April 13th, a Friday no less, was Sailors Cove’s first concert and coincidently Gideon Kappler’s first SL performance. Gideon is a 22 year old mathematics student from Germany who has been playing piano since the age of 8. Damn, 1993 was like yesterday. He plays the classics, Bethoven, Chopin, etc… . The show went off really well. Gideon was a real pro who brought his own stream and he had no problems what so ever. Perhaps when he gets more comfortable he‘ll interact with the audience like many artist in SL does. His manager is Kalliope Thetan if you’d like to book him.
My duty at the show was to ensure the stream URL was set and to provide security at the event. Good to report we had no problems whatsoever. There was one noobie who wandered onto the stage and didn’t respond to IMs. Foolish ole me was going to push her off the stage but the lag only put me into the channel. she was finally ejected (not banned). The sim filled up pretty good. At one point we hit 50 avatars.(Even Louis Volare showed up and gave his encouragement to Gideon). All in all it was a success.