Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fourth of July in Second Life
July 4, or the Fourth of July is Independence Day in the United States, when Americans celebrate the date their country declared itself a free and independent nation. In real life, people celebrate by going to parades, setting off fireworks, or simply holding a barbecue with the neighbors. In Second Life, Americans celebrate as well with a good party, and there were a number of those across the Grid.
Fourth of July Festival hosted by the Flying Tigers high above the WW2 Tribute sim. From Tuesday July 3rd to Friday July 5th, there was music and exhibitions. There were also a few freebies to pick up, such as a jacket with the American flag on the back, handheld sparklers, and patriotic ribbons.
Jessii2009 "Jessie" Warrhol (center) of the Flying Tigers, was also at the festivities. At other times at the festival were a fashion show, a Bon Jovi tribute, a cheerleader squad performance, and of course plenty of fireworks.
But in the meantime, there was celebration, and fireworks.
The tunes were provided by DJ Akea, whom was with his lady friend Angel.
Sunnies: Tonight we blow the roof off Cutlass, with our 4th of July. DJ Akea will be spinning the tunes, if we can get him out of the Trash Cans. (Lots of good leftovers from the BBQs). Anyways, dress up in your best Red,white and blues, to showoff your colors, See you here.
Besides the music, Akea took a few minutes to play some people talking about what it means to be an American. Some were funny, others were more serious.
Not all at the club were from the United States. One girl showing up was from Australia. Someone joked she fit right in anyway as the country's colors were also red, white and blue.
It should be noted that the day saw some record high temperatures across the United States. So Second Life was one way to celebrate the day while beating the heat.
It was an event-filled Fourth of July on the Grid.