Let’s Look at Elysium’s January 25th 2019 Show!

Some people have been sick but still managed to get to the show and perform. Other than that, some people have been resting or wandering around the streets in a daze, pestering the passersby for spare change and cigarettes. Unfortunately one of these vagrants wandered into The Empire Room on Friday night. Paul dispatched security to remove the nuisance from the premises, but then it was learned the derelict was none other than Babypea. So they grabbed her and dragged her backstage, keeping her under watch until showtime cause she was opening the show.


Hey, look, it’s DJ Corri!

That was an attempt at a distraction. Not feeling well so will get right into last Friday’s show. But first!!

Of course we have our Golden Tweezers Award, the person who posted the funniest post in group chat during the show… funniest determined by a panel of judges comprised of me, myself and I. The weekly winner receives a nice trophy AND their post is preserved here on the blog. HERE is this week’s winning post:

[17:12] DiamonteThomas: ok jilley why the armpit pose again?

CONGRATULATIONS DIAMONTE!
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Babypea
With Web, Dear and Kelly
The Lacs – Make the Rooster Crow

Above pic with thanks to R. Crap Mariner

Above pic with thanks to R. Crap Mariner
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Antonio
With Diamonte, Si, Melvis and Kyser
Shady Adam Lambert

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Black Dagger Brotherhood

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Being Prim heavy till I changed a few things.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Just fun, it’s a repeat but I thought with the theme, this would be a good one to show again.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Nope just sit back and enjoy all the steam heat of the city club.

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Hailie
With Jilley and Lina
Woman Like Me – Little Mix and Nikki Minaj

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
As you may know from some of my previous sets I am a Little Mix fan! When I heard this song, I knew I had to do a set.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Trying to get everything timed right, with the transitions and costume changes is always a challenge. So there was a lot of adjustments but I managed to get it done, however, I pray that with lag we don’t end up naked lol.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This is purely fun and a lot of sexy, thank you to my ladies Lina and Jilley Roo for dancing with me.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Well…..Roo charmed the prison guards into keeping her warm at night. Personally I think something else was going on there but you know Roo is a bad girl. Those guards (Bill and Bob) were smiling, so it made it easier on Lina and I when we were smuggling contraband in our bras! No one knew…..until now of course. Ha! …….Roo is going to kill me now so I had best lay low 🙂

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Mikiko
With Zena and Rhonda
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
THE THEME was CITY HEAT. So pretty much urban, hip hop and I just loved this song the min I heard it, the beat the choreo just popped into my head the kind I wanted for it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Not much really I had so much fun building this urban city set.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Mostly fun I loved the theme.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I love to do chor for songs with great beats you just cant go wrong with that 🙂

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Lina
With Nara, Hailie. Corrie, Jilley, Evangelina Gracie
Bang Bang

Above pic with thanks to R. Crap Mariner

Above pic with thanks to R. Crap Mariner
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Taema
With Bella, Adam and Kyser,
Legendary by Welshy Arms


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Jilley
With Paul, Ant, Diamonte, Hailie, Evangelina
Elegy-Radioactive Remix


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Eva
With Everyone

Miami Vice Theme

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
My inspiration started with our theme, city heat. I love to do a mini theme for my crowd dances so this morphed into Miami Vice. Miami fit the city and heat, and who does it with more style than Crockett and Tubbs? Double bonus – as detectives, they’re the “heat” too 🙂 For the music, I started with the Miami Vice intro, then chose 3 songs that were used in MV episodes. The detectives had a few words to add of course.
Smuggler’s Blues – Glenn Frey

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The set was a challenge for me! For the crowd dances we need to have space for 50 people, and I wanted something fun that also tied back to Miami Vice. Do you know how few Miami Vice things are on marketplace? A bit of demolition, duct tape, and I’m pretty happy. Hopefully people noticed the bartenders – and of course I had to have flamingos!
Naughty Naughty – John Parr

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This dance was pure fun! I try to make each crowd dance a bit different, and a surprise or two. Hopefully I hit the mark! PS – the 80’s rocked.
The Heat is On – Glenn Frey

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Welcome to the Weekend! Jan 25th City Heat theme show!

city heat theme poster - elysium

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone.

Grab your friends and get there early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

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!

This week’s show features:

  • Babypea
  • Mikiko
  • Hailie
  • Antonio
  • Taema
  • Lina
  • Jilley
  • and Eva on crowd dances.

A Loving Look at Elysium’s Show of January 18th 2019

The muscles in my legs burned in spite of their tone conditioning as I pushed them to their limit, hands balled into fists as arms pumped, matching my strides. I was panting hard, sweat running from every pore, stinging my eyes and dripping from my nose and neck. Behind me, I heard a loud whizzing sound and leapt into the air, jumping from one roof to the next, lithely landing in a crouch and rolling under some rubble as a mini-nuke exploded behind me. I ducked down a stair case in the crumbling, war-ravaged brick building, my leather boots crunching on broken glass as I hurdled over debris. I could hear the yelling, the gritty male voices echoing off the ruined walls all around me, “COME ON, GIRL! LET’S DO THIS!”

I halted a moment, leaning against the wreckage of a wall as I closed my eyes, wiping perspiration from them and my forehead, trying to calm my heart that was pounding my ears. The roof of the building was half caved in, a piece of it hanging precariously above my head. I could see the sky through it, a bit of blue stained with orange fire and smoke. I took a drink of water from the canteen attached to my belt, then reached for my semi-automatic shotgun, hearing rapid footsteps coming down the stairs into the alcove. I braced myself then spun out and around, blasting the heavily armed man with a few rounds, watching him collapse into a lifeless pile of flesh, blood, and camo fatigues. Another attacker right behind him, I gritted my teeth and spat another battery of gunfire, stepping towards him with each pull of the trigger. I then doubled back up the stairs.

Stalking cautiously out onto the roof, I knew it was me or them, and I would have no peace as long as they remained. I had no choice but to eliminate them. I was not going to back down. If they wanted a fight, they would get one. I opened my Pip Boy and equipped my missile launcher. It was a small, personal missile launcher, perfect for home or office, excellent for settling small neighbourhood disputes. On the next roof, I could see the Commander and his henchmen, mercenaries. Gunners pretended to be all legit but they were really nothing more than raiders with nice uniforms and a formal chain of command. Hired guns, they were. Gunners, they called themselves. Capturing me, they desired. I frowned a moment, glancing around for Yoda, but then shook my head. That was a different game.

I fired off a blast of four missiles at them, watched one of them with great satisfaction as he flew into the air and splat into a lifeless heap.

“PEA,” the Commander hollered. “You need to STOP THIS! No one else needs to die. Let’s sheath our weapons and talk.”

“PISS OFF,” I yelled. “I have nothing to say to you other than, DIE, MAGGOT!”

He pointed a gnarled finger in my direction and stepped towards me from the roof of the next building, his voice rising above the fires and ash, the smell of gun powder and the echo of explosions, the cries of the apocalyptic warriors in the streets below. “YOU made a commitment. YOU chose to make an agreement. NO ONE forced you. It is time for you to keep your end of the bargain.” He then started to unbutton his khaki green shirt. Sliding a hand up inside to a shoulder, he pushed the garment from one arm then the other, letting it ripple to the tin roof. And there he stood, shirtless, his powerful, muscled chest fully exposed, the bulging pecs and rippled abdomen coursing with riverlets of sweat that glistened in the sunlight like diamonds.

“STOP THAT,” I yelled. I pointed my missile launcher at him.

He stepped closer, slowly, almost prowling, his sultry blue eyes locked on mine, a sweaty blond tassel of hair draped like a curtain across one eye. His biceps bulged as he clenched and released his fists. He moved closer and closer to me. I slipped back, lining my missile launcher up on him as my eyes trailed to his hands which drifted to his belt. “We don’t need weapons.” His voice was low, deep, slow, like a raunchy whisper as he dropped his belt.

I gasped as I lost my breath in an exhale so deep and hard, it felt like someone had hit me in the solar plexus. My lips parted and I faintly panted as I dropped my missile launcher, the loud thunk reverberating as it hit the floor. I eased back down the steps until my back hit a wall, watching him unblinking as he coolly continued to tread closer to me, as though in slow motion. Sunlight back-lit him as he descended the stairs, giving his entire personage an ironic halo. I started to quiver. “You can’t make me,” I insisted. “I have a right to change my mind.” I tried to keep my voice strong but there was no hiding the trembling in my words.

“You have a responsibility. It is time to make good on your commitment.” His voice was calm, cool, collected. Calculating, cunning, clever. What other “C” words can I find that would work here?!

“I can’t right now,” I pleaded. “I don’t have time! Now is not a good time!”

He finally stood right in front of me. Raising an arm, he leaned in, bracing one hand against the wall alongside my head, his face so close to mine, I could feel his breath warming my mouth. My tummy tightened and I felt an aching tingle move down into my thighs as adrenaline surged through my veins, causing my head to spin. My legs went so weak I thought I might collapse.

“THIS IS CHEATING,” I whimpered.

He smiled then brushed my lips with his own and murmured, “Welcome to the weekend!”

I tried to stamp a foot but it was a feeble effort. I cried out, “But I don’t WANT to dance! I want to play Fallout 4 and kill things and blow shit up!”

He ran his full moist lips up my cheek to my neck and up to my ear, then whispered, “Bad luck. You are on the lineup. You made a commitment. Now log off here, log into Second Life, get to the club and stop mucking around.” With that, he stepped back, grabbed me by one arm and twirled me, smacked my ass. “MOVE IT, GIRL!” It was an order.

“Fine,” I huffed through gritted teeth. “But you still cheated! Asshole!”

So off I went to the show. Before we take a loving look at the show, let us bestow a Golden Tweezers Award. Tonight’s Golden Tweezers Award is a duet, complimentary posts that work together like chocolate and peanut butter. Tonight’s winners are: GREENIE AND QUEENIE! Ou I made a rhyme! Actually that is Kelly and Red or something like that, I don’t use display names so I see… GREENIE AND QUEENIE!! For this bit of hysteria:

[17:15] Queenie Acacia: Pea is touching bums
[17:16] Greenie Flanagan: waits for her turn

LOL! CONGRATULATIONS QUEENIE AND GREENIE!

NOW for a look at the show. People are unwell, the flu is rampant and thus, the show was more quiet that usual. But even the ill soldiered on and this is a sample of what went down:

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Hailie
With Antonio, Denyaii, Lina, and Jilley
9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
Hailie and company decided it was time to show them who the real boss is!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Antonio and I watched Dumplin’ a few weeks ago and since then I got this song stuck in my head. Plus it kinda relates to my work life (and I am sure many other people feel the same) working in offices for many years and all the stuff that goes on lol

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Well, upon setting up costume assistant, I asked Antonio to set up a folder and just call it ropes, ok so that worked but I find out when we run through the set that I got tied up in ropes too! lol I have no idea where they came from!! *coughs* So of course we had to change the name of the folder to not include the word rope as every time it would tie me up! Antonio found it quite amusing and I think he preferred that I got tied up, so as to save him some time later lol.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This is a bit a fun but also reminiscent of my secretary years and how it felt to work in that office at times.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just I hope you enjoy it!

[17:30] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: what is it with old age and nose hairs, is this normal, does anybody know?
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Denyaii
With Melvis, Neeria, Excalibur, Jo, Seb, Hailie and Antonio
Beyoncé – Get Me Bodied (Timbaland Remix) ft. Voltio
Girls teasin’ and temptin’ the menz into a sexeh display on the dance floor!

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner with thanks!


[17:31] Queenie Acacia: when you can brush them Baby then you need to worry
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Nara
Mating Game” by Goldfrapp
Nara can’t sleep. Either that or she is sleep-walking. Er, sleep-dancing… in PINK!


[17:31] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: if I could bead and braid them I would not mind them, I love dreads
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Jo
With Seb, Queenie, and Melvis
La Cumparsita – Omar Khorshid extended
Jo can’t get enough dance so got a tambourine and joined a caravan of gypsies, taking her performances on the road!


[17:31] Paul Woodrunner: THAT WOULD LOOK NASTY BRAIDED NOSE HAIRS
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Dear
Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha – In The Name Of Love
Dear in space! A pastel space fantasy….


[17:32] Greenie Flanagan: Im going to wait until after the show to finish my dinner now
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Storm
With Liri, Elayn, Seb, Kelly, Paul, Pea, Diamonte, Dannie, and Melvis
Sweet Home Chicago.. Blues brothers.
It’s Jake and Elwood! But… where’s the Blues Mobile?


[17:32] Murhdur: dude I watched this guy get his nose hairs waxed like they put wax up there an pulled it out…it was one of those things like I can’t watch this but I can’t not.
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Babypea
Hate With a Smile
Dr. West is a close friend of mine!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have a whole folder of Faderhead that I am working through. I love Faderhead. I want to stalk him! His voice undoes me….

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Well, Web build the set and it is always a challenge when working with someone else, getting the visions to blend, explaining what we have in mind. I think it came out exceptionally well. I really love both the sets.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It is a dance based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West–Reanimator short story. H.P. Lovecraft is the Father of Zombies. I love zombies.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I am the epitome of DEAD SEXY, LOL! I am the sexiest corpse. How I love being wretched and horrible.

[17:33] Greenie Flanagan: now my eyes are watering
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Bella

With Everyone

The Greatest Showman Cast – The Other Side (Official Audio)

Panic! At The Disco – The Greatest Show (from The Greatest Showman: Reimagined) [Official Audio]

The Greatest Showman Cast – The Greatest Show (Official Audio)


THE “R”!! CANNOT ESCAPE MY STALKER CAM!!

Coming Friday, January 18th 2019!

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get there early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

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!

This week’s show features Babypea, Dear, Hailie, Nara, Storm, Denyaii, Jo, and Bella. Welcome to the weekend!

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A Look at January 11th 2019 at Elysium Cabaret

I stood nude, all my glory exposed, willowy arms resting alongside full hips, my head slightly tilted back in ecstasy as my slaves dobbed water off my silken skin with velvety soft chamois towels. How glorious to have so many devoted slaves to attend my every whim! And none of them were force-collared, each one had crawled to my feet and kissed my polished toenails, begging my collar as they proffered their submission. Now they massaged jasmine oil into my delicate, dewy flesh, enveloping me in the intoxicating fragrance. One of my boys that I called Sach fed me fat blueberries whilst another called Zeb brushed out my long mane of golden-kissed sienna tresses. He set about curling my thick, silken cascade of hair into an opulent coiffure, pinning diamond-crested pearls in here and there, and clipping in drapes of fresh jasmine interwoven with more diamonds and silver. Meanwhile, my hunky boy called Sannon painted my nails, his strong fingers massaging my hands and knuckles first then applying tiny diamonds to each pinky nail.

My boy that I called Ci swathed me in the most elegant form-fitting gown, iridescent in colour, shimmering lightly as it changed colour in changing light, the fine fabric woven from the webs of 10 million spiders. The fabric was translucent and so filmy yet super strong. It clung to my delicious curves like the skin on a grape, with sheer panels that attached at my shoulders, flowing down behind me as I walked, forming a wispy train. The finishing touches came from my sweet boys Wiamonte and Diz, who adorned me with jewels, earrings, necklace, bracelets and rings plus one ring for my left tiny toe. I stepped into waiting heels, then extended my arms as two more of my darling boys, Moke and Stelvis, helped me into my waiting lectica. I reclined back on the opulent over-stuffed pillows as my boys picked up the poles of my litter and hoisting my vehicle onto strong shoulders, we set off for Copperhead Road, the place to be on a Friday night. The Empire Room held the promise of a fabulous show with lots of excitement, laughter, great food and drink, and of course fun and friendship. Elysium Cabaret would be performing and I did not want to miss it! This was my relaxation each week, my chance to connect with other people.

I sighed contently as I peered out from behind the curtains that shielded me from mosquitoes, sunlight and prying eyes. Up ahead, I could see the red carpet being rolled out as they prepared to receive royalty. My boys were so muscled that my slight weight was barely noticeable to them, even with the weight of the litter. They stepped up their pace and then gently lowered my lectica to the red carpet. I could see Paul and Jilley inside, waiting to greet me with a warm welcome, a deep curtsy, and a glass of champagne. I could hear DJ Corri’s tunes, which were already giving me dancing feet, as she announced the next song was dedicated to HRH Pea (Her Royal Highness… you should already know this). Sach extended a hand to help me up. He smiled, lips parting as he adoringly said, “Welcome to the weekend, m’ Pea.” I trained all my boys to call me that.

Suddenly, Sach grabbed both my arms and squeezing a bit, started shaking me. “What are you doing,” I frowned. “Stop that!” I growled at him, “Have you lost your mind? Unhand me at once!”

“Wake up, WAKE UP!” It was Wiz’s voice, not Sach’s. I groggily peeled open my eyes. I was sitting out back in the litter. Literally… the dumpsters behind the club and the trash that had spilled out. Wiz had a grip of my arms and was shaking me. “You need to wake up! It is time to get ready for the show!”

“OH GAWD,” I groaned. “I must have passed out. I was out here smoking a hooter and hitting the Baileys… I don’t remember a thing, except I was having the best dream ever!!!!”

“Never mind all that,” he huffed, yanking me to my feet. He then gave me two lashes with his feather duster crop thingy. “Get in there, change your tag, and clean yourself up, be quick about it! It’s showtime!!”

OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAWD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….

I just wanted to go back to sleep, and cuddle up with ma boys. And who could blame me for that! BUT the show must go on, and on it did! We will have a look at it after we bestow this week’s Golden Tweezers Award! Our winner tonight is a duet between NARA and PAUL! CONGRATULATIONS NARA AND PAUL! You two are such bad influences on one another.

[17:40] nara1 holds Corri’s inventory grinning evily … hides it under the dj booth, in a large, dark hole. Then innocently says .. “poor Corri”
[17:41] Paul Woodrunner: nara you are already on Double Secret Probation
[17:42] nara1: Yes Sir .. ummm here are some more feathers for your .. ummmm thingie pouch. *smiles sweetly*

I want to know what the Double Secret Probation is? Someone post in the comments and TELL!!!!

Now, let’s look at this show, which was fanfriggentastic! Thank you Elysiums for bringing your talent and visions to the Elysium stage each week, absolutely brilliant productions!
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Jilley
With Paul and Ant
I’m A Ruler – Ruby Amanfu
Jilley WOWed and amazed us with this total mind-blower, fabulous set, outstanding choreo, and her costume was to die for! Plus… THE GUYS *swoons* OMG! Jilley also generously told me I could touch her ass *double swoons* I mean, DAYUM it is as fantastic as her set! She really does rule!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was the set…I had it built months ago. The outfit was made and I had picked a song to go with it, but changed my mind. And got sick of looking at that set up on my platform so thought I better find a song 🙂

2. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Just fun! … and the materials on my outfit looked cool in the lighting….and then of course my two guardians were super hot!

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!!!!

[18:07] Hailie Rodenberger: too late I licked it
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Corri
With Sherry and Gracie
Lorri Morgan – My Favorite Things
Corri went soft on us with this touch of delicate beauty, a bit bittersweet as she went from dancing in a shabby environment to a fantasy one of charm and beauty, then finally finishing up back in a dismal reality, but knowing her favourite things sustain her through all the challenges that life tosses our way.


[18:12] Greenie Flanagan: I want to put on a tutu and twirl about the house
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Nadi
With Ame, Jilley, Paul and Zach
Level 42 Sandstorm
Nadi and friends dancing it up on the street, and OMG don’t they all look HAWT! I call dibs on Miss Ame!


[18:27] zachbrig: i’m ready for pasketti… imma ready for pasketti!!
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Mikiko
With Zena and Rhonda
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
SEXEH bishes HOLY MOLY! LOVE those costumes, these girls absolutely smoak and are truly bootylicious!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Just a fun and sexy little piece I wanted to do.

2. What does this dance mean to you?
Oh just pure fun I love fun and sexy upbeat songs to dance to.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
You can’t go wrong with sexy lol!

[17:41] Zena1012: did my body return with me after my crash???
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Adam
With Bella, Kelly, Corri, and Sarah
Trans-X — Living On Video
Okay, this was totally darling and such a clever concept as the claw dropped the stuffed toys out onto the floor and they danced for us, even Pac Man getting in on the act!


[18:32] Greenie Flanagan: Taema would be so happy with the width of my tush
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Elayn
With Babypea and EvAngelina
FurElise remix
Elayn is just a genius, and that is that. I would love to see this dance every day, an hour-long version would suit nicely, thank you. The effects have to be seen to be believed!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
This song has always been a favorite of mine and I love all the versions out there. Last year I did a version of it so I guess now it’s a tradition.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The biggest challenge was narrowing down what effects I wanted to do. There were so many options! But I’ve wanted to use the one “mirror box” effect for the longest time.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I guess it means I’m so HAPPY to be on the other side of the holidays!!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Nah, Just have fun and enjoy it.

[18:39] Elayn: do NOT ask Baby about the shoes. just DONT. LOLOL
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Sarah
With Di Fairey and Ginty Bachem
[GMV] Legends Never Die
LOVE this song and Sarah did it up bigtime! What fabulous costumes, the set was outstanding and unique, and the effects were brilliant including a fire-breathing dragon… WOW!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
As it had an outstanding upbeat when it hit them and as well being a gmv hit 🙂

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Those swords were murder to get working tho nothing shows how well it will do or won’t do on the day of the show, as the dragon (Big one) bugged the effects of blood from the start.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Nah was purely fun to make and do, pushing things a little but further than before

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just do what comes from the mind and heart and it will be outstanding 😀

[17:29] Dear Misfit: love those outfits ginty and di…not yours sarah
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Web
With Babypea, Melvis, Ame, Zach, Gracie, Dear, Elayn and Fuki
Halsey – Castle
WONDERFUL song, great sets and costumes, and the choreo with the formations… a must-see! Brilliant choreography and formations with nine dancers. Someone was in tears during the making of this dance, but WOW it was worth it, plus I got to dance with MELVIS *swoons* and it was heavenly!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
We (Baby and I) had wanted to do this song since first watching the movie Snow White and the Huntsman together and kept putting it off. It has a ton of energy that builds and led to a bad ass concept. It was a great movie too if you haven’t seen it!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
9 dancers and 2 sets and a lot of patience with Toddleedoo heights and costumes were nowhere to be found for theme and had to be custom done. Thank you Royal for texturing!

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This was a collaboration a long time coming and was put off a few times so that meant that Baby was doing intricate formations and waypoints in a very hot part of her year, spending a lot of hours sitting and beading frustrated while I felt awful! The end result was fantastic, Epic even but tough.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
The amount of work that goes into something over and done in 4 and a half minutes is so unknown to most and this one, most would have chucked it halfway through as it became more challenging. I also broke my leg which meant poor Baby worked while at times I crashed out asleep on her for the pain meds and she picked up all the slack on an act billed to me. I love her though and she knows that! I am so grateful for those who agreed to alter their shapes and worked with me to be our dwarves and of course Melvis, our Charming! We did it again Pea! woohoo!

[18:56] Dear Misfit: the waypoints alone on this would of had me in tears
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Lina

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
With Everyone
Another outstanding set and super fun dances from Lina, she who never disappoints and always excites. Thank you Lina for bringing us all together at the end of the show and giving us all such a great time!

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner, with thanks!
[18:11] GracefulLove: but don’t worry I got the boob shot for Baby for the blog

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[17:27] corroded Battery: ok got a problem .. nothing in my folders so can’t put clothes on .. i’m an orange fart
American Girl

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[17:29] masterperry: NO POLITICAL CHATTER IN GROUP
Centerfold

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner, with thanks!
[17:29] SarahRho Huntress: breaths on dear, take that!
You shook me all night long

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[18:23] vVRanaaVv: frogs are better than what we dissected in Anatomy for nursing school
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Coming Friday, January 11th – Elysium Cabaret


If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

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!

This week’s show features Web, Jilley, Sarah, Adam, Corri, Nadi, Mikiko, Elayn, and Lina. Welcome to the weekend!

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elysium-Cabaret-191390887935940/

January 4th Elysium’s First Show of 2019!

Oh dear! Seems someone forgot to post the blog! And judging by the looks of it, seems someone thinks she is still on vacation. Oh well, I am lazy at the moment. Here it was, our first show of the New Year, Elysium’s first show of 2019. It was Friday at Copperhead Road and there was our Paul and Jilley, greeting guests with glasses of bubbly and New Year’s wishes. DJ Corri was sitting on her throne with her pointy lil devil tail, never mind that she was dressed in white, no one was fooled. I had Wiz backstage, helping me adjust my corset. I didn’t want to dance and was feeling to lazy to even bother lurking. I just wanted to sit and watch the show. The audience at The Empire Room filled the seats, and I Gotta Feeling by The Black-Eyed Peas had us all bouncing in our seats. Let’s look at some pics from the show!

BUT FIRST! Let us give a big huge Elysium CONGRATULATIONS to ADAM for this amusing snippet:

[17:28] Adam3 Magic: omg, did you tell people that I like dressing up in Granny’s panties?

Now, this could draw into question Adam OR Granny… depends on what kind of panties she wears. Inquiring minds who have nothing more pressing to do than ponder such mysteries want to know. Could say a lot about Granny and Adam!

And now for a loving look at our first show of 2019 🙂

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Wiz
Don’t You Forget About Me – Nobody
Wiz made me RL cry with this dance, which included miniature stages, every set he did in the past year on the 2018 shelf, and then the one he was doing tonight being the first on the 2019 shelf. It was very clever and deeply touching.


[17:16] Paul Woodrunner: Damn Glad its Friday
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Ariel
With Sonny, and Ravena
Dance With my Father Again
Ariel ran three avatars to dance this sweet and loving tribute to her father, which had more than one person with wet eyes. She danced as herself as a little girl, her mother, and her father, and used a split stage, the second half which showed her father in the hospital and rising as an angel, passing into Heaven.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have always loved this song, but it has a bittersweet memory to it as my father had just passed when I heard it for the first time. I got so emotional I had to pull off the side of the road and just cry. When I decided to do this for an act, I knew it had to be a female version, and Celine’s version was so haunting and perfect, I had to use her’s..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Having Sonny’s costumes appear when they needed to, even caching them over and over, I still didn’t see his angel costume fully, but that could be because I was triple logged, ..

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I wanted to do something that would give homage to the amazing person my dad was, I like to think he was smiling down from heaven as I danced.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I would say that if you have the chance to say goodbye to someone you love, it doesn’t matter if they are in a coma, they are still there, my dad proved it by looking up at me and saying I love you when I saw him lying there in his bed.

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Britt
With Adam, PAul, Web, Eva, Babypea, and Elayn
Ciara & Missy Elliott “1 2 Step”
Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuu Britt had us all dancing in the rain and our tee-shirts were all wet and see-through! And our britches were falling off our asses….

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Ciara’s 1 2 Step is simply a fun song that makes one want to dance. It is not the type of song that you think of dramatic storyboards but rather simply fun. bouncing around the living with my daughters laughing. It reminded me of days going to my daughter’s cheer competitions and curled up eating popcorn when she was obsessed with the Step up movies.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The challenges with this dance was finding just the right dance moves and choreography to match together its a very past passed song that needs step moves that mix perfectly with hiphop. There are a variety of both out there but not all blend well together.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Honestly this dance is about pure fun. It’s about remembering that Dance is about letting go and simply having fun. We don’t have to take ourselves so serious. We as choreographers make outstanding and beautiful works, but sometimes they can simply be for fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just to want to have that feeling of wanting to get up and dance To want to join in and dance… Dance is a story… but dance is also about fun… It should bring the smiles to all…

[17:17] SarahRho Huntress: changes the tgif to tjpg for smaller size and gives it back to adam, patting his back and leaving a tape strip saying ” I want you to listen to me….I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THIS AGAIN…I DID NOT HAVE..SEXUAL..RELATIONS WITH THAT SOCK!” and walks off back to my spot
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Sarah
With Di Fairey and Ginty Bachem
Sarah with Di and Ginty danced a tribute to Dr. Who that was out of this world!
Thomas Bergersen – Brightest Smile (feat. Natalie Major)


[17:21] Adam3 Magic: TGIAS Sarah…..Thank God it’s Adam’s Sock
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Eva
With Cowgrl, Nadi, Victory, Jo, Spice, and Sherry
This was a spectacular and enchanting display of beauty and elegance with a delightful dash of vibrant colour amongst the shades of blue. Eva always stretches her imagination and takes us places we have never even imagined.
Spectrum, Florence & the Machine


[17:25] EvaHarley: hi everyone! I’ve been hiding down here in the basement
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Dear
With Neicho and Jorgio
Dear got rough with the guys, making them dance in train tunnels while trains were actually coming right at them. Meanwhile, the Dear was NOT caught in the headlights, she was dancing safely in the middle platform.
I Hate You I Love You – gnash ft. Rihanna


[17:27] Adam3 Magic: but Granny, she was trying to steal your SAM, I caught her climbing out of your office window
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Babypea
Miss Li – My Heart Goes Boom
OH it’s me and all my cuteness, bouncing along the beach on a giant keyboard. Looks like a big wave took out the camera crew! I had way too much fun with that dance.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I came across this song on YouTube and fell in love with it. It is such a fun, zippy tune, ripped with energy, and I love the old radio appeal that it has.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Resisting the urge to pull off my clothes and dance this fully nude. It begs for full nudity. It is so cheeky!

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

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I love A&M animations so much and used a lot of them in this dance. I just must tip my hat to them for making such fabulous animations.

[17:34] SarahRho Huntress: have pea and jilley run around naked, would that be enough anti lag measures? but now that i think of it, that may increase the lag so nvm xD
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Gracie

With Everyone
It was our Gracie’s first time to do crowd dances, and she did a fabulous job! Everyone had a great time dancing at the end of the show, thank you Gracie!!

[17:36] Jorgio Vaher: Corri is calling for mouth to mouth from Jason Momoa

Celebration – Kool & the Gang

[18:08] Wiz Nirvana: At least I had the decency to crash AFTER my set

Good Day to Celebrate – The Phantoms

[19:09] Elayn: if I catch a computer virus from being in this wet t-shirt, I’m blaming Britt!

Celebrate – Doug E Fresh

And it’s THE R. with her eyes closed, all into her motion, looking rather like a cat who’s getting it’s back scratched!
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Coming Friday, January 4th to The Empire Room!

WELCOME TO 2019!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let’s make this a fulfilling year by doing some of the things on our bucket list. We are a long-time dead, so this life is the time. Follow your bliss… if you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that you never knew were there. So do what feels fulfilling.

And be kind.

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? 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, stunning costumes 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!

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!

This week’s show features Wiz, Eva, Dear, Britt, Ariel, Sarah, Gracie and Babypea. Welcome to the weekend!

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elysium-Cabaret-191390887935940/