It is a hard thing to write about, the last Safari. We stayed home, uncharacteristically for us. And lovely Wizardoz Chrom made a wonderful machinima of the event.
Cherry Manga made all kinds of amazing big art for us to be dazzled by, all around the simple clubhouse and the great sailing ship, handmade by Aime Socrate so long ago.
Lots of people came, about 70 by my count, just to pay their respects. But really, the respects were due to them, the grid hosters, sim creators, amazing artists and builders, scripters and entertainers who have so generously taken time out of their Wednesdays to share and show their talent and expertise. The evening began with Truelie Telling, singing the songs we all love, music born in the metaverse and best heard on an opensim region of dubious character like HGSafari.
The whole thing simply flew by, as folks dropped in for a few minutes to say hi, and the jokes and recollections of memorable crashes filled the chat. For the final hour was dedicated to the music of guitar virtuoso Wolem Wobbit, who was the first musician the Safari ever went to hear, in Week two, when he was playing over on German Grid, oh so long ago. There were just four safaristas then, Wizardoz and myself, Fuschia Nightfire, and this lady... Wizard Gynoid, who was a very welcome surprise guest on this final Safari.
And how could she miss it? She was at the very first event, when it was just the two of us, back in May 2014.