Follow Along As RedEye Intern Recreates Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In Realtime! (Sat. 9/12)

Sep ’09
12
9:30 AM

I first heard about this reenactment when the RedEye’s intern Ernest Wilkens tweeted his plan.  I was instantly stoked!  I mean, how cool is it that the timing was right for all the activities, including the parade Ferris sang in (really called the Von Stuben Parade) and the Cubs playing a home game, to fall into place.  I was a bit thrown off to find out it wasn’t on a weekday, but fell on a Saturday.  So it’s not really a day off, but allows fans of the RedEye and/or Ferris Bueller to follow along on the adventure!

More details can be found on the RedEye ChicagoNow Blog: RedEye ChicagoNow Blog

The itinerary is below and Ernest will be tweeting his adventures along the way, so be sure to follow him: @ErnestWilkins

  • 9:30 a.m: We depart from the front of the theater building at Glenbrook North (the scene where Sloane gets picked up, located at 2300 Shermer Rd. Northbrook, Illinois)
  • 10:30 a.m: The Sears (Willis who?) Tower Skydeck.
  • 11:00 a.m: The Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Noon: Lunch at Giordano’s (30 N Rush St, Chicago, IL). Apparently “Chez Quis” isn’t accepting reservations, even for The Sausage King of Chicago.
  • 1:05 p.m: Cubs-Reds game at Wrigley.
  • 2:00 p.m: The Von Steuben Day Parade (Lincoln & Leland Ave)
  • 3:00 p.m: The “Save Ferris Charity Dance-off for Charity”. This is going to be a little treat for you guys. We’re going to set up somewhere, flash mob-style, and have ourselves a little 80’s dance party. I’ll be tweeting out the secret location, and yes, “Twist and Shout” will be played.
  • 6:00 p.m: (If we do this right) Arrive at Cameron’s house (370 Beech Street, Highland Park, Illinois)
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