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The "Heaviest" Back to the Future Fan Celebration Just Happened in L.A.


A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 1: Universal Day. Trams pull up to Courthouse Square on the Universal Studios Hollywood backlotA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyExcited fans first setting foot in Courthouse SquareA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLines begin to form to take photos on the steps of the Clock TowerA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlySelfies at Courthouse SquareA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyMultiple trams dropped off groups of eager fans at the most famous Back to the Future setA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyBack to the Future fans from JapanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyPhotos on the Clock Tower stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyBiff from the alternate 1985 in Back to the Future Part IIA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlySteve Pearson owns all the authentic pieces of clothing from the 1980s that make up Marty McFly’s iconic wardrobe.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans walk around Courthouse SquareA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe We’re Going Back group got off to an early start at Courthouse SquareA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGoing with the two tie look of 2015 from Back to the Future Part IIA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWearing all Back to the Future Part II gearA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFather and son on the Clock Tower stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Clock Tower Lady receives a donationA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Clocktower Lady passes out a “Save the Clock Tower” flyerA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWhen it was their turn to take a picture on the stepsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Tyler DunivanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Tyler DunivanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Tyler DunivanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Coral Timson from the U.K.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Coral Timson from the U.K.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyplayed by Coral Timson from the U.K.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyCA.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe premiere for Back to the Future documentaryA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDarlene VogelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Flux CapacitorsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Flux CapacitorsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas DocA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas DocA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFL as Red the bumA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly30th anniversary limited edition Marty McFly Valtera/Madrid skateboard for saleA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyBack to the Future artwork by Sam CarterA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans dressed as Maggie McFly and Seamus McFly from Back to the Future Part IIIA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGriff goes hoverboardingA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGriff and Marty recreate the Café 80s sceneA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGriff with Marty on hoverboardA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDressed as Marty from Back to the Future Part IIIA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTerry and Oliver Holler with the time machine they builtA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTerry and Oliver Holler with the time machine they builtA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTerry and Oliver Holler with the time machine they builtA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas Jennifer ParkerA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas Jennifer ParkerA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas Jennifer ParkerA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas George McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas George McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas George McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas George McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyas George McFlyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDiane McCallA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly2015 Back to the Future Day in the City of FillmoreA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWatching Back to the Future Part III in Fillmore town squareA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 3: Locations Tour – Doc and Marty outside of Doc Brown’s mansionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 3: Locations Tour – Doc and Marty outside of Doc Brown’s mansionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 3: Locations Tour – Doc and Marty outside of Doc Brown’s mansionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 3: Locations Tour – Doc and Marty outside of Doc Brown’s mansionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 3: Locations Tour – Doc and Marty outside of Doc Brown’s mansionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyfollowed by MartyA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDoc and Marty run along the Gamble House lawnA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe moment Doc realizes Marty is speaking some senseA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyA fan dressed as Marty lies in the exact spot of Bushnell Ave. in South Pasadena where Lorraine’s dad hits Marty with the car.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWalking along Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe owner of this home allowed fans to throw rubber balls up to the balcony as a nod to the scene in Back to the Future Part II when Biff takes a ball from a group of little kids and throws it up to the exact same balcony.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThrowing the ballA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans line Bushnell Ave. and the tree that George McFly climbs intoA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“He’s a Peeping Tom.”A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyClimbing in the famous tree from Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans line Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTaking photos of George McFly’s 1955 houseA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTwo young fans in front of Lorraine’s houseA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyShannon Burckhard as Marty hoverboards down Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyHoverboarding down Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyClara and her EmmettsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyMartys line up on Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyAll of the Martys lie down on Bushnell Ave. as a nod to the scene in which Lorraine’s dad hits Marty with the car.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJennifers take a photo on Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDocs walk triumphantly along Bushnell Ave.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyAll of the Martys race around the corner to find their Docs as a nod to the last scene in Back to the Future Part IIA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Martys each find their own DocA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Lyon Estates gates at the corner of Kagel Canyon St. and Roslyndale Ave. in ArletaA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Lyon Estates gatesA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe McFly house in Arleta with Marty’s Toyota pickup truck in the drivewayA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans take photos of the houseA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyFans from France and Brazil watch the last scene of Back to the FutureA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlywho played Goldie WilsonA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlydressed as 1955 Goldie Wilson.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGuests of We’re Going Back along with residents of Rosylndale Ave. watch Back to the Future fan filmsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDAY 4: Enchantment Under the Sea Dance at the actual filming location – the gymnasium of Hollywood United Methodist ChurchA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWe’re Going Back guests line up outside the churchA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Lyon Estates gates are offloaded near the corner of Highland and Franklin in HollywoodA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyEntering the gym through the stairwell that Marty McFly uses to exit the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe gym of Hollywood United Methodist ChurchA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLooking at some of the screen-used items up for auctionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLooking at some of the screen-used items up for auctionA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyOutatime: Saving the DeLorean Time MachineA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyOutatime: Saving the DeLorean Time MachineA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyOutatime: Saving the DeLorean Time Machine.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Back to the Future auction begins.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyAuction biddingA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyBlowing up balloons for the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlySetting up for the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlySetting up for the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyTime machine in the parking lot of Hollywood United Methodist ChurchA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLooking spiffy in their 1950s outfitsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLooking spiffy in their 1950s outfitsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyWaiting to get into the danceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe orange carpetA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDressed as George and LorraineA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyLooking good in their 1950s outfitsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyThe dancing beginsA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyActress Lea Thompson thrilled fans when she arrived at the danceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyGary Morgan at the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlySaxophonist Gary Herbig plays with the Flux Capacitors. Herbig played on the original score of Back to the Future.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyActress Claudia Wells played Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the first Back to the Future.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyClassical composer Morris Rahbar plays a piano medley of Back to the Future musicA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyDancing at the Enchantment Under the Sea DanceA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyMark CampbellA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlysings the song at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance with the Flux Capacitors.A.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFly“What are you lookin’ atA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyearth angelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyearth angelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyearth angelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyearth angelA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. Locascio as Marty McFlyJeffrey WeismanA.J. 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On October 21, 2015, a red-letter date in the (now) history of movies, Back to the Future fans from across the country and all over the world descended upon Los Angeles to take part in We're Going Back, the ultimate celebration of the cherished trilogy that made time travel possible. By making the trek to L.A. from countries such as Brazil, Japan, Australia, Canada, England, Argentina, and France, just to name a few, Marty McFly and Doc Brown enthusiasts clearly proved that Back to the Future is a worldwide phenomenon.  Over five days these passionate fans were immersed within a meticulously detailed Back to the Future celebration like no other. They danced the night away at an authentic Enchantment Under the Sea Dance at the actual filming location; took selfies at the Clock Tower at Universal Studios; saw the Libyans chase Marty in the time machine through the Twin Pines Mall parking lot; there was even a wedding and a marriage proposal throughout all of this, and L.A. Weekly was there just about every step of the way. To paraphrase Doc Brown, this event made such a difference in so many peoples’ lives that it’s hard to show you everything that’s happened over the last few days.

Special thanks to We're Going Back event organizers Joe Walser, Ken Kapalowski, event producer Mandy Mallonee, and Universal Studios Hollywood.  All photos by Jared Cowan.  Follow him on Twitter at @JaredCowan1.