Adam Sandler Throws Wrap-Up Party at the Sound Stage

Farewell party drew about 150-200 production people, actors and featured extras — a number of whom ended up in the pool.


The last hurrah for the sound stage at was a party, a wrap-up party Friday from 7 pm to shortly after midnight.

It was an appropriate place for the event.

After all, the movie makers spent the last three weeks in the sound stage. They were filming scenes including those from a wild party featuring live music by the , the entire movie cast and hundreds of extras.

Geoff Blass, who lives in Swampscott and played a featured extra in the movie's 1980s wild party scene, went to Saturday's wrap-up party.

It was an interesting juxtaposition. The movie party became a real party, he said. Movie hors d'oeuvres became real hors d'oeuvres. Empty movie beer kegs became real kegs.

"All the fake stuff we were seeing for three weeks became reality for two hours," he said.

But while the movie party aimed for wildness, the wrap-up's was a social occasion tinged by sadness, said Todd Flannery of Swampscott.

Todd, who plays the character, said he told his wife the evening was like a senior prom, the last shindig.

After 2 1/2 months in town, the circus pulled up stakes and left.

The people there had spent a lot of time together, and some might not see each other again, and the mood was bittersweet, said Todd, owner of Flannery's Handymen in Swampscott.

"You could feel it in the room," he said.

He said the evening's highlight was when people gathered around two flat screens on the patio below the movie set's house.

They watched bloopers from the filming, scenes memorable for their humor but not the kind that will end up in the final product.

There was a Dj and dancing. 

Todd said he worked late Friday at his regular job and thought he would just stop in at the party about 10 pm and say goodbye. Instead he stayed for a couple hours and had a good time, a time he will remember.

No one went away hungry.

There was lobster and lamb, cheese and chocolate tables, dessert tables, all kinds of beverages including beer, wine and booze.

"I'm telling you they filled the place with food," he said.

The guests arrived in a bus and left in a bus. There were about 200 people there, mostly crew members but some actors including Adm Sandler and featured extras.

And like what happens in the movie, a bunch of people ended up in the sound stage pool.

Only this was for real. 

"After all this work it was nice to be able to celebrate with people I met," said Geoff. "It was a great little party."

Buzz August 13, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Cool, I didn't know beer was allowed at Phillips Park. Now I know!
Citizen Swamp August 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM
Anybody know if Grown Ups 2 had to apply for a one day liquor license for their wrap party? All other groups such as Patrons of Library, League of Women Voters have had to apply for them in the past. CS
brian condon August 15, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Reference Adam Sandler: he and his family sat at the next table from us for lunch at Edgartown yesterday. I watched his behavior closely. He is a great dad with two little well behaved little children. He was clowning with them very discretely in his own unique style. his wife was very loving and gracious. No fan fare...no arrogance...just a mom and Dad enjoying a few days on the Vineyard. He was cordial to the wait staff, who were excited to serve him. Only one patron interrupted their lunch , everyone else respected his privacy in an appropriate Old school New England manner. He gets an "A"from me for personal conduct and parenting
brian condon August 15, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Most likely a liquor license would be required if they were selling. Beer. Not sure what kind of special permit would be appropriate to serve beer on the premises as a part of the complimentary festivities . The event was not open to the general public....
Florence Hagen August 17, 2012 at 03:09 PM
They were having a party in a place that they had built. lighten up. and maybe they did have a license, why not contact those who can answer your question, since you seem to have time on your hands.
Citizen Swamp August 17, 2012 at 05:07 PM
FH & BC, The big difference here is that this is public property. They should have had to jump through the same hoops other groups do for wine tastings etc. My point is not to raise revenue or stop parties that serve alcohol, but to see why the elected officials who executed this agreement pretty much gave free reign. As to whether I should have to ask for details: what happened to the buzzword transparency. The details of this whole project leaked out a little bit at a time. why not post some of the docs relating to this project, issue press releases and most importantly have open discussions about how our "windfall" will be spent. CS
brian condon August 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Citizen Once again a private party . Nothing sold...what does the Town require for such events. Most wine tastings I attend are fund raisers and charge admission fees in the form of contributions for tickets.
Diane H September 15, 2012 at 08:52 PM
seriously???? get over it!
Swamp Donkey September 16, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Citizen Swamp, you're a clown. Do something more productive with your time. Condon, stop being a creeper.
brian condon September 18, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Hey swamp donkey.......wassa. Creeper?


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