The George Michael Tribute Show

Winds decided to go a little crazy (er…crazier?) on Sunday with not one, but two shows.  We all wanted to have a chance to say goodbye to George Michael, yet another voice of fun, dance and inspiration that the year of 2016 took away from us.  We pulled ourselves up by our bootstraps and got down to work and somehow managed to pull together it off! Our first show of the day was t he tribute to George Michael, and what a great show it was.  Shanny even managed to look stunning two shows in a row, not really and issue for her, but hey, figuring out all those alpha slices can be a pain in the tuckus!

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We kicked off our tribute with an amazing, sexy set from Lina to “I Want Your Sex”.  What could anyone possibly do with that song other than something sexy?  Lina was joined by Rebecca, Josephine,  Queenie, Kitten, Jag, Ray and Paul.  Our ladies were out front first and then were joined by the men and what can I say other than abs….because wow were there abs!  I mean we always have sexy ladies, but darn it’s nice to be spoiled rotten with some wonderful, six-pack abs every now and again!  Phew! *fans herself*

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Next up was Kyshra in a solo set to George performing “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” with Sir Elton John.   Kyshra chose a desert scene to echo all of the colors of a sunset and then she stood out on her overlook with these amazing particles.  Now we all know that Kysh can sex up a set to the ceiling, but this was just stunning….quiet, beautiful and touching.  Kyshra seems to have found some amazing streamers or she’s making her own and they just made the set perfect.

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Eva Harley joined us next and she chose “One More Try”.  This is a heartrending song and Eva chose a spare set, all black accented with a blue door and herself decked in a flowing white skirt.  When you hear “less is more”, this set is what should be in the illustrated dictionary. Delicate particles floated and winked around her. Eva was a vision and the dances she chose brought the spirit of the song straight to the audience.

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Baby chose “Freeek”.  Did we really expect anything less from the queen of the wild imagination?  I’m not sure if I love Baby so much because her imagination is so immense or that I’m terrified of ending up in one of her dreams one night….. ;).  She was joined by Gunner and they were a sexy and terrifying space duo….Gunner had sort of this melting face thing going on who emerged from their spaceship to wow us.  Just to be sure no one was sleeping, they were joined by more wild, gray spacebeings…Sorcha, Beebs, Pan and Kyshra.  Somehow even these weird avatars managed to be super cool!

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Luna brought us back down to earth with “Club Tropicana”.  She and Gracie were our cabana dancers and Alpha Wolf bore a striking resemblance to Mr. Michael himself.  Alpha was equipped with a mic and sang his way around while our lovely ladies were the perfect complement to his fandom.

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Gunner joined us with a set of his own to “Bad Boys” and was joined by Baby, Paul, Melvis and Kyshra.  There was a bar and there were sexy ladies (hey, it’s a Gunner set!)  Even better…there were more ABS!  Eat your heart out Richard Simmons…these boys were mine…all MINE *cackles*…but I digress….so anywhooooo, there were some great moves and clearly a fun time was had by all!

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Gracie chose “A Different Color” and what a very pretty set this was.  It was replete with fog and clouds and rainbows and Gracie was a vision at the very center with beautiful effects swirling around her as she danced.  It was mesmerizing….I was so glad I got to see it both at rehearsal and for the show..sometimes I need 2 rounds to really get to see everything!

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Queenie joined us in a really fun set to “Too Funky”.  She was joined by Kitten, Lil, Baby and Kyshra in a drag-queen inspired fashion show.  Que had on enough blue eyeshadow to  paint the sky on a rainy day and what an outfit!  She was all gladiator chic!  Lil was wearing a chandelier, Kitten was wearing heels that could have killed Gene Simmons….Baby was lost somewhere in the 18th or 19th century and Kyshra was hot to trot. Wild fun….WILD!! Que had this cool runway with sort of a water wall in the background that changed colors with her spotlights….LOVED!

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I took us out for the ending with a quiet little set to a song called “Patience”.  I found an album that George wrote as soundtrack and protest regarding the war in Afghanistan.  It was an amazing album.  You may not be a George Michael fan, but I encourage you to give this album a chance….so far from what you would expect.  I chose a simple white dress with wings for shoulder straps and I used a color change script and light effect that gave me a shadow and that was it.  I really liked how the shadow effect hit up on the changing colors.

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That was it for the first half of our Sunday.  We hope you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you liked it so much that you popped in for the evening show too!  Thanks to everyone who ponied up a second set in the same weekend….it’s not easy and we know that you pretty much gave up an entire Sunday afternoon to Winds.  Thanks to the sponsors and Rebecca for agreeing to spend her Sunday spinning tunes for hours 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Winds brought in 2017 with a BANG!

What I really wanted to call this blog was f*ck you 2016 for taking all the people that I loved and grew up with (musically/acting speaking) but I decided I needed to let my anger go and be happy it’s a new year.

HAPPY NEW YEAR and Welcome to 2017 and good riddance to the celebrity life sucking 2016! We lost too many amazing people, I’m glad we can start over fresh again. At Winds, we started the new year with some amazing acts! Our gorgeous hostess Shanny was with us meeting and greeting and oozing her sexiness all over the stage (clean up out front!)

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Our first act was Winnie dancing to Mary Chapin Carpenter – New Year’s Day with a few of her friends. Joining her were Jag, Zach and Ame, Jorgio and JMB. Her set was a restaurant on New Year’s Eve, it was raining outside but inside the 3 couples were dancing and discussing their plans for the evening. It was a beautiful dance and a wonderful way to begin the evening.

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Rina was the next to dance and she chose Just Like Fire by Pink. Her set was Alice in Fire…..erm…..Wonderland with Rina being Alice of course! Her set had a card tower and Alice trees and tea sets and lots and lots of fire! Alice was burning the place down! The card soldiers were of no help, they were fanning the flames the little jerks. I love twisted sets….thank you Rina for making this one hot (see what I did there??)……anyway…..(moves on)

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It was a Riot….a Zoot Suit Riot and the leader was Ariel. She brought along with her Seb, Jo, Nara, Ravena, Jag and Lina and they danced and jitterbugged and…well caused a riot in a little club that had a secret knock and I wasn’t allowed in so I can’t tell you what went on once inside (sobs) but the music was great! Ok ok, I doubt anyone was able to sit still through this set, it was a lot of fun from start to finish!

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Baby took over the stage dancing to Ladies And Gentlemen by Saliva along with Beebs, JMG, Gracie and Scorcha. These women were hot…no hawt! The costumes glittered and had these rips and tears in them that showed just enough flesh to give you a peek but not too much to have a naked moment. To accessorize they wore the ever fashionable (while on a strange planet) gas masks. They were floating on a planet/platform with clouds of smoke billowing all around them as it came up from below (hence the masks). It was a very *Babypea* act and was awesome from start to finish!

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Devlin was there when the curtains parted dancing to The Mountain by TSO. His set was metal….metal grates on the floor, metal guitars playing the tunes, Dev was dressed in a rock star vampire-ish tux….all around rock n roll looking theme with this one! What’s a rock show with out fire and a light show? Its boring that is what it is! Dev showed us both with this set and then part of the set raises into the air and…..rock star complete *drops mic*. Excellent job Dev!!

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I was next and I danced to Christmas Lights by Coldplay. Dancing with me was Rebecca, Kitten, Winnie and Lina. This song is so sad, and so hopeful and so hopefully sad, it sometimes makes me cry when I listen to it. My set was a street during the holidays, some of us were shopping, some resting after shopping and we all came together to dance in the street around the tree under the twinkling lights. The holidays are over but the anticipation and all that goes with it continue and that is what this song reminds me of.

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Continuing with the Christmas theme was Luna dancing to So this is Christmas by Celine Dion. Luna’s set was a snow/winter set with dancing faeries named Luna and Harmony. They had a little fairy house and glittery grass in a sweet little forest. The whole set was just so pretty and peaceful and cute. The song is such a classic Christmas song no matter who sings it. Great job Luna, I know we were all singing along.

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Sebastain and a whole slew of friends wrapped up the evening with The Christmas Can Can by Straight No Chaser. This song is excellent and is about all the rushing around we do for the holidays. It’s always crazy at some point and I could totally relate to it. Dancing with him were Jorgio, Devlin, Jag, Ariel, Babypea, JMB, Winnie, Queenie, Zach, Gunner, Lily, Rebecca in a shopping cart, Lina was Santa and Beebs was the Chinese food delivery guy. We all danced and rushed about dealing with the holiday hubbub. It was a fantastic way to end the show and remind us we have 11 months before it begins again!

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Congratulations TeXas TwisTer (cinhaba) for winning this month’s 500L gift card from Insatiable Dreams Designs. SHOPPING TIME!

Thank you to all our amazing sponsors who help keep Winds up and running, thank you to Rebecca for her patience with all of us crazy dancers and thank you to the staff that work behind the scenes helping with the sim. Most of all, thank you to all of you who come see us and support us each and every week.

Happy New Year everyone and we will see you for TWO shows on Sunday January 8th.

~1pm slt show A Tribute To George Michael
~5pm slt show, our regular Sunday evening show.

The Holiday Theme..or The silliness of the Season

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The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nikolas soon would be there…and let me say, that poor man had no idea what we had planned for the theme show at Winds.  We chose holiday parodies because sometimes you just need to be irreverent and whimsical….either that or it’s because we are a bunch of loons who need to be let of the lake every now and again 🙂  Thankfully, we had our lovely Shanny, the face of sanity in a night of insane dancers, the only one of us who seems to be able to maintain her dignity in the face of whatever we manage to come up with!

1-shannyWe  began the show with a nifty little number by Cordie and Keith called It’s Christmas and I Hate You” from Josh Weller and Paloma Faith.  Cordie’s entry was epic…she wandered in with a tray of booze..tripped, spilled it all, trashed the TV…and they were both dancing…she picked up the bottle, thew it at Keith, hit the fireplace…lit the floor and tree on fire…EPIC!!!!  In the end, our two little lovebirds ended up dancing in the mess that they created.  Total, absolute, awesome fun!

2-cordieAriel was joined by her redneck friends, Devlin, Jo, Seb, Beebs and Pan to two songs, “Full of Cheer” and “Hairy Christmas” two songs evocative of trailer parks, beer pong, corn hole, beer bellies, John Deere hats and tractors…not that I have any intimate knowledge of any of these things…or that John Deere hats always have netting on the back, or how to bale hay…but I digress…either way it was a fun set of ugly sweaters and memories that I may or may not have of my childhood *grins*.

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Next up was Keith with a solo that was so stinking funny I almost fell of my chair.  He rusted up a version of “I’m Santa and I Know It”. Santa hit the red carpet with his super sexy elves and some super hot dance moves…. That bowl full of jelly was rockin’ out!  He hipped and hopped and hippity-hopped his bad santa arse all over the stage…I mean, look at how those nutcrackers are blushing!!  Spot on Keith, spot on!

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5-fenrirOur lovely little Rina was up and this next act was not for the faint of heart, or stomach or for that matter children, parents, non-zombies or pets….Rina, Rina, Rina…holy COW! Rina chose “The Night Santa Went Crazy” or as I’m calling it…the Christmas Massacre from H.E. Double Hockey sticks.  So…there was blood everywhere…and deer parts… even poor Rudolph didn’t escape with his life..his poor decapitated head was on the ground…and Rina was covered in blood…sexy blood, but still not so hot with all that gore around…Hysterical…irreverent…silly and sassy..and it’s really fun to have Rina back with us :).

6-rinaLuna brought a little piece of sanity and beauty in the middle of our er…”NUT”cracker.  She picked “The Little Drummer Boy” and was joined by Lynryd Sinner and ….. (I will update as soon as I know..so sorry!) and a lovely little nativity scene was the setting for our pretty dancers.. with a little drummer boy playing his heart out for the newborn babe.  A solemn reminder of the true meaning of the holiday season…love, family, beauty, serenity, friendship and faith.

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I hit the timbers next in my first appearance as a “mini-me”.  I chose the rousing holiday romp…”There’s Something Stuck Up In The Chimney”, a charming CSI tale of a rotting santa corpse stuck…in a chimney….  Queenie was my darling Granny, up front keeping an eye on Enni and I.  Enni is really Ariel in disguise, but he’s cute as heckfire and one sort of snarky little brother.  Then there was poor Lina…up there in that chimney with a big red arrow highlighting her, just in case you missed her.  I completely owe her for doing this set…she was a super good sport in her Santa suit!!8-winnieBabypea and Gunner were up next in a true holiday classic…this set is so fantastically funny, I love, love, love it.  It’s set to the “Bohemian Christmas Rhapsody” by N20 band and Baby is this darling little Elfin who is accompanied by Santa and the BEST snowman backup band ever!  I happen to know that Gunner did the animation for these little dudes so a big shout out to him as well.  Too much fun to be had…snowmen, reindeer, awesome trees, elves…a veritable cornucopia of holiday happenings to behold…just FUN!

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Queenie..delicate, petite, adorable sweet Queenie….what can I say?  She was a beautiful angel atop a Christmas tree, there were little snow particles falling all around her and then the music fired up…”Who Put The Stump”..another classic off a Bob Rivers holiday album and it all became about here whosit being offended by some crazy person shoving a tree up inter her nether regions.  So picky!  I mean, what do you expect when you have an undercarriage made out of a cone???  It was divinely silly and oh, what joy it brought to everyone.  I’m starting to be as concerned about our audience as I am about the rest of us….just sayin’  I think we were all hitting the ‘nog a little hard…

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Adam and Muse rounded out the evening in a set that SL was hellbent on killing the week before…and it killed Seb for this show…which was a supreme bummer, but they had the SL gods on their side for ‘N Sync’s “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.”  Muse, Ariel and I were reindeer along with a sexy and likely cold Adam and we had a terribly fun time shaking our tails and dancing it out with some awfully cool dance moves for decorated fauna.  This is a wonderfully fun set and I love everyone packing into the sleigh and flying off as the closer…joyous exit!

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It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas! Sunday December 11, 2016.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the desert! We all gathered at the Winds of the Sahara for another wonderful night of holiday music and dancing. Shanny erm Miss L. Toe was there in an amazing blue gown that hugged her sexy curves and made her look more amazing than usual. She was wearing a mistletoe headband that dangled the plant just beyond her begging us to go up and give her a kiss…so we all did!

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SL was mean (to me) this evening and I crashed just before the first set (which I was in of course) so Rebecca shuffled things about and first to take the stage was Cordie dancing to You’re So Vain by Carly Simon…ok ok I know what you are thinking, this isn’t a Christmas song, I agree. The act was though! Cordie danced all dressed up in her winter outfit as different parts of the stage opened and showed is a scene with Santa and his scantily clad women! They were hanging all over him…he probably though this song was about him huh? As she moved from one scene to the other, snow came in and overtook Santa and the women. I do love songs taken to a place we don’t expect them and this was awesome! Cordie had Keith dressed as an elf that helped her in the end. Awesome job! I loved it!

2-cordieDevlin was next to dance for us to An Angel Returned by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. His set was a beautiful blue color with lights and candles, but honestly, it wasn’t the set we all noticed it was Devlin’s costume! He was wearing this elaborate white outfit with gold and feathers as sparkles floated around him. It went well with the set and was very fitting for the holiday music Dev chose!

3-devlinNext to take the stage was our own Winnie Cinnamon with Coldplay’s Christmas Lights. Dancing with her was myself and Jo all bundled up for the cold weather. The set started with the three of us dancing in the street, perhaps we were shopping….a girls day out? Winnie made the set change (it was gorgeous) and it moved to the forest. There were animals and snow and a little bridge that we danced on. It looked peaceful and quiet and calm and just beautiful. Thank you Winnie for transporting us to the winter wonderland!

4-winnieLina took over next dancing to Christina Aguilera’s Merry Christmas Baby. Dancing with her were Conall, Josephine and myself. This was one sexy sexy dance. There were 3 rooms, each depicting a different part of a house, and a dancer in each room. The rooms appeared and disappeared until we all joined Lina in the middle along with Conall. The women were all decked out in lingerie (meow!) and Conall was in a very sexy tux. You are sorry you missed this aren’t you….you should be!

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Ariel floated on to the stage as a sugarplum fairy and danced to Pentatonix’s Carol of the Bells. Her set was so cute with all kinds of little mushrooms that she danced on set in colored fairy grass and swirling colors. It was like a picture out of a children’s book! Ariel danced her way around the stage and into our dreams as that cute little fairy!

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I was next and I danced to Snow Angel by Tori Amos. To be honest, this is a song I wanted to do last year and could not seem to get the inspiration to finish it. I read a children’s book called The Snow Child and BAM that was all it took! I walked on to the stage all done up for the cold forest I was in and told the story of the Snow Child. The story is about an old couple that wants a child and never has one so makes one out of snow. The child comes to life but can only stay with them when it is cold and returns to them with the first snowfall each year. In the end, I turned into the snow angel.

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Lastly was BabyPea and crew (Santa Gunner, Kyshra, Sorcha, BB, Pan, Gertie, Big Red (GunnerVonPhoenix Resident) dancing to Yo Ho Ho Pirate’s Christmas by Tom Mason and The Blue Buccaneers. This song ends the debate of whether Pirates celebrate Christmas (yes, there was a debate over this for your information). They do, they celebrate on the ship, with Santa and his reindeer, and a colossal bottle of rum! I don’t think the little drummer boy put the rum in the rum pa pa pum, I think the pirates did! Her set was great! Santa came in and landed in the ocean then danced on the ship with all them scurvy pirates! Yo Ho Ho Ho!!

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Congratulations to Queenie Acacia for winning the 500L gift card today from Angelic Visions Antiques. Thank you Rhi! Rhi has a main store as well as a mini store located at the landing point at Winds! Be sure to stop in and check out her amazing items!

Thank you to our sponsoring stores Angelic Visions Antiques (owner Rhi (rhiannon.skinstad), and Insatiable Dreams (owner Lina (melina.aurotharius), as well as our sponsors that help keep the lights on each and every week. Without them and without you we wouldn’t be able to put on a show each Sunday. Thank you all so very much for the love and support! See you on Sunday at 5pm SLT for another amazing winter themed show…this week??? PARODIES! Woohoooo! I can’t wait to see this one!

One show a week not enough? This Saturday we will have a matinee show at 1pm SLT! The dancers will show off some new sets and some of our favorites. Hope to see you at both shows! See you soon!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The holidays are coming!!

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And…in a flurry of flurries….the cast and crew of the Winds of the Sahara Cabaret were back from their hiatus for the month of November and we were sooooo happy to be back and more than that, ecstatic to see all of your smiling faces out in the audience waiting to see what we might have in store for you. Queenie went wild with the wonderful holiday decorations and Shanny was a vision in her holiday green dress, looking as stunning as she always does, greeting everyone and making sure that we all were behaving politely backstage.

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Jo opened for us with “December Night” by Michael Buble.  A funtastic winter song that was set to a great winter scene.  Seb was out making a snowman, Jo wandered out of her house and they were having a grand old time dancing when Maia and Ayita the snowmen got up from their snowy scene and joined along.  What a lovely and festive way to set the mood for all the freezing goodness to come!

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Devlin was up next with a wonderful wintery scene for Trans Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Eve In Sarajevo”.  He was a beautiful angel, dressed all in white; it’s an amazing costume…I love it…it reminds me of a statue that comes to life.  The set was a winter wonderland, also all shades of white, with just some touches of gold and red.  Paired with the powerful music, it’s a wonderful set that sets a mood for a holiday full of hope.

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Raemida hit the planks next in a super sexy set to Darius Rucker’s “Candy Cane Christmas”.  She was a hot little minx in her red dress and her wonderful holiday scene with nutcrackers and candy canes.  All the red and green goodness of a classic holiday movie with the look of a hollywood starlet dancing her way into our hearts.

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Adam and Muse chose Pentatonix “Little Drummer Boy”.  They created a beautiful winter scene with a creche in the woods and chose a classical ballet look for themselves.  Their dance was moving and a gentle reminder of the love and joy and hope that one tiny baby brought the world over 2000 years ago.  If only we could all find a way to believe in something without hurting each other…that’s what I saw in this set.

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I was up next and I chose Sarah McLachlan’s “Wintersong”.  I was a tiny ballerina on a music box in a living room dressed up for the holiday with snow falling outside.  This song is so beautiful but sad, it’s a song about remembering a lost loved one on Christmas morning.  My year has suffered from personal loss and I found this song when I was treating for cancer during the holidays…so it was a set for me, to remember and heal.

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Jilley took the stage next in an amazingly beautiful set to Celtic Medieval Music’s “Once Upon a Time”.  She was joined by Queenie playing harp in a pavilion while Jilley was a vision in white in a fantasy costume replete with antlers. Her fawn theme was captures in her backdrop as well. She also chose a set with shades of white.  I love that look, it sets such a calming tone for me and it seems that the fewer colors, the more you can see the beauty in all of the shades of it; the grays and silvers and icy blues…just stunning!

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Ray brought us another wonderful set to Pentatonix with a mash up of “Carol of the Bells” and “Mary Did You Know”.  Who isn’t addicted to that a capella sound at the holidays?  Ray was joined by Ame, Krysta, Zach and Nadi and they were all out in their winter coats and dancing in a holiday decorated scene with ice and snowy trees and pretty bells.  A happy and festive set…good friends celebrating 🙂

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Queenie was a stunner in white to “Cursum Perificio”.  I really hope I spelled that correctly.  It was Enya…and ethereal voice and artist if ever there was one.  Que was white from head to toe with the exception of her hair which faded to black. Her set was also shades of white with a temple and ice and snow. Once again, the dancer was accented by the amazing backdrop that let her shine.  It was a very pretty set and I loved her ending up in the temple.

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Seb brought us a charming memory from the past.  He chose “Music Box Dancer” from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  Jo was an adorable little ballerina dancing on her music box..a fate for which Seb, our little marionette, seemed to have a cure for.  Seb worked his way across the stage and rescued Jo and they danced together, free from strings and keys and the whims of their humans.  Fabulous costumes!!

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Selene was joined by Azure and Yukio in the final dance of the evening.  She chose a rock inspired version of “Carol of the Bells” by Orion’s Reign.  The ladies were a feast for the eyes in their sexy little red outfits.  I loved the way Selene outlined her holiday home behind them, but it wasn’t hemmed in with walls.  It was a very abstract, spare and beautiful set. She ended her set when Santa flew in to bring Christmas cheer to everyone.  We added an extra shot of this one because you just can’t leave out Santa!

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What a night!  I hope you all enjoyed the return of Winds as much as we did.  We are excited to bring you a whole month of fun and joy and then a new year of all new wonder, fun, sparkles, sequins, feathers, tulle and sexy latex!  It was a blast to be back and to see all of your amazing faces at our new spot.  Thanks to all of you and as always to Rebecca for giving us a home, to Kitten our faithful cheerleader and sim watcher and our fabulous sponsors who help to make it all possible.  Catch you all on Sunday in the snow covered desert!!

 

 

 

 

Halloween….it’s ALMOST HERE! Oct 23, 2016

Welcome to Winds! As the October winds blow over the desert, and the sun set on the camels, it’s still hot inside the theater! This week we had a pre-Halloween teaser with most of the dancers using a Halloween song. I personally LOVE Halloween so I was all over it!

Next week is our theme show….bet you can’t guess what it is!? We have something VERY SPOOKTACULAR planned for the evening! We will transform the theater overnight and bring on the spookies and ghoullies (that’s you all by the way). We will be having a contest, yes a costume contest! I added the information at the end of this blog.

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As always, the lovely Shanny was out front greeting everyone in a gorgeous gold dress. She puts the rest of us to shame…SHAME I tell you! As everyone made their way in and found their seat, Rebecca spun our regular Winds pre show tunes and everyone backstage got themselves ready to go!

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First up was the ever spectacular Jilley who brought Zach and Tray along with her to dance to X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons “Jungle”. Jilley brought us into the jungle, the urban jungle that is. She built an abandoned street/vacant lot and they all came together to dance. It was a perfect set that matched the song so well. Jilly always brings an awesome song and set and this was no exception!!

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Ginny joined us next dancing to Franz Ferdinand’s Take Me Out. This is one of those songs I have liked since I heard it but never knew who sang it or the name of the song. Her set was a very cool space set. There were 3 platforms/satellites and Ginny was on one that lowered her to the stage. There were flashing lights and neon signs and a barely dressed Ginny. It was sexy and hot and visually pretty awesome to watch. Amazing job girl! You rocked it!

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Next was Gunner….and lots of women…..big surprise there huh? Joining him were Minty, Fuki, Voodoo, Kysh and Baby. His song was Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Now, I’m not sure how to describe this because it was a shocking set. Why you ask? Because it started out with Kysh vacuuming (laughs). The girls were keeping Gunners place all clean and tidy and OOPS, their clothes fell off and they had to clean in their lingerie. Gunner and the girls all danced together in the clean living room and all was right in the world.

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The set was cleared and Danella was next with Marilyn Manson’s I Put A Spell On You. This set was awesome! It was a very gothic graveyard, tomb that she danced in as she conjured up a spell to have a lover that had died rise again to be with her. Mikie rose from the dead and in ghost form, danced with her until all these black hands rose and grabbed at them and dragged them down. It really was a spooky set and the song was perfect with it!

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Winnie took the stage next and danced to Sia’s Cheap Thrills. In true Winnie fashion, this was a little off center and that is how we love it. Dancing with her were myself and JMB. We were a little worse for wear, you know being zombies and all. Winnie had us dancing on a stage with blood and lights and other dead people. We boogied on down until the end when we slipped below the stage waiting to grab another victim.

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Sebastian was next and he chose Pink’s Glitter In The Air. Oh my goodness folks, if you have not seen this set, do so. The was simply beautiful. Dancing with him were Tray and Jo, Jo was a ballerina and Tray and Sebastian were trapeze artists that swayed and danced from the ceiling all painted in gold. The set was all black except for the three of them. It was just gorgeous in its simplicity, as glitter gently fell around them. Truly amazing Sebastian and I am so glad I was able to see it.

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Who wants to follow a set like that!? I had to be the one *shrugs* and I danced to Marilyn Manson’s Cupid Carries a Gun. It is the theme song from the TV Series Salem (which is awesome by the way). I had some other women with me, Winnie, Kysh, Beebs, Gracie and I all dressed in our finest witchie wear and conjured up some spells by the ‘ol cauldron. We worked our magic and then, ended the spell by diving back into the cauldron….where did we go? *cackles*

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Last this evening was the one and only Babypea. She had some kitties and some voodoo dolls joining her by the names of Fuki, Scorcia, Beebs and Kysh. Gunner was there too but he was playing tunes on a washboard and garbage can drums. The song was Demon Kitty Rag by Katzenjammer. Her set was a bayou river house deep in the swamp. The Kitties and the dolls danced as Baby, a sexy demon led the way. It was a fantastic way to end the evening!!

Thank you to all who came to see the show and everyone that supports us every week. You are all amazing and we love to dance for you!

REMEMBER! This Sunday, Oct 30th will be a COSTUME PARTY. The following is from Winnie’s blog! See you there!!

https://thewindscabaret.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/halloween-preview/

“Good Morning Peeps!

I was sitting at rehearsal last night watching to see what the Halloween show was going to bring us and dang it’s going to be fun! I saw skeletons, Oogie Boogies, creepy children, witches, graveyards, ghoulies….I can’t wait!!

It’s going to be even more fun because we are planning on having a costume contest for you, our beloved fans 🙂 Come dressed up and enter and you will be able to vote for your favorites, we will have some categories (get it?? GORE eees) and there will be cash prizes! Ok, you won’t be able to pay for your own half sim, but it’s for fun!

We can’t wait to see you all sussed up in your halloweeny goodness…come kick off the holiday season with friends…and though we are taking November off, it’s all for the best to bring you the most amazing December sets. You can look forward to an audience contest for holiday costumes and an audience interactive dance! Boo!”

Halloween Preview

Good Morning Peeps!

I was sitting at rehearsal last night watching to see what the Halloween show was going to bring us and dang it’s going to be fun!  I saw skeletons, Oogie Boogies, creepy children, witches, graveyards, ghoulies….I can’t wait!!

It’s going to be even more fun because we are planning on having a costume contest for you, our beloved fans 🙂  Come dressed up and enter and you will be able to vote for your favorites, we will have some categories (get it??  GORE eees) and there will be cash prizes!  Ok, you won’t be able to pay for your own half sim, but it’s for fun!

We can’t wait to see you all sussed up in your halloweeny goodness…come kick off the holiday season with friends…and though we are taking November off, it’s all for the best to bring you the most amazing December sets.  You can look forward to an audience contest for holiday costumes and an audience interactive dance!   Boo!

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Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers

Wow…this October has us whirring right away with more zombies, monsters, ghosts and blood sucking critters that I would have expected at Monster-Con (likely not a real event, but a girl can dream….). Halloween seems to bring out some amazing imaginations in SL whether it’s a store, sim or dance show…it’s more fun than a bucket full of puppies and damn….I love every second of it.  Shanny was so stunning…this girl makes the rest of us look like paper dolls, I swear…I don’t know how she does it every week, but dang, she is one hot tamale!

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Baby opened the evening with an amazing set to Boomfunk MC’s “Freestyler Amped”, a dubstep funkalicious song.  She was joined in her neon finery by Fuki, Beens, Jo, Kyshra and Sorcha.  They zoomed and swished and swirled…blue streaks of light and particles and streaming hair…making wild patterns on a black backdrop…which eventually turned into a thrumming backdrop which reminded me of one of those huge 80s boomboxes…..but like you were part of it….not just listening to it.  Very cool set…and what a way to make sure everyone was wide awake and paying attention!

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Luna was second with Natalie Kills “I’m In Love With A Vampire”.  She hit the boards with Harmony, Rhonda, CC and Evil.  These lovely little zombie ladies proved yet again that the lure of the bad boy with the creepy teeth seems to get the better of our judgement.  I remember when vampires were the things of terror and nightmares, now they are all just super hot folks who never get wrinkly…NOT FAIR!!  My big question here though…if you’re a zombie who gets bit by a vampire…what exactly are you…a zombire?  vampie? And do you revert to your previous hot self?  I think this dance needs a sequel.

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I returned from the dead as a ghost.  I chose this uber creepy song I found called Lacrymosa sung by Libera which is a boys choir.  There really is nothing so pure sounding as those voices….I did strange things to my set, walls and ground cover at angles and had one huge tree and I floated around magically while everyone out back kept trying to look up my sheet *glares* you know who you were!  I love those mer animations from Yui Yui and I just keep playing with them and finding cool avatars to use them with 🙂

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Devlin was up next with Michael Jackson’s “Scream”.  There was spacecraft….there was a really wild alien chick and there was Devlin in a red star trek shirt.  I swear I seem to remember but the person in the red shirt used to have a tendency to be killed…or was it the yellow?  I loved the textures and fun, weird stuff Dev had in this set….it’s a cool song and the animations were perfect. Ariel made a wonderful alien…all purple and spotty and well…alien!

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Jo was up next with Jorgio on piano, Tray, Zach and Ray on barstools and Seb as her dancing partner.  The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “The Footloose Girl” set the mood in her beautiful blue bar with music note textures and keyhole doors.  Jo is an artist…in RL and you can always find her unique vision in her sets.  Her boppy song made for a great dance with Seb and the rest of the gang joined in.  It was fast paced, happy and really fun to watch 🙂

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Queenie brought some more zombies to us with the Dead Man’s Bones “My Body’s a Zombie for You”.  There was a swamp.  There were poor zombies stuck under the swamp.  There were zombies at the swamp shack.  There were zombies on the dock.  I’m surprised half the audience wasn’t infected by the end of this set!  Que did great mover work with all of her monsters in a fun and creepily sexy dance. At least she was beautiful even if everyone else was straight out of H.E. Double hockey sticks!!  Many kudos to all the slavering zombies which were Kyshra, Raemida, Sebastian, CC Duchess and Ariel

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Meegan and Tyche brought us a fun and sexy set to Maria Muldaur’s “It Ain’t the Meat, It’s the Motion”.  Let’s face it….this song can go many, many ways and a lot of them could be super duper wrong, lol.  Our lovely ladies of the butcher shop proved that even if your heart isn’t entirely pure, it can still be sexy as all heckfire.  Meegs really needs to dance more….I swear, she just makes me either laugh or need a cold shower or sometimes both every time we get a chance to see her.  Go Meat Ladies!!

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Seb was our last act with Queenie, Baby, Ayita and Jo…or his lovely voodoo backup dancers.  Godsmack’s Voodoo was the backdrop for a set with an altar in the woods.  Our witch doctor and his little voodoo dolls and his voodoo priestesses made worshiping questionable (sometimes) idols look like a wildly good idea. His little voodoo dolls were Tray, Gunner and Fuki and they were cute enough to scoop up and run away with.  Great song, great choreo…super great costumes…a fitting end to the third weekend of Halloween.

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Well, that about wraps up that one!  It was a great night, full house, great inspired Halloween sets, snappy dancing and a kind and gentle bunch of SL servers 🙂  I can’t wait til this Sunday…we have debuts!  2 of them…maybe even a third!  Holy debuts batman!  And it’s the Halloween theme show!  What you ask…have we been doing every week in October if NOT the Halloween theme show?  Frankly my dears…I can’t tell  you, but I can guarantee you’re going to enjoy yourselves.  On behalf of all of us at Winds….thank you for your generous support and we’ll catch you in the desert this Sunday at 5SL.

I can see Halloween…it’s closer than we think! Show Review~Oct 9, 2016

Howdy everyone and welcome to another Sunday at Winds of the Sahara! We had a wonderful show with a mix of Halloween, belly dancing and a love story. Starting the evening off was the ever beautiful and poised Shanny looking maaavarlous in her peach gown. Shanny does a wonderful job greeting the guests and keeping the show moving, plus she always looks so amazing doesn’t she?

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Starting the show was a guest dancer (we hope to see more of) Eva dancing to Jai Ho with some help from Nadi, Taurel, Misha and Cowgrl. They did an amazing bellydance in a desert oasis that was full of beautiful women. We all hope oasis’ are real and OMG we so get on our knees and pray this one is too! The set was so pretty with a little water fountain that Eva was splashing in as the other women danced around her. The costumes were amazing and sensual and oooh la la….fans self….it was hot…period. Awesome job ladies!

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Once we swept the sand away, we parted the curtains to A Nightmare Before Christmas with Jack and all his little halloween town friends dancing to Jack’s Lament. Okay, actually it was Luna (Jack) and AnnSandy (shadow), CC (ghost), Raemida (tiny pumpkin) and Mikie (tiny pumpkin). The set was super cool as a forest that had all the curly tree things (yea technical, I know) that were in the movie (which I loved). As they all danced as Jack floated and sang. Nothing says Halloween like this classic movie! Excellent job! (now I need to go watch the movie….)

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We moved Halloween over and welcomed Devlin as he danced to GURUFISH – Pimp St. Dev’s stage was super psychedelic and cave-like with lots of swirling colors and twinkling lights. It all kind of vibrated and moved the the beat of the song. Dev was wearing a feather-ish shirtless outfit (do we need to know more after that? *winks*). It was hypnotizing to watch with all the colors swirling all over the place…maybe that’s the 60 talking…awesome set Dev!!

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I was next and I channeled my inner Beetlegeuise dancing in Dante’s Inferno. If you have seen the movie Beetlejuice, you might remember him dancing over to a strip club…yep that is where I headed as I danced to Dead Mans Party by Oingo Boingo. I skipped around the flames of the inferno and shook it with the ladies in the windows. BEETLEGEUISE BEETLEGEUISE BEETLE……

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From one movie to another! We walked over to Little Shop of Horrors and danced with Ariel, myself, Rhonda, Devlin and Imrhien. You all remember the movie, right? The guy (Feed me Seymore) who finds the plant that he has to feed human blood to. That nasty little plant was there and it was eying us and licking its lips! We danced around the stage and avoided it the best we could. The set was a street in front of the flower shop and we all dressed in cute little 50’s outfits and shimmied and boogied downtown on Skid Row. (see what I did there?)

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Ray was next on the stage and he danced with Krysta to Florida Georgia Line – H.O.L.Y.. This song, which I had never heard before, is beautiful. It’s a love song about a person feeling down and out, unlovable when they find someone that makes everything better. “You’re an Angel, tell me you are never leaving, ’cause you are the first thing I know I can believe in.” Unfortunately the SL gremlins grabbed Ray and pulled him offline in the middle of this beautiful dance. The set and the dance was just gorgeous!

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As we recovered from the love in the air, Luna once again returned to the stage doing something totally different from her set earlier in the evening. She danced to Disturbed~The Sound of Silence with Rhonda, CC, AnnSandy and Reamida. Although not the original song, this version is deep and dark and moody. Luna took her dancers to the rooftops deep in the middle of night to dance. The night moved to day as we listened to the haunting words of the song. The set was a revolving one of sorts, the scenery behind the dancers scrolled as it changed from night to day. Cool idea that added to the dark mood of the song.

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Last but never least was Babypea dancing to Skrillex Ragga Bomb with Ragga Twins. Dancing with her was Gunner…well I need to back this up a little. First, I don’t know what Baby does to channel her inner dance thoughts but dayum, I need to get me some of that. Her sets can sometimes teeter on the weird and wild side and tonight was a perfect example of this.  Her set was a dark green cave that had smoke stacks coming up out of the ground. Baby and Gunner are wearing these gray/green wild alien looking outfits with green tentacles as they dance and bounce and float to the beat. Then, all of a sudden, Scorcha, Fukuju and Sebastian appear in space suits and dance with them. The whole thing was fantastic to watch and makes me wonder, again, what does Baby watch/think about to be able to make such amazing sets and dances? The world may never know!! 9-baby

Thank you to everyone that comes to the shows week after week and reads our blogs. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters and our wonderful DJ. We love what we do and we love dancing for you! See you for a SATURDAY MATINEE this Saturday as well as our normally scheduled Sunday show! 2 shows this coming weekend WOOHOOOO!! See you there!

The First Sunday of October

It’s October and at Winds that generally means the unofficial start to the holiday season and the official start of Queenie’s month of Halloween sets.  This Sunday saw some debut action, a bunch of men(!), my return from the computer-less wasteland I’ve been stuck in, lots of sexiness and a little Vegas for good measure.  I was so happy to be back and this show didn’t disappoint 🙂

Shanny was a vision in purple…let me tell you, that girl wears a dress like a lady.  I think that she was likely a bombshell model in a past life.  She does such a lovely job out front…cool, calm, collected….always greeting everyone with a smile and all the while looking like a million Lindens.

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Immy opened for us with Tray, Vashti, Ray,Keith and Mikie… and she chose Konga’s “Come With Me Now”.  I adore this song….it’s just so infecting and cool.  It’s not often that music really surprises you with something that sounds so fresh and new….so whoot!  the set was this cool white curved backdrop and then a color changing stage and backdrop with our dancers all in white.  Loved it!  The contrast, the tight dance formation the music; it all came together in one really fun set.

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Our second act was Ray who was with us from Phoenix as a choreographer for the first time. Ray did a set with Zach to “Brother” by Needtobreathe ft. Gavin DeGraw.  Now, I’ve know Ray and Zach for a few years now and what an absolutely perfect set for these two.  Friends, partners in crime, fellow oreophiles….the two of them hanging out on a camping trip, likely having a couple of brews and then dancing their way around…impressing bears, coyotes, squirrels and wolves, not to mention all of the audience along the way.  Great set and tribute to friendship!

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Devlin was next and it appears that he chose to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving and go straight to winter for his set to Ozzy Osbourne’s “Goodbye to Romance”.  I had no idea that Ozzy could actually sing something moving! Devlin chose a stark winter backdrop with gently falling snow to accentuate the lyrics.  He also faded in some great ice sculptures and and candlelight to complete a romantic and pretty set.

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Adam and Muse danced to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”.  All I can say is Vegas Baby!  Giant dice rolled out and they jumped on up and danced on them.  Shiny! Pretty! Sorry, easily distracted by lights….and there were lots of sparkly, flashing lights, a roulette wheel and even more tumbling dice. Muse’s costume was even a dress made of money.  I loved the transitions up and down off the dice.  It was one of those sets that had so many things to look at and such great choreo, I want to see it again just to soak in some more of the Vegas awesomeness.

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Zach debuted with us last night as well.  Zach is my oreo soul mate.  But I digress….Zach chose Blake McGrath’s “Chains” and he created about the sexiest prison I’ve ever seen. Zach was in just his orange pants and his abs…holy abs batman!  His officers, Ame, Fuki, Immy and Voodoo,  were super sexy and seemed more interested in examining the abs than any evidence against Zach.  He even managed to make a rusty old pole look good. Damn!  Sort of made me want to be incarcerated…. Orange is the new black after all!!

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Some chick named Winnie was up next…she’s been missing for weeks…blah blah blah her computer broke again…blah…oh…er….that’s me.  I chose a cover of “You Don’t Own Me” by Grace ft. G-Easy.  I had a dank dungeon with ladies in cages, and while I managed to get out of mine, I was still shackled.  I stuck to my anthem of freedom and in the end, I  sprouted some wings, lost those chains and floated my way right out of that dungeon.  I think my favorite comment came from Ray who pointed out that there was sort of a theme back to back setwise and he commented…”meanwhile…in the ladies wing”. *grins*

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Queenie took to the stage next and chose one of my favorite songs, Annie Lennox “Love Song for a Vampire”.   What a beautiful and haunting song.  For those of you who don’t know, our Queenie loves Halloween. Just a little.  Teensy bit.  She was a beautiful, dark goddess, dancing through her beautiful, dark set, lit by candles in a flowing dress.  The song alone brings tears to my eyes and paired with a beautiful dance….Que made Halloween and vampires something stunning and beautiful.

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Jilley took us out for the evening and wow did she do it in style.  She was joined by Baby and Ame to a remix of “Body Language”.  Jilley’s set was lighted and color blocked and she and the ladies were up high and center and as they emerged down below to dance, they were replaced by panels that reminded me of the intro to Charlie’s Angels.  Sexy ladies in profile!  Our wonderful women were dressed in red, retro inspired outfits, high waisted bathing suits, with great red hats and blondes with legs from here to next Tuesday.  The song was bopping, the girls were classy and sexy and it was a superb way to say goodbye to the weekend.

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On behalf of all of us at Winds, we were thrilled to have so many wonderful fans and friends come on over and share our Sunday with us.  To our sponsors and fearless leader, we can’t thank you enough for giving us a place to perform and kudos to our guest dancers for joining us in the spirit of dance.  Nothing on the grid makes me happier than seeing folks dancing with joy and happiness and being able to share that with all of you.  Catch you next Sunday!!