“Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pulling at heartstrings is the obsidian stained mark on the calendar; approaching fast is Halloween. For some, it is just another festive evening with children in masquerade and sweets to be passed out. Though, for others it is a grim splatter of black paint across the polished mahogany of their imaginations. Morose are the hours that tick by, something more than a story. Gasping breaths more than a tale lived only in a moment remembered for the bitter end. In Second Life, we love this time of year.
Shoppers flock to holiday themed events, spending hard earned Linden Dollars on decorations, attire, skins, accessories; whatever their desire captures around the festivities that they yearn to escape from in their real lives. A dance floor lurching in a week long waltz known so grimly as The Costume Ball. An event tailored around the tasteful theme of dark with class, a ghoulish yet raised pinky finger as you sip Riesling from crystal stemware. Victorian rooftops and lace decked gowns; crows fleeing the footsteps of spectral hosts wishing to make the event so alluring that the guests never get a chance to leave.
Opens October 24, 2012 at 12pm (noon) SLT – November 1, 2012 at 12am (midnight) SLT.