Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Gooniversary!


That's right folks, today, June 7th, marks the 25th anniversary of The Goonies. So make sure to commemorate the occasion and re-watch this 80's favorite.

To celebrate, the town of Astoria had a weekend full of events including all day showings of the movie at a local theatre, bus tours to various filming locations, a tour of the Goonies house and even a meet and greet with some of the cast. I had no idea any of this was going on until Saturday night when Jim mentioned that he'd heard something on the radio. The festivities had started Friday. We toyed with the idea of going on Sunday but nixed the idea. Then Sunday morning, I woke up and felt inspired to make the trip. I couldn't find anyone to go with me so I headed out on my own. It's about 80 miles to Astoria and I wasn't even sure if they'd have tickets for the final meet and greet, but I knew I'd regret it if I didn't try.

Sure enough, when I got there, the lady informed me that they were all sold out. I was so bummed that I had driven all that way for nothing. A couple overheard me and offered to sell me their third ticket. Score!!! So the three of us headed over to the theater to get in line. Two hours later, I was front row center and one of the first in line to get autographs from Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jeff "Chunk" Cohen, Curtis Hanson (Troy's dad) and Richard Donner (the director). Joe Pantoliano ducked out after questions, so he wasn't around for autographs. Honestly, he seemed more interested in photographing the event than being in it.

I was probably one of the few people who brought my VHS copy for them to sign and I mentioned it to Sean Astin who turned to the director and said, "Look, VHS, that's classic." Richard responded with, "Priceless" and Sean agreed to which I responded, "Well, it is now." So much for selling all of my VHS; I think I need to buy a display case.

Afterward, I went up to the Goonies house and took a few pics. Turned out to be a pretty cool, albeit surreal, day. Gas for trip $37, ticket $20, pictures and autographs with The Goonies, priceless. :o)

How was your weekend?

14 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

My weekend was good. Wanna know why? B/c we all watched THE GOONIES! Gracie in particular flipped out for it. I have the DVD, but because of the language, I didn't play it for her. But ABC Family had an edited version on TV and Gracie LOVED IT!

Such a great movie!

BlenderBach said...

oh wow! How cool! We watched the goonies on tv over the weekend- I didn't know it was the anniversary!

MoMo's Bows said...

Holy Cow! That is awesome!!! I am so impressed...and jealous! The Goonies ROCK! and you do too! :o)
STephanie

VeganCraftastic said...

I'm so jealous!!! That movie has been one of my faves since I was a little girl :)

Hundy and Undy said...

THAT! Is amazing. I'm envious. I love Sean Astin!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh my! I think we watched the Goonies a million gillion times! My son and his friends could say the lines along with the characters!

Victoria said...

Wow, that is COOL! I never saw the Goonies until I was 20-something, but I think I might have enjoyed it even more. Glad you decided to go!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I love the Goonies!!!! What an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing. :D

April said...

That's so awesome! I ♥ Sean Astin

nikid said...

YEAH for you!!!!! See, the trip was worth it!!! Glad you had a fun time - the Goonies are the BOMB!

New England Quilter said...

Sounds like a fabulous day!
Amy

Eva said...

I always loved this movie! My boyfriend has never seen it (he was only 3 when it came out), I definitely want to make him watch it now.

Ah, good memories... :)

Rakshi said...

Hi! I run a huge Sean Astin website and I'd love to put a few of your pictures and your report on the Goonies anniversary celebration in my news area. Would you give your permission? Please write to me at jarrellj @ janjarrell dot com.

Thank you!

Whimsical Creations said...

That is just awesome!! I am so jealous!! I LOVED that movie!! I still remember going with the park program to go and see it 25yrs ago.

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