About 30 years ago (akk!) I was a regular cast member for Rocky Horror Picture Show. I played Brad and graduated into the role of Frank. Sure, I was a lot younger and thinner...but that is another post entirely. My daughter Jenifer turns 20 today. This weekend, we took her to the +Clinton Street Theater to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
To say that things have changed would be an understatement. However, evolution can be a fun thing to witness. Like any creature, you can see the core of that familiar animal...something like RHPS is subject to the same things. WHile many of the familiar call back lines were still there, I was treated to some very new and fun twists. The T-Rex as Dr. Frank N' Furter was hilarious. There were some very clever lines that went along with that twist. But the funniest was the two aliens as Riff Raff.
So, to start the show, there was the usual Virgin call. But the Clinton gang has really amped it up since the old days. (GADS!) And now, the festivities are much more involved. There are some pre-show games played that are...different. And they allow for you to auction your own virgin away to endure special tortures...and if you think I didn't bid up for Jenifer's night...then you have not been paying attention.
|Jenifer...sold at a virgin auction! Worth every penny.|
|Yep...I'm wearing a kilt.|
In other news...I received the following email the other day...
You are safe...for now.
You will receive a day of event email with vital information including the start point and check point coordinated on the Monday () before the event date.
Things to keep in mind:
*You will be navigating the growing zombie population at night.
-wear appropriate clothing for the weather and darkness. We suggest reflective gear and/or headlamp/flashlight.
*This is an urban event meaning NO roads will be closed.
-please obey all city and traffic laws. You are on your own for this.
*Only coordinates will be given of the checkpoints.
-use mapquest, google maps, maymyrun.com or any other system to plan your route as there is NO SET ROUTE.
-consider using your smartphone to store the checkpoint coordinates during the event.
*You will be navigating through the streets and back to the start point which will stretch over 3 miles.
Thank you for joining us on this zombie adventure and we look forward to eating your brains soon.
Dawn of the Dead Dash Staff
Yep...another run coming up this October. Wish me luck.