Aside from the late, great John Belushi’s explosive imitation of a zit in the college cafeteria, perhaps the most memorable scene in National Lampoon’s legendary 1978 comedy Animal House (partly shot in and around Eugene) is when the fraternity brothers take a drunken road trip where they get down to “Shout!” with Otis Day and the Knights. That scene was shot at the Dexter Lake Club, which on Saturday hosts the DVD release of Animal House of Blues, a documentary about the making of the movie. Highlights of this toga party (TOGA! TOGA!) include live music from Mike Mitchell of The Kingsmen fame (“Louie Louie”) and a performance by the man himself, DeWayne “Otis Day” Jessie. And, to quote Bluto: “Grab a brew. Don’t cost nothin’” — to get in, that is.
The DVD release of Animal House of Blues is 6pm Saturday, Aug. 23, at Dexter Lake Club. FREE.