It’s been almost exactly 30 years since Ferris Bueller took the world by storm with all of his shenanigans. Come on, Ferris! You can’t do that! You have school!
Fans of the 1986 cult-classic can get a dose of Ferris, Cameron and Sloan all weekend in Chicago at Ferris Fest. I know, because I am definitely attending Ferris Fest tomorrow to see what it is all about. Editor’s Note: This movie inspired me to be a valet for one summer, but I was ultimately fired for backing into a streetlamp.
30 years ago Ferris Bueller charmed his way out of school and into the hearts of millions of fans. And now you can recreate his entire “day off” with a whole lineup of events starting tomorrow.
For starters, you can step right into his bedroom.
Canadian artist Sarah Keenlyside has recreated the iconic bedroom inside the Virgin Hotel in downtown Chicago.
There is also a tour, taking fans to all the spots Ferris, Sloan and Cameron hit on their wild day off including the Art Institute, The Willis Tower and Wrigley Field.
You can also stop by their school and Cameron’s dad’s garage. You can attend a 1986 dance at Shermer High School and catch screenings of the movie at the John and Nancy Hughes Theatre in Lake Forest with some of the cast.
Ferris Bueller has a number of fantastic scenes, but none more iconic than his Beatles’ cover on the streets of downtown Chicago. Enjoy it here, because it’ll make your Friday that much more special:
Damn, those outfits are so ’80s. I think the ’80s would have been a fantastic time to be alive. Far better than anything this generation has to offer. No bullshit Blog Daddies and phone applications. Did we peak in the ’80s? I’d say so. But I also wouldn’t really know, because I was born in 1992.
Happy Friday, everyone..