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Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

Yours truly and  New Times  writer, Laine Doss.
Yours truly and New Times writer, Laine Doss.

When Def Leppard, Poison, and Styx wrote our favorite killer jams of the 80s, they probably hadn't an idea that, 30 years down the line, they'd be a part of one of Broadway's biggest rock/jukebox musicals to ever be performed.

The Rock of Ages cast jammed to a full house of glam metal music lovers at their opening night at the Adrienne Arsht Center last night. VIP ticket holders were strongly encouraged to "dress the part" so they could be a part of the show.

Naturally, Cultist insisted on making its cameo (there was a biggest hair contest, can you blame us?). And while we didn't make it on stage (neither did anyone else,) the hair band rock patrons who did glam up left quite the lasting impression on us.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

When she woke up this morning, the only thing on her mind was the marriage of neon and black.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

An AC/DC fan and his shiny red spandex-lovin' gal pose right before the show started.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

This guy offered to get up from his chair to take his photo, but we insisted he looked too cool sitting down.

 

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

A couple rocked those leather jackets like their lives depended on it.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

One of our favorites of the evening, these two gals went all out with wigs, fishnets, and studded ankle boots to warrant their front row and center seats.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

In the musical, Regina (pronounced like "vagina," no, seriously), is a freedom-of-assembly-preaching, peace-not-war-shouting hippy -- circa late 1970s. These two audience members did her character proud.

 

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

A trio of divas pose channeling their inner Madonna-meets-jazzersists. We were especially in love with the neon pointy-toed pumps.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

Cultist actually came back to this guy twice because the first photo of him didn't come out so great. The second, though, with his date and a prop from the musical, was perfect.

Rock Of Ages at Arsht Center: The Audience's Best Rock 'N Roll Costumes

And here she is: The winner of the evening's biggest hair award. Indeed, we were grossly jealous and fully intend on billing Cultist for all our used-up cans of hairspray.

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Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132

305-949-6722

www.arshtcenter.org


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