Sunday, June 20, 2010

The History Of Idle Rogue Part Two

The Idle Rogues

Taking the lessons learned from Idle Rogue Live, yop commenced the build of the Idle Rogue best known to Second Life. We wanted a stage adequate for any kind of performance. We wanted a big roomy dancefloor. We wanted it to look unlike any other venue.

Yopilax Jigsaw is a gifted content creator. He took the words I typed and drew forth the building I wanted, and Idle Rogue commenced hosting regular live performances. Artists who have performed there include FacelessAPe Mefusula, AMforte Clarity, Starflower Orbit, JimmyT49 Dukes, LANCE Rembrandt, EAR Oh, Gabryel Nyoki, Bowie Bravin, Shane Kirschner, Armin Finesmith, Strummer Vultee, Loreen Aldrin, Deep Sky Traveler, JordanReyne Deezul and the great Kiplan Carlyle.

In July of 2009, First Life took some storms, and as a result, the course of Idle Rogue changed in subtle ways. Yop left Second Life, and his influence on the buildings grew fainter. Idle Rogue was no longer able to afford the fees required by live performers, so the weekly gigs dwindled down. Kiplan Carlyle imploded, and in the aftermath of that, kloose Fretwerk arrived. DJs took the place of live music to a large extent. And The Beautiful Freaks arrived to save the day.

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