Mark Your Calendar NOW! Bay City is Turning Four!

Early in 2008, Governor Linden made this statement about the upcoming Bay City project:

“We hope that the Residents of this new city will produce interesting and attractive structures, in styles appropriate to the period 1930 to 1960 when most of our buildings were erected. In any case, the Residents of Bay City will form a unique and bustling community.”

In May, 2008, Bay city came to life. Four years on, those hopes have most definitely been realized! On May 20th, 2012, the city will acknowledge its anniversary with a day of music, parades and even a flyover by the Golden Tigers aerial acrobatic team.  Everyone is welcome to come help the residents celebrate four great years of community fun.

Happy Anniversary, Bay City!

Here’s  rundown of the highlight events planned for May 20th.

The Parade!
It starts from the bandshell in Bay City – Harwich and will travel  down Route 66 and Park Place to the Bay City Fairgrounds at North Channel.  If you aren’t planning to march down the route, there will be viewing areas.  Here’s how to get to a couple of them.  Orleans viewing area, and Falconmoon viewing area.

The parade ends in North Channel and will be followed by music and fun at the Bay City Fairgrounds.

Want to get more involved?  Bay City resident Marianne McCann offers lots of creative choices to spark your imagination. “Festive outfits, unique avatars, costumes, floats, Macy’s parade-style balloons, marching bands, stilt walkers, dancers, kids on bikes, dancers, drill teams — you name it! Come and represent your own special part of Second Life!”

If you’d like to make a float – the best way is to make them a wearable attachment.  Sounds crazy but trust me, it will help the entire parade run MUCH more smoothly.  I have detailed instructions on how to do that on a notecard – if you want to give it a go, just IM or Notecard Ceejay Writer inworld and I’ll pass those instructions over to you.

Marianne McCann also encourages photo taking. She has lots of places to share them. She says, “Send them to your mySL feed, Snapzilla, Flickr, or Koinup!”

Here’s the rundown on the music you’ll hear at the Bay City Fairgrounds in North Channel.

GOSPEED RACER (12:30-1:30 P.M. SLT)
“What is KONA Stream? It is my personal station I run from my home. I play mainstream pop and rock music from the 60s, 70s, &80s along with soundtracks, novelty songs, mashups and light sprinkling of country. My current library has 13,000+ tracks in it”

“Hi, I love to sing and play the guitar. I play pop music of all styles from all ages. I play in real life and find playing in SL a lot of fun. I love to play lead guitar too so don’t be surprised if you hear me soloing over myself using a looping device that I use to record myself in the moment and then play over that. I pride myself in all of my playing be live and in the moment versus pre-recorded in any way.”

BLUEMONK RAU (2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT)
“Bluemonk has over 35 years professional performance and recording experience.  He has performed in such large venues as Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic ( 4 times ) and once at Farm Aid.”

ROSEDROP RUST (3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT)
“Sensitive ballads, classic rock and roll, unusual covers, unique songs from personal friends, heartfelt originals. Sometimes I may throw in a poem or two. I have played in excess of 1500 gigs in SL.”

Read more about the 4th Anniversary fun at Marianne McCann’s blog.


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