Friday, February 18, 2011

2013 HOBBIES: Grand Tour 2011, Hobo Haven Jungle

Grand Tour 2011
The “All Aboard Grand Tour” will be Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20, 2011.  The tour includes 15 different locations with a theme of trains and transportation.
 Hobo Haven Jungle Grand Opening
Sponsored by the Virtual Railway Consortium

To celebrate and honor the venerable connection between the hobo community and railroading,
and as a salute to Hobo Junction, a VRC Affiliated Group, the Hobo Haven jungle is available for all rod riders needing a strong cup of joe, a bite of something hot to eat, and a relaxing, secluded place to rest while waiting for a train to leave Tuliptree.
With shady trees, comfortable seats, a warm fire, fishing right near, all in green leafy surroundings, the Hobo Haven will shelter weary travellers until they feel ready to venture on.
Only one stop among many on the amazing Grand Tour 2011, the Grand Opening of this little jungle is scheduled for 7am SLT (GMT-8) on Saturday February 19th, 2011.  Until 9am or ....

Cold drinks and delicious sandwiches will be served during the event, courtesy of Ms. Marianne McCann.
Grand tour.
After a year on hiatus, The Grand Tour returns to second life! The “All Aboard Grand Tour” will be Saturday and Sunday, February 19 and 20, 2011.  The tour includes 15 different locations with a theme of trains and transportation.
The Grand Tour began in 2007 as a positive  expression  after some unpopular decisions by Linden Lab left many residents discouraged.  A few people got together and created the marathon event. The All Aboard Grand Tour is the fifth tour. The creator of the event, Fogwoman Gray, summarizes the purpose, which had become the motto of all grand tours: “To bring all nations and groups together to demonstrate why we stay and what is important.
The tour this year includes exciting new events including music festivals, mysteries and even a hobo ball. The full schedule is listed below. Landmarks are available in world, and at each venue. Everyone is invited to jump on the tour wherever and whenever  they wish.  All time zones should find some events that are convenient; we are looking forward to greeting both old and new friends. Co chairs, or this year’s “Gandy Dancers” Breezy Carver and Rose Springvale will be available throughout the tour to answer questions, deal with problems and keep the Grand Tour Train on track. All Aboard!
Some selected points of interest
5-7 Al Andalus Alhambra; The beautiful palaces of 13th century Moorish Spain is hosting a music festival featuring Joaquin Gustav’s flamenco guitar and the amazing percussion group DRUM!  Also the beginning of the All Aboard Grand Tour Photo contest, sponsored by Al Andalus!  Pick up the rules here. Flamenco  or Arab dress encouraged!
7-9  Tuliptree: Hobo Haven Jungle Grand Opening sponsored by the Virtual Rail Consortium, with Hobo and train music played by DJ Callipygian Christensen. Come and learn the history of rail at this wonderful build, and see what the Consortium is doing in SL.  Hobo costumes… or whatever you have!
9-11 Steam SkyCity: Sparking Gears Ball. Romance among the Robots! Clanks and Automatons are invited to come and greet the day, with dancing and prizes for best avatars.
6-9 New Babbage: Piermont Landing presentsThe NeverMore Midnight Blue BallSaturday including a Creative Steampunk Cage Building Contest. ( After all, do you think we are going to cage Ravens or they going to Cage YOU ?) Dress is formal, midnight blue of course, and there are prizes!
9-11  Caledon’s Oxbridge Village: Thistle Hill Marketplace, a cozy collection of shops featuring Victorian era Steampunk gadgetry, original artworks, and much more, hosts a dance at Alley Cat Alley, with a theme of cats and other night animals, with DJ Poppy.
7-9 Seraph City:  Hold the Front Page! The Primgraph Offfice Grand Opening in Seraph City includes dancing and a murder mystery! Journalistic attire will get you in the proper frame of mind!
3-5 Steelhead Nevermoor: Tea will be served at 3:00, along with a dance, featuring  a combination of gothic, Wonderland, and that eclectic mix that makes Steelhead what it is, provided by Fuzzball Ortega, Marshal of Steelhead City!
5 -7 Steeltopia: Rounding out the tour in the Pneumatic Revolution Lounge,DJ SteelCobra Calamarihosts the Super Spy vs Super Villain Dance. Come as a Super Spy, Villain or henchman, let's make Mr Bond and Goldfinger proud! A wide variety of spy tunage to be played.


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