So the same night of the world series I had to rush back to The Loop to catch The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening at the Tivoli. Even WITH the world series that most recently ended, the show was STILL sold out! Fans lined up half a block to three quarters of a block down the strip. My friends warned me that it was quite a show, and man… WAS IT.
I got fully into it. They drew a V in lipstick on my head to let everyone know that it was my first RHPS viewing in a theater, (short for virgin). I got groped and heckled by fans dressed like transvestites from the movie, and bought a prop bag that included things like a water gun, rice, and toilet paper which we threw around the theatre at certain points in the movie. Not to mention there was a live cast in the front of the theatre–pantomiming every scene including costume changes and dances.
It was by FAR the BEST theatre experience I’d ever had and probably ever will. Hopefully they bring it back in spring like they said they might!
Friday night was simply crazy. Somehow I ended up downtown searching for my friends. There WAS no cellphone service and there was hardly any place to watch the game. The bars were packed–so much so that most of them were at capacity! So we (what friends I could find–including the new ones I made) found shelter in an in house bar of the Hyatt’s hotel lobby.
Anywho, When the Cardinals won game 7 of the world series, mass pandaemonium broke out. People flooded the streets with excitement, cars peeled out in the midst of a traffic jam, the stadium popped fireworks that sounded like cannons, people ran in every which direction, people hung out of car sunroofs, many random high fives were given, and the cheering could be heard within a 7-10blocks radius of the whole downtown area. It was amazing!
Just the shear camaraderie that brought StLouis together was amazing. Cheers to the Cardinals, the fans (casual or not), the citizens, and the Rams (*ehem* for now.) Well um-er-uuuuh, is it too early to say let’s shoot for 12in12..?
This year has been a very special one. You guys have turned skeptics into believers, dislikers into haters, and made this amazing fan base love you all over again. It has been an unbelieveable ride that has seen an otherwise ho-hum season seemingly switch instantly into one of the most magnificent finishes of all time. You have reminded the people of this great city what it means to be a Cardinal fan. From the strangers at the bus stop, to people waiting in line at QuikTrip to pay for their $.99 hot dogs, to news anchors wearing Redbirds gear, to people who normally tune into Rams and Blues games this time of year, to THAT DARN SQUIRREL, you have everyone talking about the magic that is 2011. For everything that you have done so far, your city thanks you.
But you must remember that just to spite what biased national TV anchors (and what seems like the whole world outside of this city) are predicting, you have a job to complete. We know that you perform best when your backs are against the wall and yet, we are constantly reminded how you guys are still underdogs. #11in11 is not just a cool Twitter hash tag people use. It is the mission that you have to see through. You also must not forget the people that got you where you are today. So please do it for them.
For the great service he has done to this baseball city, DO IT FOR Mark McGwire.
For being the best cheerleader money can buy, DO IT FOR Adam Wainwright.
For reviving minor league baseball in Springfield and Memphis and providing us with a great trade, DO IT FOR Colby Rasmus.
For being a former All-Star who couldn’t give up the game he loved, DO IT FOR Ryan Franklin.
For the unfortunate 5th man in the rotation who was not added to the postseason roster until the World Series, DO IT FOR Jake Westbrook.
For one of the best rookie pitchers we’ve seen in years who suffered the same fate as the former, DO IT FOR Eduardo Sanchez.
For the hometown boy who only pitched in one playoff game, DO IT FOR Kyle McClellan.
For Dave Duncan’s ailing wife, DO IT FOR Jeanine Duncan.
For being hands down the best mascot in sports history, DO IT FOR Fredbird.
For all the inpiration and fun they have brought to the postseason, DO IT FOR Torty Craig and the Rally Squirrel.
If you win this World Series, all of these people (and animals, I’m sure) should get rings and it will make all your hard work worth it.
Couldnt have put it better myself homie!
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A coworker showed me this not too long ago and I was impressed with the creator’s imagination and execution behind the idea. It kinda separates the greatness in such a stagnant and over saturated world of creativity. Bravo guys. Bravo.
“Check it. Another boot film series. Danner delivers the first of seven films around their “Recrafting” theme. Let us know your thoughts on the film. One thing is for sure: you boots have more life in them than you suspect.”
Watching this kinda makes you realize that there’s so much more outside of your Country, State, City, Neighborhood, House, or even your personal happenings. I’ve always wanted to get out and see the world through traveling but sometimes the task seems too daunting to even try. Like there’s always something in the way. Sometimes, I guess, you have to put aside your problems and take risks, because chances are none of these materialistic things or issues are going to matter anyway. :\ Live life to the fullest.
I found this artist browsing through the interwebs of the WWWs (pronounced “dub-ya, dub-ya, dub-ya”s). Her voice is utterly intoxicating and all of the songs are fun to sing along to. It’s more like a pop-ish and electro-ish (at times) sound meets gyspy dancer. I CAN NOT get enough of her sound. Not to mention, I have a soft spot for a beautiful voice that sings the curses! LOL. What better way to enjoy her music via an actual encapsulated mix than saying ‘click these youtube links’ -_- just you try to NOT become a “Hitchling” after listening to this.