Sweating Bullets

Last night was our New Year’s Eve show at Starlite Theater.

I was looking forward to this show for a variety of reasons, including that my hubs was going to dance with us in this one. 🙂

It was a terrific line-up with some really talented people.

Champagne1Deyna opened the show with a terrific number to ‘Champagne Life.’

I love the costumes in this routine, and the choreography was superb.

Hubs was snapping pics for me, but he got busy backstage and missed getting photos of the 50’s diner routines.

The show was even more packed than usual – we actually hit 100 avis on the sim!

GimmeGimmeGimmeDee did a sexy little number to Gimme Gimme Gimme.

Smokin’!

Although it’s always nice to have that many people in the audience, it usually causes something to bork.

One of the acts was the unfortunate victim of the lag monster.

With a huge routine planned for the end of the show, I started to sweat.

GracefullyMy first routine went smoothly.

A big thank you to Barney and Rosalie, who danced in this one with me.

And a huge thank you to Sam, who built this amazing set.

After this, Devy and her gang hit the stage.

CelebrateDancing to Celebrate, Devy showed us all how to shake our groove thangs!

Our guest dancer was ToySoldier Thor, who graciously filled in for a last-minute cancellation.

I think he had fun. 😀

NYEI was really looking forward to this routine.

Done to ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?’ by Ella Fitzgerald, I love the way this routine turned out.

Sam built yet another fantastic set and as a bonus, I got to dance with my favorite partner.

It was about this time that lag started to hit me, and I started to panic slightly, racing around like mad backstage trying to get everything set up for the finale.

ShadowsThankfully, I had time while another amazing routine by Isabelle Mavendorf was onstage.

This set, done to Avril Lavigne’s ‘I’m With You,’ was by far one of my favorite routines of the night.

I love the shadow dancers and the feel of the set.

Next up was the audience finale.

I had wanted to do a Rockette-style number for a while, and I thought it would be fun to involve the audience.

And, of course, I wanted to go big.

AudienceHere’s a shot of our lovely audience members patiently waiting while I am running around like a lunatic behind the curtain.

Corralling dancers is hard work!

Sam built another amazing set and we all had a blast dancing in Times Square to ’42nd Street’ and ‘New York, New York.’

KicklineWe ended the night with a ball drop, confetti, balloons, and fireworks.

Not too bad. 😀

Here’s to the end of a very successful 2014 at Starlite Theater.

Can’t wait to see what Sam has planned for next year!

Reflections

Image Source:  bryancallen.com
Image Source: bryancallen.com

Tomorrow is New’s Year Eve.

My news feed is clogged with posts about resolutions and looking ahead.

I realized I needed to take a step back and reflect on what I’ve done this year.

2014 was a pretty damn awesome year.

My real life is full and fulfilling – my family is tight-knit and the joy of my life.  It was a rocky road to get where we are, but it’s been sooooo worth the struggle.

My kids are awesome, and I am truly, truly blessed to have them.  They frustrate the hell out of me some days, but every day there is joy in having them close.

My husband is the most amazing person, and many of the things I accomplished this year I can trace directly back to his love and support.

I find joy in my SL as well.  I have amazing friends and I get to work with some pretty damn amazing people.

I’m not going to name names, because I’ll forget someone, but if you are in my SL, know that I appreciate and treasure you all.

2014 had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups. 🙂

As I head into 2015, these same amazing people have presented me with opportunities (in both RL and SL) and I hope to be able to take advantage of every single one of them.

(I know I said amazing a lot, but it’s the most accurate word I can find.)

I hope 2014 was a great year for you as well, and I hope 2015 will be even better.

Cheers!