SL10B Community Celebration is Opening Today!

Sl10B is finally here! Photograph by Rico Saenz

Sl10B is finally here! Photograph by Rico Saenz

The Sl10B Community Celebrations open today at 12 noon SLT – with music on all four stages!

And at 1pm, there will be a special Opening Ceremony – and we want you there to be a part of it.

So that as many people as possible can share in the Opening, there will be a very simple ceremony taking place in most of the twenty sims.

Across the sims, there will be groups of flags.  At 1pm SLT, all the flags will be raised to symbolise the start of SL10B CC.  The flags will fly throughout the week, not to be lowered again until the end of the event.

The Flags waiting to be raised by the Auditorium

The Flags waiting to be raised by the Auditorium

Raising and lowering a flag is a very simple ceremony, but an important one. It marks the beginning and end of the Olympics and other special events; in some countries, the raising and lowering of a flag might mark the beginning and end of a school day. In Second Life, doing this on as many sims as possible, all at the same time, means that as many people can attend as possible — and it is symbolic of the way so many people in so many countries can come together in Second Life and share the experience.  So we will all share the experience of seeing the flags lift.

You can choose your own vantage point, as you can see a group of flags from almost everywhere. You’ll find them positioned near the edge of sims – and we’ll be posting a full list of locations soon both to the groups and on the blog.

We hope you will be able to join in this very special Opening.

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