Life.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ABBA today!

Hi Pals, it's your old mate Regent here on the blog thing.

Now, listen up, cos we've got some top notch entertainment this weekend that will have you squealing for more when we're done.

First up today at 12 noon, my ex bird, Tayla Tigerfish is playing her vinyl in Bar Soho and will be running some competition where you can win some dosh for the weekend.

Then, the main event today is ABBA in Madame Lala's in the West End sim.

Madame Lala and her nancy's will be playing Top Tunes, CampAttack, Refurbed disco and more from 2pm PDT and ABBA will be on stage from 3pm singing all them old songs that made them famous, whilst we all bop to the tunes.

Adequate parking for all, but watch my Morris Ital out front please, cos last week some bugger scratched it up.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two great concerts this weekend in Mainland London

Saturday 12pm Noon PDT in Regent's Park:
Mapoo Little LIVE singing the songs of PINK

Friday at 3pm PDT in Madame Lala's London Revue:
ABBA The Encore Concert

Monday, May 16, 2011

Looking for Pop Music DJ's

Are you a Pop Music DJ?

Mainland London is looking to hire fun DJ's who specialise in Pop Music from all decades with a focus on the present.

Key times available are from 1pm to 3pm PDT, days to suit.

Please contact BILLY ARENTIRE for more information.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Weekend Roundup

Another  fabulous weekend in Mainland London.

Simon & Garfunkel sang so very hard for their supper and it was a great crowd of nostalgic people who came to see them.

A great night with Tayla and Rolday playing some great Bar Soho sounds in Regent's Park and Madame Lala with her Barbettes playing Disco afterwards.

Sunday has just got going and to kick it off, we have just had the first Annual Mainland London Moped Race.   Congratulations to Loulou and Kam for winning the races!

Sunday night from 1pm PDT join Tayla and Rolday in Bar Soho for more weekend fun.

Next Saturday Mapoo Little returns to Mainland London, singing the songs of PINK and performing LIVE!

Thank you for making Mainland London, your number 1 London in Second Life!