The above title is true on both counts. Not only am I a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, but I am indeed also a big, big dork. Not that the one follows the other, mind you -- I was a dork long before Buffy ever aired (see: AD&D, comics, Star Wars/Star Trek, fantasy/sci-fi novels, cyberpunk, that lameass picture of me doing the Vulcan hand symbol when I was 14, etc., etc.). But the fact that this makes me really kinda excited pretty much proves that yep, I'm still a big ol' dork.
So, for the others out there like me... At midnight on Fri., 8/31, and Sat., 9/1, the venerable, doomed-to-die Landmark River Oaks Theatre at 2009 West Gray will be hosting a special "sing-along screening" of one of the coolest, most ambitious bits of TV ever to hit the little screen. Yep, it's the musical ep, "Once More, With Feeling", wholly written & composed by Buffy creator Joss Whedon as a kind of insane homage to musicals, where everybody sings, nearly everybody dances, and very few lines of actual dialogue are spoken. And, believe it or not, it works. Honest. I loathe musicals, myself, but there's enough tongue-in-cheek humor tucked away in this episode that it overrides my distaste for the genre every freakin' time. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, it's well worth watching. (Hell, it's probably on YouTube somewhere, but I'm too lazy to go look...)
Anyway, this sounds like it could be ridiculously fun. I've been to the Rocky Horror screenings at the Landmark a few times, and despite me not really being a huge fan of RH, it's always been entertaining; this, to me, promises to be a whole heck of a lot better (it's actually well-written, for one thing -- sorry, RH fans...). You get to sing along with Buffy, Spike, Giles (Anthony Stewart Head can actually sing, by the by), Anya, & all the rest, yell things at the screen, join in what's probably gonna be a panic-inducing version of Buffy karaoke, and show off your BtVS trivia skillz. More info can be found here (if you didn't find the link above, that is).
Hrm. It occurs to me that if I'm gonna go to this thing, I'd better at least listen to the songs again -- 'cause there's nothing worse than a half-assed dork, I have to say...
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