And the Band Played On

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ Halford Luccock

And the Band Played On

When I received the Mad Pea Cursed Collection gacha set for this month’s Arcade, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. A mysterious message came with it directing me to open the packages with the enclosed tools and then rez all the instruments on the stage platform. As I opened each crate and box (which come with clever animations to replicate unscrewing or crowbarring or loosening bolts), I saw each beautiful instrument emerge and magically move to its spot on the platform, regardless of where I rezzed it on the platform. Very spooky.

And the Band Played On

I had to try each instrument, of course, and they are all scripted to be played as instruments with darling animations. I erroneously stated originally that they don’t play music but they do, which you can find out about here. Since I anticipated wearing the baton and stepping to the podium as instructed, I wore the tuxedo dress Fhara Acacia has at Shiny Shabby and accompanied it with Zuri Rayna’s drop dead gorgeous new jewelry set. I ran to Steffi Villota’s store to get her new Paige applier for the Lelutka mesh head because it was just so gorgeous and topped my look with Chiaki Xue’s messy but elegant ‘do.

And the Band Played On

Ready to go, I stepped up to the podium, baton in hand, and raised my arms. Rather than being “cursed,” the entire set is blessed with whimsy and joy because as the animation started, the instruments raised up on their own and began dancing around the podium with musical notes. I did a little animated gif below to show because a photo just couldn’t explain how awesome this set is. The whole set of gacha pieces, singularly and as a collection, has been constructed with such care and skill and whimsy that I would recommend you run out and jam that machine with your linden. It’s just so fun!


Hair: *DG*63 HAIR – MIX COLOR FAT(+Bangs) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *

Skin applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Paige* MIXED by Steffi Villota

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes (left) – Loam by Ikon Innovia for IKON, available at Shiny Shabby *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress: Ricielli – Tuxedo Minidress /Black by Fhara Acacia for R.icielli, available at Shiny Shabby

Jewelry: Zuri Rayna- Serenity Bracelet- Fall Mocha/Garnet/Onyx by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *

Shoes: Essenz – Amsterdam (Maitreya) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Shiny Shabby *

Poses: an lar [poses] The Rochester Series by Katya Valeska for an lar poses, available at Shiny Shabby*

Band set: MadPea Cursed Collection by Harter Fall for MadPea, available at the Arcade*

  • MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
  • 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
  • 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
  • 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
  • 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
  • 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
  • 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
  • 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
  • 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
  • 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
  • 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
  • 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
  • 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba  Box
  • 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box

And the Band Played On

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