By Bixyl Shuftan
On Easter weekend of March 30-31st, while many residents were busy with egg hunts, others spent their time at Relay For Life's first "Teams R Us" Weekend. In the temporary sims RFL TRU and RFL TRU 2, the Relay teams set up a number of camps with an overall Western theme. There were a number of activities and events for those passing by from shooting from fishing to bullring, and of course the Country Music Jam.
Another camp, possibly Team Live Wire, offered a shooting gallery. One could either take a gun from his/her inventory or get a copy of the provided box of guns. Once armed, one just had to press the start button and the targets would appear. In one pen, there was a mechanical bull. The object here was simple: get on and stay on as long as you could. But it was random as to how long you could stay. Sometimes it was a few seconds. Sometimes it was over half a minute. After several tries, I got on the scoreboard with forty seconds.
Yours truly took part in one race, and came out fourth out of five racers. The winner was Cathryn McMillian, with Safra Nitely second and Cinders Vale third. Safra had won another race I watched earlier.
The main event was the county music jam. At the center of the camps was a stage and dance floor. The floor had some line dance poseballs, and DJs and live singers would perform for the present crowd. Not all the tunes were country music. Dropping by once, I saw DJ Vic Morrington performing "Captain Morgan."
Here on her Flickr.
While Lomgren's team hasn't made Bronze status quite yet, the event did raise several thousand Lindens for them. The Giant Snail Relay team is up to 30,000 Lindens. Team Live Wire is over 57,000 L. The Second Life Cheerleading Squad hit Silver status with 110,000 L raised. The Cure Chasers are over 160,000 Lindens. The Relay Rockers have reached Gold rank with over 300,000 Lindens Raised. For the totals raised, Click Here.
Stay tuned for more Relay For Life events, including the Fantasy Faire later this month beginning April 20th.
Bottom image credit: IshtarAngel Micheline