Well. I knew I'd have to join sooner or later, so what better time to do so than at 12 am? I'm Ruby. 13, from Vancouver, BC and currently hating it. :D Movies: The Notebook, Napoleon Dynamite, Garden State, Jesus Christ Superstar, Thirteen Books: Georgia Nicolson series, Cut, Sexy, Go Ask Alice, anything Megan McCafferty or Sarah Dessen, Gossip Girl Music: Hot Hot Heat, The Futureheads, Head Automatica, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Coheed & Cambria, A Static Lullaby, Le Tigre, Senses Fail, Saosin TV: The OC, Joan of Arcadia, Tru Calling, Law & Order: SVU, Arrested Development
Two reviews from me. Know what this means? I'm in the house on my own, it's a terraced, it's dark, it's creepy and I can definitely hear footsteps. Or, at least am too jittery to sleep. At my age, too.
Just to let you all know, I'm planning on doing a series of reviews on selected songs from various bands, rather than a whole album. This is so I can look in detail at a few songs that have had particular roles in my life or whatevs, and hopefully encourage others to download and share the experience. I'm just posting this so that you don't have them in your friends page and you think "what the hell is going on". Thank you for listening!
I'll take your questions about the theater and give you a answer: Go see We Will Rock You. I've probably seen somewhere around 200 shows at various theaters in my life, including all of the ones you listed (I think... I'll have to double check the list) and this was the. best. show. I. have. ever. seen. I wrote a review of it day of, and I've copy-pasted that:
We Will Rock You was the best show I've ever seen, period. I've seen a lot of shows. It blasted them all out of the water. I've never seen anything like it. It was all spectacle, sure, but what spectacle! A set of chorus girls appeared in a neoclassical set, dressed in white nylon tube tops and miniskirts, launched into "Radio Ga-Ga", and I don't think I blinked from then on. That impressed me. Then I became more impressed with the complex series of lasers and trapdoors that had been built into the stage. Then I became more impressed with the various platforms that rose from the stage and spun actors out over the audience. Then I almost fell over when an almost-full-size London tube stop rose out from the bottom of the stage and we got "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" as done by the ensemble. It's all topped by six 10x10 plasma screens which float around and above the stage freely, displaying all kinds of things on them. The book and the story were nonsense, the whole thing is set in a far future where rock'n'roll is banned and there's a group trying to break free. They sing about that, actually, go figure. Sort of space-age footloose. Really, it was an excuse to bridge the songs together and make a bunch of classic rock jokes, most of which were pretty funny.
Also, the only thing which can comare to the audience's enthusiasm was Rocky Horror, and even that pales in comparison. Glowsticks and lighters, inside the dominion theater. The actor walks out, talking to himself, muttering "buddy, you're a boy, make a big noise playing in the streets..." and spontaneously, two stomps and the clap start up from everywhere. The actors would yell out for us to sing along, and boy howdy, we did. There was so much energy from everyone involved you couldn't help but have a great time; I think I was a little dizzy when I walked out, but I did have a big, huge, stupid grin plastered all over my face.