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That time I visited the school from THE BREAKFAST CLUB


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A Story I tend to repeat every few years 😏 Re: THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Shermer High School from The Breakfast Club (aka Old Maine North High School) -

Way too long ago when I was about 17 years old (I am 52 now) a relative invited me to Chicago to spend Christmas, generous and having lived in Toronto Canada my whole life I jumped at the opportunity so OF COURSE being a huge John Hughes fan and having seen THE BREAFAST CLUB numerous times as a result I stood in front this building for a picture, I even uhm...entered the building, found it odd there were no lockers along the walls but found a room where all the lockers were stored in, I did not understand but thought maybe this was some type of remodeling. Soon I ran into a janitor (no not HIM 😛) who of course informed me the school was not actually functioning and was only used for filming or events, it had closed as a school due to low attendance, he said I was not allowed to be in the building and to leave, he didn't really seem upset or forceful so I assumed it was not an unusual occurrence for people to enter the building. Still I thought I would push my luck and asked if it would be possible for me to see the library, he said it is not even possible as the Library as seen in the film was a set they had built in the gymnasium. So I left, walked across the school field and you can guess that of course I raised my arm up in the air as I approached the goalpost in John Bender style. 😏 Sadly, this was taken with my crappy 110 camera and being young and stupid I didn't even think I would not really be identifiable or I'd have taken a few more shots close up for context 😜

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I am Rob aka MaximumRD aka OldSchoolRetroGamer and THIS is my world http://about.me/maximumrd

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