Monday, August 13, 2007

Once More With Feeling

While trying my best to be a guy’s guy and prove to anybody who may not believe me that I do in fact, have a penis and that I do not cry while watching romance movies and that I do not believe that flowers have feelings…sometimes I do something that completely counteracts anything I might have to say to prove my heterosexuality.

This weekend was one of those times.

I went to a Buffy sing-along show on Friday night. I was dragged by kicking horses…..No, I was led by beautiful women with promises of lust and debauchery and free beer….I was forced to go…..oh, bollocks. I won’t lie to you. I wanted to go.

There, I said it. I wanted to go. Nobody forced me. Although, I will point out that it wasn’t my idea in the first place. That being said, I still thought it sounded like fun and went to see what it was all about.

Here’s the skinny: If you’ve ever watched the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you might know that there is an episode in which a demon comes into town and makes everybody display their deepest secrets through the truly evil use of show-tune style songs. Basically, it’s a musical episode but done in a “we don’t understand why we are singing” sort of way. It was very cool when it first aired.

Since the episode aired, the musical episode (called “Once More, With Feeling”) has developed a sort of cult following, and it even went so far as to be watched by numerous people in a theatre-style setting.

This is the part where you assume the theatre would be filled with freaks and losers….and you’d be pretty close to accurate with that thought.

People get together at a movie theatre and air the Buffy musical episode, while singing along to the lyrics and dancing about the aisles. There’s even some Buffy trivia and games and karaoke and prizes and such.

I went not knowing what to expect...and even though I had to keep checking my crotch to ensure my man penis hadn’t shriveled up inside myself to become a vagina, I had a good time. We sang, we laughed, we got super drunk….it was good times for all.

There were several “Rocky Horror Picture Show” types there, of course. But they stayed to themselves and ate small bunnies in the corner quietly so we paid them no mind. One of them got to close to our seats so we had to wield our torches close to their face and yell “Back! Back, creature!” until she went away. I was sad to see her go, though since she was only wearing a slip and high heels….

Anyway, the Buffy sing-along was a good time and if you are a fan of the Buffyverse you should consider checking it out if it ever comes to your town.

I DO have a penis. I swear. If I have to, I’ll post a pic of it.

You’ll see.

MTV News on Buffy

New York Post

Link to the Buffy musical site


Think Frustrated said...

Please, no penis pictures.

You'd think the bunny-eating people would hate Buffy because she kills their kind, and does voice-overs for TMNT.

Shanshu said...

Aw, just ONE penis pic??

Ok, ok fine. Crisis averted.

cathouse teri said...

Well sweetie, I never watched a single episode of Buffy, but I did recently get completely HOOKED on Angel.

And a nice penis is good to find! That's what I say! Thanks for stopping by, mister penis person!

Shanshu said...

Ahhhhh yes. I too, began my Buffyverse adventure with Angel. It was the first show I watched and the first one I got addicted to. It's still my favorite, hands down.

But you will also get hooked on Buffy, at some point because you'll want to see Angel in his episodes of Buffy.

Then it's all downhill from there.

Callie said...

Darn! The closest it gets to my neck of the woods is San Francisco. And even though hubby knows I'm a Buffy fan, I truly don't think I could talk him into driving two hours to participate.

Glad you had a good time! We really need pictures, though . . .


cathouse teri said...

Yes, I will likely have to see Angel in the place where he began. :)

Brilliant writing, though, that Angel show.

Crabby said...

OH man! I am jealous of you! I would go. I need to see if it's ever coming close to my town. I watched every season of Buffy and Angel and have both on DVD. And that musical episode was amazing. I had no idea all the buffy actors were so musically talented! I really, badly, want to see this show!

cathouse teri said...


SOMEDAY, I'm going to have all of Angel on DVD! You just wait, 'enry 'iggins!

Shanshu said...

HA! You think your geekiness beats mine? Ready? I've got every episode of Angel and Buffy on DVD, along with the entire (and only) season of Joss Whedon's Firefly...and also the Serenity movie.

I've also got the new Buffy season 8 comic.

YES! I'm the biggest geek of all!

Wait...wait a minute. Maybe I shouldn't be bragging about that.


Callie said...

Well, Shanshu, if anyone could make geeky sexy, it's you.


Kay said...

You may have gone beyond geek, and landed right in the middle of NerdTown.
Geeks can still be cool, but nerds... Just look at Billy Gates.