Who 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?
“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!
“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!
“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!
“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!