This Friday I had the privilege of attending the screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for the second time! I went with a group of other Transylvanian students to the event, as it was jointly sponsored by both the Trinity College Dramatic Society and Rainbow Trinity (whose President, Haley, just happens to be one of my favourite people in the world).
Before we left for the show, we had a splendid garden party inside of a common room to prepare for the event. By prepare, I mean gauging how outrageous everybody’s outfits were, while listening to trashy Fergie jams. All this while circling around a pile of halloween candy in a room full of fishnets. It was like all my dreams were finally coming to fruition. It was euphoric to me that I was going to spend the next three hours with these awesome people.
After we left, and walked for what felt like a century, we finally arrived at our destination! I then forced my friends to take a group picture. And by that, I mean that they were all excited to take a picture, and wouldn’t say no to not taking a picture.
As we got into our seats (front row of course, we’re V.I.P.), the Shadow Case, who perform their own witty version of the of the film during the screening, made their introductions, and got the crowd to participate in some of their wacky activities. One of their activities involved asking the crowd if there were anyone who had not seen the show before. My friends lied and said I hadn’t, and they brought me up on stage along with a few other people. Then one of the cast members promptly licked our ears, and we were brought back to our seats. “What?” I thought.
With that done, the show started. And let me tell you, it was well worth the antici…pation. The Shadow Cast delivered an excellent performance. Even more, everyone in the audience could tell that although they were professional, the cast was legitimately having fun with their performance. To say it was contagious would be an understatement. For almost two hours, I felt like I was in Transsexual Transylvania.
I also want to give a special acknowledgement to the actor who played Dr. Frank-N-Furter! He was excellent, and we all screamed embarrassingly loud to prove it. Like, I wish I could show you guys just how intense me and my friend got when “Sweet Transvestite” came on. Okay, maybe not.
Just like Baby and Patrick Swayze, I had the time of my life. Thank you to the TCDS and Rainbow Trin! This was rad!
UofT, what shows have you been to? Were they also rad?