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Be proud! Be very proud! The True Bluesers have once again met and then exceeded expectations. On Sunday afternoon our Relay For Life team Captain MoonMaiden Horner was handed an award on behalf of the RFL True Bluesers For a Cure team. It is a Sapphire Award. This is a level that most won’t get to at the end of the Relay but our folks achieved it half way through.

It is a real testament to the generosity and caring that makes the Riverside community special. We may not be the biggest community but I would put us up against anyone. So thanks to all of you, Riverside staff and guests, for helping to raise 1.235 million lindens to this point. A remarkable achievement.

Captain Moonie with the Riverside’s Sapphire Award from Relay For Life.

We still have some great events coming up too. This weekend will see the start of our Celebrity Event. A series of Spring Concerts in the Park. These concerts will have the DJ and host putting on a tribute show for a specific artist. If possible they will dress like the artist and provide a biography between the music.

The list of concerts is as follows:

Ray & Delia – Jimi Hendrix – May 20th
Jordan & Possum – Dion – May 20th
Rinda & CJ – Eric Clapton- May 22nd
Graylon & Cay – Santana – May 23rd
Xia & Cay – Big Mama Thornton – May 23rd
Lolli & Charlie – Allman Brothers – May 23rd
Chevy & Host TBA – Etta James – May 24th
Xavia & Aly – Janis Joplin – May 24th
Foxy & TraCee – Keb Mo – May 24th
Dagger & Julie – Black Crowes – May 24th
Moonie & Rinda – The Blues Brothers – May 25th
Piffy & Vali – ZZ Top – May 26th
Mac & Piffy – John Lee Hooker – May 26th
Catrin & OnlyOne- Joe B. & Beth Hart – May 26th
Messalina & Kitty – Katie Webster – May 26th
Bree & Julie – Bonnie Raitt – May 27th

This should be a great time. We hope to see you folks for some or all of these events. Keep your eyes open. More concerts may be added.

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As is our tradition at the Riverside, we have once again set up a new location for a holiday. We always have a great time when we do this and this time it’s for one of the most colourful and festive holidays of the year, Cinco de Mayo. Too be honest hailing from Canada, it was a holiday I didn’t know much about so off to Wikipedia I went my Window’s clipboard in hand. This is what they had to say.

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.

Who knew? I think it is interesting that the same holiday is celebrated for different reasons in each country. In Second Life, we have visitors from all corners of the globe so we celebrate it for fun. We always have a ball at the Riverside. Take a look at some of these pictures.

“Hey Vali? Do you think they have Dr. Pepper in the cantina? Doctor Chile?”

 I wonder if she mixes it with her tequila? How about a Dr. Pepper Margharita?

UlantD Tp’ed in from Switzerland to enjoy our Cinco festivities. We’re popular with the jet-set crowd. 😛

 I think one of the great aspects of Second Life is seeing things from different view points all over the world. Whether it be opinions, holidays, fashions etc.

Dakota Glenwalker enjoying the mariachi’s.

 Another Canadian at the Riverside. How many of them are there anyways? Do we have enough maple syrup?

DJ Sherman has a lovely set of maracas.

 Tell me I’m wrong. Go on.

Mucho gringos!

Equal parts sun screen and cerveza, gringos crowded the dance floor of the Riverside.

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat Catrin to the Cantina. Literally. She starts at 6AM SLT.

 Our Norwegian blues connection, Catrin Galaxy. Gotta love it. A Norwegian DJ playing blues in a Mexican cantina owned by Canadians.

Ferdinand saw the bull fight poster and decided he was better off offering Maggie a rose instead of his horns.

 I hope you folks enjoy it when we move to different locations as much as we do. I think it keeps things fresh and allows people to dress differently and try some new things.

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It’s always nice when you see positive feedback for the club. I was made aware of a blog article about the Riverside that showed us a in a good light again. It appears Moonie was the DJ when this fellow popped in. You can see Moonie’s name on the radio in one picture and I see Rinda in another picture. So I am assuming this was the Friday before last. Nice work ladies! You can have a look here.

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Another new feature that is being added to the blog that should be fun is a weekly music poll. Have a listen to a couple songs, click a button and you’re done. It will generally feature two songs from recently released cd’s but could pit two classics against each other. So let’s get started.

In this corner, from Southwest Detroit, we have the youngest of ten children, Jack White. With, “Blunderbuss”, his first solo album since the break up of the White Stripes, White is back loud and proud with a great cover of Little Willie John’s “I’m Shakin’.” Listen here.

In the opposite corner, we have Mac Rebbenack, better known as Dr. John. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, John, a legendary boogie and blues pianist with an instantly recognisable growl of a voice, returns with some more of his ‘voodoo’ music on “Locked Down”.  Co-written with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach “Big Shot” is the musical entrant in this poll. Listen here.

Vote here:

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About a month back one of our Riverside staff approached me with an offer of having a video for the Riverside done for free. She was owed a favour from an SL video director and he had offered to do one for any club she worked in. So it was suggested that Riverside be that club. I met with Duncan Llight (Potterjim Resident) and set everything up. Over the course of one week he got all the shots he needed and came up with this video here. I think it’s great. Hope you like it!

Thanks so much Duncan!

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The Riverside Date Auction for Relay For Life was another huge success for True Bluesers during this RFL season.

It should come as no surprise that once again the Riverside community has out done itself. It is becoming commonplace for the Delta family to exceed expectations and overwhelmingly surpass any goals we may set for ourselves. Maybe, it is time to stop looking at it as extraordinary when True Bluesers step up to the plate and knock it outta the park. It just keeps happening. Last night was no exception.

Soulsister Jaystack & Asher Quorzor

Soulsister Haystack with Asher Quorzor. Soulsister won a date with Asher for a $5,000 Linden bid.

Last night was the Riverside’s Date Auction for Relay For Life and on a packed Mudbug Pier with everyone dressed up and looking great we managed to raise $100,140 Lindens for the charity in about 90 minutes. Astonishing! What you may not know is that we continued to raise money after the event was over. We started the night at L$ 1,038,000 approximately. We ended the date auction at L$ 1,139,000 but our total at the end of the night was over $1.202 million Lindens or almost $5000 US. So, for the whole evening we raised L$ 163,000  or $660 US. Very impressive! Great job everyone. We thank you your incredible generosity and support.

The auction boards.

The auction boards at the Mudbug Pier.

Here are the results from last night:

Xavia Palmira                        $3,000                        from Kazoo Cooljoke

Stusie2Funny Emerald           $20,000                     from Trigger7113 Resident

Maggie Lowbeam                   $7,000                       from Karma Lefevre

MoonMaiden Horner               $4,000                       from Cate Foulsbane

Toria Boszormeny                   $3,000                       from Mac Ronas

Siani Janus                             $2,500                        from Wulf Carlucci

Zara Mistwalker                      $2,000                       from KB Byk

Parker72 Resident                  $9,000                       from Cayleen Carlucci

Asher Quorzor                        $5,000                       from Soulsister Haystack

Owl Leeeroy                           $16,000                     from Mary Hawklord

Graylon Ash                            $2,300                       from Julie Leifstrom

CharlieAllnut Resident            $4,500                       from  FoxyGhost Baxton

Rollin Petrolhead                    $21,840                     from Nillia Lamilton

Thanks again to all who attended and supported our event.

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Space's KitchenIn honour of Space opening a store on the Delta sim selling Meeroos she has come up with this fun recipe. After you try this recipe you can walk the meal off by taking a stroll down the dusty Delta road down to her shop called Space Roos – Fine & Fancy.

Surprise your friends and guests with this delightful, delicious fairytale-dessert!

1 mega-prim pie pan, buttered and floured.
12 gal. Meeroo berries, fresh
18 cups brown sugar
6 cups white sugar
26 pounds butter (1/2 for crust)
5 cups golden raisins
3 cups walnuts
8 adult Meeroo’s ( or 15 baby roo’s)
10 lbs. flour.
5 cups cold milk

Mix white sugar, 1/2 butter, milk and flour into pie crust, divide in half, line pie pan with one. Place Meeroos in the pan, cover with brown sugar, golden raisins, walnuts, and meeroo berries. Cover with top crust. Bake in 350* oven for 1 hour.
Happy guests, when well-fed immortal meeroo’s pop out of pie!!!! Yay!

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