About “ThatOneGuy” (Rob)

Yes, these legs belong to Rob!

Sep 19, 2012 @ 21:51

So Bill has told you about himself somewhere on here, and Faith probably will tell you about herself eventually. But right now it’s my turn.

I’m Rob.

The End.

Oh, wait, I’m supposed to say a little bit more than that, I guess.

This past June marked my 35th year as being a regular Rocky fan. Sure, the movie came out 37 years ago, and the play a couple years or so before that, but it took me a little while back then to figure out how to sneak in the theater to see what it was all about. I was hooked after the very first show. Since then I’ve been involved in many facets of the Rocky Horror Show and The Rocky Horror Picture Show in eight different countries. I’ve been on stage, a cast member, a crew member, a presenter, a director, a manager, an audience plant, and a spectator. I have seen a lot of people come and go in the Rocky Horror world, but my favorite part always is seeing the younger generations, again and again, falling in love with the show just as I did back in my early high school years.

Though now arthritis keeps me from being able to do the Time Warp, I continue to dress in costume to virtually every Rocky Horror event we attend. Usually always in fishnets and high heels of some sort. I encourage everyone to come see me at the next show, and I’ll gladly pose with you for photos. There have been thousands of photos taken of me and/or pose with other people, and if you have any of those photos, I would love to see them.

During a show you will hear Faith and I quite plainly (actually you may have trouble hearing me compared to Faith!) rattling off call-back lines one after another. We make it a point to keep our callbacks up to date with current events, yet still do use some of the old standards from years past. One thing you will notice right away is we practice E.O.O. That’s equal opportunity offensiveness, It’s all meant to let everyone have a fun time and enjoy the Rocky Experience. A lot of people tend to move closer to us if they are already seated when we arrive.

I’ll write more about me later. If you have any questions you’d like to ask about me (or any of us on here), just go ahead and ask.

2 Responses to About “ThatOneGuy” (Rob)

  • Jason Ward says:

    This is so amazing and inspiring to read I have loved all that is Rocky Horror ever sience I was a little kid and my baby sitter watched it and thought I was asleep but in fact at the age of 7 I had snuck out of my room and watched this amazing movie now that I am 28 and able to do what I want I can enjoy this way of life when ever I want my parents still do not understand or enjoy the Rocky Horror but i will work on that til the day they will no longer put up with it. Please keep me informed if or when you will be putting on Rocky or be showing this on film and we can dress up and enjoy this film it would be greatly appreciated.Just to give a little more about myself I have served 2 tours in Iraq and got injuried on my second tour I was in a wheelchair for about 2 years and am still on and off of a cane when it is needed to walk some days are better than other but I just keep the fact that there is still so much I can enjoy in life thank you for your time in reading this E-Mail and sharing the passion about something as amazing as Rocky Horror Picture if there is anything that you can use me for as in help setting up shows or anything in the matter of let me know and I will see what I can do. Thank You Again.

  • Rob says:

    Jason,

    Thank you for sharing your your story! Good news! Regular showings of RHPS with a live shadowcast are beginning May 10th at the State Wayne Theater in Wayne, MI. The Shadowcast is the Michigan Rocky Horror Preservation Society (http://www.michiganrhps.com) Look under the “Upcoming Shows” tab at the top of this page for more information.

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