Sunday, 31 May 2015

Busy Bees and Ladybugs...

...or whatever else June shall bring us. Mark the date, it's gonna be here sooner than you think!


The Stars are just the Beginning...

What a night! If you weren't there, you seriously were missing something this time. But how good that we can rewind and stop-motion you through this!

Let's see what this curtain shall bring this day..

Leave it to SexyS to whip out the most fantastic fun and amusing sets... I am still giggeling about "The Dickhead Song" we got to witness as opening number. Paired with old movie vintage charm, who could resist such a charming turn-down.

P.S.: If you need song advice to get over any breakups, she's your woman!! ;)



Next up was Aelva with "I dont know what to do with myself" from The White Stripes. I ended up with RIDICULOUSLY many pictures of this set, since I was super scared the majority falls victim to the randomnes of glow-particle-high-res picture taking - and for a change, sl didnt screw it up.

You'll find more pictures on my flickr and in our Lady Garden Flickr pool! :D



I am super happy we got you with us, Aelva, I dont even want to speak about a "stage debute" with us here cause yeah..... haha... Thank you for bringing this!  Jackson Pollock and The White Stripes both would be proud of you ;D

Oh and the new girls usually clean up the club after show... just saying... ;)

The good news is, Aelva can share that clean-up duty with our next lady taking on stage. If you got particle spammed off the grid, here's the pictures! Kyra has returned to the Lady Garden after a longer absence and all I can say is... "Welcome Back!"

Apparently there was some secret mind transmission going on this time, so she brought us another addition to the star-collection with "A Sky full of Stars" by Coldplay.


Partner in crime for this set was another returned Minxette, Cordie, but more or her later down the timeline.

Next curtain was for no other than... *drumroll* KISMET. There is not much to say about her.. Silent mental support who pulls out the magic tricks when nobody looks :D Thanks for being here and you can't go anywhere cause we're neigbors now *evil laughter echoing through the sim* Mhuahahaha....


Kismet showed us "Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Sarah Brightman with this very dreamy, surreal set in an ocean of cosmic waves and tidings... I am blabbing now.. try to describe water and awesomeness in better ways yourself. ;)



Although there was most definitely an unplanned transition happening when Kismet's stage had poofed and my unexpectedly-fairy self took over stage, after a little time "In the Waiting Line", with well.. more water.


This song is an actually fairly old song from Zero 7 which I'll dedicate to "the sun and stars" in my life. (No, not a GoT reference, but happy coincidence haha)

As all good things come to an end, we have as well slowly reached the end of this show. At this point as well a massive big thanks and thumbs-up to our lovely emcee Red, who planned out everything with a nice flow of setup filler songs and as per usual, fantastic tunes for a little after show party. If not to watch the show, you really should at least come for that next time... just saying!

So now the time for last curtain: Our returned Minxette Cordie brought Michael Jackson along and showed us "A place with no name".


Rather fitting, dont you think?

I am lacking words and most definitely still particle dazed and oh-so-thrilled about your awesomeness, Ladies!!! Thank you so so so much for doing this with me every month over and over <3



Now not to forget.. our fantastic patrons. It means the world to us to see all those returning faces for each show. I counted 59 at the max peak but I'll be honest, I didn't constantly check, either. The house was filled so what does the number matter ;)

Thank you so much for your support of Lady Garden throughout the years, and welcome to all the first time visitors and new neighbors at Pegasoi. We're honored to have you join this adventure every month again.

Love and Kisses!
XOXOX

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Celebrating Spring!

Along with the move to the new venue, I'll be also trying to get the blog in a better updated shape.. here comes the hoping. Enjoy while it lasts, and don't miss out our next show on May 29th, 2015, at 3 PM SLT as usually. :D


Thursday, 23 April 2015

Year #5, Here We Come!

Today's the day! It's showtime! Come a bit early to the new location at Pegasoi/111/111/2222 to make sure all club rezzes in nicely for you before show starts. Looking forward to see you there!



And if you couldn't make it to the show, we have good news: Actual somewhat close-to-date pictures of the evening :)

But let's start with a quick glance at the new venue, shall we?

All these seats want to be sat on.. With at around 52 people this night, we didn't disappoint them. 
Of course we wanted to open with a big bang today - turns out, the bang was a bit too big and catapulted poor Red off the grid with a hard crash that forced a fairly heavy delay upon us and the patient audience. We'll be sure to have a backup plan ready next time - but for this month, we truely appreciate your patience and are happy you stuck with us to sit it out :) And the Minxettes surely did not disappoint once curtain opened!

Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!
This night's opening number brought all the girls right on stage for a preview of the sights that were to come: Kismet, Rug, Red, Diddy, Diawa, Gal and myself happily shaked all assets to famous "Moulin Rouge".

Next up was Diddy who brought us vacation feelings with Santana's "Maria, Maria" in this charming group choreo. I certainly needed that after the hectic start, thanks for taking us there Diddy ;)



Sorry again for my failure on the music-backstage part, Gal. It's fixed now so no more "Damn I missed it".

3rd curtain brought us a bit of "Controversy" - and who else could be so charmingly multiple-personality-disordered other than Diawa. ;D This number had a lot of special effects in stock that we so love her for!


There was something about that Kool-Aid...
Oh.. yeah right... it makes you do things!
I've seen this number a long while back in pre-stage stage while hanging out at the old building plattform with Di and Chopsy - so seeing it with all the flashy background effects now for our anniversary show was fantastic! Thanks Di <3

And straight after we were graced with another eye sight arranged by Rug and Gal. "Puttin' on the Ritz" just always rocks again - well... electro-swings, I mean. ;)

We've seen this charming group number a year ago or two even, but you could tell that a lot of work had gone into it since the second the curtain opened. The Ritz got some renovation it seems and, more so then ever, welcomed the audience with most gorgeous art deco glamor.


Oops... birthday surprise!
Thank you both for being who you are - I would have most definitely not survived the past year without you two, and who knows, LGC may not have had either. Thank you for that with all my heart!

The next curtain would bring us another very special girl - after rubbing the bottle, that is. Kismet poofed and swirled through this Arabian desert with magic and glamor that can't be described in words really.. So I'll leave you with the images instead!

Pretty sure whoever found that Genie will be quite pleased ;)




Thanks for being with us, Kismet, and for being so horribly organized and reliable! I am looking forward the next year and hopefully that after that and after that and after that together :D

For the final curtain of the night, I had to get my ass back out again too. In light of the happy celebration, I was digging out my very first act at LGC back in October 2011, and gave it some shiney new 2015 magic. So "My Lovin'" was a much easier coordinated move as it had been back in the days where everybody needed to press buttons in a somewhat timed manner.... I love the new age!

I borrowed me some Red for this, who has been one of the people I've known longest in my SL. I am so happy you joined us in this venture - thanks for being who you are and all the effort you put into the things you do. <3



So as a recap, 4 years on the grid is quite the achievement! I am so proud of you Minxettes!!! Even if i can't take credit for all 4 of those, everybody involved in these years left a footprint and has ensured Lady Garden Cabaret is what it is today.

Thanks a lot to those girls back in 2011 who captivated me in audience up to the point I couldn't stay in my seat anymore! Thanks to everybody part of the troupe ever since, all your talent and all the group routines. A very special thanks to both girls and patrons who helped us get through this very rough last year, making sure we kept LGC alive in the old location. And now a big welcome to everybody joining us in our future endeavors to make it through the next year and those years to come. You all rock, and SL would not be the same without your creativity.

Love and Kisses,
Chandra

Something Old, Something New.

March was the month of chaos for the Minxettes.. We did a very successful show during Fashion for Life on March 25th, sadly though our show scheduled for March 27th had to be cancelled due to RL committments, sickness, etc. The usual stuff.

March is Lady Garden Cabaret's birthday month, so the anniversary show should be big!! I'll share the event flyer at least cause well.. it existed :D


Now the sad part about this? It happened the next day as those online got littered with "Inventory was returned to lost and found due to parcel owner return" or whatever that notice reads like. Needless to say, there's been instant shock finding our club returned under our asses. It's a bit difficult not to be sarcastic when wrapping this up, so I'll leave it at that.

At this point I'd like to say a heart-felt "THANK YOU!" again to everybody who so generously supported our fight to keep LGC "as is" in the old sim. Be it with L$ donations, your presence, your dance acts - every single little thing is much appreciated and didn't go by unnoticed. Special thanks to Gal and Rug who shared the main tier load with me. You all rock!

So from here on, let's look forward.

Lady Garden Cabaret moved to a new location and with that, we are able to improve many many things, starting with "a most fantastic landlady" and all the good stuff associated with that! ;)

The new venue is at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pegasoi/111/111/2222, be sure to come by and landmark it or set your picks new.

We are looking forward to start into this new aera of Lady Garden with you!

XOXOX
The Minxettes

Will you be my Valentine...?

We do the lovey-dovey stuff.. more litterally than you would think, thanks to Rug and Gal. What that means? Well stay tuned for pictures soon to come. (Soon Soon Soon TM)



I have a back-log of pictures sitting on my drive still, so dont blame me that I started with the show easiest to handle. Valentines! So better late than never, here a recap on this short but super sweet show. <3

Starting into the night we had some Swan Lake opening number, as only our crazy duo Rug & Gal can come up with. LOVED this!! Classic meets hip-hop, and oh those Minxettes groved both so well!





Next up was our very own and lovely Miss SexyS, who brought some cigars, cigarettes to the stage.

This must have been one of my favorite sets of hers, although, as I hear, supposingly it's a very old one... absolutely love the simplicity of this and the silhouettes/light effect is just stunning! Thanks for putting it up that night S, and I don't care how old you say it is, I'd totally love to see this again some day. :D

"Cigars, Cigarettes... more cigars for extra charge."
"Ooops was that a wrong step now or not?"


Our next number was sure one for the guys. Kismet brought us a very classy and damn hot stripping number to stage today - sure she found a lot of Valentines after this. And again, I love the stage, it's just flawless in every aspect!

Thanks for forcing yourself out of bed today, I know you weren't feeling well at all so it's even more apprecitate you didn't skip and even put up with the SL obstacles like a pro.

"E voila, want to take a closer look?"



And to wrap this up, I had to draw some attention to the fact that Gargoyles need some lovin', too. This set was one of those spurs of a moment, inspired by my fantastic and awesome hot BBQ chicken wings from a special friend. ;)

I borrowed me a SexyS and Babypea for some claws, fangs and shadows in the back - the only thing to make this even more fun would likely be a whole audience turning to the full moon.... well maybe next time ;)