What I did on my summer vacation!

Remember that Sunday that After Dark didn’t have shows? About a week or so ago? I know Meegan claimed it was due to Guerilla Bu!rlesque performing at Indee Teepee. What she failed to mention is that she was also taking the After Dark crew on a summer vacation! The “team building” trip that she took the crew on to Mardi Gras was such a success that she decided we should do it again and what better place than the beach?!

I will not bore you with the details of the trip there. Some motion sickness, lots of “Are we there yet”s, a zillion bathroom stops, and a group singalong of the entire Sound of Music soundtrack, led by Meegan. You know, the typical road trip stuff.  The one thing I will mention is that Meegan told us that we would be traveling in a vintage convertible. We were all stoked……until we saw the ride she was talking about. In hindsight, it was roomier and the wind in the hair is the wind in your hair no matter the vehicle, I suppose! So, road trip, blah, blah, blah. Then……..BEACH! Lucky for us the beachfront house that Meegan had booked for the trip did not leave us hanging like the vehicle of choice had! Meegan had some team building activities planned for us, but after the long ride we all just wanted to hit the sand and relax. After the shenanigans that had taken place at Mardi Gras, Meegan felt the need to sit us ladies down and give us a little talking to about how we should behave since we were representitives of After Dark. Dark would have been given the same talking to but he had to go speedo shopping as he had left his banana hammock at home. Not to mention he was the only one of the group who kept his nips covered at the last outing! Turns out that Meegan is so engaging that several other women gathered to hear her words on decorum and behavior. Meegan’s words of wisdom went a long way. We all behaved like perfect examples of humans…..until the liquor came out. I feel the need to mention that we would probably have stayed in our model behavior mode were it not for our fearless leader leading us directly down a path to wild beachy madness! Yes, as per usual, it was ALL Meegan’s fault! (Isn’t it always?!?)

I am going to let the pictures tell most of the story, but I will give you a “cliff-notes” version of the trip. There was a twerking contest.  Dark managed to find the smallest piece of fabric with the most print ever to cover his bits. The only team building that took place was the building of a human pyramid and turning Dark into a sand mermaid. We did learn a lot about each other though. We learned that Portia can bong a beer like no one’s business. We learned that LadyGlory is the Frank Lloyd Wright of sand castles. We learned that Dark has….shall we say, interesting taste in swim attire. We learned that after enough tequila, Shanny can sleep anywhere. We learned that Meegan cannot be trusted near the water after 3 vodka tonics. And we learned that, no matter how old I (your blogess bitch) get, I can still not be considered a “responsible adult.”

But again, I will let the pictures tell the story!

Meegan claiming the tide was dragging her under. She calmed down after we pointed out that she was in a fountain. Thankfully we noticed her before the police did!

LadyGlory prepping for her sandcastle building. Sadly, 2 minutes after the picture of the final product was taken I tripped over my own feet and face planted into it.

Meegan giving the competition the stink eye at the beach twerking contest. Do I even need to tell you who won??

What a bunch of beaches! The beachy babes of After Dark!

Dark always wanted to know what it felt like to have a nice rack, so as a team building exercise we gave him one!

The whole crew posing for a montage worthy group photo!

Portia had downed her beer before I was even halfway through mine!

Team building exercise number two! It only took about 20 tries to get this right!

Dark showing off his “eclectic” taste in swimwear!

Shanny summing up how we all felt by the end of the trip….too bad for her this was the first night there. And yes, she does sleep with her eyes open. It’s creepy.

I have been told that there are MANY other pictures of us from that trip floating around out there, but what happens at the beach stays at the beach….at least that goes for all of the things we cannot remember!

~Tyche

 

Mardi O…..M…..Gras!

This coming Tuesday is Fat Tuesday. The culmination of the Mardi Gras celebration. You know good and well that After Dark loves a theme and there is no more fitting theme for After Dark than Mardi Gras. Beads, booze, boobs, gluttony, glutes and gorgeous people! Speaking of….do you all remember the time that the After Dark crew road tripped to New Orleans to take place in all of the debaucherous mayhem? Oh, you don’t? Ha! Neither do they. They had such a wild weekend that most of it only exists as small hazy glimpses. Lucky for everyone, I have a mind like a steel trap and the few photos that exist from the trip!

Every sweet road trip needs a sweet ride!

Meegan had the fantastic idea of taking the whole After Dark crew down to New Orleans as a team building exercise. It seemed like the perfect idea. Party down, build morale and write off the entire trip as a business expense! The crew gathered at After Dark on the Friday before Fat Tuesday and embarked on what would turn out to be one of the most epic road trips ever!

The trip down to NOLA was fairly uneventful. There were your typical road trip shenanigans. The screaming of “SHOT GUN!” at every stop. The eating of mass amounts of gas station junk food that inevitably lead to the need for a LOT of bathroom breaks. The singing of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”, much to nearly every passenger’s dismay. The obligatory getting lost in the middle of no where and swearing that you heard someone playing a banjo at the creepy cabin where you stopped to ask for directions. You know, the usual.

Finally, the group arrived, road weary, already a little sick of one another, and ready to have the time of their lives! After settling in to the motel that can best be described as one step up from being homeless and giving themselves a good power-fluff, the crew hit the town. Almost immediately Dark went missing. One minute he was doing a body shot off of a barely half clothed octogenarian and the next minute he was gone. Everyone figured he had hooked up or passed out, but they were not worried and since he had a few days to be found they partied on.

The weekend carried on as planned. Team building exercises such as “Trust Shots” (where each team member puts their faith into the one taking the trip to the bar to order a round of shots) and physically building a human pyramid with the team were exercised throughout the weekend. At some point during round 10 of Truth Shots, Portia announced in a rather slurred voice that she was heading to bed. I believe her exact words were “I’ms out! Deushes biches!” Given the condition of the rest of the team still standing, no one had the insight to check her room when they returned to the motel and no one saw her again until Fat Tuesday.

Speaking of…..Fat Tuesday arrived and the After Dark crew that was still able to be located was ready for parades, beads and more drinks! The madness started at 8am and carried on from there. Imagine the surprise on everyone’s face when during the 2nd parade who should Shanny flash for beads but Dark! There he was riding high on a float and playing booby ring toss!

The rest of the day and night was a fuzzy blur, even for this bloggess with the memory of steel! Thank goodness LG texted me the pictures she had taken in her phone before she shattered it while diving over Meegan to grab some sweet beads that Meeg’s had barely even shown a nip for. Those few precious pictures will tell the rest of the story.

Shanny and LG showing the goods!

Knowing that flashing my boobs would mean having to sit my drink down I opted for the topless approach.

Meegan completely unwilling to put her drink down, but still getting those beads!

As Fat Tuesday was drawing to a close, everyone started to worry about Portia. She had not been seen since she stumbled out of the bar and towards the motel a few nights earlier. The group was drunkenly meandering through the streets, trying to find their friend and remember where the heck the motel was when they came across a crowd that had gathered to watch a couple dance. And who should be half of that couple? Portia freaking Red!

Scantily clad and shaking what her momma gave her, Portia and the still unnamed man!

And thus concludes the sordid tale of when After Dark hit Mardi Gras like a boss. I say sordid because I left the best bits out as they are not exactly safe for the blog and the statute of limitations on some of the things that went done might not be up!

Join us this Tuesday for a celebration of Mardi Gras at After Dark. Unlike New Orleans, you need to cover your bits and pieces for our party but we will still have an amazing time!

♥ ~Ty

 

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The Avi Choice awards are being handed out this Sunday at 1pm SLT. I am positive that my readers are sick and damn tired of all of the Avi Choice Awards talk. First I harp to get you to nominate, then I get on your butts about voting for the awards and now I STILL want to talk about them?!?! Yep, and I am going to. That is the beauty of writing, I get to write whatever the heck I want!

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Though there are a lot of nominees among the After Dark Lounge crew, none of us will be attending the awards themselves. Some have conflicting things going on, some just don’t have a thing to wear and one, who will not be named is banned for life.*

There was discussion of having an award show listening party, but as per usual there was so much arguing that the whole idea was thrown out the window. Dark can’t have dairy, and Shanny insists on having queso and cheese sticks. Portia is embarrassed to be around people when she listens to award shows. I would be too if I screamed the kind of obscenities she screams when her favorite does not win. LG and Meegan were going to wear the same dress, neither would budge and that led to a “Yea, well my ass looks better than yours” kind of argument that resulted in tears. My tears, because listening to those two argue is enough to make you crazy! As for me, well, seems no one wants to come hang out with the only sane one of the damn group.

The look I will be going for Sunday afternoon. minus the baking whatnot and plus booze!

Long story short, I have no idea what the rest of the After Dark Lounge crew will be doing when the Avi Choice Awards are handed out, but I know what I will be doing! I will be sitting in my living room, in my comfy fleece pants (Sunday is a comfy pant day after all). a football jersey (Umm….Sunday!), fuzzy slippers (it is winter and cold here!) and a tiara. Why the tiara? Jeez people! I t is an award show! I want to feel a little fancy! So anyway, I will be all geared up, vodka and OJ close at hand, my ear glued to the broadcast, while the football game is on in the background. Hey, I love awards shows but I also love my football!

No matter who wins, it is really an honor to be nominated. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and voted. I hope that on award day your pants are comfy and your favorites bring home the prize! So pinkies up, cupcakes! It is time to get your fancy on!

♥ Tyche

*Not really, but if anyone was, let’s be honest, it would be Meegan

Our Growing Family

growing familyI bet you did not know we were even expecting! Well, I know you did not know, otherwise I am certain we would have received a lovely gift. Sure, you might have commented to our friend that Tyche was looking a little rounder these days, or that Meegan’s ass was looking extra fierce, but you had no idea!  Yes, the After Dark Lounge family is growing and we are happy to announce that…….

girlThe After Dark Lounge family gives a warm welcome to Shanny Waverider as she takes a position with us as hostess! Some of you regulars are probably thinking “Wait, hasn’t she worked there FOREVER?”. The simple answer is no. The more complex answer is that she has always been there to lend a helping hand whenever it is needed, so you may have seen her hosting at After Dark several times in the past. Now we have made it official! We liked it so we put a ring on it, so to speak!

Shanny’s official initiation begins immediately. We have stocked up on riding crops and baby oil for the occasion….oh, wait….I don’t think that part was supposed to be mentioned. Oh well, the cat is out of the bag now! Please join us in welcoming Shanny as an official member of the fam! (While we have stocked up on riding crops and baby oil, we encourage people to bring their own and initiate away!)*

In honor of the newest member of the After Dark family, we have taken a new staff group photo. It seemed like the right thing to do! You would not believe how hard it is to find sweet coordinating track suits, but we nailed it!

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From left to right: Portia, Shanny, LadyGlory, Meegan, Tyche and Dark

Aren’t we a fine looking brood?!?!?!

Also in honor of Shanny drinking the Kool-Aid I wanted to share one of my favorite photos of her. It is a touching photograph of 3 girlfriends just relaxing at After Dark Lounge one night after the shows were over and the crowd had left. A simple moment between friends, honest, carefree…..uh-oh, here come the tears…..I should just post the photo. s

RELAX!So lovely, huh? Can you guess which is Shanny?

The next time you are at After Dark Lounge, be sure that you give Shanny a warm hello and let her know that you are as happy as we are that she is part of the family!

*Note: If you would like to initiate Shanny, please ask her if you may first. It is only proper!

How’d you get here? Vol 4!

you are hereWho are you? How did you get here? Where are you going? Why are you going there? Why did you end up here? How does that make you feel? What were you thinking? Where are my pants? FOCUS! I just want the facts!

Of all the questions above, the one I am most concerned about is “How did you get here?”. I am sure that who you are would have a lot of bearing on that, and knowing where one’s pants are is usually a good thing, but I really want the background on what brought you, actually them, unless one of them is reading this, then it would actually be you……sorry, I got a touch sidetracked! Where was I?? Again with the damn questions!

Take two! It is time to find out what brought people we know and love to the Secondlife music scene. How they discovered that such a wild and wonderful thing existed in the corner of virtual reality that we call home. This volume will feature a mix of all types that we see at After Dark. The musician, the live music fan, the venue hostess and the musician’s manager! You can catch up on previous volumes here, here and here! But I am more than certain that you wait for each new blog post with baited breath and have already read them several times….right?

HOW Sassy Nitely GOT HERE!

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“My first SL live music experience was around January or February of 2008. I had no idea live music was a part of SL until my friend Billy (knowing I was a musician) asked me if I’d like to go listen to a live performance. Billy was a huge Lyndon Heart and Grace McDunnough fan, so he planned to take me to their concert at the Freudian Slip. Just as I rezzed in, I turned on the land media to hear Lyndon and my SL was changed forever. A couple months later, I started performing in SL myself. Fast-forward to the present, I am great friends with Lyndon and even cover one of his singles from his Strangeheart album. I have told that story many times and each time I tell it, a bit of nostalgia sneaks in. Those were good times.”

HOW daallee GOT HERE!

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 “My first time at a live show in SL was at The Merry Pranksters.    I had met a now good friend shopping and during our conversation she told me about this crazy musician Mason Thorne. I wasn’t aware that there was live music in SL and  made sure to find his next show . Mason is a hoot and a fun hour of entertainment. I not only found live music that night I met an awesome group of people who have become like family to me.  I have been a big supporter of live music in SL since then.  Live music and the awesome people I have met through it keep me logging in. :)”

HOW Lace Somerset (whiteprincess1) GOT HERE!

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     I didn’t have a pic so I got creative!

“I so wish I could remember my very first time hearing Live Music…. as it now means so much to me. I love that we can share this in SL. It is fabulous. My earliest venue that I can remember is at Kickin. I woke one night and logged on. I ended up hearing Kealoha sing and was drawn in to the reality of it all. This was a real guy sharing real things right now! And so began my love of Live Music in SL :)”

HOW PortiaRed GOT HERE!

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 “I was using the Firestorm Event Search looking for some shops or something fun to do  Listed in the events was some venue having a live music tribute to the Rolling Stones..Like a newbie, my friend and I started laughing  amongst ourselves making dumb little “Virtual” jokes about “Live” music in Secondlife.  Anyway another month or two passed when a person I had met through a friend im’d me asking if I would like to join her and a friend to listen to some music  The venue had “actual” live music streaming into sl and it was super fun…… pssst the person who invited me was Meegan!  so now i am laughing while i write this.. I guess my First time was with Meegan… hahaha”

In addition to her reply to the burning question I had asked, Portia included a line in the notecard telling me that I should be looking for a gift that she had to get me because it was so me. Bribing the bloggess is normally frowned upon, but Portia knows me and dammit did she ever nail the gift! This is my thank you to Portia since she sent me the gift in NOVEMBER when she replied and I only just now saw that line in the notecard! I have taken the liberty of editing the photo of the gift to make it more “blog friendly” but you will get the idea! Thank you so much Portia!

♥ Ty

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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