Oh, joy! It’s a strip mall opening. Let’s all dance in the shops! What’s that you say? A Fashion show? Well, let me strap on my dance hud and I’ll be right over! Oh, but wait, I can’t come, I have a lecture to attend – with waltzing to follow. And perhaps later I’ll visit an art gallery, and boogie next to the watercolors. Send me a TP if you happen upon a buffet dinner, where I can show off my latest animation atop the potato salad, would you? There’s a dear.
Call me odd, but I remember when I’d go to a club to dance. But there’s really no reason to when EVERY event in Second Life is one big opportunity to kick up your heels!
Perhaps this is why my own cafes don’t have Intans. Couches to flop on, pillows to plunk on, it’s nice to let my avatar get off her sore feet and simply *be*. I’ve noticed that just sitting around simplifies matters as well. No worries about who to ask to dance. No feeling like a wallflower. No, let’s face it, looking like a spaz dancing in an inappropriate setting. No morning-after consoling of those who felt left out. No upkeep for keeping dances current, no Intan to upgrade, no accidental breakdancing on a day you forgot your underwear, no tinies suddenly looking scary when they hit the wrong size danceball.
Most of these SL events are created to mimic real life events. If you have ever visited a museum, cafe, art gallery, or library and managed NOT to be overtaken by a need to disco, then join me here on the couch. Have a cup of tea. Talk. And let’s save the dancing for an actual *dance*.
I know I’m not in the majority here, but it’s my journal and my thoughts. I would dearly love to attend more events where I can sit and enjoy the company, be thoughtful, and lose the frantic air that permeates a room when 30 avatars are flailing to the music. Mmmm. Mellow gatherings. Just the notion makes me want to break out in a…. stance!