Angel: “No weapons… No friends…No hope. Take all that away… and what’s left?”
I love that moment. Are you listening girls, women, people everywhere? No matter what’s taken from you, how bad things get, as long as You are still You, things can get better. Thank you Buffy, and the Buffy universe for making me a stronger woman.
Now for the Music
The Bronze became a character itself. In Sunnydale’s only club where teens seemed to hang out every night of the week, we got to hear some great music. I first caught Buffy on TV when I was 14 years old. Fate must have been on my side. I remember coming home from the cinema (I can’t remember what the film was) and flicking through the channels. I didn’t know at the time, but I happened to pause about ten minutes in to the very first episode of Buffy, “Welcome to the Hellmouth”. I sat transfixed for the next thirty minutes. Vampires, a hellmouth, a misfit group of friends, a blond chick who kicked ass!!! I diligently plonked my ass down in front of the TV at 19.55 sharp every Saturday night. Buffy aired at 8pm on Sky One back then.
Here are a few favourite songs from Sunnydale.
“Virgin State of Mind” by K’s Choice – one of my favourites. Moody and atmospheric.
“Full of Grace” – Sarah McLachlan. Haunting, sad, beautiful.
“Stupid Thing” – Nickel. Catchy song. Plays when Spike is watching Buffy in the Bronze, the first time he sees her.
“Sugar Water” – Cibo Matto. From When She Was Bad. Unusual sound. Buffy takes poor Xander onto the dancefloor for a sexy dance and manages to hurt her two best friends and her vampire not-yet-boyfriend all at the same time.
“Rest in Peace” – From the musical episode. Oh how I adore Spike and James Marsters.
For the Buffy fans out there, what songs are you favourite?