Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hand me my fishnets and rollerskates, STAT

Nite in Ebina 104
Originally uploaded by locomojo30.
God bless Chicago for offering a plethora of social activities to inspire and delight every single citizen. I don't think that's being too generous either. Because even fans of the weirdest movies around are catered for, and I include myself in this category.

The Music Box, sitting comfortably on the Northside's cafe and bar mecca known as Southport, is hosting midnight screenings of "Xanadu" AND (wait for it, it gets better) "Rocky Horror Picture Show".

I'm so excited I can barely contain it. I don't know whether my love of rollerskating started with "Xanadu" or Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Starlight Express" but it hardly matters now. All I know is that Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, both on rollers, make a pretty irresistible combination.

And of course who can ignore the deliciously camp Tim Curry donning the fishnets and mincing across the screen in high heels? What's not to love about a cult classic musical that was made for very little money, and makes very little sense?!

If I can sedate someone long enough to come with me, I'd love to go along to both. But I bet you I'll be hard pressed to find someone to endure this double billing with me. One movie perhaps, but surely not both...oh well, we'll see. Stranger things have happened -just ask Brad and Janet.


Jammin' Jemma said...

OMG I would be so there for both of them!

Now that you here, now that you're near, in Xaaaanadu -

"I don't like a man with too many muscles" - Dammit, Janet, I love you!

hahaha Aw how much fun that would be!!

Parisienne said...

Ditto Jems. You know I would be there front row and centre with you doing the time warp in our corsets.

You know that you have to go and that you have to dress up. Don't get strung out by the way I look...

Plus, the whole reworking of the Greek mythology about the Graces, on roller skates? Utter brilliance (neon and fluoro)

Gab said...

Aww girls I knew I could count on you both, it's just such a shame that we can't make it happen.

Thanks Jems for emailing me the words to "Xanadu". I feel confident I can learn them before Saturday.

That's right - I'm seeing "Rocky Horror" on Friday, and "Xanadu" on Saturday. This of course proves the Beatles unpublished realisation that all the lonely people really DO come from Chicago. And I love them for it.