We’re not sure what John Hughes meant to the rest of the world, but for American teens, he encapsulated every struggle and every triumph we ever had or wished to have. We wanted to go on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, we wanted our crushes to blow out our Sixteen Candles with us, we were desperate to experience some Weird Science (or, for the 90s kids, be left Home Alone).
So when he passed away on August 6 at age 59, we were a little downhearted to say the least (and we certainly weren’t the only ones). So that’s why we’ve decided to dedicate our next Happy Hour to the man himself.
That’s right, August 18th will be John Hughes night.
Besides the regular 2-for-1 drink deal, we’ll play a selection of the music he featured and screen a selection of his movies for the night. If you have a John Hughes movie you’d like to see (and you’ve got the DVD), send an email along to info (at) shanghaiist (dot) com.