wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost2

Most Read: Entertainment

Trove link goes here
Celebritology Celebritology Chat with Us - Thursday 2pm Contact Us Facebook Twitter RSS
Posted at 01:23 AM ET, 10/08/2012

John Cusack pulled a Lloyd Dobler during a Peter Gabriel concert


All you need on a Saturday night: some Peter Gabriel, a boombox and a little Cusack. (TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX)
John Cusack walked onstage during a Peter Gabriel concert on Saturday night and handed the “So” singer a boombox right before he began singing “In Your Eyes.”

People of a certain age, or at least with some appreciation of the movie “Say Anything...,” will read the above sentence and go, “Oh my God, you’re kidding me. Is there video? Please tell me there’s video.”

Those who are not of a certain age and/or who lack the appropriate reverence for Lloyd Dobler will read the above sentence and go, “What? What the heck is a boombox?”

Oh, kids. Let’s just go to the YouTube clip. Because yes, there is one.

As you can see in the beginning of the video below, Cusack, clad in a black jacket and cap, popped onstage at the Hollywood Bowl very briefly, handed off the boombox to Mr. Gabriel and swiftly exited while the audience applauded. He didn’t hold the music blaster over his head, as his character Lloyd Dobler did in the aforementioned “Say Anything...” while attempting to woo back Ione Skye. But his presence made everyone remember how awesome it was when he actually did that, so same purpose served.

Coincidentally, Cameron Crowe, the writer-director of “Say Anything...” who forced Cusack to pull the boombox move even though the actor thought it seemed unnatural at the time, was in the audience as well. In the wee hours, he tweeted:

Which later prompted Cusack to tweet:

And that, in turn, has prompted several people to tweet-suggest to Crowe that he should indeed reteam with Cusack. See? This tiny moment at a Peter Gabriel concert could finally convince Crowe and Cusack to again, together, pursue a dare-to-be-great situation.

And if it doesn’t, at least it provided an excuse to start the week by revisiting this clip.

(H/T Hypervocal)

By  |  01:23 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Categories:  Movies, Music | Tags:  John Cusack; Cameron Crowe; 80s Nostalgia

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company