TV And Movie Favs Of Gen X Coming To The Charlotte Area
As a kid, my dad would call me the walking TV Guide. I always knew what show was on at what time and on what channel. One of the shows I grew up watching was ‘The Dukes of Hazzard.’ The popular show, starring John Schneider, Tom Wopat, and Catherine Bach, ran from 1979-1985. Them Duke boys were always getting in some kind of trouble! Many of us back then had posters of the Duke boys and major crushes on Bo and Luke Duke. Catherine Bach was also the crush of many boys, and she invented the ‘Daisy Dukes’ shorts!
If you were a fan of the show, you’re in luck! Both John Schneider and Tom Wopat will be coming to the Charlotte area in February. They’re a part of the Mad Monster Party for 2024. This event is a Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy themed convention. It brings lots of actors and actresses and pop culture icons together all in one place. It’s happening February 16-18 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Concord. This event is for the fans, as you can meet some of your favorite people and get photos.
In addition to the Duke Boys, some of the 80’s most famous actors will also be there. In 1987, a film came out that made me, and many other girls, realize the definition of swoony! ‘The Lost Boys’ is a movie I’ve watched tons of times! It was the movie that made most of us say, ‘Yep. I could be a vampire.’ The movie starred some of the best-looking guys ever. I won’t spoil the movie plot, but if you’re a Gen X’er and you’ve never seen the movie, watch it immediately!
Some of the stars from ‘The Lost Boys’ will also be appearing at the Mad Monster Party. (Insert a squeal from my inner teenage self) Jason Patric and Keifer Sutherland will both be at the convention. As will Tim Cappello, the muscled sax player from the movie.
But Wait, There’s More
If you’re a wrestling fan, Kane will be there Saturday and Sunday. Joining the amazing list of stars is Lou Diamond Phillips, who starred in ‘La Bamba’ and ‘Young Guns.’ ‘Young Guns’ was another awesome 80’s flick! Actor Kevin Spacey will also be there, along with Jack Osbourne, and lots of others. The list of awesome talent that’s appearing is too long for me to list!
Old school television and movie fans will love this event. I’ve always wanted to go and with this year’s lineup of stars, I may have to. I mean, seeing the Duke boys in person along with Jason Patric and Keifer Sutherland will make me feel like a teenager again!
Tickets are on sale for the event now, and you can grab details and info on photo ops here. It definitely looks like a blast!
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