New York artists Mina Karimi and Kara Suhey are planning to reenact the awesome Beatles sing-a-long parade scene in 1986's Ferris Bueller's Day Off for the Greenwich Village Halloween parade. They're hoping to get a couple thousand "agents" to dress up like people from the era (the 80's), and dance to "Twist and Shout" as the float goes by. As they say it, "this will involve tens of thousands of people breaking out into the world's largest Beatles sing-a-long." They've even invited Matthew Broderick to play his original part!
It was originally planned for the Deitch Art Parade on September 6, but its fate was left up in the air when the parade was canceled due to Tropical Storm Hannah. Now, Halloween gives Mina and Kara a second chance to bring Project Bueller back to life! And, they couldn't be more excited. NYMag reported that they almost went for the big time, but later focused on the Village's parade. "At the time, the crazed planning committee was considering jumping the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade," NYMag noted on October 1st.
Now it's full steam ahead! There might even be some big surprises, as the organizers hint in a recent blog post:
To participate, just plan on attending the Halloween parade on Friday the 31st. Dress like the 80's, and join in by imitating the extras in the scene. You can read up on all the latest info at Project Bueller, and check out some other press they've gotten from Gothamist, /Film, USA Today, and New York Magazine.