We are all aware of the epidemic that Stranger Things. Stranger Things captured out hearts with the 1980’s feel of the show. The gore and the horror that came with the darkness of the show was something that captured out attention right away.
When the show started off, it hit with a bang. The small town where everyone knows everyone got a little bit smaller when Will Byers was captured by the Demogorgon, an experimental monster that was to be an experiment for the mastermind scientists.
The mystery that eludes the Demogorgon is just that, a mystery. But for fans Danny and Doug, Stranger Things isn’t a mystery. They were so into the show that they set up a pop-up bar for other fans.
The bar was equipped with drinks like “Elevan’s Eggo’s” and “The Demogorgon”, similar furniture from the show, and even “the Upside Down” world effects, but there was one catch… The owners of The Upside Down located in Chicago didn’t have permission to use the terms and content from the show.
This caused a bit of a hiccup in the pop-up bar owners’ plan. They weren’t expecting so much publicity from much of anyone, but especially not from Netflix. The show got word of the creative pop-up bar and had a few words to say about it.
“Danny and Doug, my walkie talkie is busted so I had to write this note instead. I heard you launched a Stranger Things pop-up bar at your Logan Square location. Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show. (Just wait until you see Season 2!) But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to us to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.
We’re not going to go full Dr. Brenner on you, but we ask that you please (1) not extend the pop-up beyond its 6 week run ending in September, and (2) reach out to us for permission if you plan to do something like this again. Let me know as soon as possible that you agree to these requests.
We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom.”
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