YouTube Video: Presque Isle--1986! Wow!

Posted in the Erie Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Cubicle Craig

Cleveland, OH

#1 Aug 25, 2010
Wow! This is so cool. My co-worker showed me the first half of this neat video this morning. He found it on YouTube; it's from 1986. Check out the Erie beach scenes from Presque Isle State Park! And what about that place where all the cars are parked? Is that the parking lot of the old Peninsula Inn? My co-worker also thinks that the black-haired kid in the video (the one with the sunglasses) is Alyson Amendola's older brother.



Can anyone add any insight on people or scenes in the video? Has the regional chamber seen this? I can't wait to get home when I can watch the whole thing.
say whaa

Erie, PA

#2 Aug 25, 2010
this, very clearly, was not taped anywhere near Erie
cheetos

United States

#3 Aug 25, 2010
No, grew up down there, nothing looked fimiliar, miss those days. Amendola? or Joni luvs ChaChi
Knuckles O Toole

Erie, PA

#4 Aug 25, 2010
cheetos wrote:
No, grew up down there, nothing looked fimiliar, miss those days. Amendola? or Joni luvs ChaChi
I'll bet I'm not the only one that had you pegged for growing up in the wild.
cheetos

United States

#5 Aug 25, 2010
Knuckles O Toole wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll bet I'm not the only one that had you pegged for growing up in the wild.
Ironic, I left 20 years ago and your still there. Ha Ha Ha
Knuckles O Toole

Erie, PA

#6 Aug 25, 2010
cheetos wrote:
<quoted text>
Ironic, I left 20 years ago and your still there. Ha Ha Ha
You can take the girl out of the wild but you can't take the wild out of the girl.(Man, can I talk some smack or what??? LOL. 9:00ish at 1201? If not, write your business address here and I'll just come there ;)

BTW, I don't even believe my own crap so I never showed before but if you say the word I'll show. It's not like you don't have guy friends other than hubby. C'mon. I'll talk some shit. You'll laugh, we'll go home. Gotta fly soon so let me know....
cheetos

United States

#7 Aug 25, 2010
Knuckles O Toole wrote:
<quoted text>
You can take the girl out of the wild but you can't take the wild out of the girl.(Man, can I talk some smack or what??? LOL. 9:00ish at 1201? If not, write your business address here and I'll just come there ;)
BTW, I don't even believe my own crap so I never showed before but if you say the word I'll show. It's not like you don't have guy friends other than hubby. C'mon. I'll talk some shit. You'll laugh, we'll go home. Gotta fly soon so let me know....
Do you like Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain. If your not into yoga, if you have half a brain. Oh please, I have no friends, and I'm AN raving lunatic;)
Knuckles O Toole

Erie, PA

#8 Aug 25, 2010
cheetos wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you like Pina Coladas, getting caught in the rain. If your not into yoga, if you have half a brain. Oh please, I have no friends, and I'm AN raving lunatic;)
I can belive you're AN ass but not AN raving lunatic just because it's bad grammar. Party on.
cheetos

United States

#9 Aug 25, 2010
Knuckles O Toole wrote:
<quoted text>
I can belive you're AN ass but not AN raving lunatic just because it's bad grammar. Party on.
No, not AN ass, just a bitch with a twisted sense of humor :)

“Peace On Earth”

Since: Apr 08

Erie Pa

#10 Aug 25, 2010
The "Beaver Brown band"? Where did I put that bucket??? Ohhh.... tooo late....
Mike Nanties

Cleveland, OH

#11 Aug 25, 2010
Hmmm.....The first part of that clip looks like it 'could' be Presque Isle. And my sister knows Alyson Amendola. Maybe I'll have her drop Alyson a note to see if this dude is her bro.
Rocky Glen

Cleveland, OH

#12 Aug 25, 2010
tim leary wrote:
The "Beaver Brown band"? Where did I put that bucket??? Ohhh.... tooo late....
Come on. They weren't bad at all. Some of their songs sounded like Springsteen.
danm

Northfield, OH

#13 Aug 25, 2010
looks more like east coast footage to me.1648
Timon

Cleveland, OH

#14 Aug 25, 2010
Cubicle Craig wrote:
Wow! This is so cool. My co-worker showed me the first half of this neat video this morning. He found it on YouTube; it's from 1986. Check out the Erie beach scenes from Presque Isle State Park! And what about that place where all the cars are parked? Is that the parking lot of the old Peninsula Inn? My co-worker also thinks that the black-haired kid in the video (the one with the sunglasses) is Alyson Amendola's older brother.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =vLrWEODbxDkXX
Can anyone add any insight on people or scenes in the video? Has the regional chamber seen this? I can't wait to get home when I can watch the whole thing.
Ah, I think her name is Mrs. CUMMINGS now.
wow

Wadsworth, OH

#15 Aug 25, 2010
Mike Nanties wrote:
Hmmm.....The first part of that clip looks like it 'could' be Presque Isle. And my sister knows Alyson Amendola. Maybe I'll have her drop Alyson a note to see if this dude is her bro.
I'll help you out with this, it's not Erie. The other commentors already told you.

The Five Corners Surfside shown in the beginning was in Narragansett, Rhode Island. I was there once. Dude is also wearing a Tufts shirt, which is in Mass. Not one road or building looks familiar anywhere in relation to Erie. There is also a concrete boardwalk in one shot, never existed in Erie. Too many boats in the water to have been PI Bay.

On top of all that, this is a music video by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, who were effing from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Why the eff would they have ever filmed anywhere else? Any moron could tell on the 1st watch this has nothing to do with Erie.
Noneya

Aiken, SC

#16 Aug 25, 2010
The video is from somewhere on the east coast. Maybe the Jersey shore. NOT Erie or P.I.
Kyle Henry

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 26, 2010
This is an interesting one--and a little weird to boot. I think maybe there is more to this than meets the eye.

Although I think it's clear that most of the video probably wasn't shot in Erie, a few scenes look strangely reminiscent of Presque Isle. But that's not all... Take a look at the scene with the car backing out of the driveway; look at the houses in the background. That's a section of South Shore Drive, my friends. How do I know? Because I'm looking at the house my uncle owned on that street until 1977.

And then there is something else--something I can't believe anyone else caught. There are two young 18-20 year old boys in that video. They appear in a number of scenes. Whether one is Alyson Amendola's brother I can't say. But take a close look at the one with the straighter black hair (he's in a light shirt in some of the scenes).

Do you know who that is?

That kid is a dead ringer for Chris "Red" Hughes, circa 1985/86. Hughes would have been 18 or 19 years old at the time. I'm thinking the video was shot in '85, right before Hughes left town for the University of Maryland.

Both my wife and I saw John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band perform as they made their way through our region doing some shows in the mid-'80s. Keep in mind that bands don't always shoot an entire video at one locale. They often use footage from a handful of spots.

This video and its previously unknown local significance may be one of the finds of the year.
Crap

Wadsworth, OH

#18 Aug 27, 2010
so you are saying that a youtube music video, with grainy footage that (according to you)POSSIBLY contains 10 seconds filmed in Erie "may be one of the finds of the year?"

you must not have had anything exciting going on in your life for years.

contact the band members that are still alive. they'll tell you it wasnt filmed here.
Penny from Tenney

Harborcreek, PA

#19 Aug 27, 2010
Not even close to being Erie.
Majewski

Cleveland, OH

#20 Aug 28, 2010
Kyle Henry wrote:
This is an interesting one--and a little weird to boot. I think maybe there is more to this than meets the eye.
Although I think it's clear that most of the video probably wasn't shot in Erie, a few scenes look strangely reminiscent of Presque Isle. But that's not all... Take a look at the scene with the car backing out of the driveway; look at the houses in the background. That's a section of South Shore Drive, my friends. How do I know? Because I'm looking at the house my uncle owned on that street until 1977.
And then there is something else--something I can't believe anyone else caught. There are two young 18-20 year old boys in that video. They appear in a number of scenes. Whether one is Alyson Amendola's brother I can't say. But take a close look at the one with the straighter black hair (he's in a light shirt in some of the scenes).
Do you know who that is?
That kid is a dead ringer for Chris "Red" Hughes, circa 1985/86. Hughes would have been 18 or 19 years old at the time. I'm thinking the video was shot in '85, right before Hughes left town for the University of Maryland.
Both my wife and I saw John Cafferty and Beaver Brown Band perform as they made their way through our region doing some shows in the mid-'80s. Keep in mind that bands don't always shoot an entire video at one locale. They often use footage from a handful of spots.
This video and its previously unknown local significance may be one of the finds of the year.
Are you serious? How come no one has ever heard anything about this before?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Erie Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Joe Roots Menu 17 min Syd 1
Clara Ward Wants Property Tax Exemption. 20 min eastside eddie 11
Browns bars? 22 min Cordell Stewart 14
What’s American local fashion apparel brand? (Nov '13) 34 min Victoria 5
Take a Dump on Doug Wilson 2 hr Zugzwang eats own... 36
David Crosby in Hiding (Apr '13) 3 hr Jake 41
Local 506 3 hr Building 10 7
Laurie Eaton is taking MECA to cleaners...read.. 19 hr The truth 46
Erie Dating
Find my Match

Erie People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Erie News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Erie

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 12:14 pm PST

NBC Sports12:14PM
Bills have faced obstacles, but familiar with Jets - NBC Sports
Bleacher Report 2:48 PM
Tennessee Titans vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Video Highlights, Recap from Week 12
Bleacher Report 8:47 PM
Dolphins D Needs Improvement to Be Elite
NBC Sports 3:09 AM
Bills president says "no red flags" to prevent home game Sunday
NBC Sports 4:45 AM
Chiefs nabbing defensive lineman off Steelers practice squad