Live music is one of the many wonderful things to be enjoyed in Second Life. First-class performers and hard-working managers and hosts deserve our support not only to show our appreciation but also so that our enjoyment can continue.

Where else can we enjoy such excellent live music at such a small cost ? Show your Linden Love !!!

TheFollow at Two Moon Paradise - Saturday 19 February 2011

TheFollow are an exceptionally talented Indie Rock band from Columbia, Missouri.  On Saturday night Two Moon Paradise was packed out with fans new and old to enjoy their incredible music.

The audience were treated to some great tunes and tuneful melodies. This band is fresh, young and exhilerating and they play with style !!

In Second Life Troy Shoreland is the Voice of the band and plays Guitar.
(Real life Troy Rickertsen)

In SL AJ Darkwatch plays Bass Guitar and Fatar - bass pedals.  
(Real life Amy Rickertsen is Troy's wife. Amy joined TheFollow in 1997)

In SL Powers Avon plays Drums and Loops.
(Real life Mat Matlack and Troy Rickertson were friends in their high school cross country team. Their first album Seveneverend was released in 1992) 

Originally doing covers TheFollow now perform all originals. The audience got their lindens worth with 12 great songs on Saturday. Among them were -

Somewhere Else
Every word, it's like you're down, So far down
Love, love, love It's so far from you
I will pick you up and carry you away love
On to the night

I wanna believe in Somewhere Else
Come on let's go Somewhere Else

Smile Like Heaven
I step inside to wake up
Then we fall away from all of the pain

Free Now, Oh you Smile Like Heaven
Free Now, You Smile

Half way through the concert they had an audience of 52 happy and appreciative fans packed like sardines in front of them !!   Computer systems were pushed to the limits .... band members were not immune from the crashes which took their toll on the audience !!   Lag caused some avatars to remain grey on my screen, limiting or ruining photography.

TheFollow combine great professionalism with fun. They have a long track record in SL, have excellent rapport with their audience and are loved by their fans.  Recently they have been playing one concert a week in SL at various venues and usually on Saturday.

The band clearly enjoy jamming, and love their music. More than that they are a very social group, they talk among themselves, they want a close relationship with their audience.

We drive.... to wind up, spin out, run this motor
We try.... to break away clean of this machine

Back to the heart
Back to the soul
Back to the love 
We're going back home ...... ..... .... ...

Their music is so well balanced - bass, voice, percussion.  It's first class !!
Dottie and I loved their gig !!

Friend of the band Proudfoot Epsilon enjoying the concert :)


Discography, music, videos and lyrics are on their Facebook page:

Also find out more from their website:

Or go and hear a sample their music at their Listening Booth inworld:

Two Moon Paradise is a very romantic island sim of white sands and palms surrounded by a blue sea and boats. As well as the music venue there's a good range of shops accessed along pleasant wooden walkways, jet-ski and fishing.

Here's the SLURL to get to Two Moon Paradise:

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