24 June 2013

Now Let's See Some of The Big Things...

To my own surprise I did actually attend to some of Sunday's events. The sims they were held are really a sight - beautiful!
Also a very clever solution: splitting stage and audience room on different sims. I have seen this a few times before and its a excellent way to have a full venue and at the same time ample ressources left for the stage show and preparing the next show. Funny though that most of the audience did still concentrate in one region.
And I tried not to take any photos - of course I failed :p

The Live Stage

Sims: Impressive/Spellbound

The Live Stage simar are not just great building work: I could crank up the draw distance to about 300 meters with full details and was still able to move my camera without crashes! This clearly shows the advantages of meshes: an experienced builder can make a good looking exhibit without wasting polygons. Its also a fine example that you don't need millions of textures - which saves resources too!

Just - wow! 

This ramp leads you directly to the stage

Which is split amongst the two sims of the installation. Sadly the stage is a quite oversized, making the performer appear a bit lost.

If you wander around though you can explore fantastic looking ruins overgrown by the jungle.

They would actually do just as fine as (perhaps smaller) concert venue.

The Cake Stage

Sims: Pizzazz/Fascinate/Enchant/Astound

The Cake Stage is the center of the SL10B sims. Its basically a huge tree...

...with concert hall inside. Here Josie Anderton doing a really fine performance.

And fruit cake on top!

The concert hall as seen from just below the ceiling. You can see
1) the massive size of it and
2) the sim-cross which is splitting the hall in 4 pieces, located in 4 different regions.

The Lake Stage

The smallest of the venues. Very lovely looking though and much more intimate than the huge rock-festival-sized venues.

The DJ Stage

Sims: Awesome/Incredible

I find it quite curious that hot techno tunes are supposed to be played in a cooling tower!

The interior though is more a reactor chamber. Which looks pretty cool but a little implausible. Ah well, perhaps the builder should have read my post about SL's nuclear plant.

The Corn Field

This is the counterpart of visiting Alcatraz in RL. The original Corn Field was used in former times to temporarily ban "naughty avatars". You could neither IM nor TP outside once the Lindens put you there. Quite interesting idea! Don't ask me though if you could cheat this ban with an alt.

Corn! Endless rows of corn! An no popcorn machine - how cruel!

Linden Bear Island

Another piece of living SL-history, but much more pleasant. LL releases bears for special occasions like the introduction of direct-delivery or meshes. Also every Linden made their own personal bear!

I love the DJ bear!

Just that you know - its a G-rated sim :p

A pity really that the events are over now. I hope the exhibits, which will be open for the public until the 29th. will still attract lots of people. There is so much to be seen and the concert stages are even a sight when there is no event ;-)

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