Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ever wish you could go back in time?

The Retrospectacular to Benefit NAMI, July 10-12
flyer by Glamouramama Boa

Do it this weekend. Go back in time, that is. Srsly. I kid you not. Haven't seen me around lately? No blog posts, no tweets, no random sets, no major hanging out? Well, kids, I been working on something special for yas. Don't get me wrong. I didn't do it alone. I can in no way take full credit for this amazing thing that has become The Retrospectacular to Benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). I've had so much help from soooo many people, in particular Alicia Falworth, Jacolyn Mathy, Serenity Thor, Glamouramama Boa, Mzdeedee Dagger, Gwendolyn Weston, ssmariner Flossberg, Zedellbee Zuhal, OMGWTF Barbecue, Woodrow Stapleton, Kookie Hax, my other team members, the great volunteers djing, working the kissing booth, working the car wash, offering themselves up in the date auction, etc, and, last but not least, the SLag Burlesque Troupe. If I left anyone out, I sincerely apologize and know it wasn't intentional.

Anyways, this thing is gonna be nutso. The sim, if I do say so myself, is looking hot to death. And I keep hearing good things so I think we done good. Come check it out yourself, here's the slurl:

The Retrospectacular to Benefit NAMI sim

The dj lineup is sick. And many of the djs have been inspired by the 50-70s theme of the Retrospectacular or the sim itself to do theme sets. I'm so excited to hear these amazing djs stream! Plus, we've got AMAZING dances, and maybe, just maybe, (remember, it was mainly Alicia and I working on the stuff like that soooo... *insert you own inferences here*), there might be a variety of balls around the sim (though nothing you can have TOO much fun with :P). Plus, we have cars and animals and a diner, farm with barn, chicken coop, and farmhouse, a HUGE school building that's been modded to be the main dance area, a skate rink with a vendor so you can buy your skates AT the event, a car wash, a kissing booth and "town square"-type area, a playground, mini trailer park, an incredible military-style tent and stage for the Slag performance and date auction, an amazing voting area for the photo contest, the cutest kinda hawaiian-tiki-60s-surf-type beach complete with surf hut, tiki hut, surf van, water slide, bumper boats, and more. And so on and so forth. It's definitely worth a gander -- I'd keep it forever if I could.

Hmm... what else? OH YEAH... events!
- dance marathon with trivia
- SLag performance
- kissing booth
- car wash
- photo contest
- date auction
- 60ish hours of 50-70s musics (with one exception, come to the event to find out what it is), some themed, some not

- etc

Well, I guess that's about it for me ranting and raving about it. I'll leave you with the info you REALLY want...

The Retrospectacular To Benefit NAMI is a charity event to raise funds to benefit a national mental health organization, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). The event will take place from Friday July 10, 11 am slt, until Monday July 13, 1 am slt. It will feature round-the-clock djs, a dance marathon, roller skating, kissing booth, car wash, date auction, best-dressed photo contest, and USO/pinup-style SLag performance! The djs will do their sets on various areas of the sim (ie the camp, the school, the beach, the roller rink, etc), as their set determines. We hope to see you all there and hope you have a great time! It's for a great cause and should be a blast! All proceeds will be donated to NAMI.

NAMI is "...the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. It is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. NAMI members and friends work to fulfill our mission by providing support, education, and advocacy."* *from the NAMI website
For more information about NAMI:

Visit the main site at

AND... last but not least...

Friday, July 10th:
11am-1pm Gwendolyn Weston

1pm-3pm Xiomara Mendes

3pm-5pm Hodgy Decosta

5pm-7pm Izzy Bereznyak

7pm-9pm Rance Alva

9pm-11pm Clark Bowenford

11pm-1am Chua Gunawan

Saturday July 11th:

1am-3am Deatoris Toll

3am-5am Mzdeedee Dagger

5am-7am Ransom Burckhardt

7am-9am Sean Bernheim

9am-11am Niko Lyle

11am-1pm Therese Slade

1pm-3pm Serotonin Raymaker

3pm-5pm SLag performance (xSaraho Mornington)

5pm-7pm Darn Darwin

7pm-9pm Woodrow Stapleton

9pm-11pm Johnny Barbeque

11pm-1am Solange Simondsen

Sunday July 12th:

1am-3am Katherine Ivory

3am-5am Loonia Loon

5am-7am Milton Nightfire
7am-9am Alicia Falworth

9am-11am Astrud Sands

11am-1pm Windsor Lorefield

1pm-3pm Irie Campese
3pm-5pm date auction Samara Cioc
5pm-7pm OMGWTF Barbeque
7pm-9pm Dance Marathon! (Jasper Haifisch)
9pm-11pm Colleen Lilliehook
11pm-1pm Katelynn Dastardly