Bay City 4th Anniversary Parade

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.

Bay City Parade 2012
Here we are at the Bay City Trolley stand
about mid-way along the parade route.
Bay City Parade 2012
First in line came the Second Life Coast Guard
clearing the way in their Zodiacs.
Pretty cool, SL has it’s own Coast Guard.
/me smiles
Bay City Parade 2012
Leaing the parade is a steam powered tractor.
Bay City Parade 2012
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.


About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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3 Responses to Bay City 4th Anniversary Parade

  1. xi says:

    Yes, SL has a coast guard. The SLCG has been around since the early days of SL. Catch up with me sometime and I can give you the tour of our m@y facilities


  2. Dahlia Sweet says:

    Thank you for the invitation to see the parade Yordie! You took some very good photos. The SL Coast Guard is a great group of people. They even escorted my long distance swim across the grid some months earlier. The giant snail floats are actually avatar suits. I have one even. The leader with the glasses is RacerX Gullwing, leader and organizer of all the giant snail races. They will have one for Race4Life charity last weekend of May too. And about some of the very first suburbs in SL, I saw this article just today, so I thought I'd share the link to you. travels and I'll see you on the grid!


  3. Yordie Sands says:

    Hi Xi… I've seen the SL Coast Guard stations all along the coast on the Blake Sea. I will drop in soon.Hey Dahlia… Amazing stuff! I think giant avs are pretty darned amazing and talked with Antares about getting some King Kong avies and wading around the Blake Sea. We suspected we'd get some kind of Abuse reports filed agaist us though. hehe.. You've done so much Dahlia!


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