Servers are down! Badgers are panicking! But there will be a Bards Day Concert no matter!
The fate of tonight’s planned Bards Day Concert on Laurelin is uncertain still, given that LOTRO is currently down. However, hobbits won’t lie down that easily!
Much like we did back in February with the Virtual Green Dragon Friday, if need be we will run the concert here instead, linking in relevant videos about Tolkien’s works and having the chat going strong in the comments section. Should the servers come back up, we’ll move swiftly onto Laurelin and get on with the show there.
The virtual concert starts at 7:30PM UK (2:30PM servertime), unless the game is up. See yer then, either here or in the game!
This is a “virtual” version of a concert we planned to honour the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. As such, I’ll update this post with (hopefully) interesting links and music videos during the next hours.
Else, the comments section is where you can chat with others and also offer up your own links. I’ll move some of them into the main post as the time passes.
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Above all, have fun!
7:15PM UK: The game is up again! Off to the Ivy Bush everyone! We may delay the start a little!
7:00PM UK And here is the voice of the old bard himself, reading the One Ring poem
6:51 PM UK: Here’s the latest official info from Turbine on what is going. “… we feel we are very close to restoring services.”
In true ‘Amorey’ style I will say “FIRST!” picks up her harp and giggles waiting for the concert to begin !
Welcome! Do check out the official news from Turbine in the link above.
Let’s kick things off with a few words of the master himself, see above! I’ll update the main post regularly with videos and interesting links. Please add yours in here too, and I can put some of them up in the main post.
Huugs Lina! I am here :D
A warm welcome! Still hoping the game will be up, but if not, we’ll do the best we can here!
*blush* I have to admit I never heard the man himself speak :D hehe
A real grandfather voice, I always thought. Very nice to listen to him read.
*sits down, wiggles in place in the virtual grass and looks expectantly at Lina with a mug of Barliman’s best in one hand and a biscuit in the other* Greetings, everyone!
Welcome! Oh, and biscuits too!
hihi.. All my favorite girls on one place! awesome!
I just logged into the game!
I brought plenty to share! *puts a huge plate of biscuits in the grass that would make even a dwarf blush*
*takes a seat*
Welcome! And please log into the game, we’re up and at it on Laurelin! *giggles*
yes the door seems unstuck!!!
Hullo all! Another disappointed badger here. But let’s make the best of it and have a great time!
Time to log in, everyone, the game is up again!
yay!!well it was agreat introduction with Tolkien anyway! I log on Ksys :)
Lina I am sorry but I cannot come to your concert…I am very sad. I hope you all have a wonderful time back in LOTRO and take a few screenshots or videos to share. Big hugs and I sent along a parcel of Jammy Dodgers and Jaffer Cakes too!
Aww, shame yer couldn’t make it. It was a lovely time! Miss Berry made a video of one of the songs too! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJoOjs-ATn8