By Bixyl Shuftan
Most of the weekly dances had various themes, such as Memorial Day and sci-fi. But this last one was "Come As You Are." A number of Sunbeamers showed up, as well as some from other Relay teams. This included several of "Roos With A Dream," noted by their Australian outdoor outfits. The maximum number of avatars the sim could hold was thirty, and there was a time or two someone couldn't get in.
As usual, Cynthia Farshore was DJing, though adding tunes as she went along instead of playing a prepared list. Someone cheered when "Golden Years" was played, "David Bowie, yay!" Sunbeamer team captain reminded, "We have a memorial to Bowie in out camp, died of liver cancer." Of the camp having the theme of a British comedy, she commented, "I told my sister our camp was Monty Python themed. she said 'Who?'"I Snuck In A Tribble With You." That got some people chuckling. There was also some talk of the Animated Star Trek episode.
With the Relay weekend so close, there was much conversation about it. "I always get emotional when the actual Relay starts. even though I have been doing it since 2008." "The Luminaria ceremony gets to me the most." "I completely forgot I had submitted a dedication to be read the first time I did it. Caught me completely off guard when they read it off and I broke down hard."
A good time was had by all,
one lady saying, "Its been a lot of fun hanging out with 'beamers, gems
and Purple Tears all season long." Rita responded, "Well we 'beamers
specialize in fun. If it's not fun, it's not worth doing." She would say
joint events with the Roos had always gone well, and fun, and
congratulated them on their success. They'd made Diamond rank some time earlier, and had raised a total of 1,783,000 Linden dollars.
Before long, the party was
over, and people headed out. Shockwave and Cynthia would go back to the
Sunbeamer campsite to check things over. All were looking forward to the
Relay weekend in two days.
As of the writing of this article, the Sunbeamers have raised a total of 834,500 Linden dollars, and are the highest rank of the Sapphire-ranked teams.
Go Sunbeamers! Go Relay!