The limelight is still slang for stage. It referred to people being in the centre of attention.
Limelight was first used for indoor stage illumination in the Covent Garden Theatre in London in 1837 and enjoyed widespread use in theatres around the world in the 1860s and 1870s.
The “lime” in limelight refers to burned limestone, not the fruit. Burned limestone gives off great quantities of brilliant, white light when heated. To make a limelight, a small piece of lime is heated by burning a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen gasses. The white light from the glowing lime is then focused with a lens or a mirror.
Instead of heating up a block of calcium oxide to create a bright white light we have translated lime literally, as the color, to mix with the light and create a cold lime summer vibe. A modern take on the first ever stage illumination.
On this stage you can feel like Biggie; “Now I’m in the limelight, ´cause I rhyme tight, time to get paid, blow up like the world trade!”
On this stage you can be in the brightest part of HAVEN.
"Playing in the limelight 14:30”.