October 21, 2015 was a seemingly normal day. Die-hard fans had been preparing for it for 30 years. Most only heard about it the day of. It was Back to the Future Day. The day when Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015 from 1985 in “Back to the Future Part II.”
Articles exploded all over the internet as the news spread.
Among them were lists of things the film predicted correctly about the future, like this article from CNN.
But some people were really upset that some of the technology depicted in the movie has yet to be created, especially the hover board.
The topic was trending on social media all day and over the past week. The Facebook page “October 21, 2015 – Back to the Future Day” more than doubled its likes to over 97 thousand in the week leading up to the day.
The page was updated hourly in preparation for the exact time the characters traveled to, 4:29 pm.
At Universal Studios Orlando, fans flocked to see Doc Brown and his DeLorean roaming the streets of 2015.
In this article from insidethemagic.net, Steve Fox writes, “When the film opened, nobody knew that the fanbase would be this strong three decades later and turn into a timeless cult classic franchise. Even with no reaming ‘Back To The Future – The Ride’ attractions left in either of the two stateside parks (Universal Studios Japan has the last operational attraction), there’s no shortness on the love associated with this film.”
Ultimately, it was a once in a lifetime day, and everyone was sad to see it go.
I guess that means it’s the future now.