I remember the day like it was yesterday. You’ve all heard this story a billion times but just a refresh…
It’s a Friday and its June 11th and for the past 7 months or so, we’ve all been patiently waiting for the sequel to the coolest musical in our lifetime, the original Grease. How many days did I sit in a theater either with my Dad and Mom or my cousin Jill watching John and Olivia fall in, then out, then back in love over and over again. I’ve lost count, but I assure you it was a lot!
The whole family, including cousin Jill, all made it down to the Brookhurst Theater in
Fountain Valley for opening night. The screening time was 7:35. (I know I must have that ticket somewhere in my stash of G2 goodies.) From the moment the lights went out, till 1 hour and 50 minutes later when they came back on…I was in paradise.
I went back the next day, and then again the day after that. My entire summer was filled with Grease 2. Between the Valley View Twin Cinema around the corner to the Cypress Twin next to my cousins house, I would sit, day after day, hour after hour and watch the film in pure bliss. By the time the summer of 82 was over, I had seen Grease 2 over 40 times. Believe me that was a lot back then.
Ah memories. They are all good, none bad. This movie has brought me more joy than any other in my life. Music, Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield (he really is friggin’ cool!) and all filmed 20 minutes from my house, so I get to visit the school…often!
Thank you Grease 2. You’re still as cool as you were in 1982. You still get my heart pumping and my emotions running high. We’re looking forward to your 30th next year. We’re all planning to do something really big for this one. Keep your ears and eyes posted cats!
And remember….Grease is still the word!