Everybody in this classic video from 1987 of an early morning at a 7-Eleven near Disney World!
Today is the international holiday when we all celebrate 7/11 by bathing, drinking and butt chugging free Slurpees (while supplies last and if you live near the same 7-Eleven that Brit Brit lives near, the supplies are probably gone). To honor this special day, I’m paying homage to this old ass video of a morning at 7-Eleven that went viral years ago. A college student with a new camcorder named Chris (Note to children: A camcorder is a really giant iPhone without the phone part) and his friends hit up a 7-Eleven in Orlando at 2:30am after partying all night and decided to record everything. The video is nearly 9 minutes long and uncut. (9 long and uncut is my kind of video.) Chris just wanted to document what strange things were afoot at a Central Florida 7-Eleven at 2:30 in the morning. (SPOILER ALERT: 80s glamour was afoot.)
Chris, now a full grown up, uploaded the video to YouTube years ago and it went viral, because it’s a look into a simpler time when employees smoked on the job, collars were popped, cell phone portrait mode didn’t exist and a Super Big Gulp was 59 cents. There’s Hot Sluts all over this video from the Shelley Duvall-haired cashier to the employee man smoking to his glamorous dancing lady friend in the neon yellow tank to the French girl using a rear-view mirror as a mic. What really makes this video full 80s is that Chris is pretty much Ferris Bueller.
Chris went back to that same 7-Eleven last year to film a long-awaited sequel. Nothing really happened and that probably had a lot to do with the fact that they went back at 11pm. Nothing’s going to happen at 11pm! If they went at 2:30 in the morning, they might have found a crackhead fucking a hot dog bun, two drunk pregnant moms knife fighting over the last six pack of Bud and a trick in the corner giving a dude a hand job for a few cigarettes. And that’s a slow morning for a 7-Eleven in Central Florida.