Summer Skip Day

Hundreds of Austinites play hooky to attend epic summer pool party

Hundreds of Austinites play hooky to attend epic summer pool party

Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Troy Whittington, Tanya Alvarez, and Vu Le. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Jesse Stowell, Camille Styles, and Keith Kreeger. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Alana Woolf, Hannah Cottrell, Heather Levinson, and Rachel Morris. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Amanda Sprague, Jane Murray, Deana Saukam, and Jane Ko. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Monica Ruiz and Cassandra King Polidori. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Staff don "Save Ferris" shirts, serving Bueller-themed fare. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
DJ Kurupt poses with a Ferris vinyl. Photo courtesy of Cultivate PR
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
The Southern Sirens perform. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Inspired by the film, "Chicago Cubs hotdogs" satiated guests. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Will Rogers dresses up as Ferris Bueller. Photo by Ben Porter
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel
Summer Skip Day W Austin Hotel

What: Summer Skip Day

Where: W Austin Hotel

The details: Over 400 people flocked to the W Hotel to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The Summer Skip Day asked Austinites to play hooky from work to hang at the W’s rooftop pool, enjoy tunes, shop, and eat. Tough sell, right?

In true Ferris style, guests relaxed waterside while chowing down on Chicago Cubs-inspired hotdogs. Cocktails were provided by Reyka and Sailor Jerry with names like “The Rooney,” “Sloane Peterson,” and “Abe Froman.” Bueller-themed entertainment included dancers and costumed characters from the film. Partygoers also listened to DJs Kurupt and Bird Petersen; shopped Kit & Ace, Cassandra Collections, Pharao Jewelry, and Archipelago Designs; and visited My Event is the Bomb for its popular GIF photo booth. Crush Fitness was also in attendance, starting the day off with a complimentary workout.

Who: Keith Kreeger, Deanna Saukam, Camille Styles, Jane Ko, Jesse Stowell, Alana Woolf, Hannah Cottrell, Heather Levinson, Rachel Morris, Emily Aragona, Laci Sargent, Justin Brown, Kristin Casas, Monica Ruiz, Cassandra King Polidori, Will Rogers, Jane MurrayTroy Whittington, Tanya Alvarez, and Vu Le.