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PostSubject: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 17, 2009 11:55 pm

Hey Kittens,

Just got back from our last day at the pool, had a couple of hurricanes with temps in the high 90's. It's been a whirlwind of a trip, and as always with this trip, there just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything we really want to do. So, I'm very sorry for the lack of updates over the last week, but as you can imagine, there were drinks to be drunk, tans to be browned and fun to be had by all. We also didn't feel like paying $12.95 a day for internet, so hence the lack of any real updates. Fear not though, I'll be home tomorrow and the updates and over 1,500 pix we all took will be making their ways thru the net like wildfire. Cause of course, when the WildSide comes to Vegas, the old saying goes out the window...What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas, it gets plastered all over the web!!

Opppps, gotta run; Franky just made me a margarita!

Luv ya babes...The full scoop is on the way!

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PostSubject: Cool!   Mon May 18, 2009 6:16 pm

i wait with baited breath. Damn you for baiting me!!

sounds like a good time was had by all, yes?
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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Tue May 19, 2009 1:30 pm

Siobhan,

It was such a wonderful, insane typical WildSide event! All I can say is start planning for next year!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Tue May 19, 2009 1:45 pm

So check it out, I'm still running on exhaustion mode as I can only sleep for a few hours at a time cause I miss my girlies soooooooooooooooo much!! Extreme partying, lack of sleep and changing temps from high 90's and low 100's of Las Vegas to foggy ass SF has got me feeling really wrecked and icky. I promise though that stories are on the way!! I'll also be posting anecdotes written by other VWS alum from over on the main WS board on Alt here on WSW as well, so everyone can feel that loving, wonderful VWS vibe!

To whet your appetite check out a few of early favorite pix over on FLICKR. We got over 1,800 pix from everyone this year, so picking out favorites will take a while, but TRUST ME, you will see them all!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Thu May 21, 2009 7:20 pm

I can't believe I'm home again. The 8 days I spent with the most Wonderful girls I have Ever had the Privilege of meeting have come and gone. And I am diminished accordingly. I know it wasn't a dream - because I saw the Pictures - but it almost seems so. I see a Swirl of Faces & Names in my mind and I smile wistfully.
I'm still trying to Assimilate it all. It's almost too much to wrap my head around. I find I have to speak to others who were there in order to balance my emotional equilibrium. Was this not a Dream come true to So many? Did we not all make a Giant Evolutionary Leap Forward on each of our individual Paths toward The Vision & Self-Actualization we Strive for? I know I have. I felt that way by Day 3 and by Day 6 it became a Certainty.
Although I have to - once again - become that person to whom I depend upon to keep me in the Life-style to which I have become accustomed to, The burden of doing so has become that much lighter from my experience. I have become enriched & much more refined in the crucible of the Viva WildSide Las Vegas experience. I have become more Me.

But I still cannot believe I'm home again...
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PostSubject: Re- the VWS Aftermath....   Thu May 21, 2009 9:48 pm

- Photos will have to do. So far, they've been great.

In a fit of pent-up jealousy, i've reverted to making snarky, wise ass comments on Ginas pics. Some of them may actually be amusing.

As for next year, well i DID find a really cool pair of boots on ebay.....

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Thu May 21, 2009 11:40 pm

Hi Babes,

Just wanted to let everyone know that stories and anecdotes are on the way! It's been a madhouse going through all the pix and trying to wart off this nasty lil change of climate and exhaustion cold, so I haven't had much time to write. But, fear not! There will be stories and fun stuff abound as soon as I finished with the VWS MySpace albums!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Fri May 22, 2009 5:43 am

Hi Ladies,
Cindi and I are here looking at all of the pics and video. Of course, we couldn't make it, but I hope that we were there in spirit, anyway. So much fun we missed...but you can be sure that we'll be singing the Vegas song next year--healed, happy and ready to party!
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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sat May 23, 2009 9:27 pm

Lola,

You have summed it up perfectly and much more eloquently than I could have. It was a great pleasure to meet you and spend some time with you over dinner. I hope we can stay in touch!

I want to thank Nikki and Gina for putting the event together. It was a great mix of activities: pool parties, suite parties and outings en masse that offered something for everybody. Everyone was welcomed with open arms, regardless of background or experience level. I was new to the group and I immediately felt right at home. It was the first time for me to live en femme 24/7 for multiple days, which was great. The affirmation and support were wonderful! This group truly reflects the very best of the TG community. I am honored to now be a part of it. I met some wonderful girls and made some real friendships that I hope will be enduring. I look forward to seeing some of you throughout the year in my travels and again next year at the Soiree!

TUESDAY NIGHT REDUX

Last night I was in Las Vegas overnight. With the Wildside experience still fresh, I was seeing things with different eyes. I half expected to run into my new girlfriends, strutting through a casino, full of laughter and fun. Since I had missed the first couple of days of the Soiree, it was an opportunity to fill in some of the experiences. Maddy was kind enough to pick me up at my hotel and take me out on the town, which turned out to be a re-do of the Soiree Tuesday night. We went to dinner at PF Chang's, then dancing at Studio 54. It was eerie how I felt the spirit of all you darling ladies who had been there last week. Imagining what the scene must have been like, I was sad that you weren't there with us last night. At Studio 54 Maddy and I fell in with 2 couples from ..... Calgary ..... reminding me of you wonderful girls from there. We danced till our feet screamed, then headed out, strolling through the casino as if with with a posse of sistas. Thanks, Maddy, for the fun night!



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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:30 pm

Kay,

You both look fantastic, and I'm so glad you two got together and kept the Vibe alive! VWS totally lives on in both of you!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:39 pm

Here are some thoughts and stories from the main board. They are all so heartfelt, and I just can't tell you how much they mean to me...

Nikki says...
I just got in the door and am exhausted but want to make a quick post and say
WILD SIDE FUCKING ROCKS !!!!

We had the best time ever, even better than last year if that was possible.

As G said, we asked everyone to bring us there cameras and we downloaded everyone pix into my passport and Gina's memory stick and have 1700 pix that we'll be going thru in the next few days and posting the best ( how the hell we are gonna keep it down to less that 500 , I have no idea, cause there are soooooooo many killer shots) but stay tuned to our photo site over on " the space that is mine", and we'll get as many up as we can over the next week.
They will BLOW YOUR MIND !!

Even though I want to keep this post short and get some lonnnnnggg overdue sleep I have to say that it was so wonderful seeing all those Viva alumni from previous years ( Franky, I still have a bump on the top of my head from being "bucked" into the mirror ), it was like we all were just getting together after having seen each other last week. The feeling of sisterhood and family was euphoric
And to the new people that joined us for the first time this year, I couldnt be happier. You all picked up on the vibe and instantly became part of the group, like old friends getting together as if we'd known each other for years.

I hope you all will make a post here on Gina's thread, expressing what you enjoyed the most and what Viva meant to you.

For those that couldnt make it this year, start planning for next year NOW
G and I will try to put together some anecdotes of what went on each day , we have some pretty kewl storys to tell

To my Thelma Lou, .. we did it again, sixtah , it was the best week of my life and of course you were the HUGEST part of it, I miss you more than I can express right now , my heart is breaking but I know our cosmical will get me through it.
I'll see you for Stampede or we'll do a T&L to LA, but it WONT be a year again, it just wont.
Neither of us could have pulled this off without the other, we are just an awesome team.
Luv ya girlie

K, gotta get some sleep, kids, but will try to get some " dispatchs " up soon

kisses
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Luc says...
How do I sum up those 4 days that Arc & I spent in Vegas?

We started off Tuesday, arriving at the trop, being greeted by the cheery voice of Nikki on the courtesy phone, then being welcomed into the connecting suites of Gina & Nikki with hugs and chatter about the night before. Went to lunch with Nikki & Gina and FINALLY FINALLY after OVER TWO YEARS of waiting, got to meet Lola. Lola, who has been a dear friend to me since I first stepped foot into the GenX room as LostInMidwest. As we were finishing up lunch, Mooz dropped by, and it was cool to put a face to the name.

Before long, we headed to our room, to get ready for the evening. WARNING, to ANYONE who has not gone places with large numbers of trans women, they operate on a DIFFERENT timetable than the rest of the world, even behind gay standard time (which is typically 30 minutes late)! Got to the suite RIGHT on time, since we were supposed to meet up at 7 for going to dinner, ended up eating at about midnight! Company was fantastic though, and the food unbelievable. (That was at PF Changs.) Later folks headed to Studio 54, but Arc & I were a bit tuckered out, so we decided to have some quiet time *wink wink*, after all, this WAS our honeymoon in addition to a chance to meet up with everyone from here.

Wednesday went by too fast (including a trip to a leather store called The Rack!), turning to evening and seeing Arc and I sharing a table for two and a quiet dinner at a nice restaurant. It was great catching up with folks after dinner, prior to Arc & I heading for Zumanity, and my ego got PLENTY of boosting, hearing that I looked good in my tux. (thank you, everyone who said that, it really felt fantastic to hear) For those who might wonder - Zumanity fuckin ROCKS!!! We came back after Zumanity and partied in the suit with folks till the weee hours of Thursday morning, sneaking out once poor Nikki was crashed for the night.

Thursday was spent by the pool, opening some of the eyes of other guests of the Trop, even had one woman ask me why I wasn't dressed up. (I was in trunks and NO shirt!) I explained to her that I was on the other side of the coin from the girls, and that I'd been full time for over 2 1/2 years...her response? "Oh my God! You're Freaking Amazing!!" I just had to smile and laugh. Also had tonnes of people stop me to ask me about my ink, or to ask Arc about his, after all, our back pieces aren't TINY.

Lola, I have to say, I am SOO glad we got to hang out, just chillin by the pool when Arc went to shower/nap.

Thursday evening (the most memorable of course), Arc and I changed from swimwear into fetish wear, well, what is fetishwear for us...LEATHERS! Wearing our leathers, we went to a japanese steakhouse for dinner, and ate enough food that we thought we were going to BURST! Made our way to the suite for some hangin out and pre-P.E. partying, then later shared a CONVERTABLE with (warning I KNOW I'll misspell these names!) Janie, Emily, and Kim, heading to P.E. I was RIDING in style! Janie drove, Emily in shotgun, while I sat in the back seat with an arm around Arc and my other arm around Kim, and one foot propped up on the console between the front seats!

Power Exchange, well, first off they wanted to tell me their transgender policy DIDN'T apply to me even though I am JUST as transgender as any MtF, until I threatened to drop trow after showing them my chest reconstruction scars. (I was pissed, and after they decided to let me in, they waved Arc's entrance fee due to the insult they had given.)

After a few minutes of wandering around in the facilities, I found the perfect spot, and another group of people were finishing up on the cross I had eyeballed to use. Soon as they finished, I started setting up, pulling my toybag over, and tying the boy's wrists to the upper parts of the cross. I worked on him with many different implements, basically everything in my toybag other than a spare coil of rope! ( floggers, dragon tails, knives, crop, slapper, paddles ) For the first time EVER, my boy flew. (that's subspace for y'all not into BDSM)

We dragged ourselves back to the hotel at something like 4 a.m. and got to bed close to 5 a.m.

Friday morning we checked out of our room, then wandered about, making our way on foot north to the Bellagio and having lunch at the Harley Davidson Cafe. After lunch we made our way back to the Trop, and found the wild side folks down by the pool once more. Took the chance to get in a few last hugs and heartfelt goodbyes, before we had to head for the airport.

I don't want to leave anyone out, but I honestly am having brain blanks on coming up with everyone's names, though the faces are as clear as if we were still standing around talking and laughing! I honestly enjoyed meeting every person from first seeing Nikki at the door to the pair of party suites, to the last hug goodbye on our way to the airport. (Franky, that would be you that got the last hug!)

Anyway, Arc and I had a wonderful time, and I would like to take a moment at the end of this incredibly long post to say...

Thank you for everything you do, Gina and Nikki!!

Lucas


Franky says...
OK its late I'm buzzed [maybe wasted?] G & N are the best!!! I missed you both before I left the airport! glad u made it home safe! just had to share some fun-funny things rite quick= Tinas white socks!LOL! luc takin his shirt off every 3min & pickin gurls in the air & walkin around!LOL! & who knows what the hell a "over average egg" is?LOL! & & & Franky havin the hardest time makin that 4.5hr trek home!LOL! From my heart I love you all! & missed-miss the ones from last year that couldn't make it! yep "wasted"!!!!! luv ya Franky goodnite

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Franky,
You are the epitome of a ROCKSTAR! You and Tina are like the Jagger & Richards of VWS, just larger than life, and I love you both so much!!! Words just can't describe the ache when we left, Sugar! When you called me after you dropped us off, I just lost it! Did you notice how for the first time in a week, it got cloudy and kinda overcast? See, we even took the sun with us!

Not to disappoint anyone, but most of us didn't even go to Charles Bar. The Lingerie Party (which was in my opinion the best party we had) was still going way strong at 2am, and we decided to keep camming, snapping pix and having a grand old time. A few of our group did venture over there, and surprise, they we're welcomed quite warmly. In fact, I heard that one of the DLV girls said they we're disappointed that we didn't show up, cause they wanted to apologize for what happened last year and all that stuff. So that was really kewl & sweet of them.

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:43 pm

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Tuesday, May 19, '09,

I got home at 9 PM last night. I still have painted toenails & Black Polished fingernails on as I am writing this. I had gotten up early-ish monday & then Wound up the Jag, pointed it west, turned on 'Get Back' by the Beatles on my iPod, and Flew across the desert. There was no traffic to speak of so I let the car stretch out her legs

By the time I rolled into Barstow I started to remember moments-anecdotes-scenes... And the next thing I knew I just dissolved into a puddle of tears. It was the Same Reaction I had on my last night in Toronto last June. Only thing was this time it hurt more. I had to pull over & let it take it's course 'till I was able to get it together enough to drive properly again.

I think I was the first one of the 'WidSiders' to arrive...at least thats what the lady at the desk told me that monday morning. She asked me, 'Who are the WildSide people?' and I replied, 'Oh, just a bunch of Crazy-Fun-Friendly people, you know'.

When Gina & Nikki checked in I was invited up to their combined suites on the 20th Floor-WildeSide Ground Zero for the duration of our stay. I wasn't 'done up' properly so I hopped into the elevator & went up the two floors to their room. When the doors to the elevator slid open who should be standing there? LUCAS! He looked at me and I instantly recognized him, but I put my hands to my face & said, 'Do not look upon me. I'm Hideous!' We hugged & chatted a bit then I went into see Gina & Nikki.

Nikki ... *Sigh! What a Wonderful Girl You Are!!! I hugged her and she hugged me and I told her how great it was to Finally meet her...Especially after all that I had been told of her from my Gal Pal Gina. The only thing was that I never really got the chance to Really chat with her for any appreciable amount of time... Not, like, the time I had with Lucas or Trisha,(Original Recipe ) or Ashley or Janey or Emily or Wendi or Michelle or Tina or Mooz ... (Dammnit! ) I know I'm probably forgetting many others...

We had a nice dinner in the Trop before the three of us had to cut it short & Hot Foot it over to the Mirage to see 'The Beatles, Love' This was something I had been looking forward to for a Long Time. We sat down in the Theatre and directly seated behind us were Janey & Emily. No sooner did we sit down then the show began-thats how close we had been to missing it. All I can say about the Show was that mere adjectives do not do it justice. There were So many things going on in the performance that it was difficult to assimilate it properly. Nevertheless there were times when I was Rockin' to the music then clapping madly then moved to tears. A truly remarkable performance for anyone who considers themselves a devoted fan of the Fab Four.
And what a Fantastic way to kick off the Week ahead!

The next evening we all went to P.F. Changs for a group dinner. I think there were 40-50 of us there - I can't remember - But there were certainly a lot - so much so that they gave us our own Private dinning room I was Smoking Cigarettes! ... Yeah, I know. But what happens in 'Vegas stays in 'Vegas, you know
After dinner Nicole & Lee Anne took myself & Ashley & Divinyl over to the trop to pick up Gina (Olive Booty ) So we could all meet the rest of the group at Studio 54 at MGM Grand to dance. What a Crazy night That was. Studio 54 was Poppin'! We all danced like crazy Girls, which of course is Kinda accurate

The next day was a day at the Pool. We had some groovy cabanas and had a fine time. I was in 'Hideous Boi Mode' because I had an upset tummy & sort of felt a bit out of place but that feeling was quickly dispelled by the enfolding arms of the group. . I sat on a chaise lounge in the shade, pulled out my journal & started scribbling furiously. After a while Lucas came by. He sat next to me & we talked & talked. We talked about SO many things. Lucas taught me how to 'sign' my name in Sign Language! That was totally cool!

Lucas, Sweetie, You are truly a wonderful,beautiful person. And I feel that it is a Great Honour to have had the chance to Finally meet you . I SO enjoyed our talk together. You gave me the opportunity to See my Path that much more clearly. Thank you... Thank you...

Wednesday night was Lingerie Night. That afternoon I had picked up a Lovely Blue Silk Kimono with Dragons at the 'Gauntlet of Shops' . I was originally going to wear my Black Silk one but saw this Blue one & Knew that it was the One. What a CrazySexyFun time we had That night! We put the WebCam on & "Entertained" the many friends in the Gen X room that could not make it to Las Vegas. There were Many, Many 'Goings on' in the Party Suite that night I can tell you Just look at the Photos.

Thursday was Fetish Night. Ashley & I both agreed that that nights Theme was 'Black & Shiny'. Perhaps next year there could be a 'Black & Shiny' Ball? ...Just a thought I think between the Many, Many girls dressed in various Fabulous Fetish attire - Jennifer Long, Divinyl, CiCi, etc, etc, and Ashley & me- poor Mooz was driven to distraction
It was time to get moving to the Power Exchange so we got ourselves together & split. On the way we bumped into one of the Headline Acts at the Trop ... Comedian Bobby Slayton. Ash, Tina, & Mooz were talking to him as I got off the elevator & walked up to them. Bobby took one look at me in my Black Latex & Black Platform thigh highs & said 'Jesus christ' I introduced myself & we shook hands. Then, The elevator opened and Ms. Gina Mylano, Nikki, Divinyl, CiCi, Jennifer Long, & about a dozen others stepped out & walked towards us. Suddenly, Bobby was Surrounded by a Squadron of Hot Fetish T-girls. He took one look at Gina ( Dressed exactly Like Madonna from one of her Album covers - Compete w/ 'BoyToy' belt buckle) and said, 'So this is what happens when Lurch fucks Morticia Adams' !!! Too Cool!!! I agreed w/Gina that it would have been a disappointment if he hadn't 'Riffed' on at least one of us. We all had our picture taken with Bobby and he passed out some free tickets to his show. As we made our way Enne Masse to the Portcochere we passed through the Main Casino. Nothing like two dozen or so Tranny's just strolling through the room to Stop EVERYTHING! ... One poor craps player, shaking his dice, looked up at us as we passed and was so distracted that he threw his dice onto the carpet of the Casino Floor!

We then took a Limo over to the Power Exchange. We inadvertently had a 'Tour' of Las Vegas as the poor Limo driver became lost We arrived at PE in High Style (But of course) & Piled out of the Limo & Strutted into the PE as if we owned the place - which we did. Literally, We Took Over the place! Nicole & Lee Anne set up their 'Vacuum Bed' - a device that is roughly the dimensions of a single bed and made of thick black latex rubber that you climb into. It has a breathing hole for your mouth and you lay there while all the air is Vacuumed out. We watched as 'Victim after Victim' took their turn in 'The Bag'. Ashley had the Perfect Description for that Device - She said it looked like the Scene in Star Wars where Han Solo is encased in Carbonite! Ashley & I noticed that each one went in looking normal albeit a little trepidacious and came out looking entirely different When asked if we would like to try it out Ashley & I politely declined & beat it out to the deck for a Smoke ... Demauriers, I believe?
Ashley, Nikki, Gina (Olive Booty) and I went downstairs to have a little Pole Dance Party. There were two poles placed side by side and we each took turns 'Workin' it'. I'm not entirely sure what time we got home. But, I think 3 or 4 would have to be close enough.
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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:45 pm

Lola, Part 2...

Friday Trisha (Original Recipe) flew into town. I hadn't seen her since February and missed her terribly. We went to the Pool and it was Hotter than Hell! Trisha, Ashley & I went & sat under & behind the waterfall and dangled our legs in the pool as it was about the only Cool place to hang instead of going completely into the Swimming Pool. Gina was in the pool in front of us and occasionally ducked herself under the Falls from time to time. We all had good time staying cool & chatting.

We all met in the Party Suite to get ourselves together for the ride to Carlucci's Tivoli Gardens-Liberace's Restaurant. I sat at a table with Gina's Close San Francisco friends Bruce & Donna as well as Glenda, Tina & Mooz. It was a mirrored dining room with Thousands & Thousands of small white lights that made it look like you were floating among the stars. Way over the top & Extremely Kitschy ... But then, That was the point of going. Our hostess came in and told us that it would be appreciated if we would all please use the Service Rest Room instead of the one that patrons normally would use ... You could have heard Crickets Chirp! When she left, Trisha & Katie immediately walked to use the restroom that we had just been asked to avoid. RIGHT ON, Trisha & Katie! You ROCK!

After diner we went back to the Trop to get dressed for a night out at Piranha. Once again we went through the Main Casino causing our normal stir , and again clambered aboard yet another Limo for the ride to Piranha.
We arrived and waked into Piranha with our Usual Panache and were Greeted with a Huge Banner that Proclaimed "Welcome WildSide Divas" We went upstairs to the three private rooms that had been reserved for us. The Staff at Piranha really went to bat for us and Treated us as if we were Royalty, which, of course, we are
Piranha's was Bumpin'!!!! I had Crazy Fun dancing with Ashley & Gina (Olive Booty). Gina has all the Cool Toys and had this purple Glow Stick that had a tiny flashlight at one end and she twirled it over her head as we Danced our Asses off! I would dance a while, become exhausted, slip out for a smoke-sometimes with Ashley-then come back to the dance floor for more, and repeat it all over again. The Three Private rooms we had reserved were Lavishly Appointed and the staff made sure we didn't lack for anything. Occasionally I would retire upstairs & Chat with friends & have some cranberry juice & smoke a cig then dash downstairs to dance some more. Ms. Jennifer Long was dancing along with our group and came over to me and 'Worked' Me Jennifer, You Rockin' Crazy Girl, you!!

I lost track of time. Of course, when one is on Tranny Time that tends to happen-but this 'Time-disconnect' was more amplified. The whole week was like this. I never really knew what time it was & didn't much care.
Original Recipe & Tricia (Extra Crispy) decided that we wanted to split for the Hotel. When we got there Extra Crispy went to her room and Original Recipe & I went to the all night cafe in the Trop for a bite. I had the Most Wonderful talk with her. I had been Dying to talk with her for a long time and had a fantastic time doing so.

Trisha, I SO know what you mean about those 'Existential Moments' you spoke of. You just Keep on Rockin' baby, I love you TONS!

Again, it was just another of those nights when my head didn't hit the pillow 'till 3-4-5 AM ... But So What? ...of course there were SOME that night that didn't return 'till 6-7 AM ... or not at all ... and I Know You Know who You are!

Saturday I went shopping with Trisha. we went to the Big Mall at Planet Hollywood and I found some black leggings that I had been looking for for Months and a Groovy matching black & gold top. Of course we were 'En Femme' and fit in with the crowd just like any pair of GG's would on a shopping excursion.
Afterwards we all met at the Pool and there was Lucas and Arc. Lucas had made a Point to be sure and say g'bye to me! (OMG!) What a Gentleman!
That evening we went to the Hard Rock Cafe for dinner and had a mellow dinner. This time there were only about a dozen or so of us dining which made it very laid back & cozy.
After dinner we went to Krave. Another Huge Club/Bar/Dance place. There was a bit of confusion at the door going in which kind of tainted the mood as we finally went in. I was beginning to feel the effects of 5 consecutive days of non-stop partying and I suspect that I wasn't the only one. So, I just kind of sat & Wriggled to the music & sipped my water & smoked my Last Cig. (BTW, I only smoked cigs in Vegas )

Sunday morning was Mass Exodus day. It seemed as if the other guests, ie;Vanilla Folks, couldn't get out quickly enough. The elevators -6 of them I believe - were getting such a work-out that 3 of them finally gave up & quit working entirely. The whole week the elevators were acting strangely. A few of them, instead of displaying floor numbers, would display %, or #, or @, or some other weird combo. Very Strange.
I got a call from Trisha that Sunday morning but I guess I wasn't making any sense so she told me to go back to bed ... after a while I roused myself, put my 'Face' on in World Record time, & met them all for breakfast in the all night cafe in the Hotel. Sitting down at the table & wearing my specs I heard a voice ask, 'Is this seat taken?' I said no and let the 'Dude' who asked the question sit next to me. After a Second glance I finally noticed that it was Ashley! I had pulled a similar stunt on her at the pool early in the week so I suppose it was Payback time! . There were Many girls in the Cafe who were no longer En Femme who had been with us all week. You would say good morning to someone whom you had hung out with all week & not even have a Clue who it was you were talking to for a few Surreal moments 'till you finally clued in to who it was you were actually talking to.
There were many, many heartfelt goodbyes exchanged that morning. We all felt the Bond of a Very special Friendship that we had managed to Forge in the Crucible of the WildSide girls. Such a thing that so many Long for yet, sadly, never have the chance to experience.

Sunday evening I found myself in the Company of Gina & Nikki & Wendi & Franki. We had gone to 'New York New York' and had a Wonderful dinner at 'Il Fornio' At this point we had been 7 consecutive days dressed and in public and had become quite tired of some of the people who would Gawk & point a camera or a cell phone camera or a video camera our way for the consumption of friends or relatives back in Ass Fuck Iowa or Indiana or Oregon or Texas or wherever. I saw a mother & daughter surreptitiously point a cell phone at us so we wouldn't know what they were doing and then Gina would whip out her camera & shoot a pic of them, come back to us, show us, & then we would all Laugh Loudly so that they would be Sure to hear us. This happened over & over again and only got worse when we went to Fremont Street to watch the Big Overhead Light Show.
Fremont Street was Way more 'Redneck' than the Strip and accordingly the Gawkers were more pedestrian than those found on The Strip- and more blatantly obvious in their Gawkish-ness. Still, We managed to cause a bit of a Stir with our presence-Even though we were considerably much more dressed down than we had been earlier in the week. It was this day that I felt as if I had Just reached my stride in 'Being Lola'. I was becoming quite used to waking up, getting cleaned up, putting my face on, dressing, & Facing another day as just another girl.

Now its tuesday and I have to work tomorrow. I have to go back to being the person that provides the Life-Style to which I, Lola, have become accustomed to. And now I'm getting all Misty-eyed again!
It was 7 days of Magic, Love, & Togetherness. I made many, many new friends and strengthened bonds with others whom I had already known. Such Joy is almost too much to bear for us Mere Mortals. I feel as if I am the Luckiest Girl in the World to have had the Great Good Fortune to have been allowed into the presence of so much Sincere Love, Tenderness & overflowing Kindness.

BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU!!!!

Lola Lamour


Nikki says...
What a wonderful, wonderful account of the week, Lola, thank you so much for relating your perspective.
Though we may not have had the opportunity to have many long talks, with the exception of Gina, I think I spent more time with you than anybody. Sometimes talking isnt neccessary I guess cause I felt an instant closeness and I hope you know that our newfound friendship is something I'll cherish ( now I'm getting misty !! )
What you got from Viva is exactly what Gina and I dream of bringing to all who come, that feeling of sisterhood/warmth/family along with a new found strength and empowerment and self assuredness. But I knew you'd get it , I could sense it in your heart from our first meeting.
Hope it wont be a year before we have another adventure together, luv ya girl

..............................................................

Just cause Lola wrote about some of the functions that were common to all of us, I'd still LOVE to hear others accounts, even though they maybe about the same events, each persons perspective makes it a brand new story.
Gina and I are putting something together too ( finally, I know, we bad) , and hope to read many more.
THESE storys are the reason we put the work into organizing this, THESE are what make all our efforts worthwhile, to us ,rewards worth more to us that gold.


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Lola,

That was lovely, Babe, just like you!! I'm sooooooo glad you were able to make it out this year. I know we talked about this when we road tripped to LA in Dec and I knew how excited you were! And yes, you were the first WildSider to arrive, and pretty close to the last one to leave, so KUDOS to you, Baby! I knew you'd totally feel the VWS vibe from the word go! You are completely 1,000% FABULOUS! After surviving this, the world is now your oyster.

I do have to just clarify that the camera thing that I was doing to gawkers on Sunday WAS NOT my idea. Gotta give credit where credit is due. I saw both Trisha & Copper do that on Saturday night to some dumpy hillbilly lookie-loo that snapped a pic of us on our march through the casino. So all credit for that fabulous idea goes to them. I did however get a few great shots of shocked gawkers as I blasted a flash bulb in their faces!

And speaking of pictures...the first round of pics from The Soiree are up over at that space that is mine. We decided to just go chronologically, so the album with Monday & Tuesday's pix are up...about 70 so far. I'm hoping to have at least 500 (preferably more) when all is said and done!! To get there, just do a goog for vivawildside, and it will be the first hit.

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:46 pm

Miss VWS 2009, Ashley Scott...

Nikki and Gina,
Sorry about the lateness of this, but I wanted to make sure I said everything I wanted to say.
I really want to thank you both for allowing me the pleasure of sharing this time with you. It has certainly been one of the highlights of my life…so far! Thank you so much for inviting me and for so easily including me. You welcomed me as an old friend and made me feel welcome right from the start! I felt so at ease the whole time I was there. Your graciousness is without measure and your kindness is absolute and unconditional. I believe I am a better person for knowing you. I will always be your number one fan (probably not ‘cause there are a ton of people that love you, but I’ll sure try!!)

what can I say, girls…you rock!!!

Day one:
I arrived late on Monday and decided to call it a night.

Day two:
After making a trek to a nail salon for some big fake nails (woot!), I headed back to the hotel. I had a message from Nikki informing me they were at the pool. At first I decided not to go as I was still a little tentative about running around the hotel by myself, but then decided ‘screw it’ I’m going. Of course I had no idea where I was going and ended up doing a full lap of the main pool with no back-up and on more than one occasion my ‘omg, I’ve got to get the eff out of here’ response had to be curbed. I finally made it down to the adult pool where I immediately met Nikki, Gina and Lola (apologies to anyone I‘ve forgotten to mention!). I was greeted warmly (hugs all around! yay!) by all and conversation flowed easily (whew!). after a short stay at the pool chatting with the girls we went to get ready and headed for PF Chang’s. Dinner was great (I think I owe Divinyl a spare rib!). after some pics and whatnot it was off to Studio 54 for some dancing! Of course I “hit the wall” and immediately vanish back to the Trop – it’s actually a pretty long walk, especially barefoot (stupid cheap shoes! Let that be a lesson to everyone!)
I met so many great people that night, everyone was fun and friendly!!

Day three:
So day three opens with a slight hangover, nothing major, but a couple of Tylenol didn’t hurt! A few of us decided to take a walk down the strip for some shopping etc. and after a somewhat strange encounter with Elvis (he sure had sweet-on for Nikki!) we had lunch at the Hawaiian Tropic restaurant (meh, not bad) and wandered around a little bit. Things were bought and money was spent, and so, back to the hotel…I think another pool visit followed (surprise, surprise!!) before going to prepare for lingerie night. The party starts and everyone is a mega-hottie! Rumor has it that the Elvis in question actually showed up but did an immediate about-face and hit the road (only VWS could have that effect on someone who what probably seen everything!! ). Libations and photos a-plenty were the themes of the night and rightfully so! (thanks for the lift, Lucas).

Day four:
Pool…again! But this time we had a cabana (which is great for those of us with alabaster skin, Lola…I’m looking at you!). but we found some shady spots and did actually get poolside…eventually!
After getting all geared up in fetish accoutrements, we all gathered in the party suite for a while prior to going to the Power Exchange for drinks and pics as usual! The theme certainly was ‘black and shiny’, but of course Gina marches to the beat of her own drum and steals the show! (well done, babeh!). So after an “interesting” ride, we get to the PE and in we go. I won’t go into any details here, but suffice it to say, vac bed (wow, gotta try that one of these days), stripper poles (awesome and fun…who knew?!), some serious looking welts (don’t ask!) and other assorted shenanigans and monkey business (you know who you are!) followed.

Day five:
Pool…but this time Gina and Nikki somehow annexed another cabana (sweet!) from the cool folks from Club Med (thanks if you’re reading this!) so after another great day poolside, it was off to get ready and head to Liberace’s lounge for dinner. Emily and Janie quietly snap what turned out to be the pic of the week on the Piano Bar (it’s fantastic!). The food was great, but way much to eat it all. So it’s back to the Trop to get ready for the Piranha Club. We get there and have the private rooms overlooking the dance floor booked (too cool!). Dancing and drinking all night (and a little more monkey business here and there!). Back to the Trop for some wee hours breakfast before bed.

Day six:
Guess what???---------Pool!!
Another great day poolside (we certainly couldn’t complain about the weather we had!). Off to the rooms for the prior to heading out. Las Vegas lounge sort of fell through so off we went to Krave (overrated! But I still had fun!!). back to the rooms for a little wind-down as some of us were heading home the next day.
I know the Diva award is just a fun little trivial thing, but it actually means a lot to me that you feel that I lived up to the standard set by you two! I will treasure it always, and even though it’s not on the mantle, it’s in a secret place where I can see it everyday!

Day seven:
Going home for me…sadness
Believe it or not, I packed almost everything the day before, but it still took me an hour to finish…gawd!
So, I had a late afternoon flight and was just going to bum around until then as I didn’t want to expose the ol’ boy side. But luckily I came to my senses and decided that I would rather spend more time with these absolutely wonderful people I am so lucky to know than worry about my ego. Breakfast was eaten and laughs were had at the various incarnations of boy’s that came around that no one recognized, myself included! Finally, emotional good-byes and long hugs were shared by all.

A heavy heart on the flight home.

~ash~

p.s.
I want to thank everyone that I met on this trip and please know that I love each and everyone of you!!
(I’m not going to mention any names because the list would be epic and I’m sure I’ll forget someone important and feel like a total b*tch!!),
I cannot express what a wonderful time I had. I’m actually getting all misty typing this as I remember all the fun I had. I hope some friendships were formed that will last a lifetime and I truly hope to see each of you again sometime, but if not take care of yourselves and live a great life!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:49 pm

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Ashley,

OMG, you are so wonderful! For those didn't catch if from her post, Our lil Miss Ashley won the award as the VWS diva of all diva's for 2009! You totally deserved it hun! When we first met down at the pool, I thought to myself (and I say this with all the love in my heart that I can muster), "Damn, that bitch has such a smokin bod & that VS bikini was to die for!!!"

Seriously though, Babe, you are just a total delight! You walked right in and became one of the crowd in "aboot" 5 seconds. You are a total ROCKSTAR! I can't thank you enough for those mega-sweet words. You totally nailed the VWS vibe, and I don't mind sayin, while I miss all of our crazy lil VWS family, saying goodbye to you was one of the hardest goodbyes I had! I hope I get to see ya VERY soon! (HOLLYWOOD beckons Baby!!!)

Luv ya,
G

Oh yeah, just a general note for everyone...I'm only up to Wednesday night for pix on the VWS "space that is mine" , but there are already over 150 pix up, and if I have my way, there will be a minimum of 500 when all is said & done. Nikki & I are also working up some stories and recollections of our own, which will be coming soon! I figured y'all would rather see the pix first and read about it second, so get over there and check them out!!


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Hi all, I want to thank Nikki and Gina for their efforts in putting this together. You two have to be the kewlest people on the planet! I can't express what a wonderful time I had. And to the rest of the Wild Siders, you girls really do Rock! It took me a while to get used to the "papparazzi." as we walked thru the casino and down the street. Seems all the tourists wanted to have their pictures taken with us......such is the life of a rockstar. (a couple of them even wanted...errr ummm "backstage passes)." I especially loved going to Liberace's restaurant. We, like the restaurant decor, were so far over the top that I'm sure Liberace would have been proud. They say in Las Vegas that Liberace may not have been the greatest but he certainly was the most gracious! And I'm sure he would have gotten a big kick out of mingling with our group at his restaurant. Also, I have to give two thumbs up to the lingerie party. I had to keep re-applying my lipstick because my tongue was hanging out of my mouth. lol. So many gorgeous girls...omg! It was like a Victoria Secrets wrap party. Sometimes, though, its not the blockbuster events but the little things that we relish. Sometimes its just meeting one or two girls at the downstairs bar for a cocktail or meeting friends for breakfast. I loved just hanging out at the pool for some girl-girl chat. I guess I can summarize my feelings for this whole VWS event by saying...... Sign me up for next year!! Party on, xoxoxo, Glenda

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Gorden here Just saying thanks To Nikki and Gina. thanks for allowing me to your event. and thanks to all the girls, for allowing me to service them there drinks You all rock and are Rockstars. Best wishes till next year.

Gina says...
Glenda & Gorden,

Thank you for your sweet comments. Nikki & I were talking about this just today, it seemed like we we're constantly being pulled in several different directions at once and didn't get enough time to sit down and talk with everyone as much as we wanted, but I'm sooooooooooooooo glad you had a great time, and believe me, your presence only enhanced the Soiree! There is just one problem, now you are WildSiders 4 life, so we better see ya both again next year!!!!

Here's to ya both, you ROCK!!!

Just another lil update...The lovely and talented Mistress Divinyl sent me some awesome video (about 9 min worth) from our Lingerie Party!!!!!!! It's up over on the space that is mine page. It's a really great lil souvenir of VWS '09. Thanx a bunch, D!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:51 pm

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I'm working up a couple of other interesting projects, one of which is a book that can be published through our VWS Boutique. It would be like a memory book with photos and people's own recollections, so anyone who wants to participate let's get your favorite stories and anecdotes posted and we'll go from there!

Missin all you hot lil kitties just TONS! Post VWS depression strikes again!

Luv ya,
G


TinaHot says...
Well my post Wildside Vegas summary could go on for pages. Needless to say I had a great time. I think a dubious highlight was the poor chap in the Las Vegas Lounge who was made to give a $ donation to the local working tgals so he could chat me up or face the consequences (they were big girls and there was a shooting nearby later!) - I let him treat me to breakfast! Dancing on the table at Kraves was a buzz as was pole dancing at the LV Lounge. The biggest highlight was meeting everybody again - Frankie you are an icon. Gina and Nikki you are my friends. Lucas - well it was a pleasure to meet you. Robin - I will always be there for you. Lola - always a smile for you. D - you looked hot as ever. I could go on and on. Back in Sydney now and time to move on. I am putting together a show which hopefully will be premiered in the Spring - so look out Hollywood-lol. It was such fun to be Tina 24/7 and you were all so welcoming and sexy. I hope I get to see you all again next year. xxxTina

Janie says...
This was only my second time out with other t-girls, the first being at Fantasia Fair last October. While FF was a relatively sedate affair in a safe environment with plenty of time for introspection, VWS was none of those things! It was a sexy, sassy party week with barely enough time to recover from one night before the next one began!

Here are a few of my observations. These are my opinions, undeniably subjective and biased. I'll save the detailed post-mortem for my blog, which you can find if you are interested, by G00gling my username.

Biggest personality at the suite parties: Lucas. Kind, funny, personable - and a bit scary, he had everything going on! Nice weapons too!

Best outfit: Jennifer Long, Wednesday night. Look at the photos. 'nuff said.

Most intimidating person: Divinyl. She stands there, every hair in place, perfectly dressed and hugely beautiful. Knowing what she does in real life only makes it more difficult to approach her. But - and I hope I'm not giving away any state secrets - she is a really nice person, easy to talk to, friendly and without pretension. And, by the way, I feel obligated to report that she likes her eggs "over-average" whatever that is.

Biggest surprise: If you think a big, strong military type with a gravelly super-low bass voice in a blonde wig, heels and a dress doesn't make for an alluring combination, you haven't met Franky! Franky was one of the kewlest people I met this week.

Best person to argue with: Trisha. To have a good argument, you need a partner who is argumentative, opinionated, knowledgeable, thoughtful, smart, antagonistic, witty, and of course it helps if they are also wrong . I can't think of a better way to spend a couple of hours than to discuss life's philosophies and challenges with Trisha. I guess what I'm saying, Trish, is that I am attracted to your mind !

Biggest heart: Gina. A person with a near infinite capacity to make people feel loved and welcome and happy to be alive - God, you are amazing!

Biggest pain in the neck: Tricia. There were some pretty tall people at the party, but judging on neck pain alone, I had to look the farthest up to see Tricia. And is there a person nicer than Tricia to be found anywhere? I don't think so! Plus, Emily reports that Tricia's magic touch is still with her! (foot massage - shame on all your dirty minds!)

Most fun to watch: Jen and Copper with Jennifer Long at the Power Exchange. The unrestrained joy with which li'l Jen pummeled big Jen's poor ass and the shrieks that could be heard on the other side of the building, well, you couldn't help but enjoy that! As a personal note from someone who knows nothing about BDSM, the contrast between the exuberant way Jen operated as a domme and the quiet and intimate way Divinyl was doing it downstairs was quite interesting.

Biggest mistake: not staying at the Trop. Event planning was fluid, to say the least, and I was out of the loop most of the time. Being forgotten that many times can get to a girl's ego!

Best single moment: a spontaneous and unexpected kiss from Nikki out on the Strip on Tuesday night. Now don't going making fun saying awwww isn't that sweet... it was just nice. And, please do it again!

Most over-represented country: Canada. There were a surprising number of us from various parts of the country. Let's just call it the TransCanada Pipeline. (Not bad, eh?) And foremost among us is our new reigning queen, Ashley, who is such a sweetie! One of these days, I might be lucky enough to get a photo of Ashley in which she is NOT mugging for the camera! (Not bloody likely!)

Best decision: having breakfast at the Garden Room after the Piranha. Though the corned-beef hash was inedible, Franky and Robin had the whole table in stitches for more than a half an hour. Cici, Ashley, Divinyl and Emily know what I'm talking about. D in particular was just feeding them ammunition for their jokes. $20 was a small price to pay for the best show in Vegas. Our poor waitress didn't know what hit her!

Wildside Signature Moment: Franky, Robin and Tina arriving in a limo at Krave. I am still kicking myself for not filming their entrance; it was priceless for those who saw it. In particular, Robin's gleeful whoo-hoo! as she danced out of the car!

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:54 pm

CiCi says...
I guess everything kinda hit me last night. It was so stupid. I was watching Idol and Adam was singing with KISS. Hardly a sentimental moment. But I was watching a confident, talented, openly gay man (who has dabbled in drag) singing along with my boyhood heroes. And it all hit me. I started to get teary eyed. It was the culmination of a pretty amazing week.

I had arrived at Wild Side one week before. But it all began 30 years ago when I was an awkward teen and got caught up in the whole KISS thing. The big hair. The makeup. The sky high heels. I think you can see where this is going. I was invited to a Halloween Party and my friends asked me to be part of their foursome and dress as KISS. One of the other teen’s Moms made our costumes. They even cut out blocks of wood for platform shoes and nailed them to the bottom of my sneakers! Then they wrapped my sneakers and legs in duct tape and spray painted them silver to resemble big boots.

I didn’t realize all my fem feelings back then. But let’s just say, at a typical party in those days, I was the dorky kid who kept to himself. But… omg… the attention I got when I dressed like a costumed cat-faced rockstar! It was very intoxicating… and it left a big impression.

At my school, KISS was cool for about a week. They were just too cartoony for the Skynyrd-Zepplin crowd. (I, on the other hand, have never been known for my musical taste. I don’t have an ipod, but if it did, it would be full of artists critically panned for choosing style over substance. Spice Girls anyone? Britney? Gimme more!)

So I went back to being the dorky kid who kept to himself and dressed very straight.

Fast forward about 20 years and I started to loosen up a bit. My fabulous 40’s! (Hey! It’s never too late.) I didn’t go out much at first… I was mostly a Cyber Chick (C.C.). There are a lot of reasons I’m out a lot more now. One is the fact that I have the coolest wife in the world. Another reason is that I met some really cool LA chicks in the alt chat room (Tricia and Nicole Lashes ) and they convinced me to get out more. Thanks, babes!

But the other key thing for me was following the exploits of a certain trio of girls I saw on alt. There were pix of them traipsing around Vegas (in very short skirts!!) and I was immediately enchanted. Who were these girls? “What” were these girls?? They certainly weren’t drag queens. But, at the same time, they were light years beyond the typical crossdresser! So cute! So sexy! So fearless!

All I knew is that I wanted to be like them! I traded a few emails with one (Shannon) but I never really got to know any of them. Until last week. So thanks Nikki and Gina! Like everyone else, I want to thank you for all you did to make Wild Side 2009 such a success. But, even more so – I want to thank you both for Wild Side 2007! I wasn’t there (not by a long shot). But seeing the pix from your trip helped me sooooo much on my own journey. It’s amazing how many people you can affect when you just do your own thing. It sounds so simple, but when you think about it, is there anything in the world more inspiring than people who are actually brave enough to be themselves?

I’m proud to say that I met 50 people like that last week. And I hope I get a chance to meet you all again soon.
xoxo,
CiCi

P.S. Hugs to everyone, but special hugs to Jennifer and Divinyl – I felt like I knew you two the moment we met. Extra special hugs to my roomie, Stephanie Rene! Steph and I have known each other for years (online only), and last week was the first time we ever met. Steph, you made it all possible and you were everything I expected and more! Cute, thoughtful – and, let’s be honest, the possessor of the nicest ass in any room you'll ever walk into!! Talk to you soon, doll!


Nikki says...
'm so sorry there were sooooooooo many people I didnt get a chance to chat with for any length of time, including you two, Glenda and Gordon.
After lounging by the pool all day, it seemed we were always running late and rushing to get ready for dinner or clubbing. I did enjoy the bits and pieces of times we spent together Glenda, and our rides in the limos cracking jokes LOL.
And Gordon, please accept my heartfelt thanks for your help at the bar, having you take care of it was one less thing for me to worry about.
Now next year your an alumni, and be able to strut your stuff as a veteran

Tina
Couldnt have kept up to you if I tried . Seemed you and Frankie were always off creating your own brand of mayhem . Could you send me a copy of the poem you read at PF Changs ? Your a Viva institution babe, and you HAVE to come EVERY year FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE cause it just wouldnt be the same without you.

CiCi
Your story touched my heart.
I knew a little about your feelings/experiences from the wonderful blog you wrote and now your story is filled out a little more for me.
YOU were the first person I thought about when it was all over and realized that there were so many I hadnt spent much time with.
I'm really really sorry hon.
I sooooo enjoyed our e-mails before Viva and then it came and I was always being pulled this way and that, and I missed out on being able to sit with you and us get to know each other. My loss !!

I've said it before, and I'm sure people think its an overstatement, ... but it's not,
Viva changes people lives !
Maybe only a little for some, more for others, but were never the same people AFTER.
Thanks for relating how this, and previous years, impacted you.

Dont know what to say except what I already said, YOU were the first person that came to my mind when I thought about who I hadnt spent enough time with

p.s. A Kiss and Spice Girls fan? OMG, .... Gina, you can take it from here
( look for the pic of Gina in front of the Kiss statutes at the hard Rock )

Janie

lots more where those came from

I can finally talk about someone I DID have a chance to spend time with.
You and Emily are the BOMB !!!!
REALLY enjoyed our talks together and gotta tell ya ( whisper) more than once, as I looked into your big brown eyes and cute smile, I felt like I was being swept away

We Canadians DO ROCK !!!!! dont we

BTW
After every holiday, I'm in the habit of creating a Memory Book that I fill with photos, mementos, anecdotes etc. so that when I'm old and senile I can sit in my rocking chair and look through them and think " who the HELL are these bitches?"

Gina found that at our Wild Side store, we can make up our own Viva Wild Side '09 Memory book and put it up with the other Viva articles there.
Anyone interested?

p.s. Just so you know, all the items at Gina's Wild Side store are priced at the cost the store sells them for, there is no mark up, neither her nor I make anything from the sale of WS items

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:58 pm

Gina says...
All your stories and recollections are so priceless to me, I just can't even put into words how special they are, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart! I totally burst out crying every time I read them.

I have to concur with Nikki, in that I wish I had more time to spend with all of you, but I guess such is the life of a kitty herder .

CiCi,
I totally grew up loving KISS too. Although, I can't stand them now that they put imposter's in Ace & Peter's make-up. (Ace was always my fave). In fact, Trisha from LA used to own a recording studio and she gave me real studio used guitar picks from Ace, Gene & Paul...very kewl! We're also totally the same in our musical tastes! A spin through my i-pod would likely make people run out of a room, but hey, I still love it, and BTW, the Spice Girls rock! Thank you for your touching post! It totally warms my heart that all our crazy picture posting and story telling really hits home with people. I can't tell you how special that is to me, so again THANK YOU for that!

Janie,
What can I say, my LOVE sister! You & Emily were just sooooo wonderful! From the moment we hugged inside the LOVE theater, I knew you both were going to be fabulous party pals! I've got to apologize again for leaving you hanging that one night. I really felt terrible, hence the note that I had to write to myself saying...CALL JANIE! Just for everyone's general knowledge, Janie totally gets the Cameraly Wench award for the absolute best pic of the whole trip with her hot & awesome shot laid out on the bar at Liberace's restaurant. It was completely brilliant! She also shot many of my all-time fave pix from the trip, so here is to ya, babe!

Thank you all again for the kind words and love. You reactions and progressions are the reason Nikki & I do all this and we wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!!

BTW, the VWS "space that is mine" pic count now stands at around 300 with still Friday, Saturday and Sunday left to go! There is also an awesome video clip that Divinyl shot from Lingerie Nite. If you haven't seen it yet, you HAVE to check it out, it's such a hoot!

I know I'll be gushing more and more once the photos are all posted, but until then...here's to all of you, here's to us, and here's to VWS 4 EVAH!!!!!


Kim says...
VWS 2009 could not have happened without Gina and Nikki. Your effort and spirit made it happen—and made it great. Thank you.

I could only go to the Wednesday and Thursday soirees. Wonderful. So many great girls (and guys too). And so many great outfits. So many people in a good mood.

The Power Exchange was interesting—but only because the Wild Side was there. Several Wild Side members were kind enough to make “presentations” (demos?) at the PE. One that attracted a lot of attention was the “vacuum seal machine.” A lot of Wild Siders were eager to be sealed inside and many others were eager to then stroke their latex covered bodies. Check out the newest pics on Gina’s to see.

My one regret is that I could'nt stay Friday and Saturday. I’m not complaining—my four days in Vegas were equal to at least four months of normal days.

Because VWS 2009 was my first trans experience I underwent some kind of imprinting process like what happens with newly hatched birds. (And trust me, on Wednesday at the Lingerie soiree, Kim was newly hatched). Thank god I imprinted on the Wild Siders because the Science Encyclopedia says, “The effects of imprinting carry over into adult life and determine the mating and courtship behaviors of the adult animal.” So I guess we all know what direction Kim is heading.

Also important to me was the support and acceptance I received from all the Wild Siders. I feel very lucky and gratefull to have experienced the “overflowing kindness” mentioned by Lola a few posts back. Also like Lola, “Bless each and every one of you.” And double bless Nikki and Gina for giving all of us VWS 2009.

As Janie noted above, there were a lot of Canadians at VWS. Turned out to be a lucky thing, because the Canadian Tgirls and their SOs were fabulous, fun, and gorgeous. It made me want to move to Vancouver instead of Seattle. I wonder if Canada gives any extra immigration points for being a tran?

Bye for now,

Kim


Ashley says...
cici...i'm super glad you came! i was toally floored because you have these 'larger than life' pictures but in person you re so sweet and enchanting! it's funny that all of our life stories are so similar. nikki, i totally agree with you, it was so hard to get to talk to everyone, and there are so many that i would loved the spent more time with! i think VWS needs to be 2 weeks next year!
kaye...that is so cool you and maddy did tuesday v2.0!! i would have loved to be in the casino or wherever watching us do our thing!

miss you all!

~ash~



CiCi says...
Ashley,
MS. VWS'09(!!) how could anyone not be "sweet and enchanting" in your presence. you get back what you give out, girl.

Nikkidoll,
Don't worry about not chatting with me. I'm not much of a conversationalist any way. in a lot of ways, i'm still the "shy dorky kid" who keeps to himself. but i still met tons of girls and had tons of fun!

And Gina...
What can i say about you but, "Everybody knows she's looking good. And the lady knows it's understood." Rock on, Rockstar!

xoxo,
CiCi


Nikki says...
in a lot of ways still a " shy dorky kid" ? ...... that may be true, but in a lot of ways your also a hot, fantasy inspiring, tranny, fetish doll too !!!!
amazing what a few years of support, understanding, encouragement and sisterhood can do , isnt it

please accept this as an honest appraisal from one once ( and at times still ) shy, insecure kid to another

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 7:59 pm

Baby G says...
Hi All,

This is my recap during VWS09 that I wanna share with the group. It is kind of lengthy.

Tuesday Nite

Arrived at Trop around 11:00PM to check in. Dragged my half of my body weight luggage all the way to the room within 10 min. I was tired and hungry after all but still felt very excited. Phone called to Nicole about my presence in Vegas. The group had just finished dinner at PF Chang. They were all ready and willing for the late night fun at Studio54. Nicole and LeeAnn were kind enough to pick me up at Trop around 12:00am. I realized I did not have much time to prep myself so I just changed my top and shoes. Did a little bit touch up for my eyes and hair and grabbed my hang bag and ran.

As soon as I walked to the front door, I saw Nicole’s car. I was so excited to see them again but I did not expect Nicole’s vehicle was completely full already. OMG!!! I thought they were throwing me in the truck instead. Lol. I got into the back seat of her car with the left side of my body laid on three other ladies lap and I had no idea who they were since my vision were blocked by my hair. I could only listen to their voice and they didn’t sound familiar to me. My curiosity came into plate and I really wanted to find out who they were and how they looked like immediately but I couldn’t causz I was so locked up in one position inside the car. They could have done lots of thing to me if they wanted to **Grin** but they were kind enough to treat me very nice. By the time we got to MGM, finally I got to know who they were. They were lovely and gorgeous ladies – Divinyl, Lola, and Jennifer.

The club was filled with lots of people even it was Tuesday night. I finally had a reunion with the VWS ladies from 2008. It was my pleasure to meet with them again. There were also lots of gorgeous new faces. It was a blast that we had a big group having a good time together.

There was an incidence that I really wanted to bring up and I did not have chance to let everybody know during VWS09 event. I feel those who contributed themselves to help out should be recognized.

I had been restless for the past few days before came down to Vegas and I barely had any food going into my stomach since lunch on Tuesday. I only had little bit rest and snack on the flight. In studio54, I drank a long island ice tea and danced for a while. I felt pretty good. However I started to feel sick and dizzy after I ate my cereal bar. Not sure why. I was about going back to Trop on my own but I did not causz I felt I had extra 100 pounds on me all of the sudden. I stood aside for a little bit and hoped I would have felt better. Lola came to me and asked “am I doing ok”? I told her “I am but just feel little bit dizzy”. But I guess I was lying lol. My brain was kind of shut down on me after I talked Lola and I had no idea what happened next. Didn’t know how long I was unconscious. Once I woke up, I was sitting at the chair outside of studio54. I felt ok and in the mean time I felt there were couples of pretty angels next to me. They were kind enough to take care of me the whole time. They even walked me back to my room without any hesitation. I am so thankful they were there for me during the incidence.

Having such good heart and well-respect ladies should deserve a title as HEALING ANGEL for WildSide. Without too much thought, I asked Nicole to take me to the store to pick up a cake on the way to lingerie night as thank you gift for all three pretty Angels – Gina Maylano, Lola Lamour, and Tina(TinaHot). Cheer!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday

Went shopping with Nicole and Lee Ann at the outlet center for lingerie party in the evening. Did not find anything I like but Lee Ann and Nicole got lots of cool stuff. I decided to be a photographer for the entire night. Lots of killers shot from all gorgeous ladies were taken. It was intense to take quite a bit pictures in one night but it was worthy as well. Well I was not alone. D had been putting lot of effort for video filming as well. The entire video filming was done nicely. Very good commentary!!! You are not only Pro-Dom, you are also a pro film maker D. J

Gina gave me surprise by the end of the party. Green sexy outfit was passed to me and I was hesitating to try it on but what the hell and I did it for Gina anyway. I was so nervous and did not know why. Somehow I got through it. It was good experience and G gave her outfit to me as gift after. Thank you so much darling. XOXO.

Couples of us went to Bellagio after party. It was nice to walk in there with our classy looking outfit. Met with the DLV group. They were very nice. Even the organizer was kind enough to stop by to say hi and chatted with us. Couples of us even went into the lounge to dance together. Lee Ann and Nicole took off earlier. Kay and I stayed till they closed the lounge. Before we left Bellagio, we went to the ladies room first. There were couples of GG going in as well. As I walked into one of the slots and closed the door, I all of sudden heard lots of noises and they were loud and sound. (Use your imagination to figure out what that was. lol) I never thought they would come from a gorgeous looking GG. It was quite surprising to me. I tried not to lol but I could help it. I could only cover my mouth and tried not to make too much giggling sound. That was hilarious. Not sure if you girls had experience things like that in the past. I was lucky at that night, another gorgeous lady (Kay) walked me back plus a big warm hug before saying good bye. Thank you Kay sweetie J. Fun night!!!

Thursday

Went to Gina’s suite in the morning and met with couples of wildsiders. Couples of us had a casual photo shoots. Gina had sexy pink short short on and ready for the pool. Cute!!! We went down to the lobby for brunch, drink, and smoke. The weather was warmer than I thought and time for the pool rehab. It was quite hot in the afternoon. Even we stayed in the Cabanna plus some cold drink, it was not very helpful. I usually feel cold most of the time. If I feel it is hot, and it’s real hot on that day. Fell back to my room for a little bit and went out with Nicole to do some shopping for PE. Nicole and Lee Ann prepped and tested their stuff for the night very well before hand. The vacuum bed was awesome but vaccum cleaner was not working very well. Fortunately we already went to Home Depot to pick one up for the night. Walking into Home Depot as female was kind of funny to me, but it was good feeling and I never did that in my entire life till then.

Got to PE. The vacuum bed was setup. Volunteer was inside of it with vacuum on. Didn’t know how she felt at that moment but certainly I would not be the one to find out. CiCi and D had a intense section as I heard. Wish I would have seen the entire scene. Pole dancing was quite an experience for me. It did not look as easy as I thought. Now I do understand the strippers are working quite hard to make their living. 55 year old pervert came in and tried to molest us. Skinny Tina was one of the victims but finally we shooed him away and intended to put him into the vacuum bed. Lol. By the end of the night, everybody was at the balcony to get some cool air. Great night.

Friday

So ready for club Pirannah. VIP treat was awesome. Felt like a queen of the world. Lovely wildsiders danced along. Blue light swung in the air. It was fun but hot. Stop dancing every other song. Grabbed a drink and smoke to lax.

Saturday

Avoided the pool since it was over 100F/~40C. Hanged out in the casino. Was hoping to have dinner with the group before parting. I had to give up the idea causz I had early morning flight. Couples of hours for packing were expected. Sorry about not being able to say good bye.

It was nice to meet you all. Thanks Gina and Nikki for organizing the entire event to bring us together. Well done. The event has been helping me to grow a lot more for my fem life in the past 2 years. It was good experience for me being a full time girl day and night in Vegas this time.

G


Steph G says...
Sorry this took a while but last week was a bit of a daze after Vegas. Thanks so much to Gina and Nicki for all their efforts. I had a great time meeting all the girls and will be planning to be there again next year....think I'll avoid Krave though

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PostSubject: Re: The Aftermath of the 2009 Sin City Soiree! Please post your thoughts & recollections!   Sun May 24, 2009 8:04 pm

Nikki says...
Well, its FINALLY done !
It took Gina till 5 am this morning, but all the Viva pics are up, we limited it to only 500, sorry bout that
Its all chronological so each album is a day or two.
There's also a very kewl video that Di did of our Lingerie Party. Photos are phine, but if you want to get a real sense of what our partys were like, you GOTTA watch the video !!!
BTW, I missed that party, the silly, babbling, drunken bleach blond in the vid is actually a Nikki impersonater LOL.
We have some more videos, but were trying to figure where we can put them as your tube prolly wouldnt allow them. Any suggestions? ( Alt only allows 30 MB, way to small )

For those that havent seen it yet, there is a video from last year and a SUPER kewl slideshow G did, done to Elvis' Viva Las Vegas, that will blow you away.

Thanks so much for all your work , Thelma , and glad to see you got that OCD under control


Gina says...
As Nikki said, it's finished, and "they're magnificent!" All tolled; it's 6 albums & 535 shots of pure VWS gold! And, ya know...I still consider it a work in progress (yes Lou Lou, the ocd is coming along nicely...although it should be renamed OCW for "Obsessed Camera Whore" . I know there are still some shots out there yet to be posted, but for the moment, it looks fabulous! It was a complete labor of love and it both warmed and broke my heart reliving all those wonderful VWS moments!

Janie has added a really kewl slide show of her fave shots from the trip, complete with a fabulous Dean Martin soundtrack! As our Camera-ly Wench award winner, Janie has a FANTASTIC eye, so it's must see! I'll be adding some of D's other video clips soon, but I don't want to put people in complete Viva-overload.

So when you have some time, head on over to the VWS MySpace page.

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