I had a Blast!

My husband and I went out yesterday. We went to see Rocky Horror Show live. If you haven’t seen it, it’s quite something. Or am I the only one who didn’t know about its existence until recently? I can’t believe that the actual movie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, is the same age as I am, and I haven’t seen it. I guess it’s not a type of movie they show in Azerbaijan….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BuHZ10BWes

A few weeks ago, my husband said that the show is on at the end of January, but by the time we arranged childcare and got around to book our tickets, the show had sold out. My husband was disappointed, but I still didn’t know what I was missing out on. Then, three days ago, my husband had a hunch to check ticket availability again. Three tickets were available in the front row at a very reasonable price. Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity. Every seat in the theatre was occupied. It felt like a mass hysteria. There was only one spare seat next to us. A few minutes before the show started, a woman wearing very little approached us and asked whether she could take that seat. She told us that she was a fan and followed the show across the country. Well, not only did she know every move and word of the show, but she also shouted funny and sometimes rude things. Audience participation made the show extra memorable. It wasn’t just shouting at the right moments though. Probably 90% of the audience dressed up as the characters from the show. The audience was a show in its own right. When I was new in England, I remember a housemate dressing into something I considered outrageous at the time. She said she was going to see a show. I now know which show she went to see. I remember thinking at the time ‘You are not going to leave the house in that.’ It turns out she was pretty modest in her dressing up.

Anyway, it was such a great experience! We were very close to action. At some point, the main character came to the edge of the stage and made a direct eye contact with my husband. We danced, we laughed to the point that our facial muscles hurt, we had a blast. I can’t wait to see them again!

P.S. A group of fellow bloggers are sharing posts about things that made them smile. If you’d like more uplifting posts, head over to Trent’s blog and check out his #weeklysmile linkup.

36 thoughts on “I had a Blast!

  1. Oh Gulara, this is so much fun! I have never seen it either but I know that there is a whole ritual with dressing up that comes with it. I am glad that you had a great time. It’s definitely a smile worth sharing (wanted to write a smile worth smiling…). Have a great weekend with many more smiles 🙂

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  2. Amazingly, I have not been to Rocky’s Horror Show, but I LOVED the trailer you attached. I’m still laughing. Heck, I think I’ll go watch it again. Thanks for the chuckle. I can see why you enjoyed your date with your husband… a fun evening!

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  3. I have never seen the play, but I love the movie, many times. As a teenager I saw it maybe a dozen times. Even though I’m 100% straight, I used to walk around singing “I’m a sweet transvestite”!
    It sounds like you had a great time! Sometimes it is great to smile and laugh so much that your face hurts 🙂 I’m glad you had a blast. Thanks for the smile!

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    • Thank you for starting these wonderful series, Trent. I love that song, I haven’t stopped singing it since last night 😀 And if you have a chance to see them live, it’s an amazing experience. The audience makes it quite an extraordinary experience.

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  4. What a great night out for you! I have heard a lot about it, seen the film but thought you had to dress up in wild costumes (or nearly nothing!) to go. I love screenings of ‘The Blues Brothers’, when the whole audience sings along, shouting out the lines etc – great atmosphere but the show you saw takes that to a whole new level. Will you go again?

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    • Absolutely 😀 I’m even considering dressing up next time. The website of the show helpfully says that it’s not mandatory to dress up 😀 We were a few ‘normal’ ones. Fantastic atmosphere. Unforgettable. Thanks for reading, Annika. Hope you had a great w/e.

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  5. I’ve never seen it. My college room mate was in it when it was at our school but i never went to see it. They even presented it twice every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for two months but I never made. Perhaps one day.

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