Tell Ty Vol 9 AND How’d You Get Here Vol 5!

What?!?!?! A Tell Ty AND a How’d You Get Here in the same post! Has the world gone crazycakes! Actually, it has, but that has nothing to do with this post. You know the drill when it comes to both of these much anticipated types of posts. If you don’t then shame on you! Once you realize what you have done feel free to click here and here to find the lists of previous volumes.

She is an icon in her own right. You have seen her at After Dark many a time and at the helm of Guerilla Burlesque. Her image is featured on the After Dark show posters that you see plastered on Facebook. She is a director, producer, photographer, DJ, writer, dancer, explorer and the matriarch of Idle Rogue. She is the one, the only cherryblonde Scribe, aka Cherry to many.  .
As Idle Rogue celebrates its 6th year of greatness on the grid, there is no better way to honor that than by featuring the fearless leader. On a side note, if you have never explored Idle Rogue outside of After Dark, you need to. The sim is utterly amazing. Get out, wander a bit. It is well worth it!
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1. Tell me something random.
10-20% of women have never experienced an orgasm. This is a travesty.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I’m not very good at “random”
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I once made a valve guide for a Harley Davidson to 0.00+/- tolerance. I have also cleaned up a game of pool from the break and topped out on 180 in a game of darts. I have a misspent youth 😉
I have to agree, the fact behind the random statement is a travesty! Those poor things! I would also like to add that there is nothing wrong with a misspent youth when said youth becomes as amazing as cherry is as an adult.
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Curiously, when I first logged on to Second Life, the major Australian telco had a portal and their own sim, and many Australians came to SL through The Ponds Estate. Because they’re a corporate entity, they didn’t allow music streaming on-sim, you had to listen externally to DJs and they didn’t have live musicians. It didn’t take long to break out of the walled garden though!
I had been to a few musicians but hadn’t really taken to it – surprisingly, because music is my passion – when I got a notice from an art gallery for a live music event. It was JimmyT49 Dukes, and my entire world, in both lives, changed right there. I had been at home with my youngest child for 6 years, and was missing live music in ways that pervaded everything … and listening to Jimmy Dukes, I realised, I could have it back, I could go to live concerts and hear great music.
There’s not as much of the kind of live music I like in Second Life, I’m a rock chick and I love the band sound, which is hard to do and not lucrative enough to draw the kind of talent I dream about. But I’ll wait 😉
Cherry also asked that I add the following statement:
please like me on facebook, I need a friend
https://www.facebook.com/chryblnd/
You really should. She posts interesting things……..not the drivel you see all too often on social media!

They’re Baaaaack!

You might have noticed that the stage at After Dark was very quiet this week. At least we hope that you noticed! After Dark was extra dark this week because Meegan and Tyche were tearing it up at BURN2, Guerilla Burlesque style!

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                                                                 Roguery Camp

It was wonderful to see many of our After Dark regulars out and about on the playa, enjoying everything that BURN2 has to offer, and especially at the shows that we were performing in! If you did not get a chance to make it to BURN2 this year, you owe it to your self to make it next year. It is unlike anything else in Secondlife and it definitely needs to be experienced first hand as pictures and retellings do not do it justice! Speaking of pictures, perhaps you would enjoy seeing some of what Meegan and Ty were up to.

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                                         Burnlesque Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                                     Burnlesque Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                   Meegan clowning around Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                                     Ty channeling her inner belly dancing inmate.

The photographer for After Dark’s blog failed pretty miserably at getting pictures of the live performers, but in her defense she did have a LOT on her plate this past week. Cut her some slack! After Dark regulars Voodoo Shilton, Funkyfreddy Republic, Saramarie Philly and Twinghost Ronas all gifted their music to BURN2…….yet the only picture that slacker photog managed to get was this one! TGBURN_005In addition to the live music and the stage shows there were tons of other events that took place at Roguery Camp. Interactive dance sessions, themed parties that included Tutu Tuesday and Corsets and Cigars and loads of other good times! Just a few more pics of the good times for those who missed it. Not to rub it in or anything, but yea, it was awesome!

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                                                         Corsets and Cigars

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                                     DJ Cherryblonde spinning tunes for Tutu Tuesday

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                                                              Burn baby, burn!

So that is where the week went and why the stage at After Dark was silent, aside from a third of a Saramarie Philly set when they decided to restart the sim! But like the title says “They’re baaaaack!”. And what do you think of when you hear that? It had better be Poltergeist! Halloween is right around the corner and we will be celebrating it at After Dark this Tuesday starting at 7pm! Throw on your best Halloween garb and have a chance at winning prizes that will be awarded each hour! Four hours of live music featuring Twinghost, Steely Decosta, Funkyfreddy, and Oblee! Come to welcome us back from BURN2 and scare the pants off us*!

*There are no guarantees that the staff of After Dark will be wearing pants.

 

Points of Interest

 

If you look to your left you will see a house that contains a bathroom in which some half famous person once used the commode and did not wash their hands. Oh, my bad, I thought I was supposed to point out random points of interest!  Moving on……

IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!

If you are a regular at After Dark Lounge, chances are that you know what many a Friday night in SL means. Guerilla Burlesque at the Acuo Theater on Idle Rogue!! Tonight the amazing talent of the troupe will be giving you two shows! One at 7pm and the other at midnight. The shows are not the same, I repeat, NOT THE SAME.

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Eye candy for the ladies….

If you have never been to a Guerilla Burlesque performance, you need to reevalute your priorities. Also, you should probably try and make it tonight. Every show at GB (inside lingo, all the cool kids are using it) is remarkable. Each act is built by the dancers. From the concept, to the costuming to the choreography, to the set. It is a labor of love and it is nothing short of breathtaking. This week they will be welcoming Oodlemi Noodle (the hot piece of eye candy featured above) back to the stage at the 7pm show. After Dark Lounge’s very own Dark Phaeton will also be performing in the 7pm show, so there will be loads of eye candy for the ladies!

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…and the gentleman!

At the midnight show they will be debuting a new dancer who will be performing to a song by one of the After Dark Lounge’s regular musicians! You might know her. She writes a blog, has a foul mouth, is crazy adorable…….but I am not going to tell you who it is! Meegan will also be performing in an act at the midnight show! Long story short, you kind of need to just come to both. Oh! And get there early! The theater can fill up pretty early!

One last thing before I leave you to your weekend. Please do not forget that After Dark Lounge will be having their monthly theme night this upcoming Thrusday, starting at 6pm! The theme is Saturday Night Live and we want to see you dressed as your favorite character from the show! Prizes will be given out each hour for the best dressed in the theme!

FREDSTOCK: A RETROSPECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE

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Artist’s rendering of The Barn. Please note: After Dark Lounge does    not have a large budget for such things!

I have received a number of requests for a blog post on Fredstock, or to those who follow me on facebook, Feedstock. (Thank you autocorrect!) I am more than happy to tell everyone all about everything that went on that awesome weekend…but….

            WHAT HAPPENS AT FREDSTOCK STAYS AT FREDSTOCK!

I will share one thing with you and that is my favorite moment from the weekend, I have to tell you all that there is nothing more amazing than sitting by a fire, having a beer and listening to Fred, Voo and Max talk shop. It was the singles coolest moment of the weekend for me!

While I cannot share the details of Fredstock with you, I do want to share some great photos that I snapped at the Black and White Ball that was hosted at Idle Rogue by Lingual Markus, Chryblnd Scribe and Meegan Danitz! I would like to apologize in advance to Ren and Quai for not getting a picture of them, I thought that I had, and Ren looked completely stunning that night so I was terribly disappointed to find that I did not have one of them! EDIT! Meegan had a picture of Ren and part of Quai!

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                                                                            Meegan Danitz

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                             Ren and the back of  Quai’s head!   Photo by Meegan Danitz

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A sea of black and white!

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Me!

Sorry to those who were really thinking that they were going to hear all about the barn, but rules are rules!

~Ty

The Underground

We have settled in very nicely at out new home at Idle Rogue! The stage at After Dark Lounge is rocking with live music and everyone is having an amazing time, as usual!  Cherryblondescribe has added a DJ series in the After Dark courtyard, titled The After Dark Sessions that does a superb job of bringing together the After Dark crowd and the Idle Roguers. Everything is…..well…..AWESOME!

I wanted to let y’all in on another nugget of greatness that takes place at Idle Rogue once a week. Every Wednesday at The Underground (the cozy lounge located under The Acuo Theater at Idle Rogue) DJ Maeve spins tunes starting at 8pm. I have had the pleasure of attending the last two weeks and heard everything from No Doubt to The Stones to a song about zombie prostitutes! The music is fun and the conversation and company is wonderful!

If you have not had a chance to check out The Underground, you really should. It is a very welcoming atmosphere and everyone there has a great time! Need proof? Here it is! Oh! and I almost forgot to mention, an inside tip for all the single men out there, there are a lot of hot ladies at The Underground….just sayin!

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Diggin’ the New Digs!

It has been a little more than a week since After Dark made the move to Idle Rogue. Normally when one moves there is an adjustment period. It can take come time to get to know the new neighbors, get a feel for the area. There has been no adjustment period needed for this move. After Dark and Idle Rogue go together like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, Thelma and Louise!

If you have not visited the new After Dark at Idle Rogue you need to! The music venue itself was made to look much like it had at Mai Tai. There have been some very cool additions though. Opposite the venue is a game room featuring Greedy, poker and Cards Against Humanity. Between the two buildings is a lovely courtyard where the one and only Cherryblondescribe hosts her After Dark DJ sessions on Monday nights at 10pm.

I could blather on and on about what a good time we have been having since the move, or I could just show you!

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