A talked with a couple from Berwyn who were visiting Woodstock for this event for the first time and filled them in with all this information I know about the movie. Probably drove them off, but they seemed interested and were considering coming back tomorrow to take the walking tour.
Perhaps I ought to start gibing the tours.
I sure wish I had known they were filming when they were as I didn't live but about 30 miles away. It would have been interesting to see how they made the movie.
I understand Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, does not have a warm spot in their hearts for Woodstock because of the movie and I kind of agree with them. It should have been filmed there or at least a fictional town created.
I saw a girl bowling with a Woodstock High School Class of '16 jacket. Always strange to see that date for a high school class since I was from Palatine Class of '69. Those "0"s just get me, especially when I started seeing Class of '00 and '01.
The bowling alley had pins with a groundhog on them and the Woodstock Willie mascot costumed person showed up.
I wonder if there is any relation for the name Phil Connors (Bill Murray's character) and Punxsutawney Phil?
Just Wonderin'. --RoadDog
Happy Fiftieth Anniversary Liz
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