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Rock of Ages

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Short and simple: 1986. Kansas sweetheart comes to Sunset Strip with dreams of making it big. Lands classic waitress job at famous Sunset Strip music venue – Rock of Ages. Meets typical bartender: cute, humble, coy, wants to be a rock star. Let the philandering begin. Enter superstar Stacee Jaxx (Chris Hardwick of MTV’s Singled Out, also an ex KROQ DJ) who woos the cute girls, and eventually our sweetheart waitress. Enter evil German developers who convince the Mayor to use eminent domain on Rock of Ages for a ubiquitous mall. Then shit gets fucked up. Plot thickens. Tense, tense, tense! Ahhhh, relief. The end. Let’s sing!

Did we mention all that is brought to you in a musical format full of Journey, Styx, Pat Benatar and other 80’s classics?

A few weeks ago we ended up at the Red Carpet premiere of Rock of Ages at The Vanguard in Hollywood (celebrity list below). Every opening night of theatre should do this, especially the Hot Dog on the Stick catering truck part. How often can you get a hot dog on a stick and lemonade, only to immediately parade down a red carpet full of TV cameras, flashing lights and celebs?