Utherverse, best known for adult virtual worlds The Redlight Center, RudeVirtual and Virtual-Vancouver has been trying for a couple of years to extend its entertainment value beyond "just sex" to live events such as art auctions and you guessed it, live music.
Speaking to a canada.com writer in 2007, Utherverse CEO Brain Shuster explains the dilemma:
"We played around with a variety of ways to bring people into a virtual world, and what we found is they're very interested in going to nightclubs and parties, but without first having the sex we just couldn't keep people around," Shuster said. "By introducing the sex first we built up this enormous community of users and, of course, after 30 minutes of sex, they're looking to have a cigarette and find something else to do. So now we'll give you a concert."
Aren't you wondering who is breaking new ground for the myriads of enthusiasts?
In December, Seth Regan aka Mankind Trace in the virtual world of Second Life was the first to perform "live" in Virtual-Vancouver. From Seth's website:
NEWSFLASH: Seth Regan has begun live performances in Utherverse. His first live UV show was December 19th 2009 at the Virtual Vancouver Amphitheater. Seth is now touring all over UV as MankindTracer.While the Rocking the Metaverse Tour paved the way for extending live music into virtual worlds beyond Second Life, Seth takes another step to shaping the nature of live music.
Since Utherverse has never had live music before, Seth is the first brave soul to pioneer this new phase of Utherverse's growth. Virtual worlds such as Second Life and Utherverse recognize Seth as a rockstar equivalent to real life. Who better to carve the path?
Seth has established a ning.com community for Utherverse residents entitled UtherStuff. There you can follow Seth's music and fans.
Normally I push boldly into new worlds, but the adult scene is not so much my cup of tea. However, if you are adventurous you can join Seth at his next performance on January 31st at Vixen's Vixations for a 15 Ray cover charge. Details can be found at UtherStuff.
If you get the chance to visit please let us know how it was, grab a few tasteful photos and post them on Koinup!
Peace, art and music ~ Grace
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