Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Buffy: The Vampire Sing-A-Long

Last night, GLS and I went out at 9 p.m. and met up with SP (vote for him!) and GB at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (on Colorado) for the Buffy Sing-A-Long.

Picture an old central Austin theater full of Scoopies, seated behind long tables for food and drink (this is a movie theater with a kitchen, menu, and wait staff), watching "Restless" and then singing along (there are subtitles) to "Once More With Feeling" (see lyrics).

The draft house gave away bubble potion with wands, vampire teeth, and lighters. Wild dancing, underwear throwing ("The Parking Ticket Song"), heckling of Dawn, and singing while holding upheld, swaying hands (as in the entire crowd) were both encouraged and executed.

Actually, I skipped the wild dancing (GLS wouldn't so, you know, marital solidarity, though SP made an impressive effort), underwear throwing, and fire. But all the guys were firey with the flames, and I did do my part in blowing bubbles.

What impressed me most is how strongly the MC emphasized that it was great to be loud and have fun, but nevertheless to show all due respect for the quality of "Buffy," least one be shown the door (this was stated in a somewhat more aggressive fashion than one will find at spookycyn). "A religious experience," he also called it.

Big picture: despite so-so popcorn, highly recommend the Buffy Sing-A-Long. I feel just a little bit spookier than I did yesterday.

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