Last night I did something I haven’t done in …. 20+ years. I’ll refrain from mentioning the actual number of years. I went to the midnight Halloween showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. I took my 14 year old daughter and three of her friends and off we went. I wish I had pictures but it was too dark so you’ll have to rely on my descriptive skills.
There were a fair number of Dr. Frank-N-Furters, a couple of Rockys wearing nothing but shiny gold shorts. Mmmm, nice. Although one of them also had no shoes on but was running around wearing nothing but tiny short socks. My daughter’s friend goes “That’s Devon, one of my camp counsellors.” Oh, well, she’s seen a lot more of Devon than she ever has before. There were Riff Raffs and Columbias and Brads and Janets. Also a fair number of princesses, bunnies, and variations on the sexy “whatever” theme. Along with one goth Mom accompanied by Bunnicula, Charlie Chaplain and a pirate. I really hope the red hair dye truly does wash out.
There was a lot of good natured fun as we waited on the sidewalk for about 45 min. to get in. When cars would go by they would honk and everyone would cheer madly. The funniest thing I overheard was a young man dressed up as a woman say quietly to his friend “I’m not sure I should be saying this, but I’m REALLY liking wearing these clothes.” So I’m not sure there is a cross-dresser in the making or he was just really drunk. The fact that everytime a bus stopped he would run up wave at people, scream and proclaim to have “virginized” the bus may lead me to believe the latter.
Once the movie started everyone was very into it, playing along, tossing rice and toast and toilet paper and shouting out lines. I still found rice in my ear this morning. There was dancing, clapping and laughing and an entire theatre on their feet doing the Time Warp is a sight to see. So we had a great night and I’d say next year if you get a chance to go you should, just for the experience at least once.
I tried to include the Time Warp video so you can all practice and be ready for next year but WordPress is giving me fits. So here is the link. I hope everyone who celebrates had a fun Halloween night and that you are enjoying a sugar coma today.