@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents
The Rocky Horror Picture Show was released in 1975. I was only two years old. I had heard about it in my teens years, but had no real desire to see it. In fact, I thought people who did go to watch it were "weird." Gotta love the way the teenage brain works. Then during the summer of 1990, I met a group of great people while away at camp. When we all returned to St. Louis later that summer, we got together to see a midnight screening of this cult classic at the Tivoli Theater.
I had no idea what to expect. If you've never seen the movie "live" I highly recommend the experience. The crowd is always enthusiastic and helps make the night even more memorable. People threw toast, toilet paper, and other items throughout the 90 minutes of the film. They sing out loud and replace lines in the movie with sometimes vulgar words. It's great! I couldn't believe what I was seeing on screen and in the audience.
|Frank meets Brad & Janet|
After seeing the movie that summer before my senior year of high school, I became obsessed with it. I bought the cassette tape of the soundtrack and did the Time Warp at home every time I had the chance. I learned it well enough to do it in the green room prior to our drama club plays and not feel like a fool doing it. A year later when I finally got a CD player, one of the first CDs I got was the four piece 15th anniversary collector's edition. It included the movie soundtrack, the London theatrical soundtrack, an international soundtrack, and Songs from the Vaults. A friend of mine also made me a copy of an audience participation cassette tape, which is great. It's the entire movie with the sounds of the people watching the film at the theater.
|A motley crew|