You always have to remember, no matter what you're told, that God loves all the flowers, even the wild ones that grow on the side of the highway. - Cyndi Lauper
Okay quick poll…Who remembers:
Who shot JR?
ET’s favourite candy?
What Yuppie means?
The key members of the Brat Pack? There were eight of them.
What happened Oct. 18, 1987? Ooooh that’s a tuffy.
The names of the original 5 VJs? And what exactly a VJ is…?
Here’s a few things I remember for the eighties. Oh, there is so much…when the eighties started I was in grade school and when they ended I was in college. My bangs were like four inches tall. The taller the better baby. And I had a major crush on Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. I subsequently had all Duran Duran’s albums and saw them in concert twice. Very cool. (Anyone else like him?? http://www.templeofsaintnick.com/) I also thought Molly Ringwald and Madonna were totally tubular. And I adored Cyndi Lauper. Speaking of weird hair…I really liked Boy George too. I had hats. Just like his. And cabby hats. I never wore those really popular Jelly shoes because they hurt my feet but I had lots of leg warmers, neon socks and other clothes, bangle bracelets and a Michael Jackson look-alike coat. By the way, I did see the Victory Tour concert in Detroit.
I saw the original Footloose at the movies for less than five dollars and was mortified when my best friend at the time (NOT Bronwyn) decided to try all the dance moves at the club we used to frequent – this same friend sang the theme from Robin Hood at her wedding…but that was the nineties. My mom wouldn’t let me see Purple Rain when it first came out, but I had the music and later saw it on HBO. Same with Blue Lagoon. I was horrified to catch my son watching that the other day. Thankfully, it was on a network channel and the nude parts were edited from my thirteen year old’s eyes. Oh I so get it now…that came out in 1980 when I wasn’t even close to high school. One of my favourite movies (oh the shame) was Valley Girl. Hey, I've always liked Nick Cage.