Yesterday marked the release of the 20th anniversary edition of Say Anything, which is definitely in the running for our favorite ’80s movie of all time. In case you don’t know, the film stars John Cusack as Lloyd Dobler, who attempts to win back his dreamgirl Diane Court by holding a boombox blasting Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” over his head. To celebrate, a mob of Lloyd Dobler impersonators (“the Mobler”) hit New York, carrying their boomboxes high from Union Square to Times Square, where they set up behind DC-based band the Lloyd Dobler Effect, who played a cover of the Gabriel’s famous jam. (What about Say Anything? Couldn’t it have been a whole festival?)
We think that this is pretty much the coolest thing ever, seeing as how we’ve been wishing for a real-life Lloyd Dobler for, well, 20 years now. Check out the videos after the jump!
“The rain on my car is a baptism, the new me, Ice Man, Power Lloyd, my assault on the world begins now.”
More videos here.