from the Tumblr westsidestorylife :
1. Gangs of teenage boys…that dance “menacingingly”.
2. Huge fluffy skirts.
3. “Gee, Officer Krupke”.
4. Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood’s height difference.
5. Feeling pretty :)
6. The anticipation for the first kiss.
7. Because “Anita’s gonna get her kicks tonight!”
8. The rumble.
9. Choreography to DIE for (or for most actors, severely injured).
10. The lyrics in “Somewhere”.
11. “I believe you…you DO have magic!”
“Of course…I’ve got you.”
12. The bromance between Riff and Tony.
13. How snapping can become a form of gang violence.
14. “Only you, you’re the only thing I’ll see. Forever.”
15. Maria’s randomly colorful doors.
16. How cute Maria is after she meets Tony.
17. Snapping. Just…snapping.
18. The chivalry in the 1950’s.
19. “You are NOT so cute.”
20. The movie version, when the men completely take over “America”.
21. Anita and Bernardo’s perfect bickering relationship.
22. “My daddy beats my mommy, my mommy clobbers me, my grandpa is a commie, my grandma pushes tea, my sister wears a moustache, my brother wears a dress… goodness gracious, THAT’S why I’m a mess!”
23. The best score ever written, and by the one and only Leonard Bernstein
(Known to make even the most talented musicians rip their hair out in frustration).
24. The confidence and utterly BADASS quality in Riff.
25. This awkward twisting from Velma during Dance at the Gym…
26. What love can do to somebody.
27. You can never NOT want to cry during Maria’s last stand.
28. Rita Moreno in the scene at Maria's after the rumble.
29. The real beginning of her life as a young lady of AMERICA!
30. The most simple choreography ends up being the sweetest dance of the show.
31. The Balcony Scene. This needs no further explanation; it’s magic
32. The most beautiful sound he’s ever heard…
33. Bum bum bum bum bum bum *SNAP SNAP*…
34. Wanting to be a Jet your entire life.
35. Wanting to be a Shark your entire life.
36. Anita and Bernardo’s flirt-fights.
37. A message you can pass down from generation to generation; the moral of this story will never not be relevant and powerful.