I went to go see the Rocky Horror Picture Show last night, and I had a great time. Despite single digit temps, a relatively full house showed up, all looking for a good time amongst other non-conformists. Some brought props (I made sure to bring a newspaper to not stick out as a 'Virgin', someone who's never been before); others dressed up (or down). If you've never been before, it's a celebration of a cult classic: complete with inside jokes, live acting mimicking the movie, props, and lots of crown participation. Since the movie itself isn't exactly mainstream, you'll find that folks come dressed in a variety of, shall we say, provocative attire. Its a very accepting crowd, and people who may otherwise be self-conscious, feel comfortable coming out in fishnets, hot pants, corsets, etc ... Anyway, its all quite the experience. I always enjoy being around new groups of people, especially those who enjoy what they do and put time/effort into it.
One side note, while there and increasingly elsewhere, MySpace is becoming quite pervasive. You can overhear people talking about MySpace, promoting groups and activities via it, and generally being aware of it. More and more I find my real world friends are out there.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
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