Second Pride 2019

June is Pride month and every year this is celebrated in Second Life at Second Pride. This year it ran from 14 to 23 June. Abby has been to Second Pride before many times but, given that my first Rezday isn’t the till 15 July, this was my first time to experience it.

Second Pride 2019

This year’s Second Pride sim is modelled on a New York City block with the stunning main stage and dance area being in the park. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot, and the sim includes a replica of the Stonewall Inn among other exhibits.

The Stonewall Inn

Abby and I visited Second Pride a few times both to explore the city and to enjoy the party in the park. Outside of the park there were loads of shops and exhibits, as well as there being stalls in the park itself.

At Second Pride 2019

Abby and me at Second Pride ❤️

We arrived early one evening and had fun on the fairground rides before everyone else arrived in the park later that night.

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The atmosphere down in the park is incredible. It feels so warm and lovey to party together with people who identify across the LGBT+ spectrum and beyond with open-minded allies. Being here with each other feels extra special. For me personally this represents the best of Second Life.

Abby and me at Second Pride 2019 ❤️

We returned a couple of days later and went for coffee at a beautiful little cafe just around the corner from the park. We took photos of each other ❤️

Cafe at Second Pride

Abby with me at Second Pride 2019 ❤️

With Abby at Second Pride 2019

A lovely place to relax during the day.

Then later that evening we hit the dance floor again. So wonderful to be a part of this in Second Life! 🥰

Dancing at Second Pride 2019 ️‍🌈

Abby and I would like to thank the organisers for creating such a wonderful Second Pride this year. If you haven’t been yet then get down there right now! Even if by the time you read this you’ve missed the parties it’s well worth exploring this little slice of New York City. 🏳️‍🌈❤️

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16 thoughts on “Second Pride 2019

  1. I’m jealous of your pictures. I wish mine could come out so beautiful but I have problems just getting the entire front of my store or my tent at Second Pride to all come into focus at once. I guess I need to upgrade my laptop so that can happen.

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    1. When you say focus… Are you using the camera tools DOF setting in ultra graphics mode? That makes it hard to focus (but can look lovely). You might know it already.

      We don’t use it for most of our photos because focusing is quite hard and we don’t always want that effect. Or maybe you meant something else.

      It sounds like you know what the problem is because you said about upgrading your laptop, but if you want any help or advice let me know. I am livb89 in SL 😊

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      1. I don’t think so, but I’m pretty sure I don’t use ultra graphics mode. I’m about to go to bed so I’ll screencap your suggestion and check tomorrow when I fire up Firestorm. Thanks for the suggestion.

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      2. I finally fired up Firestorm and confirmed I have Depth of Field disabled. My laptop runs on 8 gigs of RAM, and I’ve got a lot of it free, so I’m not sure if throwing more at the problem will help. I need to see if I can upgrade the graphics at all, but being a laptop I doubt I can do much there. But the quest is the quest, so…

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      3. Hey there. Can you show me one of your photos?

        With Depth of Field turned off everything should be sharp. Maybe you are just saving them too small? I save mine out at about 4000 pixels wide or so. Just a thought 🙂

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      4. It’s not just taking pictures. Just looking at things, bringing one thing into focus puts something else out of focus. But I double checked the specs and the Intel graphics chipset in my laptop don’t measure up.

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      5. It doesn’t matter if I use a cropped shot or full screen. What’s on my screen is what’s in the screenshot.

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      6. Stupid phone app and keyboard thought I wanted to post my comment when all I wanted to do was go to the end of the line. I’m calling them “screenshots” but I’m using the SL camera. I’ll try to take a bigger photo when I log back in but I suspect it won’t make a difference. Just looking at the screen I can see that my graphics system can’t rez everything in focus at once. I’ll have to look for a better laptop, but I’m on disability so buying a new laptop is something that will have to take some time to pull off.

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      7. Oh ok. Sounds like a computer problem then yes, never seen that before.

        By the way I saw your friend request come through by email. I haven’t been able to log in since Sunday, I’m not ignoring it 🙂

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      8. That’s okay. Before I started selling mesh tees I could go quite a few days without logging in myself.

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