Hibiscus had told me about the Ascot Ball in the Victoriana sim and I decided to go and have a look. I had my one Victorian dress but thought I’d better go out and buy another as I’ve already worn that a couple of times there. I shopped around and couldn’t see anything I liked, the only one I did fancy was 400 Lindens and I wasn’t going to pay that for something I would only wear for an hour or two! I ended up at my old favourite place BareRose and spotted the most gorgeous wedding dress with the right shaped top for what I wanted. It was only 160 Lindens and totally modifiable. Getting home I set about trying it on. It had the most beautiful skirt that you could imagine, but totally wrong with its long train, so I picked a mini skirt that was also in the package with another straight skirt to go underneath from another BareRose design that I have. I coloured the whole thing in a vivid electric blue and made a couple of floaty bits at the back of the long straight underskirt to make it look like a bit of a bustle. There I had it, my Victorian evening gown. I didn’t have the right boots either, so coloured a pair of stockings and had a pair of blue shoes that would do. All done I headed off to Victoriana.
Everything took ages to rez and the small square in the middle of town was packed with people, when I could see them! Then I realised my mistake, I had gone dressed for the evening and saw that people were in Victorian day wear, so I looked like a bit of a good time girl with my shoulders and neck on show! Still, bottling it out, I went and joined the crowd, or tried to, moving about was a nightmare and I had my first SL crash. I logged back on and Hibiscus teleported over, she was dressed really nicely with all the detail of a Victorian lady.
I tried to move around and take some pictures, but crashed again each time I pressed the camera button. My computer froze just as the organiser came up to say hello to me and I couldn’t even answer her as I crashed again.
When I returned she had moved off, but no way could I have followed her as I kept freezing to the spot. Finally I crashed for the last time and could not get into SL as they had a sign up saying something about not being able to be connected to the server. I tried all different ways to get on, even going through the showcase pages, but it wasn’t to be. I still had to wait a while the next day, so looks like SL is having some serious problems.