On Saturday 20th July 2019 the Weatherstock concert 2019 took place at Weathertop, on the Landroval server, in LOTRO.
I’m afraid the best laid plans of mice and hobbits often go awry. I planned to do all my RL stuff and get my characters into position before the concert started. However I didn’t and so I missed seeing the LMB megaband and the first four bands live; though I did listen to them on Miss Druidsfire’s Twitch stream. I have included screen shots of the bands taken from the stream by kind permission of Miss Druids. The YouTube playlist of her Weatherstock concert 2019 videos are here.
On the weekend of 13th/14th July 2019 the Weatherstock Concert Series took place on the Bree Festival Stage, on Landroval, in LOTRO. I missed Saturday but here are some screen shots from Sunday.
The Purple Pipeweed Parlor Band
On Saturday 11th May 2019, the fifth “Forest of OAKS” music festival took place, on the Laurelin server, in the mmorpg “Lord of the Rings Online”. OAKS stands for “Oldfurlong Amazing Koncert Series” (somebody really wanted that to spell OAKS). Every month Miss Acorne Oakley hosts an OAKS concert in the Oldfurlong homestead of the Shire housing area. Every year a “Forest of OAKS” music festival is held in which the bands from that year return to play a 30 minute set.
The first band were Harfang’s Family.
On Sunday 7th April 2019 the Second Breakfast kinship hosted a special edition of their regular Elevenses event to bid farewell to Miss Rosalie Rumble, on the Crickhollow server, in LOTRO. Miss Rosalie has been on since Crickhollow ever since it opened in 2010 and she created the Shirefest event, the premier music festival on Crickhollow. In real life, for the last few years Miss Rosalie has been battling against cancer and sadly that battle is coming to an end. Miss Rosalie said that before she sailed to the west she wanted to have one last party and so the Second Breakfast kinship organised this event.
On the weekend of 16th/17th March 2019 Bullroarer Took Day was celebrated by various events, in LOTRO. On Landroval it was the “A Day on the Greenfields” festival on Saturday 16th. “A Day on the Greenfields” continued over on Belegaer on Sunday 17th. On Crickhollow the Second Breakfast kinship held their annual Bullroarer Took Day pub crawl. On Laurelin The Greenbrambles played their annual Bullroarer Took Day concert, as part of the celebrations at “The Took’s” statue.
On the first day of “A Day on the Greenfields”, on Landroval, I’m afraid I only saw four bands. The first was No Drama.
On Saturday 16th Februray 2019 the “Dog Walk with Music” event took place on the Gwaihir server, in LOTRO. It was in memory of Miss Infernosounds, a much-loved member of the LOTRO community, who passed away in December.
I knew Miss Infernosounds through seeing her regularly at various musical events in LOTRO. She always greeted me warmly and was full of fun. She had a great love of in-game cosmetic pets and, at the Wild Mill concert in Frostbluff in December, gave me, and everybody else there, a present of a black mastiff cosmetic pet. It was her love of dogs that inspired the event being a dog walk. She will be greatly missed by me and all who knew her.
The dog walkers gathered at the Bree West Gate and were entertained by Les Daft Pigs.
On Monday 24th December 2018 the weekly “Dwarves’ Night Out” event took place at Frerin’s Court. It featured the debut of a new band, “The Ironhammer Brothers”, consisting of Whye and Byrnvard.
As traditional, Miss Lina released the Laurelin Hobbit Yule Video (shown below) on Christmas Eve. On “Lina’s Biscuity Burrow” she talks about the video here.
I took some screen shots during the video shoot, but delayed publishing them to avoid spoilers. So here they are:
The cast assembled outside the Quick Post Office in Michel Delving.
On Saturday 22nd December, The Breakfast Club played their regular concert on Crickhollow, but with Christmas songs and band uniforms.
Here is the first part of my Yule Screenshot Roundup for 2018.
The first events of the Yule season were the No Whole Bard concerts on Crickhollow on Sunday 25th November and on Landroval on Sunday 2nd December.