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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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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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I have been a bit behind due to illness and lots of projects in Second Life. So I thought today may be a good time to catch up on some of the happenings at the Delta sim. We have many new things at the sim and we also have some new staff members.

We have a brand new DJ named Max Odigaunt starting today at 2 SLT. Max is from the UK and plays a nice mix of blues. I caught his show a week or so ago and enjoyed it thoroughly.  We had Corie Charisma start as a host yesterday and while she was nervous she did fine and will be a great addition to the RS. Next Tuesday we have Suzzie Halsey at 2 SLT with her first set for the Riverside. Suzzie plays a mix of Cajun, zydeco and blues and will be a lot of fun. I also would be remiss without mentioning the recent additions of DJ’s BC Susser and Xia Nishi and hostess Cayleen Linette. They have all been here a few weeks now and are off to a great start. Welcome to the Riverside family to all of you.

We also have a few programming changes to note. Mackenzie Bluebird is now a double threat as she has added DJ to her hosting duties at the RS. She does a show every Sunday morning at 10 SLT and is doing really great. Zella Quixote, one of SL’s best newer blues DJ’s has decided to do a show called Fat Tuesday (Tuesdays @ 6 SLT) where she will do a set of Cajun, zydeco and whole lot of New Orleans for us. So make sure you come down and fatten up your Tuesday night with us.

We also have some new shops for you folks to browse. DJ Moonie has opened a Moon Dance Designs branch with us.  Bet you didn’t know Moonie made jewellery too. 🙂 We also have some other great shops too including: Connor’s, Wilson’s, Sn@tch, Sartoria, Bootgasm and Sierra’s Sensations. If you like their clothes please buy them here and you can help support the Riverside. If any of you are looking for a place to sell your wares please get in touch with us.

We also have carriage rides around the sim,  balloon rides, fishing and lots of other things to discover. Rezz a boat and drift on the river. This is life the way it was meant to be. Warm, slow, laid back and set to a blues soundtrack.

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