I celebrated my 30th ROCKY HORROR Anniversary at the Nuart
on February 2, 2009.
I can safely say I've seen "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" at least 666 times in more than 20 different theaters.
I took the "The Rocky Horror Purity Test".
My score was 34.3% Rocky Pure (65.7% Rocky Corrupt) with a Weirdness/Uniqueness Factor of 57%.

I devoted some time and effort tracking down and re-accquiring some of the memoriabilia that I had lost in 1983.
I was able to retireve apporoximately 95% of what I had lost. I am satisfied. I have the pieces that are important to me.
(I do know that I will probably never see the nose hair-clipper postcard that Richard O'Brien sent to EROTIC NIGHTMARES in 1980 ever again.)
And I've always had a hankering for collecting Rocky vinyl since 1974.

There was a kid in line at the Nuart selling a second printing of "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW BOOK".
He also had a copy of "THE OFFICIAL ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW MOVIE NOVEL" in excellent condition.
I snapped both of them up for a total of $40. I guess he didn't know what he had.
I later found a near mint copy on eBay, so I gave the other one to Richard.

On May 23, 2009, Richard Gifford celebrated his 30th ROCKY HORROR Anniversary at the Nuart.
He dressed as a very cool variation of Riff Raff, and was honored by SINS O' THE FLESH.
During the Wedding Scene, he filled in the role of Betty Hapschatt and threw the bouquet.
Julie Ford, Kurt Koenig, and Vid Kadavre also marked their 30th Anniversaries in 2009.

I re-connected with old friends, and made some new ones.
Out of the blue, I was contacted by Rick Sloane. He's a successful cult film director now.
I hooked up with him at the Los Angeles Comic Convention, at the Shrine Auditorium where he was promoting his films.
Rick is one of the unsung heroes of ROCKY HORROR in Los Angeles in the late 70's and early 80's.
Rick was the first film director I ever worked for.


TROY MARTIN & RICK SLOANE
Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles CA
2009

On September 26, 2009, Steve Cartoon celebrated his 30th ROCKY HORROR Anniversary at the Nuart.
It was also the the 34th Anniversary of the release of "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW"
Steve was the first of our old Tiffany Theater cast to go to the Nuart way back in 1985.
For his return to the Nuart, we pulled out all the stops.


RICHARD GIFFORD, STEVE CARTOON, KURT KOENIG, TROY MARTIN
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009


STEVE CARTOON
Nuart Theater

Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

Steve and his wife Cathy were on tour during Steve's birthday week, and one their stops was Hollywood.
I contacted as many of our friends as I could. Some couldn't make it, but they were with us in spirit, anyway.
Kurt Koenig showed up, and that was simply awesome. It had been the first time since 1983 that we had all been in the same room together.
We caught up with each other, and talked about old times and new.
It was decided by unanimous vote that Steve would be made an Honorary Member of EROTIC NIGHTMARES.
Although EROTIC NIGHTMARES didn't meet Steve until 1980, the fact that we were all such close friends, and the fact the he had actually seen
"THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" at our original home at the UA Cinema 4 Tyler Mall in Riverside, and the fact that we had all lived together
at one time or another and kept each other going, it was decided to make things right once and for all. Congratulations, Brother!

Steve, Cathy & I dressed as Transylvanians, and Kurt even reprised his role as "Flyboy" from "Dawn Of The Dead".
Richard suprised everyone by announcing that he was going as Frank.
We got into our makeup and costumes, and descended on the Nuart.
We arrived around 11:30 PM, and there was already, as always, a line wrapped around the place waiting to get in.
SINS O' THE FLESH had been given the heads-up that we were coming, and they gave us a wonderful reception.


STEVE CARTOON'S 30TH ROCKY HORROR ANNIVERSARY BASH
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

We also took the time to send a very special and direct message to all those sneaky, skanky, two-faced, lying, evil, back-biting, conniving, cock-blocking, asshole,
sicko, girlfriend & boyfriend stealing, coat-tail riding, manipulative, sleazy, smelly, pepper-bellied, dirty, lousy, rotten, stinkin' freaks that ever gave us shit or grief,
hurt us, or made life hard for us because it was in their nature, or simply because they could. They know who they are. This is for them.



KURT KOENIG, STEVE CARTOON, TROY MARTIN, RICHARD GIFFORD
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

There...is that punk rock enough for you?

The doors to the Nuart opened, we entered and we taped off the 3rd row with tape that that read:



It didn't take long before it became obvious to the other members of the audience that we were insane.
Dennis Miller arrived, and we were all so happy that he did.
Dennis used to go to ROCKY HORROR at the Tiffany right before it closed in 1983.
He's been going to ROCKY HORROR at the Nuart since the film started playing there.
Steve and Dennis were pals at the Nuart "back in the day", and they had not seen each other in over 22 years.


DENNIS MILLER, STEVE CARTOON, TROY MARTIN, KURT KOENIG, RICHARD GIFFORD
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

The girls danced on the stage while the house filled up, and then the pre-show started.
Bernie Bregman was the evening's Host With The Most, and he intoduced Steve as a special guest.
The Virgin Sacrifice took place, and then a "Farm Animals Contest". E - I - E - I - O!!!
Steve also had the privilege of running the "SINS O' THE FLESH Birthday Gauntlet".




SINS O' THE FLESH
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

SINS O' THE FLESH then took the stage, and the show began.
And what a show it was! Classic ROCKY HORROR! We could not have asked for a better time!
One of the many things I love about SINS O' THE FLESH is that they keep it fresh, and they are always entertaining. Noisy, Sexy. Professional. Fun.
Richard and Steve were honored by portraying the speakers in the lab scene. (Well...we considered it an honor.)
And at the end of the show, Steve was asked to hold the globe. ("You lucky bastard! You lucky, lucky bastard!")


RICHARD GIFFORD, GINA RADONGA, LIZABETH STOCKTON, LAUREN CIANCIMINO, BRAD GREENSPAN, STEVE CARTOON
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009



DENNIS MILLER, CATHY CARTOON, SARAH PRESLEY
RICHARD GIFFORD, KURT KOENIG, STEVE CARTOON
Nuart Theater
Los Angeles CA
September 26, 2009

After the show, we said "Goodnight" to everyone.
It was after 3 AM, and we were out on an empty city street, hanging out and being cool. Just like old times.
We then watched a bunch of gangbangers duke it out for a few minutes in the Subway across the street.
It was over pretty quick, and no one got hurt. It was both scary and amusing at the same time.
A sobering reminder that there were still dangers out there in the world.
But everything turned out OK, and we got in our cars and went home.
The first fog of the season was thick as we drove away from the theater. Just like old times.
And we were some of happiest people that you ever saw. For all time.
I consider that night to be one of the best times I ever had at ROCKY HORROR.

On January 23, 2010 , Richard and I attended the last performance by DARK REFRAIN at the Rialto Theater.
It was the first time we had been to the Rialto in over 18 years.
Some of the biggest ROCKY HORROR fans in Southern California were there to give them a rousing send-off.
It was here that we made a lot of new friends. I had the privilege to see Jesse Merlin perform Crim that night.


JESSE MERLIN, TROY MARTIN
Rialto Theater
South Pasadena CA
January 23, 2010

On May 22, 2010, I hooked up with Lisa Kurtz Sutton and Brett Pearce.
We talked about old times and our never-ending love for ROCKY HORROR.
We know that we are a very special group of ROCKY HORROR fans.
We were there during a very special period in the history of The ROCKY HORROR Experience.
We still believe in ROCKY HORROR.


TROY MARTIN & DAWN MORRISON
The Rainbow Bar & Grill
West Hollywood CA
May 30, 2010

TROY MARTIN
SINSCON T-Shirt Challenge Post #5!
Hollywood CA
2010


On May 30, 2010, I hooked up with Dawn Morrison.
It was the first time we had seen each other since 1987.
Dawn was the very first person I met when I first came to Hollywood.
And some of the best was still yet to come.
The 35th Anniversary of "THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW" was on the horizon.


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