The Very First Time.

The first time I say Rocky Horror Picture Show was in Greenwich Village, NYC. I got to see the whole spectacle. It was 1980. It was perhaps the best first and last date I ever had. It was the best first date with a guy I didn't know very well, but we never dated again (my choice--just before the second date, he proposed we move in together...we hadn't even had sex yet! ewwww too fast for me--but THATS another story for different board) So as I said, I got the whole tamale so to speak.....There were people dressed up just like the actors on the screen. THe audience squirted water pistols (I got very wet), threw toast, and spoke dialog along with the screen. It was perhaps the most fun I have ever had in a movie theater. The feeling of unity that everyone had for just two hours was awesome.

A few years later, Rocky Horror Picture show came to a midnight showing here in bucolic New Jersey...it just wasn't the same. No actors, no water pistols, no fun. I'm the parent of a near adult now myself...and I wish that my kids had this kind of adventure...for it really was an adventure.


sandnsurf sandnsurf
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9 Responses Jul 10, 2010

I love Rocky Horror and those midnight shows with the live casts and floorwalkers shouting their own versions of the lines are still around I played Rocky for a year and a half I wish I still had the shorts.

I love Rocky Horror and those midnight shows with the live casts and floorwalkers shouting their own versions of the lines are still around I played Rocky for a year and a half I wish I still had the shorts.

I remember this movie so well...In H.S. we had a theater that used to play independent movies...this was a staple. <br />
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Wow...what a story on the 'Cable Guy'...like, exit stage left....

Love that movie

Hello.<br />
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You posted something in reference to my Rocky Horror memory.<br />
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Have you ever seen the CABLE GUY?<br />
You know the movie with Mathew Broderick and Jim Carrey?<br />
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I had my very own Cable Guy...Literally he worked for our cable company. I worked in a local convience store. He asked me out and it really was a great first date. He was nice enough. I thought it was really cosmopolitan of the guy. I mean we are were both living in the backwoods of Southern New Jersey ( I don't know where you are from...but think about those guys from Deliverance--the mutants--thats kinda where I grew up--Southern New Jersey is nothing like its Northern counterpart--North jersey is really just a big suburb of NYC--but I digress)<br />
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So...we went out on this really cool date. Okay, the 2 hour car ride up and back was a bore, but there were good tunes on the radio. Great dinner, and of course Rocky Horror--fantastic date! I mean it was a long date....lasted about 8 hours, but I was young and it was fun.<br />
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AND then, he came in to where I worked and asked me to stop by his place after work. Well I did. He wanted to show me that he had cleared drawers, and fixed up his apartment, made dinner for us, and was ready for me to spend my night and the rest of my life with him! HUH???WHAT???EXCUSE ME????Whoa...boy..whoooaaaaa. I said, uhhh,,,gee I had plans and I thought he just wanted me to stop by.....ummmmm....I didn't bring any clothes...uh......I really gotta go....my moms expecting me for dinner........<br />
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I got out of there fast and soon after found a different job. This is before cell phones (can you imagine that? even before computers or video games other than in an arcade) I ducked his phone calls (YES I AM A WEASEL) and never spoke with him again.

I KNOW...we have Grease sing a long in Philly as well. I haven't been...you are right way too tame!

Actually, we still do Rocky Horror in the backwoods of NY. And this generation acts out to the movie 'Grease'. Wussies.

Actually, we still do Rocky Horror in the backwoods of NY. And this generation acts out to the movie 'Grease'. Wussies.

Yes, I agree...Tim Curry as Dr. Frankenfurter was HOT.....shame what age does to us now though (LOL)