Friday, 28 November 2014

Can't keep us down!

It's been quite some time since my last post. Unfortuantely we've run into some unforseen extended summer break, so there was quite a bit to sort out in the past months. Long things short: Chopsy has gone MIA and we've been quite shaken on what to do with the club and tier, so eventually we came to the conclusion to just keep it running to the best we can. More on that later, eventually.

However, here's finally the pictures of our first "after-pause" show on October 3rd! Please forgive me, I can't find the song lists anymore so this post is a slow-and-steady retrieval of the songs  everybody used. Will keep it updated as they trickle in, very sorry for that!

Opening up was Diawa with this very Circus-esque number for "The Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson - and flawless choreo, as ever.

You can run, but you can't hide!
Next up was BabyPea - what started all black and white was soon to pop out of the screen into a classy red piece of burlesque treasure.  Thanks so much for the eye-candy, Miss von Phoenix! :)

Now what's that going to be?
Yummy BabyPeas!
Following up were Gal and Rug with their tantalizing ribbon particles to "True Colors" - I am super happy you girls did this one again, it's giving me goose bumps every time I see it!!

Soft pinks this time!
Nothing like bombing the audience with colors - wheeeeeee!
Next up was Rina with Rob Zombie's "Pussy Liquore" (it does help when the set tells you what song it was).
There comes the fog
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Followed up by SexyS "The Kitty" Quintessa - damn, woman, what a stage!! This has been beyond amazing. The song was something about kitties.. go figure. I could hum you the tune but don't nail me down on trying to recall who sang it... *hides* I'll promise, I'll do better on the next post again.

Meow!
Chase the Kitty!
Does this need any words, really?
Eventually I had to move my own pixely ass up to stage. This was a revamped set from earlier the past year(s), "Dilruba", taking you along for a bit of mythology. Everything was of course fancier this time, with more movement (yay movers!) and more particles and more attachments (yay gacha curse).

Kali's Dance

And then there was of course my lovely fire demons! Thanks to Karissa, Diawa and Jena for jumping in the flames for me!

Into the Depths of the Fire Pits.....
Closing the Show was BabyPea once more with this very Jazz-Inspired group number. Thanks for adding it, Baby, the stage looked amazing and what a flashy way to end an evening!

Lean back, honey, it's after work party time!

I would like to give my very very special thanks to all who performed tonight, and the very generous donations you all gave towards LGC tier.

We do hope that we can continue to keep LGC open with all of your help, so thanks again for coming to watch the shows and your much appreciated tips, and most of all, you fanstastic bunch of Minxettes for performing and staying true to LGC <3

Love and Kisses,
Chandra



Sunday, 15 June 2014

Radioactive Super Massive Supernova!

We'll I'll start out with the obvious: we rocketh socketh! And for May I'd like to say we really took off! Oh my goodness, what a show!! 73 people on sim! All the excitement, all the exclaimation marks! And the moon was just the first stop..

Underneath the city lights.. there is a whole new
bunch of more lights. Just saying! ;)
And it's been the month where our 2011 show opener classic has returned, but all polished up with all the new gadgets and tricks 2014 has to offer! Thanks to the mighty M-trinity of mesh, mocaps and movers - how wonderful changes in SL can be. :D

This one is for you, Chopsy, for keeping the place running successfully all these years! <3

So to prepare the audience for what was about to swoop over them like a Lady Garden Tornado, our lovely Minxettes Rina, Diawa, Gal, Chopsy, myself, Honey, Miwa, Rug and SexyS (lower pic from left to right) swang their hips and ass(ett)es to Christina Aguilera's "Show Me How You Burlesque"!

LGC shows you how to Burlesque!
If you missed it, don't be sad. It will return some time or another. ;) Oh, not to forget the fact that it all was filmed on top! There couldn't have been a better day for this. Thank you so much!

Right after this old time classic opened the curtain for one of Lady Garden's new time classics! I'm saying this cause no other than SexyS Quintessa from Guerilla Burlesque joined our force to beam the Minxettes up to outer space and pull some of her long-time-experience tricks out her sleeves. Glad to have you with us, S <3 (I'll still battle you with bones some time, don't think you're off the hook there..)

No Black Hole is Super Massive Enough with that one!
Out of her infinite collection of avatars (you wouldn't believe she turned into a toaster throwing burnt toasts at me!!), she pulled the one most fitting to rock Muse's "Super Massive Black Hole" this evening and kept us with mouth open. Way to go S, you made ME speechless. Now that's an achievement!

The hole was thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat wide, and wider even!
None of the non-glowy Ones ever passed Bouncer S...
Oh I did mention, there is a video of all this amazingness, right? Bear with me. We'll get there.

Next one up was another whole new level of awesome.. and probably the first time full nakies on stage but I'm pretty sure nobody noticed that due to the very skillful and entrancing distraction of ribbon particles. So Gal & Rug rock..rugged their way through "True Colors" by Artists Against Bullying. Goosebump Factor x10. Seriously.

Mandalas have never been better..
Minimal Dresscode - check.
This would also be a befitting moment again to mention that there is the most fantastic video clip capturing this! If you're good readers and bear with me, you'll get the candy, I promise!

Even the Hippies back then didn't see those colors.
Nacked alone no acid-flash makes!
Focus your view on the spirals.. now repeat after me: "Give me all your Lindens"
Anybody wondered why they were on 0 L$ after the show?
The blue was just the beginning..
Funny thing is, I didn't see half of the final particles from being all entranced stuck-up-with-my-nose on these 4. Thanks to video, I eventually figured out what that blue stuff was on this screenshot - I initially thought it was an SL glitch while picture editing!

So again, Ladies, in all formality: You made me speechless.. AGAIN. (This is gonna be one Chandra-silent show at this rate!) Thanks for the awesomeness, who doesn't love to give inspiration if THAT is the outcome! :D

Now next one up must have been a Second Life Burlesque first.. least best I can tell!

Once the curtain opened, we were surprised by the full tiny splendor that is the Miwa - and invited to an a capella version of Ruth Wallis's "Soft As A Kitten" sung with the most charming Mexican accent tied in by Miwa herself.

The wild part hunted all those feathers, I'm sure!
The size is just for distraction to wrap all in a sense of safety..

Many many claps and cheers for this performance, little soft Tiger-Kitten! Glad we caught this one on video too, it all turned out great <3

And well sooner or later I had to drag my ass back out there too so well behold, here it comes!

So many more free spots..
I was going to do something different but turns out the sudden pull of inspiration made sure I got thoroughly distracted on the main mission and took a little de-tour. And well I am rather happy about that!

On a side note, I learned that there is a 38 attachments limit on an SL avatar.. who would have figured :P So here's the final on-the-limit outfit for "Mata Hari" by Noblesse Oblige. Click to enlarge if you want to count for yourself ;)

Lakshmi wasn't gonna share the lotus, but guess who won the dance battle..
Some will dance, Some will die. The cosmos said so.
So this turned out a very mythology heavy interpretation of the song, picking up on the exotic spell Mata Hari had likely put on her audience once back then. Even if it's not really clear what the truth behind her myth really is. Look up history on that one, it's rather interesting. ;)

Something with that sunbathing doesn't appear to be working..
So going from one historical legend to another one of a different sorts, next one up on stage was nobody less than Ellie Chriss. Those of you following Burlesque in SL for a while will know her from Ellie's Burlesque and Beautiful Freaks back in the days, those of you who don't will get to know her, be sure of that! With "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragon she clearly came to stay (or at least last a few decades as all radiocative stuff does).

Reclaiming stage? Do what it takes! A little acid rain and nuclear fallout makes
sure none other will try to get it back. That one fights dirty, beware.

Plotting world domination?
I'll leave the Fan-Girling to Chops for her next post (we all know, she does it way better than me anyhow), BUT, I am still thrilled to see you with us, Ellie. It's great to see you keeping the passion of performing after all these many years, I really hope this stays and you'll keep us company for a long time! :)

(Oh and you kinda signed up until all the acid mess on stage is de-toxed, anyhow, now. Just saying!)

Only happy when it rains? We'll see.
So once all the poisonous stuff was hastily wiped off stage, we were right in for another lesson right from "The Madame" herself. Chopsy brought a whole class-room with her to ensure proper attention while playing the "Facts Of Life" out of her Black Box Recorder.

You! You! You! and You!
Each in one corner of the room until you learn to pay attention.
And oh she did it so well!

I would copy the whole set of emotes in here but well, I don't want to look like the teacher's pet who took the extra thorough notes during class. However, I'm pretty sure the boys learned a lot of valuable and important things this time around, and wouldn't they be fools to not come back for next lesson. ;)

Lesson #01 - Always dress proper for Class.
Lesson #02 - Only if you follow Rule #01
you're prepared to properly undress in class.
Any more questions? Or did I make my point clear..
That being said, stop panicking about faders, silly! You handled the situation JUST fine. ;) And thanks for bringing back one of my definite favorite sets of yours, loved the revamp polish-up it got - how good this ended up on video! (Oh yes, the ever tempting video dangeling like the carrot in front of the donkey... keep following me, my brave and hungry readers!) 

Since things get quite heated up these days at the Lady Garden, we did put our utmost attention into safety measures of course (and Mary needs a detox from time to time as well). So it should be no surprise when the curtain opened for a glance into our very own E.R. where the girls get  sedated and the patrons get drugged.. um.. I mean... okay well I mean we have this AWESOME nurse Rina to take care of all emergencies. *nods nods*

Sure it's no longer hurting? ;)
With Bon Jovi's "Bad Medicine" she raced and swirled over the white tiles and in the hurry lost her top even - see THAT is dedication! All for the best and fastest service you'll ever find in any cabaret building on the grid. But do not fred, if she poked you with the anesthesia then there is a video you can watch to recap the events of the night!

Alright, who wants to come play doctor?
Slowly it dawn on us why Healthcare is such a heatedly debated issue..

Sadly all things come to an end eventually, and so we went from white to bright in true "I've seen the light!" style. Our divine Diawa showed it to us, with mesmerizing voice repeating "Bow down before the One you serve..." *chandra's eyes turn all glassy as she feels the almighty pull on her mind forcing the body to walk into the voice's direction - straight past Diawa to the real source (sorry Di, but it's TRENT, damnit)*

"The small spotlight isn't enough for E.R.", they said..
So with the stadium bam only a Diawa can whip out her pocket, the night reached one last climax with Nine Inch Nails "Head Like A Hole" and well.. her pocket stadium light show. Watch the video, seriously. These lights look SO real it's absolutely fantastic and I am still all entranced. She got herself backup support from SexyS and Chopsy, but don't ask me who is who they all look the same to me at this point (but who really cares, DAMN, those lights......)


"I got a stadium in my pocket, biaaatch!"
*glances left and right* "Hopefully nobody notices I don't HAVE a pocket..."

Well so it looks like you did make it to the very end of this quite lenghty re-cap of a spectacular show. Did the carrot get you there, or did you walk all by yourself? ;)

This would be the time to say a massive big THANK YOU to Daemion for capturing the whole show on video for us to ever drool about and dwell in memories.. We truely appreciate that you braved the lag and captured a piece of LGC history in motion for us!

See the VIDEO - finally! 


You so deserve it! <3

Thanks all for being part of this amazing venture called Lady Garden, and supporting us every month again with either your presence, your talent, your tips or just by being you.

Love and kisses,
la.Chandra


The LGC's 3rd Birthday Bash! Aprils Burlesque Bustle!

 Yes.. it's true, we have indeed been shaking our asses for 3 whole years, unbelievable!
Mighty Oaks do indeed grow from tiny acorns!
I'll be ever thankful for the huge inspiration that got me started, and for the massive inspiration that pushes me forward each and every month, Its fabulous to still be loving this 3 years down the line, with almost the same crew we started with! Adding along the way some mighty fine loons.. to form one of the tightest bunches I know!
You are truly loved! You crazy girls!

Nice to see some of the balloons survived the attaching to ass for the finale!
To begin proceedings, In true Gal style, she opened our curtains to a saucy number, flanked by a gaggle of gorgeousness she had us give the room various letters using nothing but our boobs and ass cheeks for hints.. with little more than floss to hide our credentials we bounced our way through Christinas "Candyman" As always, superb use of the group mover!

They made a dash for the door as they heard that N-Core had a free pair of shoes!
Our fluffy mascot made an appearance mid way through which was a lovely touch! and with some back flips and awesome snazzy moves we ended brilliantly! Thankfully a version of this set has been filmed so all of its glory can be enjoyed in live action! I cant recall who the girls were! Thanks to my goldfish brain but many thanks to the stand-ins for gearing up the crowd!


Hands up who hasn't got knocked up this year!

After shooing the giggling girls from the stage by luring them with glittery boob tubes... our divinely dutiful Diawa emerged from backstage.. dragging with her myself and a bewildered Chandra, once we were manhandled into position we watched with open mouthed wonder as she started a gorgeous effect.. simple and stunning, the shadow fluttered us together like some sort of Hindu sexy creature!This was very cool! The song she picked complimented it perfectly, check out the artist Grimes "Symphonia" She certainly has a knack of fitting the song just right...

No fondling occurred.. we swear...
 
The captivating Chandra graced us with her extraordinary re-visit to a delicious set.. Dressed to kill and with the moves to hypnotise even the hardened snake! She really outdid herself again, the visuals on any of her sets really make you gasp! And wish to kidnap her and extract her brain.. I'm typing out loud again aren't I?.. *twitches*

The masseuse didn't look cute and fluffy like on the spa brochure?!..
Particles and fiery goodness exploded from everywhere as she had us mesmerised along side the sultry beat of Blue Foundations "Eyes On Fire ( Zeds Dead Remix )" One of my favourite tunes from my Twilight days!


All I got is.. CAMELTOE!
I'd like to know where she hides her switches for these displays! because from where I was sitting there wasn't many places it could of hidden!

Her skills for fire flossing were known throughout the lands!
After sweeping any remnants of scaly creatures from view, it was decided that I would again take to the stage in nothing but black paint, bringing back the power of the shadows, assisted by Diawa in mesmerising you all once more to Shakespears sisters' "Stay"


Again with the pew pew titty wrath!
Then the vibe got chilled... and the grass skirts flounced onto the stage alongside a charming fellow we call "The Brain" (Thanks Book for being a mighty fine prop!) Luring us into a rum induced Mexican wave of Hula goodness Rug and Gal got our feet thwacking with this little number!

The angry face was displeased.. he demanded nip and demanded it NOW!
Great atmosphere on this one!.. I may have to steal this set to erect and fantasise I'm at some Barbadian paradise! That aside.. this was fab!

Gangnam style when the Malibu kicks in

Writhing along to the mix of Elvis and Hawaii five 0 a la Rug style! Casually dropping leaves, shells and whatever other little trinkets covering their credentials along the way, good to see the merkin stayed put though!

Those island girls are such Ho'bags! Hogging all the men!

None other than our delicious Dia (the other Dia!) sat her gorgeous rump on the stage, tantalising us as she simply sizzled! Ive never known someone ooze such sass!

How Santa would be if Playboy ruled the world.

Bringing us all into her Temple of tease she left us drooling along to every berat of Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" (Bassnectar Remix)

God.. how this appeals to my anal obsession with symmetry..
The hair.. the boobs.. the hips! you just gotta love Dias oh lala!

"No boys.. the good girls are over there" *points*
Diawa got her ass back up for round 2.. dragging out a very fitting set, rushing us to the stage still buttoning corsets and yanking stockings up, she had us in a chorus line post haste! Rug, Myself,Chandra and Gal stood dutifully like good little girls while the mighty D looked us up and down.. Then a firm favourite of ours began to beat in the distance.. Christinas "Express" it had our butts shaking in no time and no doubt some in the crowd too! With the lighting and just general fabulousness of this set the excitement of the show was oh so high!

The Talent in this pic alone... Bazinga!
Then.. that time of night for the finale... "Whats it gonna be?!" I hear them say!
Making sure we left not an eye in the room un-gleaming and not a belly empty we bought a whole stage of goodness and CAKE!

And the whole night was just topped with a cherry before the show as Chandra had such a surprise for us all!! As we were tweeking our pasties and drawing on those stocking seams.. she arrived bearing gifts .. in her gorgeous little hands were bags of goodness which when unpacked.. were the delicious little ensembles you see below! She only went and made us celebratory outfits!
I was flabbergasted! Chandra.. oh how I love you!! She sure knows how to add fizz to any party!
On a sidenote you can find this outfit at her store.. I'd wanna know too if I saw it and thought "I too want to lounge in nothing but balloons!"

Comin at ya!
Falling from the sky holding onto our girly balloons we landed on the stage as I exploded from the cake to Pinks "Raise your glass!" Never was a song so fitting for an occasion!
I am still thrilled to bits we have come so far!.. and honestly it just gets better and better!

Jena showing just how a Minxette celebrates such fabulousness!

This rubber fetish was exhausting!
Sprinkling sass over you.. you.. and you over there!
Not a retina was left unharmed on the night...
Chandra.. chief whip cracker(someone needs to keep me on track :P).. Queen of show pic taking!
And generally a "couldn't-live-without" kinda gal! <3

That set is one for the memory books! Just a fabulous show.. Our super host Spence did a Fabulous job again! Thank god someone's out front to chuck booze down everyone's necks to keep them from chucking fruit!Boy can these girls throw a party! We will not be held responsible for any damage to persons or property whilst attending a show!.. That's covered!
But yea.. one hell of a show! One hell of a team.. and one hell of a good crowd of folk attending so diligently each and every month! Thank you so very much for your support and love of the shows we adore putting on for ya'll!

Heres to another 3 years!
<3 xx