On Sunday, Aug. 24, the newly redecorated Garden Café officially opened its doors. Avatars were warmly welcomed by manager and decorator Eveshka Blackheart who encouraged everyone present to rezz a motor bike. Fortunately the sims were safe as Janey didn’t pick one up, but be warned everyone that that it is a possibility.
DJ Denny Martynov played a selection of rock and roll music from the 1950’s to the 1980’s, heavily weighted to the classics of the 50’s and early 60’s. Enthusiastic guests danced to music by Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis (of course), Fats Domino and many other greats of the era.
The new Garden Cafe is divided into three different sections. At the very back is a lovely green space with a shady tree to sit under and a 7 seas Fishing Pond at which you can try your luck. I caught up with Mayhem Manager Billy Arentire back there at the beginning of the party, keeping an eye on things and perhaps building up energy for the dancing that was to come.
The middle part of the café is made up of a large dance floor, which filled quickly when DJ Denny began the music. There is a floor and a stage off to one side, where Billy, nahiram Vaniva, Wiccy Shackleton and I all danced for a while after clicking on Billy’s chim. There are also dances available for singles or couples.
The third section of the café has 4 games machines, 5 vending machines for snacks and a cigarette machine. I was absolutely delighted to see that my favourite game, Whack-A-Mole, has been installed! The party was well attended my many SL London regulars and was a great opening for the “new” Garden Café.