Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween and the Graveyard

Another Halloween has come and gone and with it, another Haunted Graveyard in our back yard. Despite the rain this year, many of the neighborhood children came to see the work that my wife, Jake and myself had put into the display. Last year, after all the hard work, it rained the entire time and only one group of kids saw the exhibit the next day.
 Our 4 year old daughter really had a fun time with the exhibit, she wanted to touch everything and nothing scared her. Unfortunately, she quickly went on sensory overload and we had to severely cut her back on the time in the yard. Hopefully next year she will be able to be more of a help with the setup and execution of the exhibit. 

Here are the pics of our Graveyard.

 This is our Daughter Elyssa


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Rocky Again

Once more we went to see TRHPS with the same people performing as was in my last blog. Again, it was a memorable experience. Though we waited past the midnight showtime for the movie to begin (probably because though it was a sold out show. Some of the seats did not get filled so the SRO people were able to sit for the show.), it was worth the wait. The show that the Outskirts performed before the main feature was short but funny. There might have been more, but time constraints wouldn't allow it.
Once again, the actors added to the performance, not hindered. The audience played along with the performers and were allowed to shout their lines at the screen and were able to be heard by all. (Water pistols were not allowed, probably due to the fact that with the close quarters of the venue, safety was a prime concern.) Some (ahem) added features were added to this performance that was not in the previous performance at The Palace. The woman who played Columbia did do a scene topless, which may not be appropriate for the younger age group. However, the show is on a midnight and it is a movie about an alien transvestite making a man to have sex with, so adult things will happen.
All in all, this is a show that I can't wait to see again next year, and all the people who went with me and my wife this time had a great time too. Bravo Ouskirts  for a job well done!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rocky at The Palace

The wife and I went to see The Rocky Horror Picture show at The Palace tonight. Many years ago, in our youth, my wife, Carole and I went to Wolf Road to catch RHPS at one of the two venues that showed it at the time. It was a great date night!!! Doing the Time Warp and yelling at the screen was a highlight to a boring, school laden week. Afterwords, we would head over to Denny's and meet some of the other fans and talk about the movie and any new lines that we might have tried out that week. Those were great times.

Since then, we both grew apart, found each other again, got married and had a beautiful daughter. Last year we found out that they were showing RHPS not once, but twice on Halloween week. On Monday, was The Palace and Friday, The Linda. It was a great reliving of our younger years.

This year they added a new twist in the experience with The Whip-It Outskirts, a Rocky Horror stage show that is performed during the movie. With The Palace Theater, the show, for the most part, worked. It was a funny accompaniment to the film that was on the screen. The troupe at times did a little bit of Improv, especially before the film, but not enough to deteriorate from the enjoyment of the movie. The only drawback that I could see was the BULLHORN. It really started to get annoying around the middle of the film as it blared out the Audience lines that overtook what anyone else wanted to say. When people go to RHPS, many of them like to hear their lines , especially if they use an old line or they want to try something new. The Bull Horn detracted from that. 

I hope that when they come to the Linda on Friday, they leave that horn at home. With such a small venue, it would overtake it even more and would really annoy a lot of people.

Other than that, it was a really great show!!!!