Caliber’s Grand Re-Opening is complete. The store is officially opened. The events through the weekend culminated in a masquerade ball this evening at Bogey’s with DJ Dakota Christensen providing the romantic music and costumed dancers enjoying the night and each other. It was a night of romance, a night of mystery, a night of dancing and fun.
It was a great way to end a great weekend.
Thanks to Nevar Lobo and Amethyst Starostin for inviting me to play along and chronicle the opening.
Congratulations to Nyre Gray and Aurelius Draken – the driving forces behind Caliber – on a truly grand re-opening.
Caliber is reopened and it’s official! They’ve had their first sim crash.
In the middle of the LabGraal opening concert the throng managed to crash the sim and interrupt for just a few minutes. Thanks to fast work on the part of organizers, we got the link to listen in our local browsers and the music continued.
There’s no way words can do justice to the sound of this fantastic group of musicians. The combination of African, Celtic, and other ethnic musical styles blended in amazing ways to give the unique sound they call Keltic.
It was fantastic.
If you are a fan of World music of any flavor, you owe it to yourself to give them a listen. They have a fantastic sound and a great mix of music.
And that’s not all. You may have missed this concert, but it’s just the kick off for a day of music here at the Grand Re-Opening of Caliber. There are two more concerts this afternoon and a party with a live DJ at the new club — Bogie’s. That’s starting at 4pm SLT today and running into the Wheee! Hours.
Get on your horse and get on over to Caliber’s Grand Re-opening.
The grand re-opening of Caliber is only a few hours away, so I went back this morning to grab some more landscape shots. The store itself is gorgeous, but the setting deserves a post of its own.
The region has grand vistas …
… and intimate gathering spots.
And even quiet places of contemplation.
I think Caliber is going to become one of my favorite places to be on the Grid.
For your viewing pleasure, I’ve put all the shots into a flickr slideshow.
12 noon SLT
Concert by Labgraal in the rotunda at 1pm SLT
Treasure hunt kicks off.
4pm slt – live concert by Kim Seifert
5pm slt – live concert by Srv4u Conacher
6pm slt – Grand re-opening party with DJ Magdalena Kamenev
When I first saw the new build for Caliber, these lines from Coleridge sprang immediately to mind
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
The scale and majesty of the place is difficult to comprehend in snapshots. Under the dome a huge open area creates a sense of cathedral — or perhaps elven palace.
The two main wings provide for plenty of space to display the many different kinds of goods available for sale.
From furniture and fixtures to clothing and accessories, Caliber has an enormous collection of goods.
One of the things that kept making me go “wow” was the attention to detail in terms of the framing of views.
Whether you’re looking around the store, or around the grounds, there’s always something to look at that’s worth seeing.
Here’s a view of the jazz club, Bogie’s, from the front door of the store.
Join us for the Grand Re-opening of Caliber this weekend with events all weekend long.
May 9th and 10th
May 9th and 10th
May 9th and 10th
Treasure hunt and great prizes
featuring special prizes for the Physicians of Gor
Concerts & Events
1pm slt – Labgraal
4pm slt -Kim Seifert
5pm slt – Srv4u Conacher
6pm slt – DJ Magdalena Kamenev
Rocking into the Night at Bogies
5pm slt – Masquerade Ball with DJ Dakota Christensen
Yesterday I went to the new Caliber-at-Rivendell and started poking about before the place really gets going. The club there is called Bogie’s and I was really getting into the mood.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
Ok, well, actually, no. She didn’t. At least not yet. And of course, it’s no gin joint, and it’s not mine, but work with me here!
The decor and ambiance are wonderful. Not exactly a gritty noir Casablanca at the end of the war, but the word “swanky” was invented for this place.
Now if I could just sing “As Time Goes By…”
There’s even a dance floor!
Gene Kelley?! This ain’t Singin’ in the Rain! How’d he get past the bouncer?
Welcome to Bogie’s!
Here’s are some of the keynote events this weekend at Bogie’s:
4pm: Kim Seifert
“Kim’s musical style and personal sound is well suited for high energy country rock, and this where she shines and has the most fun. Her dynamic voice will have your heart singing with joy, and your feet dancing out of control. Polished and clean, with excellent range and emotional power, Kim’s performance will take you away.”
5pm: Srv4u Conacher, “Da Bluez Preacher”.
“Srv4u plays gospel blues and standard blues tunes. His styles and songs range from Peggy Lee’s “Fever” to Stevie Ray Vaughn’s “Pride and Joy”, to newer acts like KT Tunstall. “
5pm slt Masquerade Ball : with DJ Dakota Christensen
I know I’ll see you there because “Everybody comes to Bogie’s”