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"Not long after I discovered Hair, The Rocky Horror Picture Show entered my world, and I would become obsessed with it for many years.
"It wasn't only about seeing the movie in theaters every weekend (usually the Mini Cinema on Long Island or the 8th St. Playhouse in NYC); it was about the collecting that came along with being a fan of the film. I snatched up everything I could that was associated with the film, the stage show, the fan clubs and newsletters – you name it.
"Of course, there were no VCRs yet back then, so I took a tape recorder into the theater one night and made my own bootleg so I could study the music and dialogue, not to mention the all-important audience participation.
"Richard O'Brien's music became the soundtrack of my early teen years, as did the ‘sequel,’ Shock Treatment. How I turned out to be a normal adult after those teenage years is beyond me."