Happy New Year!

New year crowdAs the holidays draw to a close and the start of a new year is just around the corner, we at After Dark Lounge would like to take a moment to thank everyone for making this past year a wonderful success!

To the musicians who grace our stage:

You keep the crowds coming! We are completely spoiled with the amount of good music and song writing that we have at our fingertips in SecondLife. We thank you for choosing to share your talents on the After Dark Lounge stage! We are both proud to offer the best talent on the grid and humbled that you all chose to play on our stage!

To our audiences:

Not to sound too braggy, but we have some of the absolute best audiences in all of SecondLife! Friendly, chatty, damn good looking, just all around great people! The fact that you keep coming back tells us that we are doing something right! With so much musical talent available at the click of a mouse, we are grateful that you choose to spend your time with us. Thank you all for your continued support, your fantastic tips and your pretty/handsome faces!

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Thank you seems so inadequate, as all of you, musicians, regulars, friends, newcomers, have made After Dark Lounge what it is and keep it going!

Have a safe and happy New Year!

~ The After Dark Lounge Crew

We came! We saw! We JAMMED!

Second Life and First Life collided in the best possible way last weekend when Meegan and I attended the MidAtlantic Jam in Dulles, Va! To say that it was a good time does not even begin to do the trip justice.

It was *almost* like being at After Dark Lounge. Musicians on the stage, us in the crowd, heads bobbing and butts wiggling. (I would like to state for the record, that unlike in Second Life, when you tap Meegan’s butt in First Life it does not animate you!) It is easy to see how people can get addicted to attending these events. We are incredibly spoiled by unbelievable talent in SL and to have a few day of that in First Life is something that just cannot be fully explained!

Among the artists that played at the MidAtlantic Jam were After Dark Lounge regulars Voodoo Shilton,  Maximillion Kleene. and Ren and Quai. Ren and Quai carried the music late into the night in the hospitality suite. Max played a great set with the Quadradix , minus one. Voodoo sat in with several other musicians and held a very informative clinic on how he makes his music, Seeing the looping done in real time was close to mind blowing, especially for someone who can barely walk and chew gum! The Follow played a low key acoustic set the first night and then rocked us thoroughly the second!

Through all of the excitement I did manage to snap a few pics of the happenings of the weekend. All photos are used with the permission of those who were photographed.

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Voodoo Shilton working his magic. Photo courtesy of Toysoldier Thor

 

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                                                          Ty’s Happy place!

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                                                  Max, Tyche, Gaia, Meegan and Ren

Tyche and her Wimmenz, Gaia and Meegan.

                                          Tyche and her Wimmenz, Gaia and Meegan.

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                                                   Max Kleene and Tyche

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                          No, TwinGhost was not there, but this made us think of him!

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                                                                   The Follow!

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                                                                    The Follow!

 

 

 

 

 

The Road Forward

On Saturday, March 7th a whole load of awesome took place at After Dark’s outdoor venue. The amazing people of SL came together to help one of our own,the lovely TheaDee, who is currently kicking cancer’s ass like a boss! The Road Forward was one of the most amazing displays of generosity I have ever witnessed. Meegan orchestrated the event, Cori decorated the venue, and each of the musicians happily volunteered their time. The outpouring of generosity from everyone there was nothing short of mind blowing!

A HUGE “Thank you!” goes out to all who gave their time, energy and money to the cause. The musicians get a special shout out, without them this could not have happened. Sassy Nitely, Voodoo Shilton, Moon Spark, Bat Masters, Suzen Juel, Lyndon Heart, Zak Claxton, Porter Paquot, Max Kleene, FunkyFreddy Republic, Taunter Goodnight, Liz Aday, Red Heaven, The Follow, you are all amazing and generous!

If you were not able to be there you missed a spectacular day of music, love and friendship. The good news is that many people were able to take photos of the day! Enjoy! Photos are courtesy of TheaDee and Cori!

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                                                                        Liz Aday

10 Taunter

                                                Taunter Goodnight

09 Freddy

                                                             FunkyFreddy

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                                            Max Kleene and FunkyFreddy

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                                                  Joel Eilde and Loreen Legion

06 Lyndon

                                                             Lyndon Heart

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                                                                   The Follow

07 Zak

                                                                  Zak Claxton

02 Voodoo

                                                              Voodoo Shilton

05 Suzen

                                                              Suzen Juel

04 Bat

                                                             Bat Masters

03 Moon

                                                               Moon Spark

01 Sassy

                                                              Sassy Nitely

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                                                             Porter Paquot

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                                                    A sea of love and friendship!

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                                              Good times with great people!

 

The Follow!

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The Follow rocking the stage at After Dark. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

We had the pleasure of The Follow gracing the stage at After Dark this past Friday! If you were one of the people lucky enough to make it in then you know what an amazing show it was! If you could not make it, worry not! There was many a picture taken that night!!

A very big thank you to Brandy Maltas for sharing the photos she snapped that night and allowing us to share them!

Troy Shoreland of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Troy Shoreland of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

AJ Darkwatch of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

AJ Darkwatch of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Powers Avon of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Powers Avon of The Follow. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

 

Not only was the band on point and sounding good, but there was one heck of a good looking crowd there to shake their pixels and have a great time!

The crowd jammin right along.  Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

The crowd jammin right along. Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

 

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

Photo courtesy of Brandy Maltas.

As always, The Follow delivered a rocking show! From their ass kicking tunes to their wonderful interaction with the crowd, it was a spectacular show!