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Mississippians celebrate Back To The Future Day

This is the license plate of the DeLorean owned by a Back to the Future fan. (Image Source: WLOX News) This is the license plate of the DeLorean owned by a Back to the Future fan. (Image Source: WLOX News)
Ryan Logan says he has wanted a DeLorean since he first saw Back to the Future. (Image Source: WLOX News) Ryan Logan says he has wanted a DeLorean since he first saw Back to the Future. (Image Source: WLOX News)
The band played 80's tunes while performing on the stage decorated like a scene from Back to the Future. (Image Source: WLOX News) The band played 80's tunes while performing on the stage decorated like a scene from Back to the Future. (Image Source: WLOX News)

If the date, October 21, 2015 sounds familiar,that's because it is — it's the date the characters in Back to the Future II traveled to the future in a DeLorean.

People across the country celebrated, even those in south Mississippi.

The Back to the Future Day party at The Shed BBQ and Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, was the brainchild of Ryan Logan. The gathering had everything necessary to make it authentic; including a Flux Capacitor and a hover board.

Logan is such a big Back to the Future fan, he recently purchased his very own DeLorean.

“I was like I've got to have that car one day, and it's kind of a dream of mine of to finally own it. I finally bought it about a year ago,” said Logan.

Logan's fascination with the movie started when he was a kid, and says it's now a family affair.

“The DeLorean goes 88 miles per hour,” said Logan’s daughter.

Friends and family know how much Logan loves the films, so they fully supported him when they found out about his wanting to celebrate this date.

“It doesn't surprise me at all, he's my neighbor and he likes to go all out there for things,” said Ryan Mcree.

In Back to the Future II, the main characters Marty and Doc traveled to 2015 where they saw things like 3D movies and teleconferencing. They even predicted the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series in 2015. 

“The movie was just trying to be fun and think about what fun things might be futuristic, but you know the screens, we can talk on screens now. We don't so much fax each other, so it's kind of hit or miss. It's just for fun,” said Andrea Logan.

Guests were encouraged to wear 1980’s style clothing, and the band played 80's tunes on a stage decorated just like the one from a school dance scene in Back to the Future.

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