Let's Do the Time Warp Again!

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The year I was 16, I went to Rocky Horror every weekend, practically, I even had my birthday party there that year. I never dressed up, but wore a vest just covered with Rocky Horror badges that I bought from an old man who worked outside the Tiffany with his little Chihuahua. It was a fun year, that's for sure.

Were you ever a fan? Did you dress up?

-- Kymm Zuckert (hedgehog@hedgehog.net), October 30, 2000


Ha! The first time I went to RHPS at a midnight show, people weren't even dressing up yet! It was 1977 and in those days it was playing at a theater on 6th Ave. in the Village, before the move to the 8th Street Playhouse where all that started.

But there were squirt guns and newspapers even then.

-- Greg B. (gberon@yahoo.com), October 30, 2000.

I've lost count of how many times I've seen it: more than 10, less than 20, in at least Boston, New York, Provincetown, Paris. And the time I went in Paris, I ran into some old classmates.

Never dressed up to go to it, though I was Magenta one Halloween. And one of my friends still says she's going to have the Time Warp at her wedding.

-- Diana (diana@alum.mit.edu), October 30, 2000.

I was, am, and always will be a RHPS fan. I simply adored Anthony Michael Head and thought Eric McCormick was passable if a bit over-rehearsed. The remainder, save the finale, was pure unadulterated rubbish.

Mostly I was disapointed that you couldn't hear the audience call-outs over the band. What's the point if you can't hear the call-backs?

-- DinoNeil (nheidorn@hotmail.com), October 30, 2000.

oh yeah. used to go and watch it at the old uniondale mini cinema. oh! the smell of pot and cheap wine... went to see it with almost every guy i was ever serious with...

-- nicole (nicolemrw@go.com), October 30, 2000.

I was around twenty when I first went to see it. Didn't have a clue about the movie at all...I just decided to go see a movie and it was the only one playing at midnight. After that, I was hooked.

Nobody can beat Tim Curry!

-- Nance (gandg@alltel.net), November 01, 2000.

I did the Time Warp at my wedding. So yeah, Im a fan. Probably over 20 times, mostly in high school. Am planning to be Magenta this year for Halloween, by a quirky act of fate...strange you should ask...

-- tango (tango@stratos.net), November 02, 2000.

I will -never- forget the first time I saw the Rocky Horror Picture Show, which was with you, Kymm, you, in Detroit Thanksgiving 1981, when we were staying with Kata's family. The three of us met up with Tony and Drew McVety and Drew's friends from Port Huron, and I remember being so astonished that the cinema staff were confiscating switchblades from moviegoers! Being a total wetback from the bayous (I had NO CLUE what it was all about), I was -very- unaware of the expected level of audience participation. When I wasn't quivering in anxiety, I enjoyed it very much.

I still very much want to know what that guy in the smoking jacket and cravat was saying. All I can remember of his scenes is some girl in the audience screaming "WHERE'S YOUR FUCKIN' NECK???!!!!!!" I saw it five or six times in Boston during my college days, but at every performance, he was always outvoiced.

/Robert, in the Hermione Gingold role

-- Robert (rbdimmick@earthlink.net), November 06, 2000.

I'm *doing* the Rocky Horror Show (the musical version, not the movie cast thingy, although I've been doing that for over 10 years) right now as a Phantom and the dance captain.

Rocky was the first place I went to that afforded me absolute acceptance because I had the decency of bringing enough rice to share and memorizing a few AP lines. Before I knew it, I had friends and was performing on a regular basis. And you know what? I've *never*, *ever*, gotten a fat comment at Rocky, or a negative red headed thing. This includes times when I've performed Frank or Janet. People there are that nice.

There's a good show in Woodbridge, NJ that I frequent. The NYC cast can be pretensious (admit it, guys) so I prefer to go somewhere I can mix with them and get to know them.

-- Delirium (delirium@unscene.com), November 08, 2000.

The one and only time I saw it in the theater was 1979. When the theater that ran it closed a couple of years ago, there were still stains on the screen from people throwing things.

-- Catherine (catcoicrit@earthlink.net), November 15, 2000.

I have never seen it. I must be the only person in America who hasn't. I always meant to, but somehow never got around to it. I'm deeply ashamed.

-- Bart Tangredi (btangredi@yahoo.com), November 23, 2000.

And how about the Marx Brothers festivals in the early-mid 1970s...It always amazed me that a theater full of teenagers sat still, listened, and actually applauded Harpo's solos.

-- Noel Sturtz (nds88@aol.com), November 11, 2002.

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