The kids from Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things have done the impossible: they’ve been nearly ubiquitous for months now and yet we’re somehow still not sick of them. Fresh off their charming appearance on Fallon, featuring Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) crushing Nicki Minaj’s rap from “Monster,” kid stars Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas) and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) popped by Coney Island yesterday, appearing on stage with Darren Criss at Elsie Fest, a big stage and screen music festival at the new boardwalk amphitheater.
You probably missed all this since the beaches were closed out of fears of severe rip tides from Hermine, which led to lots of empty beaches. But if you were there, you would have seen Matarazzo continued to impress with his previously noted singing ability as the duo sang songs with Criss, and overall looked like they are still having the best time of their lives, which they probably are.
— Adlín (@fallenjunkie) September 5, 2016
THE STRANGER THINGS KIDS WERE AT ELSIE FEST IM CRYIN
— fatima (@TooManyFatimas) September 6, 2016
Those kids younger than me from Stranger Things accomplished more than I ever will at Elsie Fest
— Coochie Gang (@williamoverdose) September 6, 2016
dustin from stranger things is going to be at elsie fest my heart just fell out of my ass
— val // 57 (@michaeImells) August 31, 2016
The kids also hung around and talked to some fans, as New York mom Yvette Encalada noted on Facebook. Her kids took pictures with Matarazzo, who was eager to dish about the show.
“He was so chill and down to earth,” she posted.
Not sure what the over under is on when these kids wear out their welcome, but for now their joy and enthusiasm is a beacon of hope in our depressing upside-down world that is most of our news.
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