The Rave of Aquarius

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Shengri La hosted another Rave this past weekend – The Aquarian Rave. You know my-little-ponythat you are at Shengri La if there are butterflies and particles. The more of each, the better. 🙂 As always, the inimitable Qee Nishi was DJ’ing up a storm. Now I just read that “My Little Pony” is only 25 years old, which means it was part of the 80’s, not the 60’s. But apparently nobody told the ponies that important fact and there were several round, fairy-tale steeds about the dance floor.

The instructions for this rave were as vague and open-ended as possible: “Dress is your best interpretation of the theme of Hope. dont-set-the-wings-on-fire If you need some help, cast your mind back to 1969 (or google it!) for the Summer of Love”. I refuse to tell you whether I googled or recalled, but I did manage to find a pair of tie-dyed pants, headband and flowered top in my inventory, plus dangling bead earrings. The most difficult part of the costume? Parting with my boots! But to keep in the spirit of things, I kicked them off and went barefoot. As usual, a goody bag came with the invitation. I had my choice of wings: green, blue, lavendar, pink, lime, yellow. The wings came with controls: flap fast, flap slow, don’t flap. 🙂 Shenlei never misses a detail. And of course, the all-important sparkler!! You can’t party without a sparkler. 🙂

I had another stop to make before I could get to the rave, so by the time I rez-and-shenleiarrived it was in full swing and everyone was fairly giddy. 🙂 Rez and Shenlei, warm and generous hosts, were greeting incoming guests and keeping us all laughing. I danced about, my green wings crashing into many people, listening to the chat and banter. Being a kind soul, Shen reminded us all that we were dancing high in the sky at 400 meters. Which means it is a loooonnnng way down should you choose to dance off the edge. 🙂 As most of us had fashion-wings as opposed to functional-wings, the warning was most welcome.

michele-and-dale1Definitely one of the fun performances were Dale and Michele twirling their rave sticks. As it was also Michele’s rez day, it was most appropriate to have her surrounded by sparkls and color!

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These raves do pull in the most eclectic collection of raversavatars and outfits. Obviously we all have very different ideas about how “Hope” is best represented. 🙂 I love people watching and reading profiles.

Unfortunately, as seems to be the case all too frequently in SL lately, there was one guest who was being inconsiderate. He had an open mike and refused to turn it off. This was causing a LOT of reverberation. So Shen killed voice, which handled THAT. But to ensure harmony the rest of the evening, Shenlei called in her private security forces for control. 🙂

Once peace had been restored, we popped the champagne bubbles1and toasted yet another successful Shengri La rave!

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

3 thoughts on “The Rave of Aquarius”

  1. Just a kinder, gentler suggestion from a very inexperienced still-newbie-after-5-months: perhaps the person with the open mike either 1) didn’t realize it was open; 2) didn’t realize it was causing problems; 3) didn’t know how to turn it off! (I would be in the last category, LOL!)

  2. @Melessa – 🙂 I still mess up the mic, too, and that’s after having been on it for a solid week for work. BUT…. the difference between us (you and me) and this other person… when someone points out to us that our mic is open and we’re creating feedback – we fix it. Or ask HOW to fix it if we don’t know how. We don’t ignore the request or say “too bad for you”. otherwise I do agree with you – I tend to assume problems are ignorance/inexperience, not nastiness.

    @Dale – ummmm, I MAY have taken a bit of poetic license with descriptions and the event time line…… 🙂

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