I was honored to be asked to DJ the first half of the Closing Party for Rouge, the incomparable sim that was the brainchild of Codebastard Redgrave (Codie) and Eshi Otawara. Because Rouge is Red and Red is Codie raison d’être, I knew I had to wear red, just as I did to the opening party back in July, 2008. With its dance poles and feather boa foliage, Rogue is a place to wear your naughty and flirtatious outfits, so I was thrilled that Azul released Likka, a brand new burlesque corset and skirt just in time for the party. How perfect is that.
Medieval scholars debated for years about whither art of nature. Eshi Otawara’s answer is art and nature, terraforming the land of Rouge into a work of art. Be sure to check out this photo from Oscar Page. I like it much better than mine.
So last night was bittersweet. It was sweet to see so many friends come together to say goodbye to this SL institution, but there is sorrow at saying goodbye to this sim, the place where many people have celebrated weddings, birthdays, and other live events as well as just celebrated the joy of being alive and among friends.
However, despite its original design, its glorious red and its history, the most important part of Rouge is not lost – the friendships and camaraderie that made it a gathering place for so long.
It is Codie and Gabby and their ability to bring together people from all walks of life, to hold friends for years, to create a space where individuality and idiosyncrisy are not tolerated, they are celebrated and to be honest, they could do that on a plain plywood prim. So, it’s farewell to a place, but hello again to friends.
Goodbye old friend, farewell it seems
We’ll dance again in my dreams
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Poses: Boudoir Rouge
Skin: -Glam Affair – Alice Europa – 04 E
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Eon eyes dark Green (med)
Lashes: Lelutka DIVA lashes
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – L – Relaxed
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2 – R – Elegant1
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dulce
Clothing: -AZUL- Licca Mesh Corset XS /Garnet
-AZUL- Licca Skirt /Garnet
-AZUL- Licca TopHat /Garnet
Shoes: Glamistry : LINARIA Heels