By Bixyl Shuftan
Numerous campsites are available, with either a tent or a bus, and a team can usually get one just by asking. There are also slots available over the course of the three days for DJs and performers. For Team Sunbeamers' Cynthoa Farshore, her slot was on Saturday at 2PM,
following Keeba & the Tiny Maniacs.
Nuala Maracas: 2pm - On the RelayStock stage - DJ Cynthia Farshore for the Sunbeamers Relay team. It will be a groovy time !
As DJ Cynthia did the 60s-themed music, all danced to the tunes to an appreciative audience. Every time someone made a donation, the kiosk on stage would chime, "Thank you for being a hero! Your donation makes it possible for us to provide support and services to cancer patients in Second Life at the American Cancer Society island." Behind the scenes, Shockwave Yareach, with some help from Nydia, was making sure all went smoothly with the music stream. "Why isn't Shock dancing?" someone from the audience asked. The wolf just smiled, "Oh, I'm just the recording engineer." One Sunbeamer in the audience having just arrived would comment, "My real life half-sister was a hippy, gods I so disliked her attitude (grin)."dance on the moon every Thursday. Everyone is welcome. We have a variety of music. And the aliens haven't hurt anyone yet. Come join us if you want -- no pressure." Shockwave grinned, then noticed his joke about the lack of air pressure on the real moon might have gone unnoticed, "That pun was bad, eh?"
Among those in the audience were a few from team "Roos With A Dream." When one latecomer arrived, another would say, "Glad to see my Roolief arrived." Another would give the tail of a Sunbeamer in the audience a big hug. Then another turned to the stage, " 'roos love the beamers!" Then she would comment about the dancers, "Wow! its Cynthia and the Cynthettes!" Shockwave would comment, "Cynthly Irresistable!" "Ooh, I like that! Cynthia and the Cynthetics." "If you like the music of the past," Shockwave went on, "let's try making Cancer a thing of the past also. Jump in the mud! Kick up your heels! So this blast from the past is the next big thing -- Cynthia and the Cynthetics!"
Shockwave would comment of his Relaying, "It's a fun escape though. ... You guys keep me sane. Scary, huh? Hehhehheh." One of the Sunbeamers commented, "Not sure about 100% sane... there's always the inner mad scientist?" The wolf grinned, "They figured if I was gonna blow stuff up, make it useful. REmember, Cynthia and the Cynthetics are available for Bar Mitzvahs and Wine Stomping."
the end, Cynthia would say, "Okay I'm wrapping with a more modern tune
but has the meaning of what we are doing here!" It soon appeared, "I Run For Life."
I run for hope,
I run to feel,
I run for the truth, for all that is real,
I run for your mother, your sister, your daughter, your wife,
For you and me my friend,
I run for life.
"We are the Sunbeamers!" Shockwave shouted, "Thank you all for sharing this time with us. And Go Relay!"
By the end of Cynthia's session, the Sunbeamers had raised a total of 40,416 Lindens in their kiosk. "That's one of the highest amounts I've seen raised here so far," one of the 'Roos commented. "Thank you all of you contributing," Shhockwave told the crowd, "It means a lot to all of us -- we have lost SO many." Cynthia sighed with relief, "I can breath now." Nydia cheered, "Let's hear it for Cynthia! You did good." "And Nydia as choreographer," Rita told the crowd. One of the crowd cheered, "I loved your show. Who knew the beamers could do that?!" Rita would tell the dancers, "Mato, Shocky, Cynthia, Scout, Liska, Nydia we did good, thank you all." "Next year, we'll use my server though," Shockwave would comment. He would later say some were listening in from outside the sim, giving Cynthia a larger audience than anticipated.
There would be other events later that day and on Sunday, concluding with Trader Whiplash DJing the final event.
With over 605,000 Lindens raised inworld, The RFL in SL site puts Team Sunbeamers at ninth place of 137 teams. But with the Winter Expo and Fantasy Faire counted as teams, Seventh Place might be a better assessment.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!