Blula’s Birthday Bash

On Wednesday 7th of December 2016 the following announcement was made at “Night of the Muses”, on the Laurelin server in LOTRO.

Every Christmas J. R. R. Tolkien wrote a letter from Father Christmas, to his children.
They were posthumously published in a book called “The Father Christmas Letters”.
“The Father Christmas Letters” was edited by Baillie Tolkien, the wife of Christopher Tolkien.
Saturday is Baillie’s 75th Birthday.
To celebrate a group of bands are holding a mini-festival.
On Saturday “Baillie’s Birthday Bash” takes place at the Methel Stage, on Laurelin, starting at 7:30pm GMT, 20:30 CET, 2:30pm Server.

This was all true except the bands were meeting to celebrate “Blula’s Birthday Bash”, for the *mumbles indistinctly* birthday of a very special hobbit lass, Miss Blula (A.K.A. Minimim, Sase and Verity). It was organised and hosted by Miss Belaya of the “Struck by Moonlight” band, to thank Miss Blula for all the help and encouragement she has given and for all she has done for the LOTRO music community.

So on Saturday 10th of December 2016 an expectant audience gathered at the Methel Stage.

The Audience Assembled
The Audience Assembled

Proceedings started with an introduction by Miss Belaya.

Miss Belaya's Introduction
Miss Belaya’s Introduction

A hobbit “supergroup” then played “Happy Birthday” for Miss Blula.

A Hobbit "Supergroup" play "Happy Birthday"
A Hobbit “Supergroup” play “Happy Birthday”

Instant Play were then the first band to take the stage.

Instant Play
Instant Play

Having managed to evade the forces of law and order, next was Hooh and Whye.

Hooh and Whye
Hooh and Whye
Hooh and Whye
Hooh and Whye
Hooh and Whye
Hooh and Whye

All the way from the potting shed, next were Thorn and Roses.

Thorn and Roses
Thorn and Roses

All the way from Belegaer were Die Mondbarden

Die Mondbarden
Die Mondbarden

Next were Breakfast Club from Crickhollow.

Breakfast Club
Breakfast Club

The Little Wanderers then wandered onto the stage.

Little Wanderers
Little Wanderers

The Aleford Band entertained the crowd with their customary mixture of songs, music and avicide.

Aleford Band
Aleford Band

The Dulcet Tones played some dulcet tones.

Dulcet Tones
Dulcet Tones

Then A Rock and a Hard Place rocked the audience.

A Rock and a Hard Place
A Rock and a Hard Place

The Struck by Moonlight Growing Band then took to the stage, first accompanied by Miss Acorne and Miss Holly of Thorn and Roses.

Struck by Moonlight with Miss Acorne and Miss Holly
Struck by Moonlight with Miss Acorne and Miss Holly

The Struck by Moonlight Growing Band were then joined by the Little Wanderers.

Struck by Moonlight with the Little Wanderers
Struck by Moonlight with the Little Wanderers

The Struck by Moonlight Growing Band were then joined by the Aleford Band.

Struck by Moonlight with the Aleford Band
Struck by Moonlight with the Aleford Band

All the previous members of the Struck by Moonlight Growing Band then took to the stage.

The Struck by Moonlight Growing Band
The Struck by Moonlight Growing Band

Miss Belaya gave a closing speech.

Miss Belaya's Closing Speech
Miss Belaya’s Closing Speech

The event ended with a 21 man 20 hobbit and one dwarf “Struck by Moonlight Growing Band ” giving an epic performance of Master Bruzo’s arrangement of “In the Hall of the Mountain King”.

The Grand Finale - Bruzo's Arrangement of "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
The Grand Finale – Bruzo’s Arrangement of “In the Hall of the Mountain King”

Miss Hollyberye has recorded the event and published it on her YouTube channel.

I’d like to conclude by thanking Miss Belaya all her hard work organising the event and all the bands who took part.

 

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