Last weekend was Bay City’s 4th Anniversary and they celebrated it all weekend but the parade on Sunday was the event I’d been looking forward to for a month. I’ve been a fan of Bay City for a long time.
The first time I discovered it was on a trip to Miramare which is at the center of a sim group that formed what I believe was the first real attempt at a Second Life city. In fact, I began my adventuring in that city back in the days when I formed up a wild and crazy explorers group (I’m the blonde Andorian, btw). The first time I discovered Bay City was 2009. I didn’t know it had a name, just that it was this sprawling group of sims. In my mind it was an extension of the Miramare development.
Anyway, I started exploring Bay City on foot and eventually began calling it Bay City because of areas like Bay City Port Authority. Earlier this year I started writing about Bay City by name and had it in mind when I dreaming up an adventure group. I believe Linden Lab has created some amazing SL attractions and especially appreciate what they’ve done with Bay City.
So on Sunday I left SS Galaxy and headed over to Bay City to find a spot to watch the parade. I got there early and started sending IM’s to friends and by the time the parade started nine friends gathered at a trolly stand. Following are some photos of the parade.
|Here we are at the Bay City Trolley stand
about mid-way along the parade route.
|First in line came the Second Life Coast Guard
clearing the way in their Zodiacs.
Pretty cool, SL has it’s own Coast Guard.
|Leaing the parade is a steam powered tractor.|
|Then came the amazing floats!
I’m sorry I can’t tell you who built and
sponsored these floats, but they were great.
There were three bloggers in our group including Mera, Dahlia and me, plus friends including Sue, Sommer, Marley & Pierre (newly partnered), Gwenny and Venus. Thanks for coming everyone.
Hey, how many weekends do you get to go to a parade in Second Life? Well, hey, how many multi-sim cities can you name in Second Life? There are some more photos on my Flickr Photostream and on my Facebook page.