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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

Last night, I went to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. For the first time.

Oh. My. Gosh.

Let's start from the beginning. One of my A-100 classmates from The Winning 156th sent out a message saying he was going to the Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS) on Friday night and asked if anyone wanted to go with him. Now, I've heard of RHPS before, but I knew literally nothing about it before going, other than that people throw things and yell during the movie. I've never seen the movie on TV, and I knew nothing about the RHPS culture.

I was completely flabbergasted by the entire event. First of all, as soon as I arrived, I realized the night was going to be weird. There was a guy wearing nothing but golden underwear, scantily-clad women, and even some (disgustingly) scantily-clad men. Oh, and then while we were waiting to enter, a group of people wheeled a full-size coffin into the theater. Because, that's normal when you go to movies. Riiight.

Luckily, I was attending the RHPS with folks who had seen the show before, so they coached me a little and helped me understand the madness. So, the movie gets rolling, and people immediately begin yelling things. Hilarious things. Witty things. Super vulgar things. But still funny things.



During the movie, we danced the Time Warp (video above), we threw cards, we waved glowsticks, we covered ourselves with newspaper.. we did all kinds of really strange things. But you know what? It was all so much fun. I thoroughly enjoyed myself once I stopped thinking about how absurd it all was.

In summary, it was really a great evening spent with great people. I'd like to do the RHPS again sometime, but I need some time to process it and let it sit first. Maybe in a few years, hahaha.

One last little tidbit: Leslie over at Destination: Diplomacy posted a video the other day that has taken me by storm! I didn't even realize that Will and Jada (Pinkett) Smith had a daughter, but apparently, they do, and she's pretty talented. The video below is her new single that just came out. It's definitely my current guilty pleasure song:



On a slightly related note: what's your guilty pleasure song? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time...peace.

Oh, PS - The Rally to Restore Sanity was GREAT today. No word yet on how many people were there, but there was a massive amount of people there. Well done, Stewart/Colbert.

4 comments:

  1. "That's just my Baby Daddy" .... ;)

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwnefUaKCbc
    Janelle Monae

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  3. how funny. I used to go to RHPS in high school!! Sounds like it hasn't changed!

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  4. Here's my confession: I used to do RHPS...I've seen it A LOT...I lost count at about 40 times, and I estimate now that I've seen it about 60 times.

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