When the W Austin sent out a press release earlier this week urging Austinites to take a “summer skip day” in honor of the 30th anniversary of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” it sounded great. But who, I wondered, would actually be able to take a day off to hang out poolside at the hotel.
As it turned out, plenty of people. When I arrived at the hotel on Friday afternoon, I was surprised to see at least 300 people in attendance, including a man in skimpy gold shorts serving hot dogs, servers in “Save Ferris” T-shirts and dancers with their own (loose) interpretation of the movie’s “Twist and Shout” scene.
Couldn’t make it today? I’m told many of the hotel’s poolside events have the same staycation vibe. Check here for what’s coming up soon.