After having tried my hand at clothing, building, selling, buying a plot of land and getting a store of my own, I finally did something I hadn’t done yet since I’ve settled in Second Life: going to an actual event. I know myself well enough, I tend to easily keep in my little corner while working on a new design or building a bit of house, or to pay a visit to one person only. For once, I thought it was time to mingle with more than just two people at a time! Thus, in the past days, I gave a more closer look to the Events list, to see if there was something nice going on at a suitable hour for me.
That was two events, actually. The first one was a black-themed one, held at the Aurora mall in Varney; I have a little stall there and had already chatted with Aurora Fairplay herself a bit, so I decided to drop by briefly. I got to see nice costumes and avatars (lots of goth ones, in fact), even though it didn’t last long, as the hostess had to log out earlier than planned. The second event, was in Fantasy Castle in Bolinas, and also pretty much goth-oriented, which fit well with the place (medieval castle-type, with tapestries on the wall).
Oddly enough, I didn’t know one single person at the second party, but I had much fun no matter what! For one there was a dance machine available, so I was at least assured to not look too lame compared to the other people already dancing there and using it (here you can say I’m a dance/party newbie!). Then I met nice people, exchanged a few IMs and cards, learnt about an Asian-themed club, and even stumbled upon my neighbour from Kafiri. Oh yes, and I won 8L$ at the random raffle, yayh, I’m rich now 😉 It was different from the other “virtual” parties I’ve been used to – I had gone to some of the GSP parties in AO, and the feeling of “closeness” was something that was always present there, as it was easy to quickly get to know the DJs and usual attendants – but all in all, this difference was what made it nice. Different worlds, different places, different people: that’s all good for me, as long as there’s fun along the road!
It made me a little nostalgic however… reminding me a bit of a night-club I used to go to as a student, and that closed two years ago. They had good gothic/metal-themed parties happening there, as well as a very nice dancefloor with stained glass and dark walls. I guess I sort of realized that I actually miss it, even though I had stopped going in its last year of existence due to combined work and school (and my partners in crime not being in town anymore). Maybe this can sound a bit pathetic, but after two years spent living in the country, with no clubs around and my old friends all gone abroad, well… a party in a virtual world is still better than nothing at all.
It also made me realize that aesthetically speaking, I’m still a half-goth. I’ve never followed the “spirit” of it, but when it comes to clothing, my, now this is something I’m at ease with. Way more than rave parties and stuff like that. I think I need to go to some more events of this type in the future. It was fun… I didn’t need to think or worry about anything… it was, all that simply, fun.