Tell Ty Vol. 9!

Hello Tell Ty my old friend……..You’re asking questions once again…..

YEEHAW!! Tell Ty is BACK! Everyone knows that I am nosy and I love to ask questions and Tell Ty lets me do just that without making me look like a total creeper! Since it has been a long time since there has been a volume of Tell Ty, I feel the need to give a bit of a refresher for those who may be new to the blog or for those regular readers who just forget things for whatever reason. Personally, I find the thoughts that roll out of my mind to amusing that I do not understand how anyone could ever forget them. I mean, honestly, my trains of thought are so on the track that it boggles my mind how anyone would forget one……now what was I talking about?

Tell Ty is a quick and relatively painless way to get to know the staff of After Dark and the musicians that groove the stage and rock the walls. I ask three questions. The same three things of every person that participates. 1. Tell me something random. 2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. 3. Tell me something that not everyone knows about you. See, it is totally painless. No staff or musicians were harmed in the making of Tell Ty. If you would like to take a trip down memory lane and look at the previous volumes of Tell Ty you can click here.

This volume features a staff member that I completely forgot I had not accosted with my questions when she officially joined the staff and a musician who is new to After Dark.

Tell Ty Volume 9!

                                                   Hunson Abadeer (tharaddavil)

This volume of Tell Ty begins with a newcomer to the After Dark stage, Hunson Abadeer. Not only is he a newcomer to our stage, but he is possibly one of the youngest performers to have played After Dark. I promise he is legal though. I know you are all thinking “OMG! They let her deal with minors?!?!” Don’t be silly! We all know that would be a catastrophe!

1. Tell me something random.
I bailed the banks out. I spawned this whole house.
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
Typically, I’m playing drums and writing music for my wizard pop band called The Flabbercasters. Hunson Abadeer is just something for me to do solo, when I’m feeling like less of a dork.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I used to be a considerably popular machinima youtuber. I made videos on a game called “Free Realms” back in 2010. It was seriously one of my favorite games of all time. Unfortunately, Sony shut down the servers in 2014, but my Youtube account kept getting visitors and subscribers. It currently has a little over 400 subscribers and my best video has almost reached 30,000 views. I’ve never been as embarrassed as I am proud. I used my real voice and got help from my brother too. Our voices are so high, it’s hilarious. In-game, I used the username “Th3 Raddavil” and that’s where my resident name (tharaddavil) stems from.
Please don’t make me regret sharing this:
https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeRealmRadDavil
You heard the man correctly, wizard pop band. I didn’t know what that was until I met Hunson and now I know that any band that play a love song about Medusa is good by me! And since he asked so nicely, let’s not make him regret sharing the youtube link!

She is the newest member of the After Dark Lounge Staff. She is a fantastic hostess and cute as a damn button but this woman has a dark side, and you are about to see it firsthand! Her replies are about as sassy as the finger she is presenting in the photo above! I present to you, the most judgey Tell Ty responses ever, from none other than Mrs. Shannyn Waverider!

1. Tell me something random.
I like to correct peoples typos…..
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I noticed you made a typo in your questions here.
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
Your typo was here in question three, it should have been knowS not know. So something everyone does not know about me? I am an obnoxious bitch when it comes to typos! : )

After Shanny sent me her responses I applauded her on getting them back to me so quickly. Then I read the note card…….then I went through older Tell Ty notecards in my inventory to see if that typo had always been there. Sure enough, there it was in all of its typographical erred glory. 8.5 volumes of Tell Ty, most of them featuring at least 2 people and no one pointed it out till now. Thank you Shanny for being ever diligent and pointing out when I make a mistake!

There you have it folks! Another Tell Ty in the books! Hopefully more to come as well!

♥ Ty

Moving on……..down?

The Jeffersons moved on up. The Von Trapp family climbed every mountain. People are said to climb the corporate ladder or sleep their way to the top. Success is almost always associated with an upward movement. It is not normal to hear about someone falling towards greatness.  Well guess what?!?! We don’t give a damn! After Dark is moving on down, like a boss, and it is going to be freaking fantastic!

Yep! After Dark Lounge is moving to the ground level at Idle Rogue. We are now located right by The Ariellum Theater, home to the incomparable Guerilla Burlesque dance troupe. It is a flipping gorgeous sim if you have never had the chance to explore it! We hope that being on the ground will encourage our patrons to check the whole place out. Seriously, just get out and wander a bit!

I took the liberty of taking a few photos just to show you all how damned pretty the new digs are!

Purdy, huh? Yes, the building will remain the same, just the location is changing. And what a new location is it! Waterfalls! Freaking waterfalls! I feel like I should add that I might be a tad bit excited about the new location! Idle Rogue is seriously one of the prettiest sims and to be on the ground level of that beautifulness is awesome!!!

So, now that all of the gushing is over with, down to biniss. THIS is the new slurl for After Dark. If you use an old LM there will be a teleporter there that can take you to the new location, but why not just grab the new LM?!?! Take the LM, love it, embrace it, use it!

Oh! I also wanted to add that After Dark is featuring Rogue Radio when there are not live shows happening. This has nothing to do with the move, but it is some really eclectic and kick butt music, Example: Today while at After Dark I heard Wild Thing by Tone Loc followed by Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. If your musical tastes are as varied as mine, hearing those songs back to back takes you a little closer to your happy place!

Out with the old and in with the new!

The holidays are over. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or any other winter holiday of the sort, it is now behind us. As the new year approaches we welcome the time to look back at the past year and ahead at the fresh, new year for the blank page that it is.

First, my Christmas was very nice. Thank you for asking. I hope that your holiday celebration was just as nice. I hope that your family did not drive you any more crazy than normal, that you got everything you asked for and that you truly celebrated the real meaning of the season…….eating and drinking. Nary a Christmas has gone by since I reached drinking age that I was without a bourbon slush in my hand in the evening and a bloody mary in the morning! (I do jest and I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season!)

Before we look at the year that is to come, I find it only fitting to look back at the year that we just passed. We lost a lot this year. I am sure I need not remind you of the countless celebrities that we lost as well as the many outstanding musicians. We also lost a friend and supporter of live music earlier this year. Brandy will always be in our thoughts. Everyone deals with loss in their own way and the musicians that grace the stage at After Dark dealt with the passing of so many talents by doing what they do best, paying tribute through the music.

I do not want to dwell on the sadness and loss that was abundant this year, especially when there was so much silliness and good times that took place this year as well! There were parties, shenanigans and good times a plenty this past year. Let us take a brief walk down memory lane!

tit-face swapSaramarie was coerced into streaking during a Voodoo Shilton show. We are forever grateful to the one who did the coercing and to Derek, Sara’s manager, who provided the most wonderful photo ever!

 

 

 

 

After Dark was nominated, more than once for an Avi Choice award!

Ty handed out her second annual Ty’s Choice Awards

Shanny Joined the brood, much to the surprise of many regulars and musicians who thought she already worked at After Dark!AfterDarkFamilyPortrait

 

Meegan and Tyche jammed Minnesota style!

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Oblee showed up more than once as a non puppet avi. Much to Ty’s dismay.

We had, at least in this bloggers opinion, the most unique and interesting griefing the night that the floor kept sliding.

Loads of new musicians rocked the stage, along with long standing regulars and those we hadn’t heard in a while!

And those are just a few of the highlights! There were endless conversations that out of context would completely boggle the mind. There were millions of dances as a result of millions of taps to Meegan’s behind. There were IMs of every type imaginable, and occasionally there were IMs accidentally typed in local, which then lead to more mind boggling conversations!

Thank you to everyone, the musicians, fans, regulars, people who randomly found After Dark in search and those who have no idea how they ended up there but had a good time anyway! Without all of you After Dark would be nothing! Join us as we embrace the newness of 2017 and make it one hell of a year!

I leave you with a picture that sums up just how awesome After Dark is. This picture was taken on September 28th. This was not a Halloween party, or October 28th when one might expect to see this kind of thing. No, this was just another night at After Dark.

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‘Tis the Season!

merryThe holiday season is upon us, there is no denying that. Hell, in some places it seems to pop up right after July 4th in retail stores. With the holidays comes stress, worries and often some Bah Humbug! Whoever wrote the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” must have been high! We at After Dark want to help make your holidays more tolerable. In the spirit of the season I have taken it upon myself to rework the lyrics of some of our beloved Xmas tunes and give them a bit of an After Dark spin!

In the style of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
I just want to stay…. (Baby it’s After Dark)
Don’t want to go away….(Baby it’s After Dark)
Meegan’s fierce ass is looking fine (I think that to myself all the time)
I really should go to bed (Psh, you can sleep when you’re dead)
Instead I’m rocking the dance floor (So why not dance a little bit more?)
Eff it, I’ll stay (I knew you would anyway)
‘Cause baby it’s After Dark!
In the style of “Jingle Bell Rock”
After Dark
After Dark
After Dark rocks
People go their to shake their derrieres
Lots of great music and people to perv
Ask one to dance if you get the nerve
After Dark Lounge is the best lounge
for dancing cares away
Live musician will have you wishing
You didn’t have to work the next day
Get yourself to After Dark
Tap Meegan’s tush
And totally ignore the clock
Because After Dark
Because After Dark
Because After Dark ROCKS!
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 In the style of “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
You know Shanny and LG and Tyche and Portia. Dark Phaeton (the man dancing with no shirt on)
But do you recall….the one who pays them all?
Meegan the fierce assed owner
Runs a freaking awesome club
And if you’ve ever been there
You might already be in love
All the musicians and regulars
Think Meegan;s pretty sweet
They like to tap her bottom
So her dances will move their feet.
Meegan is a kick ass dame
with an ass to match
She greets all as they come in
and even when they crash
Ohhhhhhh
Meegan the fierce assed owner
Runs a freaking awesome club
And if you’ve ever been there
You might already be in love
In the style of “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
I saw LG spelling my name wrong
When I landed at After Dark last night
She knew I saw the misspell
But she said what the hell
And went on with her hosting gig
which she does so well!
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Festive as fu…..uh….fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, right? Need some more spirit of the season? We have sooo got you covered! This Sunday December 18th, After Dark Lounge will be hosting a Christmas PJ Party! There will be prizes for festive jammies. Linden prizes, you ask…oh HO HO HO No! Gag gift prizes. Tyche will be picking then out so chances are they will be rude, crude and possibly offensive! If that is not reason enough to be there then you might just be a Scrooge! And now I leave you with one of the most celebrated sayings of the season……
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It’s the thought that counts!

we-hold-these-truths-to-be-self-evident-cover-620x350There are some very obvious truths in the world. Things that cannot be denied. You don’t have to have money to be happy. You don’t have to have a great voice to sing in the shower. You don’t have to be rich to be my girl. You don’t have to watch Dynasty to have an attitude. Just leave it all………and there I go getting off track. The point I am trying to get is that you don’t have to win the top prize to know that you are doing a good job, or to write an acceptance speech. Especially when you write for a blog!

Before the absolute silliness commences, I need to get serious. Everyone at After Dark would like to congratulate all of the nominees and  winners of the Avi Choice Awards. In case you missed the results, we didn’t take home any trophies, but we did make it to the finals for Favorite Live Venue! Thank you so much to everyone who voted and to all of our musicians and regulars that are just such damn amazing people. All of you  put us in the top 5 in a sea of amazing nominees! That alone proves how many awesome people come to After Dark Lounge!

Ok, now for the silliness!

Had After Dark Lounge won for favorite Live music venue, I would like to think that it would have gone down a little like this.

MC: “And the Avi Choice Award goes to…….After Dark Lounge!  *massive applause* After Dark Lounge is not able to join us this evening because, well, it is a building and does not get around too often. Thankfully, through the magic of modern technology we have After Dark via Skype to accept the award”

*camera pans to gigantic screen above the presenters. After Dark Lounge comes into view. A booming voice is heard*

“It is a pleasure and an honor to be receiving such a prestigious award. There are so many to thank, I do not even know where to begin! I supposed I should start with Meegan Danitz. Meegan, you are the platform beneath my structure. I would be nothing were it not for you and your love of live music and your commitment to the live music scene in Secondlife. When I was just a tiny prim I dreamed of greatness, but never did I know to what a level that greatness would reach. I am forever in debt to you Meegan and I hope I am not relegated to the deep dark recesses of your inventory anytime soon.

Next I need to think TheaDee for making me gorgeous. You gave me my first “look” and you keep me hip, hot and current. You are a miracle worker and without you I would be nothing more than an empty brick square.

Speaking of making me look pretty, LadyGlory…… You get me all dolled up for theme nights and let me pretend I am a different building for a short while. Also to LG and Portia, Dark, and Shanny, you all make people love me. You make them feel welcome from the second they land on my gorgeous hardwood floors. You make them want to come see me.

And to those regulars and all of the many musicians……It is a pleasure to have you all inside of me. I have had more musicians inside me than The Madison Square Garden and I love it.  I know that sometimes it can get a little tight inside, but those are the nights I love the most. Knowing that people are ass to elbow inside of me and enjoying the hell out of themselves make me feel completely full, not just in my cavernous space but also in my heart.

There have been times when I was scared. When I thought the music was gone and never coming back. *Cue rain and gentle sniffles* When Meegs got sick…..every year during Burn……when Meegs work was being a total douchebag…….The music always came back though, and the fans returned and my purpose as a venue was once again fulfilled.

Tyche….how could I forget Tyche? You were unexpected, loud, bossy and boisterous. For shit’s sake, you write about me damn near every week. I can admit when I am wrong and filing that restraining order against you was stupid of me and having it repealed was one of the smartest things I ever did.

Last but not least I would like to thank the higher beings…..the Lindens. Your world lets me be me. Hell, it lets me be, period! This one is for you!

Thank you all! After Dark OUT! *drops the mic*

NSFRC (Not suitable for red carpet)

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

LAST CALL!!!

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This is your last call……Please do not panic! It is not the last call for alcohol, we are not about to turn the lights on in the club! This is the last call to vote for the FINAL Avi Choice awards! Final……last…..not gonna ever happen again! That is, unless It goes the way of many a farewell tour and then a year or so later comes the reunion. But! As far as anyone can tell, this will be the last time that you get to let the people of SL who pay attention to such things just what persons, places and things you love!

For the record, I am one of those people. I always have been and always will be an award show junkie. You all have no idea! Oscar night is one of my favorite nights of the year. The Avi Choice awards are The Oscar night of SL. Technically they are more like the People’s Choice Awards since they are not decided by a group of nameless and faceless academy members. They are chosen by people like you and me! That assumes you take the time to vote. No pressure……..it is your business if you do not want your voice heard….whatever……..

I WILL BE HEARD!!! I voted. you are damn right I did. If there is one thing that is seriously obvious to those who know me, it is that I am VERY opinionated. Have mercy, I can get downright fired up over things that I am passionate about and music and my love of the SL music scene happens to be one of those things. If you do not vote then you cannot celebrate when someone you dig wins and on the flip side you cannot piss and moan when someone you are rather “meh” about does win. If nothing else, vote so that you can be elated or bitter!

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The totally non-official “I voted” sticker!

You will hear nothing about this from me again. This is the last time I will bother you with details of this. Mostly because voting ends on the 28th at 5pm, but also because I know that force feeding people stuff makes it not taste so good. Remember, there are several of the After Dark family nominated and also many members of the Idle Rogue family. Vote as you wish, pick a winner and then you can rejoice or piss and moan all you want when the results are announced! Once again, here are the handy-dandy links to the voting!

TheArts                                                                                                                        SLife

As a side note, and something that I am sure you have all been wondering about, I am unsure if there will be a final Ty’s Choice Awards. I know, I know…..it is kind of heartbreaking, but the lineup at After Dark has evolved so much in the last several months that the list of arbitrary awards I would have to come up with would be INSANE! I might cook up something, you never know…..

♥ Ty

Your Vote Counts!

I am not going to get political. If I can manage to bite my tongue on social media sites and inworld then I sure as hell can do the same here. Plus, I am sure everyone if as over politics as I am right now. It is becoming like Christmas! Christmas season used to begin after Thanksgiving and how it starts the day after July 4th in some places! Election season used to really ramp up in the year of the presidential election and how it seems to start the day after inauguration! Nope! I am not going to get political….well…..maybe just a little……

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*Drags out her soapbox, stands atop it and waits for the rowdy ones of the group to calm dow!*

I will not get political in the sense that one might think. I will not rejoice, lament, nay-say or smack talk. There are those that win and those that lose and no one choice will ever make anyone happy. I just want to say this: I sure as heck hope that you voted! You can “Hooray!” or “Whaaaaa!” all you want (but not here please, come on, you know better!), but only if you voted. That is all I am going to say on the presidential election!

I know that you are probably asking yourself “Self, what the hell is Tyche doing rambling on about politics? Isn’t this blog supposed to be about the live music scene in SL and the venue After Dark?” Yes it is, and this political talk does relate to the point that I am eventually going to get to!

i-votedThose of you that did not vote in the presidential election still have a change to make your voice heard! Obviously not in the election, but in the Avi Choice Awards! Some claim that voting it a hassle, takes too much time, or is like choosing the lesser of two evils. Well, guess what?!? When you vote for the Avi Choice Awards there is no hassle, and it takes very little time, just some clicks! And……AND….if there is a category where you do not find any of the nominees to be worthy, you just skip it! Hell, I am even going to include an image of an “I Voted” sticker that you can feel free to print off and wear at your will….but you better vote first, dammit!rainbow-vote

Remember, we love you all, but we love those that vote just a little bit more! There are lots of names that you know and love from After Dark that are nominated and each would appreciate your vote if you choose to give it to them. Want to vote for someone else? Go for it! JUST VOTE DAMMIT!  convenience is one of the keys to get people to do things, so here are the links to vote!

 

Click HERE to vote for The Arts!                                                                                    Click HERE To vote for SLife!

Voting ends November 28th, but if you are anything like me you should probably vote now so you don’t forget!

~Tyche

A lesson in patience…….aka Tyche waits for the Avi Choice Award nominations to be announced!

The Bloggess Bitch is BACK!!

waiting-sucksRemember a few weeks ago when I took it upon myself to talk your gentle little hands and walk you through the process of nominating for the Avi Choice Awards? Whelp, I was hoping to be sitting here this evening writing a thank you to all of those who voted and being super stoked that we received nominations. But…………(extra long dramatic pause)………..THE NOMS ARE NOT UP YET!  So instead I will be pissing and moaning about that. Sure, they said they will be listed on the 3rd of November, no later than midnight and it is only 9pm but COME ON!! They obviously have no idea how impatient I am. What? It is not all about me and what I need to keep me happy? Well fine then!

*runs to see if the noms are up yet….nothing*

patienceIn all seriousness though, whether we receive nominations of not, I want to thank everyone who took the time to nominate. It was not a difficult process, but it was a little time-consuming and to those who took that time, you rock and we love you just a teensy bit more than those who did not. We do love all of you, but you know damn well that everyone has their favorites!

*runs to see if the noms are up yet……still nothing*

BUT WAIT!!!!

There they are! WOOHOO!!

squee After Dark is nominated for Favorite Live Music Venue!!! Holy crap on a cracker! Oh! Oh! Oh! But there is more…this fine piece of journalistic wonder that you are reading and the website that is rests its fine words on is nominated for Favorite Blog or Website, Overall! Sweet sassy molassey! Yours truly was also nominated for Favorite Blogger, overall. I am humbled as fu……..fudge by this! Woah! And this just in! I am literally typing this as the info is coming in to me from my close sources, both Shanny and LadyGlory have received nominations for Favorite Club or Venue Host or Hostess!  Paint me green and call me Gumby! You will not believe the number of amazing musicians that have graced After Dark’s stage that are nominated!

I could play it all cool and preach about how awards are popularity contests and blah, blah, blah, but this is really freaking exciting! To have so many aspects of After Dark Lounge nominated is giving me the warm fuzzies. Yes, it is a popularity contest, but it is one voted on by the people of Second Life and a person or place does not get popular by half-assing things. Being recognized for the hard work that goes into it all is pretty dang amazing! Shut the front door!

Once again, another big THANK YOU to those who took the time to nominate!

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Now it is time to vote! I know, I know, you thought your part was done and you could just sit back and relax and watch the whole thing play out, but once again it is time to make your voice heard! Again I will make it easy for you. Click HERE to vote for The Arts and HERE to vote for SLife. The rest is easy peasy!

 

Break and Burn!

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After Dark Lounge will be taking a brief break from live shows between the dates of 10/15 and 10/23 so that many of the familiar faces that you know and love can perform at Burn2 at the Roguery Camp! We will return to our regularly scheduled live shows on 10/25. I know the thought of no live shows at After Dark Lounge make many sad and come even get weepy over it. Suck it up, princess! There will be no lack of amazing things to see and do during this time! For those who are new to Burn2, let me give you a little tour.

To your left you will see amazing whatnots. Just ahead on your right there is a spectacular thingamajiggy. Oh! If you turn around you will be in total awe of the performance that is going on. Sound kind of silly? It is not and it is exactly what I felt like the first time I attended Burn2. There is so much to see, do, hear and just generally experience. It truly is a treat for the senses.

The theme that is taking over the playa this year is Da Vinci’s Workshop. That would be Leonardo Da Vinci for those of you that never got the book learn’n. If you are even slightly familiar with the myriad of inventions of Da Vinci then you know that there are so many amazing ways that this theme can come to life. If you are not familiar with his inventions then I suggest you Google the man and see just how far ahead of his time he was!

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In case you are wondering what the heck the point of Burn is, might I direct you to THIS

So, yea, you should probably take advantage of this opportunity and head over to Burn2 inworld. It is truly unlike anything that you will see any other time in SL. Live music, breathtaking builds and awesome interactives. And for those of you that need a little extra push, there is free stuff as gifting is one of the 10 principles!

See you at Burn2!

♥ Ty