The 1920s Berlin Project Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary in Second Life

One of the longest-running and most successful historical roleplay communities in Second Life is celebrating its tenth anniversary, starting today. Founder Jo Yardley (blog) and the many store owners and tenants in the 1920s Berlin sims gathered today at the Pariser Platz to drink champagne and dance!

Pariser Platz
Jo Yardley (on stage) addresses the crowd

There’s a whole week of special events taking place (all times listed are SL Time/Pacific Time):

  • Thursday 30th May
    2pm Anniversary dance on Pariser Platz
    Performance by Sonatta Morales and DJ Myron Byron.
  • Friday 31st May
    2pm Special event at the Hotel Adlon

    Hosts Tequila Krovac, Herr Clarrington & Berlin Ladies Social Club
    With Flapperettes dance troupe performance!
  • Saturday 1st June
    Noon opening exhibit

    “Neue Sachlichkeit” art exhibit at the Bibliothek
    Host; Florian Blaisdale
    2pm Eldorado Cabaret
    Performance by Sonatta Morales and DJ Myron Byron.
  • Sunday 2nd June
    Noon opening Exhibit
    Retrospective of Adele’s work and the formal reopening of the Fotostudio
    Hostess Teruumi Simoneaux
  • 2pm Opening Biergarten
    Der Keller’s daily happy hour moves outside for the season.
  • Monday 3rd June 
    2pm Miss Berlin Pageant
    Hosts; Henry Payne & Teruumi Simoneaux
  • Tuesday 4th June 
    2pm Military parade & ceremony
    Commander; Ernst Osterham
    3pm Supporters & Long Term tenants dinner
    Special dinner at Restaurant Kranzler ONLY for supporters & long term tenants.
    Hostess Jo Yardley
  • Wednesday 5th June
    Noon; public parade
    Parade for and by Berliners, anyone can take part, but it has to be 1920s Berlin themed.
    Represent your workplace, your club, your sport your hobby, walk, use a vehicle, make a float, etc.
    We walk to Parisen Platz and when we arrive there we have a little celebration and then we start…
    Relaxed Rules day!
    After the official start we suspend our 1920s dresscode for 24 hours and everyone in SL is welcome to come explore our sim and join us in crazy going-ons.
    On this day we will also have Open House, which people can open their houses to anyone to visit.

Except for the final “relaxed rules” event, please note that a strict 1920s-era dress code is in effect for all attendees (there are free historical outfits for both male and female avatars at the entrance to the sim).

Here’s a wonderful video which really imparts the feeling of everyday life in the 1920s Berlin sims, created by Pepa Cometa: