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You know you grew up in the '80s -- or at least love classic romantic coming-of-age stories -- if you understand the significance of John Cusack with a boombox! The actor helped musician Peter Gabriel celebrate the 25th anniversary of his milestone album So during a concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 6.
During the finale to the "Back to Front" show, during which Gabriel played the entirety of his career-defining album, the singer brought up a very special guest on stage -- Cusack, 46 -- holding a boom box in preparation of the song "In Your Eyes."
As anyone familiar with the 1989 movie Say Anything (or pretty much any high-school film ever since) knows, Cusack famously played the character Lloyd Dobler, who declared his feelings by holding a boombox over his head while it played "In Your Eyes" under the window of his love.
This time, however, Cusack passed the boombox to Gabriel, and he recreated the scene from the movie by lifting the boombox over his head for a moment before launching into the song.
Cusack wasn't the only celebrity in the crowd Saturday night. Later in the concert, Gabriel, 62, also gave a shout out to writer-director (and renowned music lover) Cameron Crowe.
"Peter Gabriel and John Cusack on stage Hollywood Bowl tonight. Won't forget that... ever," the Almost Famous director wrote on Twitter.
Cusack responded to Crowe: "And I will never forget Cameron," adding, "If I were u I would follow @CameronCrowe and occasionally suggest we work together again - was so happy to see him last night at gabriel."
The 25th anniversary box set of So streets on Oct. 23.