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2013-03-05 09:22:50 AM
In hindsight, that movie sucked.
 
2013-03-05 09:25:28 AM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


Unless you were a fat person looking to take off your clothes.
 
2013-03-05 09:26:05 AM
Insight and Rocky Horror Picture do not belong in the same sentence together.
 
2013-03-05 09:27:31 AM

LineNoise: RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.

Unless you were a fat person looking to take off your clothes.


I'm only one of those, not the other.
 
2013-03-05 09:27:53 AM
I finally saw this a few years ago, in a theater as is the best way, or so Im told. I went with a couple of people who had seen it a combined total of 3000 times. Meh, at least I got to see some tits during the underwear scene
 
2013-03-05 09:28:00 AM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


Hindsight? The movie always sucked, that was part of the fun.
 
2013-03-05 09:28:28 AM
used to be fun going to watch in berkeley at midnight.
The movie is horrible, but on a big screen.. with audience participation-epic
 
2013-03-05 09:29:56 AM
Insight only if you are a Sweet Transvestite from Transexual, Transylvania.
 
2013-03-05 09:31:27 AM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


If you were watching the movie you lost the point.  The fun was watching the audience goofing off reacting to a barely-watched movie.
 
2013-03-05 09:31:52 AM
I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.
 
2013-03-05 09:32:16 AM
It's astounding.
 
2013-03-05 09:32:55 AM
The first time I saw the movie was on cable. I thought it was terrible. A few years later I was at a Halloween party dressed as a priest. The party was winding down and someone suggested we go to the midnight movies. When we got there, they were having a costume contest and I got pulled onstage. I won for best alternate costume. Apparently, Tim Curry has a scene as a priest early on. Been years since I thought of that.
 
2013-03-05 09:32:57 AM
<nitpick> It's the Rocky Horror Show's anniversary, not the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which came out in 1975.</nitpick>

/the play is better than the movie.
 
2013-03-05 09:34:07 AM
My brother was in a Rocky troupe in Edmond, OK in the late 80's.  He took me a couple of times.  I remember the girl who played Janet running around in her underwear.  She had a nice body.
 
2013-03-05 09:35:14 AM

evilmrsock: I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.


Shock Treatment was poorly directed and choreographed. It would actually be a good candidate for a remake, the core idea and music are good.
 
2013-03-05 09:36:23 AM
Saw a local production of the stage show this past October. It was a blast.
 
2013-03-05 09:38:38 AM
The audience participation part is really what made this in both theatre and cinema. People dress up, make call-backs, use props etc. It's great fun. With scantily clad boobies as an added bonus.

So what if it's not a great movie in and of itself.There's a lot worse out there that had a lot more spent on them. Plus, you don't go to see a great movie in Rocky Horror, you go to have a good time. And a good time is often had.
 
2013-03-05 09:39:14 AM
I saw this at several midnight showings in the early 1980's and the audience participation is what makes the entire experience great. Just sitting and watching it at home it is ok the first time.
 
2013-03-05 09:39:54 AM
I saw this opening week in Hollywood at The Egyptian with two of my friends. We were 14. We thought it was the best thing EVER and in hindsight it was - given our options at the time.

I never liked the audience participation stuff. I find it annoying.
 
2013-03-05 09:40:35 AM
Lost my virginity in the back row of the local Bijou Theatre to the Floor Show scene.

/Woo!
 
2013-03-05 09:42:49 AM

evilmrsock: I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.


Everything casts a shadow on you when you are at the bottom.

/I'm just saying
 
2013-03-05 09:44:39 AM
So here is my Rocky Horror story.

I already knew all of the songs before I ever went to the show because my mom (a child of the 60's and let's just leave it at that) had the albumn and I would play it a lot when I was a teenager.  She would not take me to actually see the movie so when I turned 18 I decided to go see it one night.

I called my buddy, one of the nerdiest kids I know --who actually wore those thick black glasses --and asked him what he was doing at midnight.  He said nothing, and so I said "We're going to a movie.  I'll pick you up".  So we went.  He had no idea what movie we were going to see.

This was in the Prudential Town Center outside of Detroit about 25-30 years ago.  They had a pretty active crowd.  Tons of rice and such being thrown around, the whole nine yards.  A good show, unlike some of the tamer ones I have been to since.

So we watched the movie and my friend had never seen anything like it before in his life.  We had a blast and hung out after the show at a White Castles (which became a post show tradition) since it was the only thing open.

We ended up going over 100 times after that.

Somewhere around the 20th time my mom brought me home a pair of tiny gold lame' shorts that she found in a thrift shop.  I bought some used hightop shoes and spraypainted them gold.  The theater said you had to wear a shirt, but an ACE bandage was good enough for them and so I started showing up dressed as Rocky.  (I had enough of a body at that point to pull off Rocky.  Today, not so much....)

We went every Friday and Saturday night as regulars, bringing along an even increasing amount of friends.   I even managed to find a "groupie" my friend nicknamed "plastic fark doll" who could do some amazing things.  The time she handcuffed me to a steering wheel in a church parking lot at 3:00am is a different story...

One day a friend bought an entire shopping bag of rice, opened it up in the front row, and declared war on the audience before the movie had started.   It was a Saving Private Ryan moment of Rocky Horror fandom.

My mom and her friends decided to go one night which was particularly embarassing as I'm strutting around in gold booty-shorts yelling "Asshole!" every time Brad comes on screen.   I sat on the other side of the theater and I think she was as happy about that as I was.

The gold shorts ended after two guys decided one day that they wanted to have them as a trophy.  They chased me around the theater, out of the theater, and across the parking lot.  I frantically made it into my car and locked it before they could aquire their gold lame prize.  After that I was too afraid to wear them anymore.

All and all I lost track of the amount of viewings at 117 and I estimate I went about 125 times.
 
2013-03-05 09:46:31 AM
There is a statue to Rocky in Philly.

There is a statue to Riff Raff in Hamilton, NZ
 
2013-03-05 09:51:16 AM

abfalter: So here is my Rocky Horror story.

I already knew all of the songs before I ever went to the show because my mom (a child of the 60's and let's just leave it at that) had the albumn and I would play it a lot when I was a teenager.  She would not take me to actually see the movie so when I turned 18 I decided to go see it one night.

I called my buddy, one of the nerdiest kids I know --who actually wore those thick black glasses --and asked him what he was doing at midnight.  He said nothing, and so I said "We're going to a movie.  I'll pick you up".  So we went.  He had no idea what movie we were going to see.

This was in the Prudential Town Center outside of Detroit about 25-30 years ago.  They had a pretty active crowd.  Tons of rice and such being thrown around, the whole nine yards.  A good show, unlike some of the tamer ones I have been to since.

So we watched the movie and my friend had never seen anything like it before in his life.  We had a blast and hung out after the show at a White Castles (which became a post show tradition) since it was the only thing open.

We ended up going over 100 times after that.

Somewhere around the 20th time my mom brought me home a pair of tiny gold lame' shorts that she found in a thrift shop.  I bought some used hightop shoes and spraypainted them gold.  The theater said you had to wear a shirt, but an ACE bandage was good enough for them and so I started showing up dressed as Rocky.  (I had enough of a body at that point to pull off Rocky.  Today, not so much....)

We went every Friday and Saturday night as regulars, bringing along an even increasing amount of friends.   I even managed to find a "groupie" my friend nicknamed "plastic fark doll" who could do some amazing things.  The time she handcuffed me to a steering wheel in a church parking lot at 3:00am is a different story...

One day a friend bought an entire shopping bag of rice, opened it up in the front row, and declared war on the audience before the movie had ...


Sounds like you might have lost your virginity that night in the parking lot
 
2013-03-05 09:53:35 AM
Washington's Gay Men's Chorus (not that there's anything wrong with that) did the Rocky Horror Show last year and it was fantastic.
 
2013-03-05 09:56:43 AM
I say that life is an illusion.
 
2013-03-05 09:57:21 AM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


That's the whole point. Except for Tim Curry.  He was fantastic.  The audience participation is RiffTrax before there was RiffTrax.  And each theater does it a little different.  Give it a try.
 
2013-03-05 09:58:15 AM
We usually pop it in around Halloween or so. It's become pretty standard viewing for that time of year, along with the original Halloween by John Carpenter.
 
2013-03-05 10:03:31 AM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Insight and Rocky Horror Picture do not belong in the same sentence together.


I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.

Back in 1999, at the Baton Rouge showings, I had some friends involved. I saw parts but never stayed for a full showing though. Bought the blu-ray and still get a kick out of it.
 
2013-03-05 10:07:31 AM

Mrbogey: I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.


A more apt analogy could not be found. It's a lot like an acid trip. If you're ready and go with the fark flow, its an experience you won't forget. If you are not ready for it, its an experience you want to forget.
 
2013-03-05 10:08:09 AM
karnal:
Sounds like you might have lost your virginity that night in the parking lot


Well, had I been a virgin I would have lost it that night...
 
2013-03-05 10:10:41 AM

Dr Dreidel: I say that life is an illusion.


Agrees:  www.wearysloth.com
 
2013-03-05 10:14:48 AM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


Don't worry. Once you have sex you will understand it.
 
2013-03-05 10:16:24 AM

verbaltoxin: We usually pop it in around Halloween or so. It's become pretty standard viewing for that time of year, along with the original Halloween by John Carpenter.


We watch those, plus nightmare before christmas.
 
2013-03-05 10:17:35 AM

Dr Dreidel: I say that life is an illusion.


www.wearysloth.com
Like his neck?
 
2013-03-05 10:24:28 AM
It was a great movie

Dance to the time warp again......Dance to the time warp again.......

Just a jump to the left.....and a jump to the riiiiiiggghhhht

Put your hands on your hips...........

Now I hope you all can't get that song out of your heads all day long pppffffttttt
 
2013-03-05 10:27:29 AM
CSB:

The only time I watched that movie in the theater there was this fat zit-faced white dude dressed in drag pantomiming Tim Curry on the stage in front of the screen.  Someone plastered this dude in the face with what appeared to be a full 32 oz soda.  Dude didn't miss a beat, just kept on doing his schtick.  Best part of the show.
 
2013-03-05 10:27:39 AM
always had a thing for Columbia

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2013-03-05 10:30:10 AM

NeoBad: It was a great movie

Dance to the time warp again......Dance to the time warp again.......

Just a jump to the left.....and a jump to the riiiiiiggghhhht

Put your hands on your hips...........

Now I hope you all can't get that song out of your heads all day long pppffffttttt


You could use a criminologist to point out those inaccuracies.
 
2013-03-05 10:36:12 AM
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Rocky...
 
2013-03-05 10:38:18 AM

NeoBad: It was a great movie

Dance to the time warp again......Dance to the time warp again.......

Just a jump to the left.....and a jump to the riiiiiiggghhhht

Put your hands on your hips...........

Now I hope you all can't get that song out of your heads all day long pppffffttttt


That could be a problem, but on if you'd posted the actual song.

CSB:
My first stage experience was a truly terrible university production of RHPS.  I was Dr. Scott, but since I didn't turn up until the last third of the movie, I got drafted into being a Transylvanian and Ralph Hapschatt.  It was an eye-opening experience.  Pity a lot of the kids we drafted were high schoolers, so all the bras and panties running around backstage were underage.  I saw a lot of floors and ceilings.

Years later, I went to see it in theatres with three legal-age hot chicks in lingerie.

/went home alone
 
2013-03-05 10:39:45 AM

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Rocky...


Finish the song this week!
 
2013-03-05 10:40:29 AM
Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.
 
2013-03-05 10:40:53 AM

abfalter: RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.

If you were watching the movie you lost the point.  The fun was watching the audience goofing off reacting to a barely-watched movie.


It's also fun to go to different locations and catch different troupes performing it, all kinds of things change from one place to the next.
 
2013-03-05 10:42:28 AM

karnal: Lost my virginity in the back row of the local Bijou Theatre to the Floor Show scene.

/Woo!


Back row sucks...

/Front row swallows...
 
2013-03-05 10:44:00 AM
Jack Lemmon over Tim Curry, worst Oscar snub ever.
 
2013-03-05 10:44:49 AM

karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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Yep... I concur.
 
2013-03-05 10:47:54 AM
When I was in rehab a few years ago for a broken hip (among other broken things,) one of the PTs had me doing some exercises. She said, "okay, now step to the left."  I said, " No, that's not right. It's a jump to the left and a step to the right," and proceeded to do the Time Warp. Hurt like hell, but it was worth it. All she could say was, "Oh...You're one of those."
 
2013-03-05 10:55:32 AM

unchellmatt: It's astounding.


Time is fleeting.
 
2013-03-05 11:02:37 AM

Snort: There is a statue to Rocky in Philly.

There is a statue to Riff Raff in Hamilton, NZ


Did they let him emigrate?  Thought he was turned down because he wasn't self-supporting.
 
2013-03-05 11:05:14 AM

karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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Magenta always pulled me in with her long red hair, red lips, and quasi-scary/crazy sex appeal.

jpgmag.com

Lick those lips baby...
 
2013-03-05 11:11:35 AM

someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.


Madness . . . takes it's toll
 
2013-03-05 11:15:09 AM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


Please have exact change.
 
2013-03-05 11:22:42 AM
I remember when the movie came out on video.  I wondered "why?".  I mean, where's the fun in just sitting around at home watching it?
 
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2013-03-05 11:22:46 AM

PanicMan: That's the whole point. Except for Tim Curry.  He was fantastic.  The audience participation is RiffTrax before there was RiffTrax.  And each theater does it a little different.  Give it a try.


That's actually a problem sometimes. I first saw it at college, and everybody was on a different script.
 
2013-03-05 11:23:40 AM

Bondith: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

Please have exact change.


Does madness accept EZ Pass?
 
2013-03-05 11:26:37 AM

Hagenhatesyouall: karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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Magenta always pulled me in with her long red hair, red lips, and quasi-scary/crazy sex appeal.

Lick those lips baby...


+1 for Columbia... And that scene, with her in her jammies and those Mickey Mouse ears? DAMNIT!!!

*pounds fist*


/You know where I'll be...
 
2013-03-05 11:30:32 AM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


But listen closely..
 
2013-03-05 11:31:07 AM
The Rocky Horror Show is 40.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is only 38.

Carry on.
 
2013-03-05 11:36:40 AM

Oscar_Madisons_cleaning_lady: All she could say was, "Oh...You're one of those."


One of those fabulous people?
 
2013-03-05 11:41:41 AM
My CSB (or not):

First saw the movie in 1977 or 78 in a theater in Highland Park, a Dallas suburb.  A woman I was seeing took me--I'd never heard of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Just before the movie started, some fat dude walked onstage and the crowd went nuts.  I asked my date who the guy was and why everyone was screaming...she told me I'd figure it out.  Movie starts and a few scenes in I realized that the fat guy was Meat Loaf.  Turned out he grew up in Dallas and was visiting friends in the area.

Only saw the movie one other time, on acid in Chico, CA, in 1980.  That certainly livened it up.

/what's a radio picture?
//egads, I am one old motherfarker
 
2013-03-05 11:42:37 AM

There I Was: My CSB (or not):

First saw the movie in 1977 or 78 in a theater in Highland Park, a Dallas suburb.  A woman I was seeing took me--I'd never heard of Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Just before the movie started, some fat dude walked onstage and the crowd went nuts.  I asked my date who the guy was and why everyone was screaming...she told me I'd figure it out.  Movie starts and a few scenes in I realized that the fat guy was Meat Loaf.  Turned out he grew up in Dallas and was visiting friends in the area.

Only saw the movie one other time, on acid in Chico, CA, in 1980.  That certainly livened it up.

/what's a radio picture?
//egads, I am one old motherfarker


I have awarded it full CSB honors.
 
2013-03-05 11:49:39 AM

karnal: always had a thing for Columbia

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I had a think for Columbia, too.   Also for a chick in high school who was a dead-ringer for her....
 
2013-03-05 12:01:33 PM

MrJesus: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

But listen closely..


NOT for very much longer.
 
2013-03-05 12:03:41 PM
Get the f*ck off that desk!
 
2013-03-05 12:04:09 PM

MrJesus: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

But listen closely..


Not for very much longer...
 
2013-03-05 12:05:10 PM
The first time I ever got felt up was at my very first Rocky Horror Midnight Show, Halloween in the 90s. The mass de-virginizing involved taking off your bra and flinging it over your head. I wasn't wearing one, oops! Never seen so many damn good looking Transvestites in one place at one time.

/CSS
 
2013-03-05 12:06:21 PM

23FPB23: I remember when the movie came out on video.  I wondered "why?".  I mean, where's the fun in just sitting around at home watching it?


"Why" = Beer

In other news: Susan Sarandon is the sexiest average looking chick EVER!
 
2013-03-05 12:38:06 PM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


It was great when it all began.
 
2013-03-05 12:49:28 PM

Tenga: Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.


And Malcolm McDowell plays one of the granddads.
 
2013-03-05 12:55:34 PM
Saw it many times at midnight in New Orleans in the early 80s at some theater near the Lakeview area.  I don't remember the name of the cinema but I surely remember staying up all night doing wild stuff.
 
2013-03-05 01:03:30 PM
Once or twice, when moving to a new city, I had a foolproof method of finding new friends. During the wedding scene, when Riffy would stab the stab the pitchfork into the ground, I would run down front and get stabbed in the head. Excellent ice-breaker, if you're wanting to get "in" with the right crowd.
 
2013-03-05 01:25:56 PM
I haven't been to see RHPS in ages. I met my first husband waiting in line at RHPS. Went home
with him that night and we were married a month later. That marriage lasted just under 3 years.

Yes, the movie sucks - if you're trying to watch it as a serious movie. But cinematic value isn't
why you go.

The Athens Theater here in downtown Deland does a production once or twice a month. I know
my husband wouldn't go - it's so not his thing. But I've highly recommended that my oldest son
go at least once to experience it.

/ Dammit Janet...I wanna screw...
// Ding dong...arsehole calling...arsehole cookies for sale!
 
2013-03-05 01:39:40 PM

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mrbogey: I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.

A more apt analogy could not be found. It's a lot like an acid trip. If you're ready and go with the fark flow, its an experience you won't forget. If you are not ready for it, its an experience you want to forget.


I WAS on acid the first time I went.  It was as unreal as you might expect.
 
2013-03-05 01:46:41 PM

SirHolo: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Mrbogey: I always took it as the film equivilant of a drug trip. Not much to explain. It is whatever your experience makes of it. Usually fun if you're in the right frame of mind but god awful if not.

A more apt analogy could not be found. It's a lot like an acid trip. If you're ready and go with the fark flow, its an experience you won't forget. If you are not ready for it, its an experience you want to forget.

I WAS on acid the first time I went.  It was as unreal as you might expect.


My last experience with acid was at a friends house during HS. I watched a girl get up on the table and start stripping to the music, when she bent over and dropped her panties I saw bats fly out of her snatch.

So while I can imagine a little, I do not think I can even begin to fathom the horrors you saw
 
2013-03-05 01:46:49 PM
seat wetting?

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-05 01:59:17 PM

quickdraw: I never liked the audience participation stuff. I find it annoying.


Add a dose to the mix and it can get downright depressing.
Or so I have heard.
 
2013-03-05 02:00:00 PM

natas6.0: used to be fun going to watch in berkeley at midnight.
The movie is horrible, but on a big screen.. with audience participation-epic


In my lifetime highlight reel goes the night at Burning Man when the folks who schleped out a giant circus tent and built a temporary movie theater inside played Rocky as the nightly feature.  There was something about watching the movie that had been a beacon and an anthem to myself and all the other lonely isolated freaks in my teen years being played to a packed house with the best audience particpation ever at the event that  represented the final triumph of geek/freak culture.  Hell, the cast, including Frankie  were probably in the LEAST outrageous outfits in that room
 
2013-03-05 02:32:27 PM

abfalter: So here is my Rocky Horror story.


This is actually not my story, but my best friend's story.  Every year the old theater in New Bedford used to host UMass Dartmouth's annual Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween production.  So my friend is there with her friend, and she's a wee bit buzzed at the time.

So they get to "Sword of Damocles" and out comes Rocky.  Actual (dyed) blonde hair, actual build, and so on.  He goes for his run, and my friend, who is sitting on the aisle, jumps up in front of him and just screams "God I wanna fark you!" He looks at her confused for a second, not having heard what she said over the music, and keeps going on the run.

Flash forward to almost three years later, and my friend's dating this guy we'd been hanging out with at UMass.  They're exchanging stories about crazy things they've done, and she tells him the story.  Then he tells the story back to her.

We ended up playing "Sword of Damocles" and "Time Warp" at their wedding, the rest of the family loved it.
 
2013-03-05 02:39:22 PM
Heh neat collection of CSB's. Great start to the day
 
2013-03-05 02:39:45 PM

abfalter: Dr Dreidel: I say that life is an illusion.

Agrees:

www.wearysloth.com

Pull his tie and his neck disappears!

Pull his neck and his dick disappears!
 
2013-03-05 02:50:02 PM

Mr. Cat Poop: Tenga: Little known fact: the guy that played Riff Raff, Richard O'Brien, voices the role of Phineas and Ferbs dad.

And Malcolm McDowell plays one of the granddads.


And I believe Barry Bostwick plays the other grandfather.

You can call him Agent P.
 
2013-03-05 02:59:23 PM

RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.


They didn't make it -- FOR YOU!!!
 
2013-03-05 03:01:07 PM
Well, off to the Googles.
The creator has got to be a fan of TRHPS or something.

/Ferb, I know what we're going to do today.
 
2013-03-05 03:38:06 PM
Never seen the movie in a theater; only at home. Still enjoy it.
 
2013-03-05 04:10:51 PM
...let's do the Time Warp again...

/dammit Janet
 
2013-03-05 04:20:01 PM

carrion_luggage: RexTalionis: In hindsight, that movie sucked.

They didn't make it -- FOR YOU!!!


hopestillfloats.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-05 04:24:24 PM
CSB Time:  I used to go most weekends in high school and after. (early 80's, don't judge me!). I started going because A) A hot girl in my class wanted to go so she could wear her lingerie and fishnets and B) I had a car and weed so she was willing to go with me.

I got to know her really well and was dating her before I found out she was the sister of one of my friends. (he was a class ahead of me). She had apparently been confiding in him about our exploits including drinking, drugs, sex, and partial nudity on the drives home.

Yeah, that was a little awkward.
 
2013-03-05 04:26:29 PM

evilmrsock: I still think I like Shock Treatment better. It's a shame that movie is overshadowed the way it is.


THIS. Jessica Harper's voice puts me in a trance.
 
2013-03-05 04:38:55 PM
So you had a flat, well how about that!

Meatloaf again???

/many classic lines in this movie
 
2013-03-05 04:48:25 PM

Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll


So  that'swhy their house was in the middle of their street.
 
2013-03-05 05:00:19 PM

Bondith: Surly U. Jest: someonelse: unchellmatt: It's astounding.

Time is fleeting.

Madness . . . takes it's toll

Please have exact change.


*shakes tiny fist*  Oh well:

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2013-03-05 05:50:21 PM
Shouting out to Decadence and the gang at the Majestic Theatre (now a night club) in Madison, WI circa 1987-88! If you want to get in touch with me rhpsfans at fondoo net

Fun Fact: The guy wearing glasses in the top left of the first photo with his arms spread (Joel) was one of the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. One of those pics you've seen, of bodies wearing Nike sneakers, is him.

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2013-03-05 06:26:27 PM
I have tons of great memories from RHPS in the Twin Cities.

One of my favorites is the night we moved from The Heights Theater to The Riverview. Our cast leaders took our precious copy of the film, mono with Superheroes, and about 60 cars drove to the new theater together.
 
2013-03-05 06:46:40 PM
Used to attend in the 80s in Indianapolis (was there for AIT), and we were able to smuggle all kinds of things into that theater with our large, black Army trenchcoats. Including bottles of peppermint schnapps we'd pass up and down the aisle so everybody could have a swig. A few years later at PLDC ("sergeant school") we devised a set of drill & ceremony commands to lead troops through the Time Warp. It was good for morale!

/drinking... those moments when
 
2013-03-05 06:48:05 PM
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a great movie.  I'm continually baffled by the fact that so few people seem realize this.  I guess they're all too busy shouting "Slut!" and throwing crap at each other to actually notice how awesome it is.
 
2013-03-05 07:15:39 PM
Spent a lot of my Saturday nights in the mid and late eighties at the Eighth Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village seeing RHPS.  The guy who MC'd at Eighth Street, which is sadly history, was Sal Piro, who's still the president of the RHPS fan club.  This is where all the audience participation stuff got started.  Halloween was LEGENDARY.  As a straight movie, it's cute, Tim Curry is great but it does drag in a lot of places.  The soundtrack, though, still holds up after all these years and every once in a while I get an itch to go see it again in the theater just because it was always so much fun.

/"It's no crime to give yourself over to pleasure."
//"IT IS IN NEW JERSEY!"
 
2013-03-05 07:25:07 PM
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fark that chin! fark that chin! fark that chin!
 
2013-03-05 08:27:26 PM
I went more than a few times in college (my roommate was Rocky in the cast).  The Rialto let you get away with just about anything.   JUST about.

The only callback the production manager ever got upset about was one night during Frank's "Dream it":

Whatever happened to Faye Wray? That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.

LIKE A HOMESICK ABORTION!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD A HOMESICK ABORTION STUCK TO YOUR LEG!
 
2013-03-05 08:40:01 PM

UNC_Samurai: I went more than a few times in college (my roommate was Rocky in the cast).  The Rialto let you get away with just about anything.   JUST about.

The only callback the production manager ever got upset about was one night during Frank's "Dream it":

Whatever happened to Faye Wray? That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.

LIKE A HOMESICK ABORTION!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD A HOMESICK ABORTION STUCK TO YOUR LEG!


Well, that took me back. I still may have toast in my hair...but at least I still have hair.
 
2013-03-05 09:03:43 PM
Whatever happened to Faye Wray?

SHE WENT APEshiat! (reference to her being institutionalized)

That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.


LIKE APE shiat!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD APE shiat CLINGING TO YOUR THIGH!
 
2013-03-05 09:07:02 PM
Your mission is a failure.
 
2013-03-05 09:08:51 PM

ChubbyTiger: Your mission is a failure.


Your hairstyle's too extree-eeeme.
 
2013-03-05 10:01:51 PM
Now overreact, Riff!
 
2013-03-05 10:08:27 PM

The Muthaship: Now overreact, Riff!


HE NEVER LIKED ME!
 
2013-03-05 10:18:15 PM
Watched it on Dvd at g/f's house in the late 90s. Totally underwhelmed. Much like I was by her oral skills.
 
2013-03-05 10:22:14 PM

23FPB23: I remember when the movie came out on video.  I wondered "why?".  I mean, where's the fun in just sitting around at home watching it?


I agree and masturbation doesn't count.

However, the tapes were good for people who were practicing for the show.
 
2013-03-05 10:52:07 PM
lol I remember when people pretended to like this movie back in high school.
 
2013-03-05 11:01:51 PM

Novart: lol I remember when people pretended to like this movie back in high school.


We watched it on a band trip once.

Well, half of it.
 
2013-03-05 11:13:44 PM

Bondith: Novart: lol I remember when people pretended to like this movie back in high school.

We watched it on a band trip once.


That one time? At band camp?
 
2013-03-06 12:11:44 AM

John Buck 41: Bondith: Novart: lol I remember when people pretended to like this movie back in high school.

We watched it on a band trip once.

That one time? At band camp?


Sadly, Alyson Hannigan wasn't in my band.

Neither was Susan Sarandon, come to think of it.
 
2013-03-06 04:27:50 AM
I feel sorry for people whose only rhps story is "thought it sucked." But then I remember that they're douchebags.
 
2013-03-06 06:55:44 AM

UNC_Samurai: I went more than a few times in college (my roommate was Rocky in the cast).  The Rialto let you get away with just about anything.   JUST about.

The only callback the production manager ever got upset about was one night during Frank's "Dream it":

Whatever happened to Faye Wray? That delicate, satin draped frame. As it clung to her thigh.

LIKE A HOMESICK ABORTION!

How I started to cry...

YOU'D CRY TOO IF YOU HAD A HOMESICK ABORTION STUCK TO YOUR LEG!


SCREAMING MOMMY MOMMY TAKE THIS COAT HANGER OUT OF MY EYE!
 
2013-03-07 07:56:09 AM

Austinoftx: Shouting out to Decadence and the gang at the Majestic Theatre (now a night club) in Madison, WI circa 1987-88! If you want to get in touch with me rhpsfans at fondoo net

Fun Fact: The guy wearing glasses in the top left of the first photo with his arms spread (Joel) was one of the Heaven's Gate cult suicides. One of those pics you've seen, of bodies wearing Nike sneakers, is him.

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I was stationed with a guy, who was quite goofy in his own way, whose uncle was in that cult too.

/csb
 
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