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|Wednesday, June 09, 2010|
by Bjorn van der Voo
The 25th anniversary of "The Goonies" brought a deluge of fans to Astoria last weekend. I trekked along with family to take it all in: the celebration of an adventurous gang of young misfits; the strange assortment of fans who literally come from around the world; and of course, the dual spectacles of Astoria and the cultural tourism business.
I had forgotten many things about the film, including that the city of Astoria is featured prominently in the movie. Usually Hollywood will film X and call it Y, but in "The Goonies," Astoria is both featured and named. Except for the parts, of course, where Haystack Rock is somehow, magically, much closer to town.
Astoria pride was in full display, and I marveled at both the turnout and the money-making possibilities. Saturday was a beautiful day, and nearly every shop had a Goonies angle for their business. We arrived around 2 pm at "the Goondocks," the central hub for the celebration.
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