A Successful First Girls Night Out!
Last night's Girls Night Out with iVillage was an incredible success thanks to you party-going Second Life residents! I hope you enjoyed the music, chatting, dancing, gift-giving and champagne sipping as much as I did. Ultimately, like any girls night out, the best part was chatting with both old and new friends.
Indeed, such was the popularity of our first night out that the iVillage Loft was quickly packed full of energetic and talkative female residents wearing their fancy party gear, (thank you to Celebrity Trollop for my sparkly red shoes, they fit a bit better today!)
Cory Edo did an amazing job as an iVillage Tour Guide. Those who successfully managed to grab a HUD, (a Heads-Up Display which allows you teleport from destination to destination to the Girls Night Out events), accompanied Cory to popular girl destinations and learned more about Stellar Sunshine's beanstalk and Nephilaine Protagonists' Pixel Dolls before returning to the Loft to enjoy a live concert from Cylindrian Rutabaga.
Like any party, you never know how many folks will turn up. The news of Girls Night Out certainly made some headlines as some of you were unfortunately blocked from certain destinations in the tour because these destinations were already full. But the party continued on in the iVillage Loft with conversation at an all-time high. Newbies were eager to learn more about SL, while oldies enjoyed sharing their SL tales and hints on how best to maneuver virtually, (yes, I know it takes a while to figure out how to get around - I walked into a few people myself, sorry!). Needless to say, the dialogue was fantastic and everyone had a lot fun.
For those of you were unable to participate on the tour, Cory will have notecards with all the information you missed, so you'll still be in-the-know on SL's hottest female destinations. If you were unable to grab a HUD last night, don't worry - you can do so anytime at the iVillage Loft. We will shortly be posting directions about how to collect a HUD, store it in your inventory and wear it. It really is a great tool to help you move from place to place without having to type in a destination in search.
I had a wonderful time meeting many of you last night and I hope to see you at future Girls Night Out events. The details about the next event are coming soon, so please bookmark this page and check back often for new announcements about Girls Night Out with iVillage!
Thank you for making the first Girls Night Out a night to remember!
-- Cider Starbrook
It was undeniably the most unique, fascinating, and enjoyable experience I have had online to date.
I was laughing hysterically all night. My friend and I both went to the event - she was at home in her own apartment. I stayed on late at work. We were both in two very different physical spaces, yet we were chatting away in this entirely new world, admiring each others clothes and asking each other where the Champagne was - sounds like the typical Girls' Night Out to me! Mind you, when she went hovering above I started shouting "Get Down!" "Get Down!" afraid that she was breaking the party etiquette....oh, and sorry if I walked into a lot of people..I'm a newbie!
It was the weirdest thing, arriving at a virtual party and not knowing anyone. I was still figuring out how to actually move around, so I stayed in the loft all evening. Before I knew it, I found my "party friend" and together we explored the loft and helped each other with the technical maneuvering. Funny thing is, we ended up having the same kind of conversation you've have in the real world - I was jumping off Second Life every now and then to look at her blog to learn more about her - SL is definitely weird, but so much fun ; )
I know - it is weird, but fun too!
I don't know who Cylindrian Rutabaga is in real life, but she gave a great performance. I had my computer on loudspeaker and felt like I was actually at a live performance. Even the interludes between her songs made you think we were all at a live music venue. And did you know, it's easier to change musical instruments virtually though?!
Here's my blog post about the events last night! Was a lot of fun. Hope to make it to the next one. :D