For some of us in 1984 (if we were born then or old enough) we experienced Ghostbusters by more then seeing it in theaters multiple times. As I’ve talked about I was 6 and couldn’t really be part of the hype (i.e.: marketing experience) in that first year. I and other ghostheads around my age only had clues or bits and pieces about other ghostheads memories.
Until about now. A video surfaced, (actually during Ghostbusters 30th anniversary) which resurfaced showing how residents in Atlanta were and could be part of what news station WAGA called a craze. What they didn’t know.
As part of their weekend magazine segment we have visual (video) evidence of Ghostbusters rising popularity. i.e.: everything busters. Along with the first wave of early merchandise. Experiences in other part of the country and the world varied I’m sure.
I’m pretty sure I watched this video for the first time yesterday. I also pretty much stared in disbelief. That mall, And a Spencer’s Gifts for most of your family to go to that also sold Ghostbusters merchandise. I wonder if the Lone Pine mall carried Ghostbusters fan club (Ghostbusters International Blog Post, June 8, 2014) memberships.