Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh, The Horror! Rocky Horror Picture Show That Is!

When I was a youngster, going to the midnight showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show was out of the question (according to my parents).  But there were ways around that...... "In the velvet darkness of the blackest night, burning bright there's a guiding star"....and that star was the glowing headlights on our friends car as we snuck out of the house to make our way to the "late night, double feature, picture show"!  What a rush!  People dressed up, dancing in the isles, screaming at the screen and singing - my young mind was "spaced out on sensation, like you're under sedation" - I was hooked and have been a BIG fan ever since.  This Thursday is Big Daddy and I's Anniversary - it also happens to be The Rocky Horror Picture Show's 35th Anniversary Tribute Show!  We will be celebrating with Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Evan Rachel Wood, Lea Michele and others because they are all starring in the one-night-only, star-studded Tribute and Costume Ball taking place at the Wiltern.   You see, the legendary Lou Adler, who is one of the original producers of the film is presenting a live performance of the original film to benefit the Painted Turtle!  Since opening in 2004, The Painted Turtle (one of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps) has provided children throughout California who suffer from chronic and life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to rediscover the ordinary joys of being a child through a year-round camp and hospital outreach programs.  No child or family pays to attend the camp - that's a beautiful thing!  Tickets are still available here!  "Give yourself over to absolute pleasure, swim the warm waters of sins of the flesh, erotic nightmares beyond any measure and sensual daydreams to treasure forever.  Can't you just see it?  Don't dream it - be it!"  Let's do the time warp again!

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