Where Riff-Raff lived before he became Riff-Raff
Before Richard O'Brien became the famous Riff Raff of the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show he was a not very famous resident of the city of Hamilton, the biggest city of the Waikato region. He worked there as a hairdresser, and while looking out of the salon where he worked he saw the movie theatre where they showed double feature films, and there he got the idea for writing the musical The Rocky Horror Show. This happened long after he had left New Zealand for his birth country, England.
But they have set up this Riff Raff statue in Hamilton, at the site of the building which once housed the Embassy Movie Theatre and the hair salon. You can do the Time Warp on the footpath ;-)
Although Hamilton is not really spectacular, it has some interesting places and things to do.
I met this sharp-toothed monster in front of the Waikato Museum which sits above the mighty Waikato River which runs through the city.
The Hamilton Gardens are quite popular with visitors. This huge Maori cloak is located beside the access road off SH 1.