Whether you’re back at work, still in bed, or waiting for an elevator, we hope you had an amazing All-Con with us! Thanks to all the people who came to Moulin Rouge or Rocky Horror, thanks to the volunteers and hotel staff, and Super Special Thanks to the All-Con staff who make this weekend possible every year!
We’ve got two shows this weekend, Friday at the Ridglea and Saturday at the Inwood and we hope to see all of you again!!!
Frank- Javier Janet – Jessi Brad- Mason
Maggie – Manda
Columbia – Ali
Dr. Scott – Joe
Eddie – Ace
Crimmie – Sean
Transies – Beau, Rexy, Baldwin, Tana, Jenny, Brooklyn, Jon
Spot A – Sara
Spot B – Phil Banker
Floorwalkers – Jason, Alex, Cody, David
Man oh man what a show this was. It was our baby show, and by that I mean that we had some new members make their debut this night. Let me tell you one thing I love seeing is new members go all out to make a performance worth watching and bringing the crowd in to a frenzy.
As we begin the night I always love walking into the ridglea because I just feel like the theater is just made for us and used to put on our awesome rocky performance. So we packed it like we always do and brought the crowd into a dancing frenzy(thats you guys who are reading this) and that just makes my night right there.
Once we got everyone settled in and started we had the chance to announce that ace and javier were our new performers that night and man oh man seeing their faces was priceless. These guys have trained hard for the parts and man oh man did it show. We brought in the house with some bitchin music and the performance was under way.
Opening dance for the start of the show was filled with all who were pumped and the start of floorwalking was on point, there were laughs and screams for all the sexy people and just damn was it good. Once the singing bit was over we get to our wedding scene with everyone and man oh man the pics from that, lol. After all the pics were had and the movie actually gets going we see mason and jessi bring in damnit janet with all the acting prowess of those two. Next is car scene and that is always fun to see which brad and janet handle the scene because a lot of them have their own little take which makes it funny. THEN AND JUST THEN when car scene is over we see our new guy ace start coming down on the bike which was awesome because Ive been wanting to see him do this for a while.
We move over to coming up to the mansion and see our boy Gus playing the ever creepy riff and damn does he do a good job of it, I mean I like the guy and were friends but damn does he do the job of making my dick shrink when I see him as riff. We step over farther into the movie and see that our lovely manda is playing maggie and all I have to say is GOD DAMN THAT HOTNESS. OMG now its time for time warp, the whole audience was elated and just going nuts to dance to this, I loved it and so did everyone else. As we make our way to the last part of the song we see ali in all of her tallness spinning around like a sparkly spin top which will catch anyones eye.
Now its time for some franky action and that action is brought to you by the new franky which is javier. Seeing the excitement of the crowd for him makes first rocky moments the best. The kid put in a good time of effort and training to step in those heels and damn did he step the fuck out of those heels! The women went fucking nuts almost to the point to where I had to step in and stop someone from going up their to him but lets face it I probably wouldnt have stopped them because everyone loves attention. After the scene concluded there is some naked stuff happening and some dialogue things I kinda forgot ummmmmmmm oh yeah we get to rocky which is our beloved fleep that dude is just everywhere sometimes and I think to myself was I ever that way which leads to some internal crisis I have sometimes with myself and what I do with my life and………………sorry about that got a little off track. Fleep is really wirey(its a word) hes a little ball of energy that cant be contained, seeing him and javier run around makes me giggle.
Now is one of my favorite moments to announce my main man ACE makes his debut on one of the coolest stages that we perform at and he just brought everyone in for eddie way better than I did on my first try. He was nailing all the moves and singing to where you could hear him in the crowd so holy shit he killed it. Then the lift came into play and with him putting the right moves down and ali giving it her all we had a great lift seeing those legs go up was awesome! So im proud of my boy ace and what hes accomplished in the time he trained for it, great job buddy. Once that was said and done I started to think I wanted pancakes or french toast for food because I got hungry like I always do. So Im going to skip a few moments because playing under the sheets only leaves me some satisfaction. We now make it to the second tank scene and have our joe come in for dr scott. He said somethings and the others said some things all I was paying attention to was manda’s huge….talent she has. We kick it over to dinner scene which I look forward to because I get candy and I think thats it. There’s more running around , more running around, more running around and we have the scene where everyone is “frozen” and a good bit of singing before the final scene.
AND NOW FOR YOUR FINAL PART OF THE SHOW MUTHERFUKIN FLOORSHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everyones corset, heels, garters were all on point everything was all shiny and fantastic. Once everyone did their individual floor show we bring it in to javie. Just seeing the kid on center stage owning the scene was awesome, I mean it all came to the focal point of him playing this part and damnit he did a great job. Once he took his scene all the other cast members came in for floowshow. KICKS, KICKS FOR DAYS all of the excitement and joy that I feel radiating from the crowd and the cast was electrifying. We close up with gus coming in with just a purple robe and a lazer to kill the mood( see what I did there) he ended up taking out javie, ali, and fleep which blows but oh well. As the castle blew away into the sky we end on superheros which is a favorite to do because crawling on audience.
So that folks is the show report of show reports. My name is CODY SMASH dont forget to hit up our social media.
The weather was pretty neat, so we were able to hang out before the show and sparkle and smoke! We had our usual dance party, because dance parties are cool, and shiny pants girl did some ass moves of a twerking nature! After we cleared the stage, Jason and Alex did their preshow nonsense, what with the jokes and the rules and the very important things being said with the safety and the throwing. Leah came up to make us all excited about shows and talk to you about social media! Which you all love!
Gus loves virgins! Okay, Gus loves meat and weiners, but he loves virgins for the purpose of the next part, which is when he made them play a game! They were released into the wild to find the most interesting thing to take a picture of. Brooklyn’s tits were on the menu, which means Philbanker was asleep somewhere, but it was the one who found two boys kissing (Jon and…Fleep?) who won the grand prize, a framed photo of hot dogs.
THE SHOW HAPPENED! Like, not just the stuff I already mentioned, but the part where the movie starts and some assholes stand in front of it and block the bottom of the screen sometimes. You had Ali as a terrifyingly glittery Columbia. Look at those photos! So much glitter, and at any point, it might get on you! Nooooooo! Also we had Gus being…an asshole. Wait, he was playing Brad too? Well how about that? Heather was dishing out a combination of coquettishness and crazy Muppet faces that give all the most confused of boners. And here comes Peeeeeeeete! Say it at home, it’s really fun.
Do you like Jenny? Cause she was damn sure there and damn sure Frank and damn sure panties. JonMandaCody were RiffMaggiEddie and six fists of justice! Everything else that happened was there as well, all laid out chronologically because America.
Come back February 20th for a special show at the Ridglea in Fort Worth, and come back again February 27th for a regular (which is code for special) show at the Inwood in Dallas.
So the Bastards, as we are wont to do, decided to throw a goddamn party. And this time, instead of getting the Corcoran brothers drunk and allowing them to fall off of rooftops and seeing what object Brooklyn (hi, me) sets her sights on to destroy that particular evening in the quiet privacy of Bastard Manor, we decided to invite the Rocky Horror community to visit Dallas for an unconventional convention. The visitors came from such exotic places as “New Jersey” and “San Diego,” and they came prepared to party; with all the liquor, riding crops, and discretionary spending required to paint Dallas red.
We took our visitors to our favorite haunts- including two karaoke bars (where Gus performed his fantastically feminine rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart) (I may have drunkenly done an interpretive dance that brought that particular gay bar down) (we very much confused the Thursday night regulars as to why their normal empty bar was wall-to-wall full of the loud, drunken, lovers-of-attention that all Rocky folk are) (it was delicious), every taqueria known to man at all hours of the night, the Stockyards, the Perot (that’s a museum, get some culture), the place where JFK got it through his head that he wasn’t welcome in Dallas, a CVS, and HOLY GOOD GODDAMN WHATABURGER. For the record- upwards of five visitors reported that it was definitively better than In-N-Out. Suck it, California.
We gave them every comfort of southern hospitality- spaghetti for breakfast one day, tequila and donuts on another (which, hilariously, got party crashed by Dallas socialites because a popular Instagram thought it was a public event and promoted it- check out @dallassocial’s recent posts) (we’ve never had so many women dressed for brunch around us at once) (at least when we’re not approaching them for investment opportunities and empty promises), we allowed them into our homes, we drove them everywhere they needed to go, distributed cigarettes, and even allowed them to bite us if they requested (true story, it’s been a week and the marks STILL haven’t gone away) (it was delicious).
AND THEN we got to perform for those beautiful fucks.
Tech/Sound/Props/Etc: Sara Darling, Jennifer, Danny, Sean, Cody, Pete, Madame Leah, Phil Banker, Kristen
This show was an absolute BLAST. We had the best floorwalkers in the nation visiting, so if you weren’t there and enjoy callbacks- you missed out on the best laughs you’ll have at a Rocky show until RKOCon2 (tickets available at http://www.rkocon.com/). We pulled out all of our tricks, including our basketfuls of glitter and splendor and sex and violence and whips and chains that LB is known for.
During our preshow, Jason and Alex led both our regular crowd and our special visitors through our special rules. But, yknow, fuck em. Moving on.
Virgin Games was hosted by myself, with my lovely assistants Heather and Jessi, and it was a combination of Gay Chicken, and Blow the Virgin. I used our virgins as tools to give our visitors even more hospitality, a chance to further their induction into our world by giving them a kiss, a blow, and a show. Our special visitors received nothing but pleasure, and our virgins nothing but cheap shitty prizes. C’est la vie.
When the actual show began, it was an absolute slaughter of fabulous. If you’ve been to an LB show, you know what our boys and girls can do. But nearly EVERYone (looking at you, the-two-I-won’t-name-who-were-responsible-for-a-certain-something-being-upside-down) made this show an absolute PARTY for our guests.
I can talk about the details of the show. I can tell you how Heather and Cody absolutely ROCKED the lift. I can tell you how amazing it was to hear the crowd riot when Pete revealed his full-body lace catsuit as Doctor Scott. I can tell you about how we all mutually exploded when we placed Magic Dance during Rocky’s birth.
But I’ll say this, because I have dumb feelings: Rocky isn’t about the glitter. Rocky isn’t about Don’t Dream It, Be It. Rocky Horror Picture Show is about every single person in that audience that wants an experience. For some visitors, it’s to look at Frank (and God, isn’t Jenny just the best to look at?), for others, it’s to enjoy the crude humor (and aren’t our floorwalkers fantastic?), and for most, it’s to spend some time in a church, being in a place where you can be yourself, and celebrate the world this film (if you can call it that) has given you.
And we all got to worship together. Virgins, veterans, visitors, and us. Damn fine show.