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Friday, 4 September 2009


Report by VL(l) Live Events Team Hibiscus Hastings and Ed Follet.

On Saturday, August 29 the Hearts for Children fundraising concert was held in Second Life. Events took place in 6 different sims including SL London’s Soho, where for seven hours avatars enjoyed cool music and donated to this worthy cause.

Money was raised for the treatment of 3 year old Claudia, the RL daughter of SL resident Daemon Quandry. Claudia was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May and has begun a course of treatments which will continue over the next two years.

Grid-wide over a L$ million was raised to help Claudia and her family, with 68 272 lindens coming from the generous residents and visitors attending the SL London Gig.

Congratulations and thanks are due to Soho manager Menolly Reiderer and her team for the efficient organization and running of this event. Special mentions should also go to the dancers from the Phoenix club, Soho, who partied hard throughout the gig, such that at one point their clothes fell off !!! (Menolly's promised surprise?).
The show was opened by Squidfisher Mcmillan a solo singer/song writer/guitarist who describes his musical genres as Blues/Punk/Jam band. A popular artist, he has completed an amazing 130 gigs in just over a year in SL (SL Group: Squid, Inc.).

Next up was Pulmie String, an impressive solo instrumental performer. He began his set with a heartfelt appeal on behalf of Claudia and played an extended set of 1 hr 45 minutes. His material covered a wide range from Zeppelin/Pink Floyd to Joe Satriani with much of his own mellow brand of original music. In our opinion, the star of the show. (SL Group: The Tower Of Rock)

Following on were SL London Favourites, the SL tribute Def Leppard band, making their third appearance here in 3 months. The veteran rockers’ arguably the UKs most successful hard rock/AOR band played a full catalogue of hits spanning their ‘Pyromania’ through to the recent ‘Songs from the Sparkle Lounge’ albums. (SL Group: SL’s Def Leppard)

After a short break the action moved to the right-hand stage with the SL tribute of Black Label Society band, a heavy metal outfit that has been active in SL since 2007. Relatively unknown in the UK, the RL band have released 7 albums in the US since 1996. They describe their set as uncompromising, unfiltered, no BS rock’n’roll. (SL Group: SL’s Black Label Society.

STOP PRESS At the end of the concert, Menolly Reiderer proudly announced that Soho would be the venue of SL's first Battle of the Bands Competition. The rock fest will be held in the in the central Soho Warehouse. She added that signup will be through a webpage and via notecard in world. No dates have been announced yet, but one things for certain, SL London rock fans are in for a treat.

Hibiscus Hastings and
Ed Follet


seany1235 Blinker said...

wow wtg soho you did a great job hope all go's well for the girl

Debs Regent said...

Well done everyone!!! I am so proud of you. It's lovely to make a real difference to someone's life. I pray we are kept in the loop about what happens to this darling and how she progresses to recovery.