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….
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!
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