What a year!

happy-new-year-2015Bring on 2015!!

But first we need to bid a fond adieu to 2014. I know it was on hell of a year for me, and I hope that it was equally eventful or uneventful for you, depending on how you like things! Everyone spends time reflecting on what the past year has brought. I am no different. Well, I guess a bit different. I am pretty dang new to the After Dark family, so I have decided that I will do a bit of a retrospective of the past year at After Dark, but I am going to make up the events prior to when I started to actually pay attention to things! All those months I was just a person hanging in the crowd, listening to good tunes and paying zero attention to anything else, yep, I am making up awesomeness for that time!

2014 started off with a bang, literally. How could anyone forget LG accidentally setting off those fireworks inside the club on New Year’s Eve?!? Poor Reknard still has a scar in an unmentionable place! But if you ask him he might mention it! Thankfully all it took was a little sanding and repainting and all evidence of the minor fire was gone! (Hehe…then I reread that an realized it sounds kind of like there was sanding and repainting of Rek.There was not, but I think it is funny so I am leaving it there!)

Then there was the Valentine’s Day fiasco! I am sure that if Cori had known that the Valentine’s cards she was sending out to everyone contained such lewd images and crude language she would have found some that were far, far more lewd and crude. What is Valentine’s without extreme close-ups of naughty parts and word that would make an experienced madam blush?

Oh my God! And the rabbits! Those damn, damn rabbits! If you were not there, let me just tell you, the term “f**king like bunnies” exists for a reason! Dark had the best intentions, he really did! Ivy had always loved rabbits and it seemed like the perfect thing to give her for Easter. What was not so perfect was failing to make sure they were of the same sex and keeping them in the back of the club before the big reveal! Baby rabbits everywhere! So…much…poop!

reproduce-demotivational-poster-1214399916Summer brought warmer weather to After Dark and less clothing too. Especially for Portia! Poor thing! I do not think she will ever wear a bikini top to After Dark again! Either she was bumped or someone wanted to get a closer look at the goods and pulled her strings, but either way, there she stood, dancing away in the middle of the club, welcoming people kindly, and topless as all get out! It was only a matter of minutes before she noticed, but she sure noticed that not a one of the patrons at After Dark bothered to point it out to her. I suppose they were just enjoying the show! On a related note, that night brought in more tips for After Dark than ever!

It seems the patrons of After Dark enjoy a good side show to accompany the awesome music they are grooving to. I know you all remember the night that Meegan could not keep it in the right box and we all got to see a side of her that might have best been kept private. She wanted him to put what where? Honestly I did not even know that was a thing people did until I read it in local chat that night. Not to mention I still don’t see why that would have required her to stand on her head or where that¬†, but hey, who am I to judge? We have all put the wrong words in the wrong box before, but is sure as shit is funny when someone else does it!

David_Buckingham_Super_Freak_5084_395The fake part of the year was pretty amazing, wasn’t it? The fake part had NOTHING on the real fun that was had at After Dark. So much good music, so many silly moments, just all around goodness! I won’t bore you with things you have already read about in the blog, but I will point you in their general direction!
The later part of this year at After Dark brought us:
a celebration of BonBon’s birthday
a nest build-off of epic proportions
a silly new game
two unique nights of Christmas celebrations
and so so much more!

I want to impart a touch of mush here for a second, and since I am writing this, I CAN! This past year in SL has been the best year I have had in my 7 years here. All of that has to do with the people that I have met this past year, including the phenomenal staff at After Dark and the musicians who grace the stage there. Thank you all for, well, everything!

Ok, enough of that crap!

2014 was indeed a kick ass year at After Dark. We would like to thank all of the artists who have grooved and rocked that stage! Another big thank you goes out to all of the people who come out to support the artists and the venue. It gets said a lot, but it is so true, your support is what keeps live music alive in SL. We have a New Year’s gift at the club, made by our own LadyGlory! I hear tell he will fly you home on New Year’s Eve if you have too much to drink!

This Little guy needs a home!!!  He's sooo cute you can't resist and he's FREE!!!!!  He is a After Dark Original  Exclusive and a one time offer . All you need to do is stop in at After Dark between now and  Jan 4th .

This Little guy needs a home!!! He’s sooo cute you can’t resist and he’s FREE!!!!!¬† He is a After Dark Original Exclusive and a one time offer . All you need to do is stop in at After Dark between now and Jan 4th .

Much love to you all!

~Tyche

Burnin’ Down The…..Nest?

You just never know what you are going to come across when you visit After Dark for a night of awesome tunes!

Sunday’s evening began like any other great night at After Dark. SaraMarie Philly started off the evening with a gorgeous set. Voodoo Shilton was up next, and as always he made his guitar sing like no one else can! If you are familiar with Voo’s music then you have to be familiar with Elephant Strut. (And if you are not, get familiar!) The evening took a turn for the super-awesome when Porter Paquot was so moved by the song that she decided she needed to rez an elephant to ride! People often talk about “the elephant in the room” but Sunday we got to actually see that elephant! I am still kicking myself for not snapping a picture!

What does all if this have to do with burning nests? Don’t you fret, I am getting there dangit! As the talented Stephanniyah Sinatra took the stage, it was mentioned that Eric’s nest was missing. For those who might be confused by this, Eric Poultry is a chicken and a chicken needs a nest! After much banter throughout the crowd, Porter took it upon herself to build Eric a bowl to take the place if his missing nest. And what does every good bowl need? A picture of Meegan’s backside of course!

Not to be outdone, Voodoo whipped out his mad building skills and started to built a nest of his own.(Which, for the record, looked like french fries to me and made me hungry!) It was a nest build off! Which nest would the chicken choose? The crowd was electric with anticipation!

Porter was not going down without a fight, her nest may have technically been a bowl, but she made it glow! A glowing bowl-nest, with Meegan’s backside on it! Could it be beat? I will let you be the judge!

Snapshot_004Snapshot_005The nest build off came to a head when Voodoo lit his nest afire and offered to cook the chicken!

burning nest

Bowls with behinds, chickens, flaming french fry nests, elephants….all reasons to never miss a night at After Dark. You never know what will happen next!