A brief summary of the creation of the Glasgow Rocky Horror group, prior to its becoming Creatures of the Night:
Emma's Loss of Rocky Virginity, (age 14 and 1/4)
After a year of playing the soundtrack over and over, and having seen the film just the once on TV, I was by this point an obsessive would-be fan, and scanned every issue of the (then fairly new) whats-on magazine, The List, for screenings of the movie. I finally got what I wanted when I found a listing for Fri & Sat, 7th/8th of March, at the Grosvenor Cinema. Mum was very amenable in allowing me to go on the Friday night.
I was very strictly dropped off and picked up again after the show (did she think I would run off to the pub or something?!). On leaving the car and approaching the cinema I was accosted by a "slut" - a girl with strange curly hair (I later found out it was a wig!) in full, very scary, floorshow costume. She accosted me and demanded to know if I was ... a virgin. My base instincts told me to run away, and FAST! so I did so, muttering something about going into the cinema.
After a quick pat down at the door by a girl dressed as Magenta, I entered "The Ashton", the Grosvenor's 2nd (and slightly smaller) screen. There were only about 40 people there, and I wondered why it wasnt much busier than that. When the film started it was not Rocky, but Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein". I did know that Rocky was on a double bill, so knowing it was yet to come, I settled down and watched this timeless spoof classic (being only a little confused by being sure I could hear the faint sound of the Time Warp 20 minutes in...) Later on I found out that I was unlucky enough to be in the "overflow" hall - Rocky proper was on first in the main screen, the "Kelvin". Doh!
Being quite into the late night horror and SF movies that were frequently on TV at that point, I thoroughly enjoyed Young F (and it's still one of my faves!) Then there was a break, and the Rocky Horror People appeared and took us through what the film was all about. Sure enough, the Slut was there (and I was still quite scared of her). The film started and a few of them were shouting stuff, which I knew about as I had the AP album by this point. I think they all buggered off after the Time Warp (as was prone to happen in those days - the second house was always dead as dodos after Young F) and I remember shouting a few jokes I knew from the album, but feeling a bit silly.
though it was DEAD I had a great time, and although I pleaded and pleaded
and BEGGED, Mumsy was not keen on 2 late nights in a row. So Saturday
night was a miserable early night in, no doubt with a cup of cocoa,
and my RH tape being played end to end for hours. My next taste
of the "Late Night Double Feature Picture Show" was not to
come until the life-changing date of 11th October 1986...