|SL14B Cake Stage skyline. Build by Mikati Slade|
I scored several slots at SL14B for a total of five. Excessive? You snooze you lose. No two were alike.
I was approached a week early by Cake Stage leads regarding an event hosted by the Lindens. It had to be to their Carnivalesque theme: mostly New Orleans Mardi Gras mixed with Rio: I don't know how they knew I could do this, other than a wild guess from my exhibit theme ( Or Marianne? Going to have to ask her). They said my application would be for a separate set. I wholeheartedly agreed.
A week later came the offer of a prime time slot Tuesday on Stage Left. With the start of SL14B openings trickled in and I jumped on Wed 8-10am, Friday 4-5am, then Sunday 8-9am.
|DJing the World Pop set Sunday morning at the Cake Stage|
People had a great time. Nobody walked out from the music. Word came through that staff were chair dancing. This isn't bragging so much as reaffirming I hadn't let anyone down. No voice just uninterrupted music. The tips - for which I am always grateful - paid my stream for July and a couple of weeks' rent. The event was a success!
I had my "regular" DJ set the following evening on Stage Left: Swing Moon type fare consisting of vintage jazz, big band, boogie woogie, movie soundtracks, retro revival & electro swing. It was Midsummer's eve (really it was, so stop laughing), and a conflicting event I would otherwise have attended, was announced on short notice; it pulled most of my friends and Rosehaven neighbors away at the halftime. The fact is for timezones west of Eastern Daylight Time, summer solstice occurred at the end of their day. The crowd was light until the next talent arrived with their manager (jeez). I got tips from their growing number of followers, which was nice. I like to think I helped move the time more quickly for them in a pleasant way ;)
|This year's DJ stage atop a festooned top hat|
|Classic Funk set Friday morning - Shiva approves!|
|My exhibit The Other Halloween|
|Interact with images at Inside-Out|
|One of two Faux DJ booths on SL14B Awesome.|
|Loki Eliot's party in his head|
Thank you SLB staff and participating Lindens. Thank you attendees. See you next year for the 15th!
|Stage Left WiP and me|