Naughty or Nice? Why not both?!?!?!

naughty or niceThe fat man has made his list and checked it twice. Do you know which list you landed on? Does it matter? Not at After Dark Lounge! We want to see your naughty and your nice side this Christmas! Actually, we are just trying to find out of some of you even have a nice side!

nicelistSunday, December 20th, we will be hosting a Nice Christmas Party at After Dark! We want to see your nice side. Get fancied up, cutesy, anything that you think might give you half of a chance to gain a spot on the coveted “Nice List”! We know that deep down each of you has a nice side, whether you let it show often or not. We also know that you clean up nice and we want to see it!

The Nice Lineup*

7pm Saramarie Philly

8pm Voodoo Shilton

9pm Lyndon Heart

10pm The Vinnie Show

*Note: Being in The Nice Lineup does not guarantee placement on the nice list!

naughty listTuesday, December 22nd After Dark Lounge will be hosting the Naughty Christmas Party! What defines “naughty”? Well…we are going to leave that one up to you! Just remember, it is a mature sim so you need to cover your naughtiest bits! After you have tried your best to trick Santa into putting you on the nice list on Sunday, join us Tuesday and parade your naughtiness around for all to see!

The Naughty Lineup *

6pm Steely Decosta

7pm Twinghost Ronas

8pm Maximillion Kleene

9pm Funkyfreddy Republic

10pm Oblee

*Note: Being in The Naughty Lineup does not guarantee placement…….oh, who are we kidding? They are all on the naughty list!

We hope to see your Nice and your Naughty!

 

 

They’re Baaaaack!

You might have noticed that the stage at After Dark was very quiet this week. At least we hope that you noticed! After Dark was extra dark this week because Meegan and Tyche were tearing it up at BURN2, Guerilla Burlesque style!

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                                                                 Roguery Camp

It was wonderful to see many of our After Dark regulars out and about on the playa, enjoying everything that BURN2 has to offer, and especially at the shows that we were performing in! If you did not get a chance to make it to BURN2 this year, you owe it to your self to make it next year. It is unlike anything else in Secondlife and it definitely needs to be experienced first hand as pictures and retellings do not do it justice! Speaking of pictures, perhaps you would enjoy seeing some of what Meegan and Ty were up to.

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                                         Burnlesque Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                                     Burnlesque Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                   Meegan clowning around Photo courtesy of Ed Aulder

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                                     Ty channeling her inner belly dancing inmate.

The photographer for After Dark’s blog failed pretty miserably at getting pictures of the live performers, but in her defense she did have a LOT on her plate this past week. Cut her some slack! After Dark regulars Voodoo Shilton, Funkyfreddy Republic, Saramarie Philly and Twinghost Ronas all gifted their music to BURN2…….yet the only picture that slacker photog managed to get was this one! TGBURN_005In addition to the live music and the stage shows there were tons of other events that took place at Roguery Camp. Interactive dance sessions, themed parties that included Tutu Tuesday and Corsets and Cigars and loads of other good times! Just a few more pics of the good times for those who missed it. Not to rub it in or anything, but yea, it was awesome!

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                                                         Corsets and Cigars

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                                     DJ Cherryblonde spinning tunes for Tutu Tuesday

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                                                              Burn baby, burn!

So that is where the week went and why the stage at After Dark was silent, aside from a third of a Saramarie Philly set when they decided to restart the sim! But like the title says “They’re baaaaack!”. And what do you think of when you hear that? It had better be Poltergeist! Halloween is right around the corner and we will be celebrating it at After Dark this Tuesday starting at 7pm! Throw on your best Halloween garb and have a chance at winning prizes that will be awarded each hour! Four hours of live music featuring Twinghost, Steely Decosta, Funkyfreddy, and Oblee! Come to welcome us back from BURN2 and scare the pants off us*!

*There are no guarantees that the staff of After Dark will be wearing pants.

 

FREDSTOCK: A RETROSPECTIVE IN BLACK AND WHITE

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Artist’s rendering of The Barn. Please note: After Dark Lounge does    not have a large budget for such things!

I have received a number of requests for a blog post on Fredstock, or to those who follow me on facebook, Feedstock. (Thank you autocorrect!) I am more than happy to tell everyone all about everything that went on that awesome weekend…but….

            WHAT HAPPENS AT FREDSTOCK STAYS AT FREDSTOCK!

I will share one thing with you and that is my favorite moment from the weekend, I have to tell you all that there is nothing more amazing than sitting by a fire, having a beer and listening to Fred, Voo and Max talk shop. It was the singles coolest moment of the weekend for me!

While I cannot share the details of Fredstock with you, I do want to share some great photos that I snapped at the Black and White Ball that was hosted at Idle Rogue by Lingual Markus, Chryblnd Scribe and Meegan Danitz! I would like to apologize in advance to Ren and Quai for not getting a picture of them, I thought that I had, and Ren looked completely stunning that night so I was terribly disappointed to find that I did not have one of them! EDIT! Meegan had a picture of Ren and part of Quai!

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Lingual Markus

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                                                                            Meegan Danitz

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                             Ren and the back of  Quai’s head!   Photo by Meegan Danitz

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Rara Destiny

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A sea of black and white!

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Me!

Sorry to those who were really thinking that they were going to hear all about the barn, but rules are rules!

~Ty

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

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                                          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!

 

Ty’s Choice Awards

 

 

Disclaimer:
This is not mean to belittle the Avi Choice Awards. Like everything else that I write, this is written in the spirit of silliness and fun! RS90s-cup-trophy*DRUMROLL*

Booming announcer voice: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first annual Ty’s Choice Awards! And now…your hostess for the evening, Tyche Szondi!”

Thank you! Thank you! You can all sit now, there is no need for all of that. There will be plenty of time to show your undying love and appreciation for me at the after party!

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the first annual Ty’s Choice Awards! This is an award show like no other! There are no nominees. There are no losers. Rather than having our regular musicians vying against one another for some silly statuette, I have taken it upon myself to give each of them an award in a category completely tailored just for them! Another way the Ty’s Choice Awards are better than other awards shows is the lack of long winded acceptance speeches. (Unless any of the artists would like to send me an acceptance speech, in which case I will gladly feature it on the website!)

One final thing before we hand out the awards. Unfortunately, Meegan Danitz cannot be with us this evening. As some of you may have witnessed before the show while on the red carpet, Meegan was told by security that if she had one more nip slip she would be banned from the show and not allowed back on the premises until the show was over. Upon hearing this, Meegan untied her wrap dress and walked the rest of the red carpet with her dress hanging open and all of her lady bits showing. At the end of the red carpet she was taken into custody. We wish her the best and look forward to seeing her at the after party!

Now on with the show! Screw the silly jokes between awards, and the music numbers. Let’s give these things out! Now, When you read the list you need to read them in an announcer’s voice. “And the TCA for ________ goes to_____!” Extra points if you read them aloud and get strange looks from people around you! And-the-Winner-Is-CP-Confetti
Best Growl: Joel Eilde (Red Heaven)
Most Angelic Giggle: Lyrica Acoustic
Most Demonic Laugh: FunkyFreddy Republic
Best Wood: Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth
Most Likely to Sing About Wood: SaraMarie Philly (Dick Family Reunion)
Most Likely to Work Local Chat Into a Song: Porter Paquot
Most Likely to be Distracted By Meegan in a Short Skirt: Reggie Sunset
Most Fierce Ass: duh……
Best Tip Jar: Maximillion Kleene’s Tipsy the Cow
Most Likely to Melt Tyche with His Voice: TwinGhost Ronas
Most Likely to Melt Tyche with Her Voice: Rara Destiny
Craziest Pants: Grif Bamaisin
Best Use of A Goat and/or Sheep in Sampling: DeepSky Timeless
Most Likely to Introduce You to an Instrument You Have Never Heard Before: Voodoo Shilton
Best Beard: PT Beardmore
Most Likely to Have Meegan Saying “Ph**k” in Local: Phemie Alcott
Most Multi-lingual Songstress: Roxy Paradox
Least Graceful Dismount (aka Most Likely to Play on With a Broken Leg): Frets Nirvana
Best SL to RL Love Story:  Avvy Barzane
Most Likely to Loop the F-Bomb: Jordan Reyne
Best Ever to Play Tell Ty: Liz Aday
Best Banana Pancakes: Beamer Lowtide
Kinkiest: Ren Enberg and Quai Franklin
Most Missed: Loreen Legion

Last but never least we have the Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Stephanniyah Sinatra. She has earned this award by being the longest running regular artist to play at After Dark!

Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope that you wear the honor of this award like a badge!

Now on to the after party, where I just got word that Meegan is currently dancing on a table and I am getting conflicting reports as to whether she is clothed or not!

~Tyche

Please enjoy some moments from the red carpet!

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Porter Paquot

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Voodoo Shilton

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                                           Joel Eidle

Rek and LG

LadyGlory and Raknard

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                                                          Tyche Szondi

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to Me!

What is the best part about working for a place you love, a place that hosts your favorite live acts, a place where you have felt at home from day one? When you get older, they rock the hell out of a birthday party!

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                                           Photo courtesy of Van Caerndow

There is something about being surrounded by great music that makes jumping an age bracket a lot easier. Yes, I no longer fall into the 25-34 age group when I fill out surveys, but I got to ring in my 35th year with good friends, sweet tunes and a few surprises!

 

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LadyGlory outdid herself with the decorations. Her exact words were “I hope it is not too girly!”. I may drink and cuss and belch like a sailor, but I still love getting girly! I was really touched that she acknowledged my love of wieners by having hot dogs in the food spread!

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Had I been warned that Meegan would have a birthday throne on the stage and would expect me to sit in it for photo ops I might have made sure I was wearing a dress that was “sit worthy”. But I wasn’t and I didn’t and I spent too much time getting my necklace just flipping right, so I did what I normally do. I embraced the inappropriateness of the moment and showed the world my alpha layer on more than one occasion!

 

Snapshot _ After Dark_Rhi's Poem, Mai Tai (86, 80, 3573) - ModeOblee started off the evening by playing every stinking song that I asked him to! Poor dude probably did not expect a list when he asked if I had any requests! Obs gets an extra high-five for playing even though I forgot to confirm him! (And this is why I do not book!) Crap! I nearly forgot! I asked Oblee to play something that no one in the crowd would expect, something “completely silly and ridiculous”. He freaking nailed it with “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. Spitting every lyric like he had written it himself!

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Loreen Legion’s lovely voice started the second hour of fine tunage. It was pretty obvious from the get-go that there was something up Loreen’s sleeve. On more than one occasion she mentioned that she had a surprise for everyone. And what a perfect surprise it was! Enter Mr. Voodoo Shilton and this birthday girl was in dual stream heaven!

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Birthday Ty_Voo

Voodoo carried on solo into the third hour. Feet were tapping, and I giggled more than once during his new tune “Airport Love”. I am fairly certain that it is impossible to not have a happy heart when listening to Voodoo Shilton. I know it is not possible for me!

 

 

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As the night was drawing near the end, the fantastic FunkyFreddy Republic took the stage. Freddy had just celebrated turning a year older the day before and it was a complete honor to have him on stage for my birthday. Call me weird, but hearing Fred play Grave Digger into Don’t Fear the Reaper really was a feel good moment for me!

 

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The evening ended with one final photo op. How could we possibly let Fred escape without sitting in the birthday throne?!?! He looks good in pink…..I might need to get him one of those chairs next year for his birthday!

 

 

I cannot thank the After Dark family enough for throwing together this shindig. Another big round of thanks goes out to the musicians who played! Y’all sure do know how to make a girl feel loved!

~Ty

Birthday Shakin it

 

Tell Ty Volume 3!

everyone-seems-normal-until-you-get-to-know-themWhat time is it?!?! That’s right! It is time for another installment of Tell Ty, the funny little game we like to play to get to know the After Dark dwellers a bit more! If you are new to the blog you can learn about the game here and find volume 2 here!

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                                                  Mr. Voodoo Shilton

This installment of Tell Ty begins with the incomparable Mr. Voodoo Shilton, mostly because Meegan and I were hounding him to get his replies, so they should darn well be used right away! Voodoo writes and plays music heavily influenced by world music and incorporates loads of different instruments. He also happens to be one of, if not the smartest person I have encountered in SL. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention, he builds a mean nest!

1. Tell me something random.
If you are riding a camel for the first time, it’s really important that you lean back after getting on, then lean forward again once it’s standing.

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
My first guitar teacher was my mother… my first guitar a nylon stringed guitar, though for years i played electric and acoustic guitar and only came back to my first love in college. It’s true you always come back home after roaming!

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I studied south indian classical music in college and for years played as a duo with my best friend on tabla. Our duo was called “Lazy Half Lotus” and we stopped when he had kids and stuff and didn’t have time anymore. I played guitar but with a special open tuning and we played many traditional ragas etc.

You have been picturing Voodoo on a camel since you read the first response, haven’t you?

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                                                    Oblee

Oblee or Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth as almost no one calls him because Oblee is so much easier to say, is a master of loopage. Playing a metric butt load of instruments and working the magic of the looper like nobody’s business. Oblee recently released his album, as seen above, entitled Wow, Bob, Wow.

1. Tell me something random.
Mushrooms are not actually the “body” of the organism, they’re merely the “fruit” of the mycelium, which is often spread over a large area. 

2. Tell me something you think I should know about you.
I hug trees, very literally. 

3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you.
I spent most of my 20s as a ski instructor and had little time for music

If Oblee hugs a tree, and he is a wooden puppet in SL, is that wood on wood love? I think it is and I think it is awesome!

Mr. Dark Phaeton

                                                       Mr. Dark Phaeton

And last, but certainly not least we have Mr. Dark Phaeton. Dark is one of the amazing hosts at After Dark. Dark is a man of few words except when it comes to greeting those who enter the club, in which case he is quick with a hello and a welcome!

1. Tell me something random. i like pizza
2. Tell me something you think I should know about you. black is my fav color
3. Tell me something that not everyone know about you. i love working on cars

Who would have guessed that black was Dark’s favorite color? It is not like he wears it ever!

And there you have it! Another installment of Tell Ty is in the books! Don’t you worry, I still have plenty more artists to feature and plenty more to hound for responses!

~Tyche

‘Tis the season to be………AWESOME!

It’s Christmastime at After Dark!

AD Christmas Stage 2If you have not seen the festive splendor that is After Dark all done up for the holidays then you are missing out! The amazing Thea has really outdone herself with the gorgeous decorations! It is hard to walk in to the place and not feel like you want to fa-la-la your las!

No holiday season would be complete without the super fun insanity that is the holiday party! Egg will be nogged, punch will be spiked, pixels will be thoroughly partied! Since you know that After Dark does not half-ass anything, there will be two holiday theme nights!

Sunday December 21, 2014

‘Tis the season to be fancy
Fa la la la la la la la la
Get dolled up and come get dancey
Fa la la la la la la la la
There will be good music playing
Fa la la la la la la la la
With lots and lots of pixel swaying
Fa la la la la la la la la

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Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori.

That’s right! We are getting gussied up on Sunday at After Dark! Put on your prettiest dress or your fanciest pants and join us with your pinkies up!

Tuesday December 23,2014

Jingle bells
I’m scared as hell
Is that a zombie Santa there?
The evil elf is on the shelf,
And he’s got that creepy glare!

Jingle bells
Still scared as hell
What’s with the demon deer?
It might be time to pound some wine
And rock out to the sweet tunes here!

Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori

Poster courtesy of The Incorrigible Miss Cori

What does “Scary Christmas” mean? Any dang thing you want it to! Put the nugget in your brain and run with the first thing that comes to mind! You know that at After Dark nearly anything goes! (Note from management: “Anything goes so long as all pertinent bits and pieces are properly covered.”)

What scary Christmas means to Tyche.

What scary Christmas means to Tyche.

Come down this week and get as festive as your bad elf wants! We look forward to celebrating the season with you!

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!

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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!