A Look at the October 19th Show

It was Friday night and I was sitting at my dressing table, dimly aware of the scurrying going on around me. Dancers were in their usual pre-show buzz, laughing and chatting as they pulled costumes out of closets and off hangers, digging through trunks for props, stretching out to warm up those sinewy muscles, and leaning into mirrors as they powdered their hot spots. Corri was spinning some fine tunes, getting the arriving audience bouncing for the show. I had my tube of black eye-liner and focused on my right eye, opening my mouth as I ran the slick tip of the liner across the underside of my lower lashes. Why do we open our mouths when we put on mascara and eye liner? Have you ever tried keeping your mouth shut when applying makeup to your eyes? It can’t be done, not comfortably, and never looks as good.

I always saw a lot reflected in my mirror. I saw Jilley stuffing her bra so that she could appear to have boobs as big as mine. And Web pulling on padded undies so her ass looked as shapely as mine. There was Paul pouring a scotch, and Hailie plucking hairs out of Ant’s ears with a pair of tweezers. I noticed Wiz chasing Lina with a measuring tape and a pair of scissors. My gaze dropped to the ankle locks, sitting on my dressing table. I had not applied them yet. I had been thinking that it might be

STOKE!

I caught his reflection in my mirror as he was passing by. I turned my head to allow my shadowed gaze to glide slowly over the bulges on his upper arms. I squeezed them with my eyes, biting them delicately, dragging his firm flesh between the teeth of my lusty imagination.

Like Cannon’s thong and Seb’s blue ribbon, Stoke’s biceps had become one of my fascinations. Surely you saw the movie “Up” and remember that dog every time he saw a squirrel. No matter what he was doing or saying or thinking, a squirrel was instant distraction so consuming that he’d completely forget all else. Well, that is me and Stoke’s biceps.

What sets his biceps apart? I marvelled as I wiped a bit of drool from the corner of my mouth with the back of Kelly’s hand. His shoulders are wide, keeping his arms a goodly ways from his body so nothing is there to interfere with the bulges. His arms are long, lots of hang and plenty of room for biceps to make their presence known. And they have just enough mass without being over-the-top practical joke big. They were just right. I began to ponder a way to set a trap to capture his biceps. Wasn’t sure what I’d do with them once I got them, probably not appropriate to speak of such things here. Hmmmm. Not much a person could do with biceps-only, would probably need the rest of the arms and hands and fingers to really do something. And thumbs always proved useful. A massage would be nice. But since I am not a fan of dismemberment, I suppose I’d be having to have the rest of him as well.

Me having all of Stoke is just not an option. Pretty sure that would go over like a led zeppelin with Gunner and Lina. So I suppose looking and drooling would have to suffice.

For this lifetime.

But there is always the next life to look forward to! Then those biceps are MINE!

Meanwhile, I think I will write a book: 101 Uses for a Bicep

In fact, I will start a contest. Comment with YOUR IDEA for the best use for a bicep. I will select the one I find most appealing to win a prize that will most likely mortify them but amuse me.

What was I doing? Oh. Yes. Ankle locks. And, by the way,
WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!
What happened at the show? Let’s find out!

BUT FIRST! Tonight’s winner of the Golden Tweezer Award! This is given to the person who makes the most memorable post in group chat during the show. Or the most outrageous or the most amusing… something like that. Here is where we memorialise those posts. Tonight it was especially difficult to pick just one. Tonight’s Golden Tweezer goes to:

PAUL!!!!

For this, LMAO:
[17:39] Paul Woodrunner: ok all if your not grab assing you can cache your sets and check your tags

CONGRATULATIONS PAUL!

Doesn’t it make you wonder… the things that go on backstage during a show!

Special thanks to my beloved Miss Ame for DJing our rehearsal!

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Nara
Beyonce ‘Partition’

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I really enjoy burlesque and am also a dancer with Burlesque Dolls, so finding the right music to go with that sort of act is not easy to do. I listen to numerous songs before deciding on a particular one that hits the right notes. Liking this song I was able to proceed. (Boyonce ‘Partition’)

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Believe it or not, the timing of removing clothing. Lol . You cannot take things off willey nilley, has to be reasons why suddenly your garments vanish, maybe words or, with me, a certain part of an animation.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Hope it did not steam up too many glasses. *winks* and you enjoyed my little ‘tease’.

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Jo
with Seb, Tray, Melvis, SoCo and Nara
Autumn Leaves – Ed Sheeran


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Taema
with Kyser
Way Down We Go

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I hear this song and right away I could see the dance in my mind and when that happens I know it will be a good solid performance.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
No everything in this one was easy and smooth.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
That no matter what happens we rise or we go down together.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Actually Kyser wanted this as our anniversary dance but to me it just was not romantic so I wee created another for our anniversary and kept this for Halloween Theme.

Taema and Kyser just celebrated their seventh anniversary in SL! Congratulations Taema and Kyser, that is like 70 RL years!
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Corri
with Ray
Disney Decendants – Rotten to the Core


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Mikiko
Nyxx – Nightmare

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I love Halloween and any chance to do something creepy and I do like spiders lol

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Just to make sure i was lined up with a web I was using as a dance pole, otherwise not many.

3. What does this dance mean to you?
Just enjoying something creepy lol

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just that it was a LOT OF FUN!

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Sarah
with Ginty Bachem
EPIC POP | ”Everything is Beautiful” by Music House (Harlin James & Clav)


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Luna
with Jorgio, CowGirl, Rhonda and Joszef
Jack Lament/ Jack skellinton


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Jilley
with Paul and Si
BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR – MICHAEL JACKSON


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Antonio
With Everyone!

When Doves Cry

Lets Go Crazy

Little red corvette

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have been wanting to do a prince set and thought just do it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Well originally I had 4 elevators and 2 dance balls in each one. and they were all working…I came home the next day and I guess SL had a bug or something because what you saw in the set was all that was working. This was my first crowd dance to make something move..

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Honestly Prince’s music was an escape for me when I was growing up, and it still is.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
It’s Prince, not much else to say…

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Coming Friday, October 19th from Elysium Cabaret!

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

Friday, October 19th stars: Jo, Nara, Luna, Jilley, Corri,

Sarah, Mikiko, Antonio, and The Mynx Dancers.

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A Look Back at Elysium’s October 12th Show

Ahhhhhhh, another weekend! It was Friday. And I always get very excited on Fridays. It’s SHOWTIME! But for some reason, I was feeling out of sorts tonight.

I arrived late and meandered backstage. I was feeling rather cantankerous. *pauses to look up ‘cantankerous’ and sees that yes, that’s the right word* I took my usual position, amongst the crabs and pancakes, and assumed a rather boring pose, hoping to not be noticed. I was still half asleep and didn’t want to talk to anyone.

I could hear Paul and Jilley greeting our guests, frams… friends and family… who were coming from all over the grid to help us welcome in the weekend. Corri was warming everyone up with her great tunes. There was the static of anticipation hanging heavily in the air with dancers stretching out, giggling and laughing as they adjusted costumes and put on their makeup. And then I saw Him. Looking all long and lean, muscled and super sexy, swaggering back and forth, patrolling the backstage menagerie. My heart skipped a beat as I noticed his ardent gaze fall upon me. I tingled a little and my tummy tightened, seeing him purposefully striding towards me. He had finally noticed me! I didn’t know why, but whatever the reason, I was grateful. He was usually too busy to pay me any mind.

I raised my eyes to greet his approach, my chest rising and falling in suspense as my heart beat in my ears. He then stood before me and our eyes locked. I needed to fan myself, but I was afraid to move least I break the spell of this moment. It was…

The Wiz.

My lips parted and I ran my pink tongue across them, wetting them as I awaited his assertion. He did not hesitate but got right down to business. “Babypea, you are wearing the wrong tag. Can you please change to Elysium tag?” I always found it annoying how easily The Wiz seemed to not notice my sexiness. I had always wondered HOW to get his attention. Finally, the mystery was solved.

My replete pink lips parted more and I tilted my head back slightly, my hungry gaze dancing through the depths of his eyes. My reply was simple and breathy. “No.”

He looked shocked, his eyes flashing wide open. He blinked. “No?” At long last, I had his attention! “You can’t say no. You must change your tag to the Elysium tag!”

I raised a hand and ran it through my hair as though trying to smooth out delirium. “I don’t want to,” I explained in a sweetened, little-girl-lost tone.

He frowned. His posture stiffened. Not exactly the part I was hoping would stiffen, but it was a start. “May I ask why you don’t want to?”

I rolled my eyes around, glancing to the ceiling and back. “I just don’t feel like it.”

“Well this is unacceptable. You can’t go on stage like that.” He then grabbed my arm and spun me around, pushing me against the wall. My palms held my balance against the cold hard wood of the polished surface as he pulled my hips towards him, pushing down on my back and kicking my legs apart. My heart pounded in trepidation as adrenaline pumped through my veins. I peeked back and saw him whip out his feather duster.

“You have left me no choice. I cannot abide this insubordination,” he announced. And then he raised his arm and lashed me with that feather duster!

I cried out, feeling the soft downy tendrils stroking the skin on my backstage. “AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!” He lashed me again and then a third time, my fine firm buttocks tensing for each impending strike. “YES YES,” I sang, “LASH ME! I am such a bad girl, punish me!”

He then yanked me back around to face him. “I am busy! I have other dancers to check on. As a co-owner of this troupe, you are required to set an example, so change your damn tag, now!”

I trembled under his authority. “Yes Sir, right away!” I smiled weakly as my eyes watched him stomp off. “Thank you, Sir,” I called. I felt so warm and alive, every cell in my body turned on its side and shivering in satisfaction. I changed my tag to Elysium and pondered my next plot to gain more of his consideration. Perhaps next week, I’d neglect wearing ankle locks! That would surely earn me more time under The Wiz’s tutelage. And maybe even more discipline if I was ornery enough.

Oh what a show!! What a night!! A night to remember. SL was being difficult, lots of lag but with teamwork, we put on a great show, plus got pictures of all the acts. Special thanks to Miss Ame for DJing the rehearsal for us. And here is a peek of how the show looked.

But first! Our Golden Tweezer Award to the person who made the “Post of the Night” in group chat! Oh our group chat is lively and full of fun, and here is where we memorialise some of the best tidbits. Tonight’s award goes to:

JILLEY!! For this little snippet:
[2018/10/12 17:15] Jilley Resident: Choreos, pls get in Corri’s box, its nice and warm in there!

Congratulations Jilley!

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Dear
Sia – Bird Set Free


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Sarah
World’s Most Epic Vocal Music: NOBODY WANTS TO BE ALONE | by Christian Reindl (ft. Atrel)


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Eva
with Cowgrl, Nadi, Nara, Gracie and Niecho
Creep Bedlam ver 2

Photo by Kyser Minx


Photo by Web Sass
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Ariel
with Rhonda and Calico
Hot Hot Hot


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Denyaii
with Neeria, Hallie, Seb and Melvis
Ariana Grande – God is a woman


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Wiz
with Josephine, Ariel, Dear, Antonio and Adam
Thunder – Imagine Dragons

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I love Imagine Dragons and the video is very unique.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
What I liked about the video was the dancing vignettes of alien-like creatures, but they are only on screen for a very short time. So I needed to come up with a scenario where their vignettes lasted longer.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Its all fun!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Creating the vignettes and deciding on the costumes took ten times more time than the choreo.

Photo by Web Sass
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Taema
with Kyser
Welshly Arms – Sanctuary

Photo by Josephine Jinx


Photo by Kyser Minx
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Babypea
with Web, Dear, Lina, Kelly, Elayn
Radio Fish Perfect Human – Exile Tribe The Second

Photo by Syykyr
1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Well, I had this song I wanted to do. It is Asian and I think it is Chinese. It is an AWESOME song. Web calls it the Mosquito song. I LOVE IT! She doesn’t. But, I told her to build a cyberpunk Asian style set for this song. I gave her some pics and told her I wanted depth, I wanted us to be dancing down the street in an Asian cyberpunk city. Then I turned her loose and she built Tokyo. So I had to change my song, and use a Japanese one instead. It’s actually two Japanese songs edited together, Perfect Human by Radio Fish and One Time One Life by Exile Tribe the Second. I love the energy of this music, it is J Pop and it KICKS! I also still am doing the Chinese song. It is on the agenda to be performed in four weeks and it is well um a bit different *snorts* and I LOVE IT!!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Trying to get the timing right with the cyber choppers that fly in with three of the dancers. Two were perfect but one, even though everything was the same … height, timing, and so forth… one of the choppers was not flying in properly. The dancer riding it kept sinking into it and then back out. I have no idea why, it is the same as the first two, and they had no issues. It was very frustrating. I don’t like it when things don’t make sense.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It is heaps of fun, really neato costumes that are super fun to wear, and very cool animations. The set is epic and I just love everything about this dance. Creating it was very fulfilling.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Well, Web built the set, and isn’t it fantastic?! We had a lot of fun making this dance. Also, I think the guys in Exile Tribe are so sexy. I would stalk them if I was younger. All of them. Hard to pick just one. These darn kids who sing and dance in RL are amazing! The costumes in this dance were a nightmare, a lot of fiddling. Dear and I were not pleased with the fiddling, but they look great. We are badass geriatric divas! HA!

Thanks to Elayn for the above photo.
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Bella
with Everyone

Walking on Sunshine

One Kiss

Cake by The Ocean

Photos by Web Sass

A Look Back at Elysium’s October 5th 2018 Show

I have changed my mind. I had a story to tell for this post, but I haven’t typed it up yet, it is in my head, and by now I think I will save it for next week. Just got too busy this week. Too much RL! So here is a look back at last Friday’s show, with thanks to Paul and Jilley for hosting, Wiz for the lashes, and Corri for the DJing with a special thanks to Miss Ame as well for DJing rehearsal. A big thanks to our wonderful audience for coming out and supporting our shows! AND of COURSE the Golden Tweezer Award for the group ‘Post of the Night,’ which again was a tie. Just could not pick between these two gems:

[17:41] corroded Battery: thinking we need to put some chicken wire around the dj stand


I agree!!!!

And doesn’t this next post make you wonder?
[19:14] Jilley: Im wondering who all the bodies are under Pea
I will never tell!!!! But the bigger question is, were the bodies alive or…. O.O and under me how exactly? I mean, there is more than one way to be under someone. If I had my druthers, it would be the entire cast of Men in Motion under me and definitely ALIVE.

*cackles*

Congratulations Corri and Jilley on winning a Golden Tweezer! Brand new, pure gold, and never been in Gunner’s ears. Now how about some pictures of the show!
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Diawa
‘Now we are free’


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Adam
with Bella. Kyser and Taema
twenty one pilots: Stressed Out [OFFICIAL VIDEO]


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Syykyr
with Gunner, BabyPea, Paul and Venus
Havana* feat. Jesse Cook


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Antonio
Empire Cast – Born to Win (Audio) ft. Jussie Smollett

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Myself, my life, anything can get you down but it is all in how you choose to handle it if it will get you down or make you stand tall.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Certain parts of the song the beats changed so getting animations to match it. I may redo them one day.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Its a song of strength.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
When you think there is no hope no reason, remember you were born for a reason, get through it and be it tomorrow or maybe even next year the wounds of life become scars and lessons that only help you grow in life..never give up. There is always someone that can help you, someone to talk to you may feel alone but, you’re not.

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Dear
TobyMac — I Just Need U

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
The words and the beat. I chose this song because it is different from the “soft, fluffy” stuff I usually do. To add variety to my dance.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Making the the animations on my jump work with the starting of the dance.
I am trying to give people a variety and challenge myself to come out of my “box” some.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This song is a good message and out of my usual box a bit. It makes me happy to listen to and was fun to create. This was fun and different and the hardest part was coming up with the build.

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Alexis
Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful


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Jilley
with Paul, Hailie, Ant, Wiz and Stoke
Trooper Mix


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Lina
with Everyone

Kick it in the sticks, Brantley Gilbert

Save a horse ride a cowboy, Big & Rich

Cowgirl Stephen Wesley

Welcome to The Weekend! Oct 12th Show!

Elysium Cabaret October 12th 2018 Show

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! 

Featuring Choreographers:

  • Wiz
  • Eva
  • Dear
  • Ariel
  • Bella
  • Sarah
  • Alexis
  • Denyaii
  • Babypea

Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. 

Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend! 

Here’s a Ride right to the show!

Coming Friday, October 5th to Elysium Cabaret!


It’s the sultry elegance of Lina, along with:

Alexis, Simi, Luna, Dear, Adam, Jilley, Antonio, Diawa, and Syykyr

This Friday, Alexis returns to The Empire Room after a small break… will be good to have her back on the Elysium stage! Also, it is the debut performance of Syykyr. Come out and let’s give her a warm, encouraging welcome to the intoxicating world of Second Life dance!

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

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September 28th 2018 Show

*limps in*

Well! Some people just can’t get it together when their other half is away. By some I mean me.

I rocked up to the show last night and staggered backstage to the dressing rooms. Passing dancers who were scurrying around, prepping for the show in an hour, I was just too threadbare to even say hi. Worn right out. I got to my dressing table and frowned as I perused it. I clamped my lips together, eyes scrutinising the surface. I opened a drawer, shuffled things around, then another. I then stomped over to Jilley’s dressing table. Sure enough, she had stolen my fire engine red lipstick AGAIN! I started poking through her dressing table and found some other things of mine including my eyelash curler, body glimmer cream, and my tube of…

…maybe that’s TMI.

Moving on.

I snorted as I saw her walking backstage, her long, tall form making elegant, graceful strides as she approached me. “Do you have a pair of tweezers I can borrow?” I smirked. “Oh you are asking to borrow something from me? Now that’s unusual.” I handed her my pair of tweezers. I watched her step over to the mirror of her dressing table and pluck a few stray eyebrow hairs. I didn’t bother to tell her the last time I used those tweezers was to pluck the hairs out of Gunner’s ears.

But knowing this amused me greatly. I smiled to myself.

Then I pondered, why do they call them a pair of tweezers when there is only one? Maybe each arm is a tweezer. But seems there should still be a name that encompasses the entire object, a singular name for a single object.

The things I ponder. A-Typical? I have been watching that show and totally ‘get’ and relate to the lead character. Could I be on the spectrum? That would sure explain a lot.

Anyways.

I have decided to start sharing the Post of the Night. Elysiums say some funny things in group chat during the show, and they are well-worth preserving and sharing. Tonight, it was a tie! I don’t have to choose between them cause this is my SL and I can do what I want, and I want to share both of them. So here comes this treasure from Elayn:

[19:24] Elayn: I think Wiz did that one a few times
[19:25] Elayn: and he does it so well, do you really want to try to top him?
[19:25] Elayn: oh.. that sounded wrong..
[19:25] Elayn: /mumbles.. sorry Wiz

Congratulation, Elayn, for getting Post of the Night, you have won a pair of Elysium Golden Tweezers! Use them wisely and share sparingly. Consider where they might go.

The other person to win a pair of Elysium Golden Tweezers (by pair, I mean two connected arms… it is just one tweezer) is NARA for this gem:

[19:21] nara1: men should wear heels … make their legs more shapely.

OMG I so agree! How darling would that be! Let’s have High Heel Night for the guys!

Well, enough of this silliness. On to the show… The Man was working, so Eva graciously covered the DJing for him, with Paul and Jilley welcoming our friends and family, and The Wiz lashing all the dancers into place with his feather duster. And the show looked something like this:
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Eva
with Lexi, Leila, Victory, Gracie, Niecho and Tristan
Sound of Silence, Epic Rock


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Antonio
with Hailie, Jilley, Baby, Melvis Seb and Lina
Beautiful People – Distric78 REMIX (SYTYCD) (HQ)

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I saw this on so you think you can dance an thought hmm wonder if I can make it happen here.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Timing with the mirror crashing, and finding a mirror I could use, then well I decided to add the models in front of it, and make them shatter as well…that was a challenge.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It was a bit of fun and a challenge for me to see what I could make happen, I experimented with various things.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I just hope everyone likes it an is entertained by it.

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Taema
“Oops, I did it again ” by Haley Reinhart


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Lina
with Stoke, Antonio, Si, Melvis, Josephine, Nara, Jilley, Dear
My Prerogative, Britney Spears

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I always loved the original “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown. When I heard the female spin on it, I could not resist making it into an act.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The hard part was getting the fades timed just right, also when i went to move the set from the build pad to the theater I had issues with some things appearing in the wrong spots. More technical than creative challenges this time but in all, everything came out as it should.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Pure fun dosed with a little inner message, people should worry less about others and spend more time enjoying their own lives, sl or rl.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
No, but I would like to thank my dancers tonight for being there to make it all happen.

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Babypea
with Web, Ginty, Kelly, BB
Los Lobos – La Bamba

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Well, we had to do a cover song and I am not fond of cover songs, but I love this one. Love Los Lobos.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
No, this one was easy-peasy.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This is just a good time with some lovely ladies 🙂

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I love the colors of this set. Web built it, and it is refreshing and relaxing, a place I wish I could go in RL. So we went there in SL. I love the fruit hats, I need one in RL.

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SOCO
with Cara, Vanity, Seb, Tray, Fafnir and Niecho
Within Temptation – Behind Blue Eyes


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Elayn
with Kai (alt)
Moonshadow by Mandy Moore

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I had three requests this months; A fall set, A DanceQueens challenge to use a particular texture in a set, and to do a Cover Song. Ta-Da!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The challenges were fun to resolve on this one, the special effects.. not too much, just enough… the COLORS! it was hard to decide but fun.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam is all about deeper meaning.. but the deeper meaning is what does it mean to YOU?

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Breathe.. enjoy.. be kind to each other.

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Jilley
with Lina and Eva
ARETHA FRANKLIN – Rolling In The Deep


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Adam
with Everyone

Photograph – Ed Sheeran (Boyce Avenue feat. Bea Miller acoustic cover)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – The Broken Road

Lady Gaga – Your Song (Audio)


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September 21st 2018 Show

I know what you are thinking. The same thing everyone is thinking. Where is the blog post with pics from last Friday’s show? It is almost next Friday’s show. Well, I can explain.

The Man is a contractor and just got a big huge job and it has turned our RL into a bit of a whirlwind. I am suddenly left alone to manage things on the home front that The Man usually tends, plus run all the errands and do a bajillion little things that he usually does that I never noticed until he was not here doing them anymore. I’m exhausted. I need a maid, cook, personal shopper and a houseboy to rub my bunions at the end of the day. And without The Man feeding me, I am at risk of being able to see my toes again because I don’t like handling raw food and won’t eat unless he puts it in front of me. He likes to cook and trash the kitchen. I find doing dishes to be soothing. It works for us.

Well, one thing I have decided. I know we all have probing questions that cannot be answered in our world. But we plan on getting some answers when we die, for those of us who believe in a next-phase of existence and a Higher Power of some sort. For myself, when I get to Heaven, one of the questions I am going to ask the Lord is, WHERE did all my husband’s socks REALLY go? I get that with kids, we buy them six pair of socks and two months later, they have twelve socks with no mates. But The Man’s socks just… vanish. He seems to think I am doing something with them. I can’t imagine what one would do with dirty socks. Can you think of anything? If so, post it in the comments section. Let’s see if we can come up with 101 uses for dirty socks.

I think that some day, we are going to move the mattress and find five thousand socks crammed in nooks and crannies in, under and around the bed. But really, I am not sure socks should be taking up this much of my head space. Or this blog. I am undecided where socks fall in the order of life’s priorities. However, when a man has twelve pair of socks, and twelve days later has only one sock to show for it, and this has been happening for years, I consider it cause for alarm. Maybe the socks just disintegrate after being worn. I don’t know why they would do that, his feet don’t smell.

But he does have these really thick, killer toe nails that require wire cutters to trim. They are almost hooves. Each toe is tipped with a tiny hoof. I consider my man proof that we do not descend from apes, we descend from goats. Or at least men do. Millions of years ago, big giant goats wandered the earth, then one day, one of them stood up. And that was the First Man. You ever notice goats have beards? Well, so do men, unless they shave. There’s your proof.

As for men descending from horses, don’t EVEN go there. Just don’t. You so do NOT want to get me started on the proof that men do NOT descend from horses. Plus look at the hooves themselves. Goat hooves have toes. Men have toes. Not just one big hoof or foot.

Maybe his toe nails are eating his socks. But that doesn’t make sense, I have never heard of hooves having to be fed. This is so bewildering. Such a mystery. The Lord knows the truth, so I will just have to be patient in this life and wait for the next one to find out once and for all WHERE The Man’s socks really went!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh… domestic bliss. *smiles weakly*

Meanwhile, consider this tattoo. I think everyone should have their S.O.’s name tattooed on their ass. Wouldn’t you agree?

Oh, and the show! Yes yes let us see some pics of the show! And perhaps a behind the scenes peek at a favourite dance with the wee interviews:
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Luna
with Carol, Tater, Taema and cowgirl
Black Magic Woman


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Hailie
Christina Aguilera Featuring Nicki Minaj – Woohoo

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I love Christina Aguilera and Nicki Minaj and I really liked the song. The ideas started to flow after listening to it so I started to build!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I had a few with this one, originally it was built for another stage so I have had to adjust it a little since. Also it was the first time I had made something rise up from under the stage so it was all a learning curve.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This was purely fun and dancing around all that candy just made me hungry!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
We will have a dentist standing by for those who like to indulge in the sweet treats! Hope you enjoy 🙂


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Adam
with Bella, Cannon, Sammy, Web, Baby, Eva, Venus and Nadi
The Beaver Song


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Dear
Sleeping At Last – Everywhere I Go

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
The music itself.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Layering, this is the 1st time I have ever done layering of animations. Turned out it wasn’t as scary as I thought. =)

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Although the words seem kind of sad, I find it hauntingly beautiful.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Very few of us see a song in the same way. I hope that people can find a way to see my visions through my dance and that it brings some joy.

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Antonio
with Hailie, Jilley, Baby, Melvis
Beg For Mercy

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I actually found the song, then put it with the set, it’s the actual battle between all the houses in game of thrones. It just seemed to fit.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Getting up the stairs and in the throne without sliding. Getting the right placement for the dragons, and placing the blue and red flames in the dragons, all those that have watch Game of Thrones know the significance.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It was for a dance queens showcase I did representing E, and it challenged me a bit with my creativity.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I hope it’s an inspiration for you to watch Game of thrones you have plenty of time to catch up. Oh and Pea’s booty looks good even as Tyrion, and it was debated if we were going to give Jilley roo a sword or not, but she promised to play nice so we gave her one…I hope Melvis doesn’t get poked with Needle.,..Hailie an I did fight over the throne but you see who is the rightful king…runs before she the mother of dragons has them burn my ass…but really it was just fun to bring a show I enjoy to the stage.

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Simi
Dance with my Father by Luther Vandrosws

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I heard this song by Luther Vandross when it was released in 2003 and immediately fell in love with it. I like Luther in RL lost my father at an early age. Daddy passed away when I was 13. This song spoke to me in numeroud ways,in my mother Missing him and me in my own way missing him also.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
To try to get through choreographing this dance through the tears.

3. What does this dance mean to you?
It is my early years in one song.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
This is for my Mom and Dad, love you both and miss you both so damn much. And yes the pictures you see are my Mom and Dad and I am the one in the middle.

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Jilley
with Paul, Ant and Hailie
Low – Flo rida from Step Up 2


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Eva
with Everyone

Jason Derulo – The Sky’s The Limit

Italobrothers – Upside Down

SL Line – Dancing on the Celing

This Friday September 21st at Elysium Cabaret!


It’s Antonio’s exposed chest and belly, along with:

Eva, Simi, Luna, Dear, Adam, Jilley, Hailie, and Queenie

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday! Welcome to the weekend!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Copperhead%20Road/74/64/2754

September 14th 2018 Show

I was on my way to the toilet. A trip to the loo can be so dangerous. I was dressed in my usual house attire, glittery golden g-string and heart-shaped golden glitter pasties, don’t all us geriatric divas dress like that when sitting around the house? I did have on a little sheer golden lace mini-robe in case guests called in unannounced. I wanted to be decent after all. We live in the back of our computer shop. What if a customer calls in? Good thing I had on my pink beehive and tiara. Wouldn’t want the public seeing me and getting the wrong impression.

Now you prolly think I was wearing my gold glitter stiletto pumps, but you’d be wrong. As I said, I was in house attire. I hadn’t even accessorized. So I was naturally dressed down wearing far more comfortable house slippers. Really old ones that were broke in just right. And I was on my way to the loo when the tip of my right slipper caught on a slightly raised nail in the strip of metal at the edge of the linoleum. That nail bit down on my slipper and held it as I continued forward, finding myself suddenly launched into the air.

I flew fifteen feet across the kitchen. During my flight, I neglected to keep my seat belt on. I kept getting up and wandering listlessly around the cabin, nagging the flight attendants for snacks and Baileys on the rocks, and rudely peering into the First Class section to annoy those who worked for places that could afford to pay an outrageous sum of money for seats that are actually a bit larger than body bags crammed into a sardine tin. I liked to look at people who paid too much for things. Wasteful spenders always made me feel better about my self-control and the ability I had developed to get by on very little.

I admit I felt superior to them. They wouldn’t last two weeks in a zombie apocalypse. They were so weak. I was strong. I could handle flying in coach. Even for 12-plus hours across the Pacific ocean to visit my family in America. The shitty little meals, the lap trays that would not go flat cause they had to push against my big fat tummy and my big fat tummy always won, no leg room, arms pressed against the person sitting next to me much to their discomfort, seats that recline all of six inches… after surviving a flight in coach, I could take anything. I was a survivor.

So it was I found myself in flight across my kitchen. I was irritated that none of the flight attendants had given the opening safety precaution demonstration. That is always one of my favourite parts of any flight because it means that, after spending an hour finding a place to park, an hour hiking to check-in, waiting in that line for three hours, then another hour trek to the gate, another two-hour wait to board the fucking plane, another hour sitting while they load all the passengers and wait for a runway to become available… we were FINALLY going to be taking off! Those safety demonstrations are an oasis of hope in a desert of endless waiting.

At least I was blessed with a smooth flight. No turbulence. We did pass a flock of geese heading for Canada. And a guy in a lawn chair that had huge weather balloons attached to it, but that is another story. We finally came in for the landing, and that is when trouble started. The landing gear had not lowered. This was going to get ugly. I braced for impact.

I landed hard, on my chin, chest, and left knee. Somehow, my right calf had never taken off and was back at the launch position. It was yanked forward by the jolt of my crash into the far side of the kitchen floor. I screamed like a little girl on a roller coaster. I waited for rescuers to come to my aid. Took them forever. I laid there moaning like a beached whale. I wondered how many bones I’d broken. About a half hour later, I finally dragged myself to my feet and limped off for the toilet. I remember feeling impressed that I could hold it for that long at my age.

Thank the fates for Auntie Joyce’s walker. She had passed on two decades prior but her walker was left in the house, and so now it sure came in handy. It would be the only way I could make it to the loo for the next week. I could not understand why my ass cheeks hurt so bad. Over the coming days, everything below my head would hurt. A lot. But I would be disgusted to find not one bruise to show off my epic journey. No broken bones. Just many pulled muscles. I felt like human taffy.

Miraculously, I healed enough to be able to dance in tonight’s show. Day Five since my crash. I limped in and took my place backstage as DJ Gunner was warming up the crowd and The Wiz was patrolling backstage with his riding crop, lashing all the dancers into place. I could hear Paul and Jilley welcoming the gathering crowd. I knew from rehearsal it was going to be a fabulous show. I bit down on a strip of leather and prepared to dance in spite of the pain still lingering in my right calf. All I could think was, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFFVVo9usFY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7w_v9J7iOc

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Ariel
with Adam, Bella, Paul, Jilley
Anything Goes

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have always been a huge fan of musicals and when I heard this version, I knew I had to do it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Making the distances just right so there were no collisions, your typical 1-3 meter distance worked great for some dances, but the guys tap dances were a particular challenge so they didn’t hit us ladies.

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Melvis
with andytez dumpling, JMB Balogh, Nara Bellic, +2
The KLF – Justified And Ancient


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Gracie
with Baby, Nadi, Nara, Jilley, Diawa, Lina, Beebs and Eva
Britney Spears – 1 2 3

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I thought this song was very sensual and it fit perfect for a theme last year so I began to work on it. I had fun with it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
This was originally created with 14 dancers, the large number of dancers in one act was the most challenging part.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Just fun!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I just hope you all enjoyed watching and were entertained.

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Luna
Toni Braxton, Another Sad Love Song


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Nadi
with Con, Gracie, Ray and Corri
Blackmore’s Night – Cartouche


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Babypea
with Gunner, Web, Lina, Hailie, Jilley, Dear
Joe Walsh – I.L.B.T.’s

This dance is just me and some of the girls having a bit of fun with Gunner and my darling Joe Walsh, who is one of my all-time fave singers, and I love this song, it is hysterical! With a fabulous set by web, and the man-choreo by Gunner, I did the choreo for the gals and the movers. It was just fun with friends.

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Nara
with Gracie
‘Burn’ by Ellie Goulding


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Jilley
with Gracie, Pea and Web
Alvin and The Chipmunks – Shake Your Groove Thing ft. Drew Seeley

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Just felt like doing a silly fun song and dance.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Was originally going to have us dancing in little hamster type avatars, but then realized that Pea wouldn’t be able to squeeze her ass into that!

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Fun! Fun! Fun!

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Lina
Crowd Dances

Fergie.. A little party never hurt nobody

Sepalot Go get it

Ive Levan, Money