How do you remember the eighties?

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Relating to: Seminal Styles of the 20th Century, Part 7

We did it last week with the seventies - during which a whole lot of ya were but a gleam in your parents eyes. How about the eighties? What screams eighties to you? Defines it. Leaves you singing songs you don't want to admit you liked?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Hair Bands and Monsters of Rock
Carrie Ann , Rockin' , Sammi , Victoria , Neuron Geek , Sleeping Dreamer , Jimbo Jones , Mr Guy , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , LikeSunshineDust , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , Oggins , Angel deSanguine , Airen Wolf , El-Jaro , Gary , Michael , Sera , Alura Une , ToyGeek , Emma (Girl With Fire) , EmberPetals , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lummox , Lucidity , C4ss , *HisMrs* , EJ , padmeamidala , wetone123 , winterseve , jokerzwild , eeep , SkylarrStarr , satinlady550 , Ganconagh , SoloJoe , sextoygeek , Kitka , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , PassionCpl , Hallmar82 , TheirPet , zj22 , srexom , gothicwhispers , big b , Herzer , Noelle , Gleb , Ivy Wilde , MrsandMrbunnysoffun
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Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George - Pop, baby!
Carrie Ann , Rockin' , Sammi , Victoria , Neuron Geek , Sleeping Dreamer , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , bunky , Oggins , Airen Wolf , Kynky Kytty , El-Jaro , Gary , Sera , Alura Une , ToyGeek , EmberPetals , Destri , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lummox , CanMan , P'Gell , Danielle915 , C4ss , RosesThorns , dv8 , EJ , beachluv51800 , padmeamidala , SilverMinxxx , jokerzwild , Girly Juice , eeep , SkylarrStarr , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , XxXxX , icyqueen , Kitka , Feisty , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , wicked weasel , spiced , TheirPet , srexom , gothicwhispers , Eugler , Noelle , LoneOokami , MrsandMrbunnysoffun , GONE!
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Guess, Jordache, Acid Washed - it was all about the jeans, man.
Sammi , Sleeping Dreamer , LicentiouslyYours , Oggins , Airen Wolf , El-Jaro , Alura Une , NightNight , ToyGeek , EmberPetals , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lummox , P'Gell , dv8 , *HisMrs* , EJ , freshbananas , winterseve , jokerzwild , SkylarrStarr , satinlady550 , Kitka , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , TheirPet , srexom , Noelle , MrsandMrbunnysoffun
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Izods with the collar up. What? You thought popping your collar was a new thing?
Sleeping Dreamer , Jimbo Jones , Oggins , ToyGeek , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , dv8 , Ganconagh , Herzer , Noelle , Stagger13
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Parachute pants
Rockin' , Sammi , Sleeping Dreamer , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , bunky , Oggins , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , winterseve , SilverMinxxx , LovesAPoet , jokerzwild , sextoygeek , Kitka , mpfm , unfulfilled , spiced , srexom
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Neon half shirts and jelly shoes
Carrie Ann , Sammi , Victoria , Sleeping Dreamer , LikeSunshineDust , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , Oggins , Angel deSanguine , El-Jaro , NightNight , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lucidity , Danielle915 , RosesThorns , *HisMrs* , EJ , padmeamidala , winterseve , SilverMinxxx , LovesAPoet , jokerzwild , satinlady550 , Kitka , Feisty , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , spiced , Hallmar82 , TheirPet , srexom , Eugler , Noelle , bog , MrsandMrbunnysoffun , sunkissedJess
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Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter, Flock of Seagulls, MTV when the M stood for music
Carrie Ann , Sammi , Victoria , Sleeping Dreamer , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , Airen Wolf , El-Jaro , Kindred , EmberPetals , Harlequin , PussyGalore , P'Gell , dv8 , EJ , LovesAPoet , satinlady550 , Kitka , unfulfilled , Kat and Aaron(aaron) , spiced , TheirPet , Noelle
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Scratch and Sniff Stickers, Carebears, Rubiks Cubes
Carrie Ann , Rockin' , Sammi , Victoria , Neuron Geek , Sleeping Dreamer , Jimbo Jones , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , LikeSunshineDust , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , bunky , Oggins , Angel deSanguine , Kynky Kytty , Sera , Alura Une , NightNight , ToyGeek , Emma (Girl With Fire) , EmberPetals , potstickers , Harlequin , PussyGalore , meganthomas , Lummox , Danielle915 , RosesThorns , dv8 , *HisMrs* , kokopelli , CoffeeCup , EJ , padmeamidala , InnocentISwear , winterseve , samanthalynn , NaughtyNikki420 , SilverMinxxx , LovesAPoet , ViVix , jokerzwild , eeep , SkylarrStarr , AHubbyof2SexualMinds , satinlady550 , XxXxX , icyqueen , Kitka , mpfm , unfulfilled , Kenneth Fort , TheirPet , srexom , gothicwhispers , Herzer , bog , jennifur77
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Blue eyeshadow -- with blue eyeliner and blue mascara
Carrie Ann , Sammi , Victoria , Sleeping Dreamer , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , Oggins , Angel deSanguine , Kynky Kytty , El-Jaro , Sera , Alura Une , Emma (Girl With Fire) , EmberPetals , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lucidity , Danielle915 , RosesThorns , *HisMrs* , padmeamidala , LovesAPoet , Kitka , Feisty , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , TheirPet , Noelle , GONE!
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Puffy hair, tall bangs and aqua net
Carrie Ann , Rockin' , Sammi , Victoria , Sleeping Dreamer , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , Backseat Boohoo , LicentiouslyYours , Oggins , Angel deSanguine , Airen Wolf , Kynky Kytty , El-Jaro , Sera , Alura Une , NightNight , ToyGeek , Emma (Girl With Fire) , EmberPetals , Selective Sensualist , Harlequin , PussyGalore , Lummox , Danielle915 , RosesThorns , *HisMrs* , EJ , padmeamidala , wetone123 , SilverMinxxx , LovesAPoet , jokerzwild , Girly Juice , SkylarrStarr , satinlady550 , sextoygeek , Kitka , Feisty , mpfm , SecretKinksters , unfulfilled , nosrslylol , TheirPet , srexom , gothicwhispers , Eugler , Noelle , GONE! , sunkissedJess
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Other
Sleeping Dreamer , Oggins , Gunsmoke , Sera , NightNight , Judy Cole , ScottA , Harlequin , PussyGalore , P'Gell , CoffeeCup , wetone123 , MrGoodTool , Kroo , SMichelle , sodapin , SkylarrStarr , icyqueen , Feisty , amazon , unfulfilled , BrittaniMaree , *Camoprincess* , Hallmar82 , FLIPxMODE , LoveX
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Total votes: 400 (108 voters)
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I'm sitting here, totally LONGING for some scratch n sniffs, damn it.
06/16/2009
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I'm sitting here, totally LONGING for some scratch n sniffs, damn it.
Are you sitting there in a half top, clam diggers and jellies?
06/16/2009
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
Leggings, two tone jeans, 8 tracks *which I still have a big box of*, fanny packs, windsuits... mullets, poodle perms, jheri curls- oh good god, aquanet... shoulder pads, member's only jackets, ray-ban wayfarers.

And good god, all these things are coming BACK into fashion. WHY?

And Dee Snyder was the epitome of men with makeup.. now we have kids like fall out boys or adam lambert's with the eyeliner, sorry, real men wear lipstick and blush. Speaking of, does the picture on the front page look a little like Dee Snyder or is just me?
06/16/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I don't. I do, however, remember the early 90s that didn't know it wasn't the 80s. d=
06/16/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Leggings, two tone jeans, 8 tracks *which I still have a big box of*, fanny packs, windsuits... mullets, poodle perms, jheri curls- oh good god, aquanet... shoulder pads, member's only jackets, ray-ban wayfarers.

And good god, all these ... More
LOL It does a bit.
06/16/2009
Sammi Sammi
I loved the jeans with the fancy pockets - Jordache and Sergio Valente.
And the big-ass combs with sayings on them that went in the back pocket.
06/16/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I loved the jeans with the fancy pockets - Jordache and Sergio Valente.
And the big-ass combs with sayings on them that went in the back pocket.
I just laughed until I nearly cried, remembering those combs!
06/16/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I just laughed until I nearly cried, remembering those combs!
I used to have a green & white one that said "END ZONE".
06/16/2009
Sleeping Dreamer Sleeping Dreamer
Quote:
Originally posted by Sammi
I loved the jeans with the fancy pockets - Jordache and Sergio Valente.
And the big-ass combs with sayings on them that went in the back pocket.
Did you have any of the acid washed black jeans with holes in the knees covered up by black lace? Or lace socks? Lace fingerless gloves?
06/16/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Did you have any of the acid washed black jeans with holes in the knees covered up by black lace? Or lace socks? Lace fingerless gloves?
No lace socks, but I had the jeans & lace and the fingerless gloves. It was so "Susan" .
06/16/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
I fucking LOVE the 80s. The best movies, the craziest outfits, the most garishly awesome make-up...the nerd in me squees with joy every time I see it!!!
06/16/2009
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
I have a theory that Aquanet alone is the true cause of the hole in the ozone layer. But, by god, nothing else made your hair stand on end like Aquanet. Not for 89 cents a can anyway.

Ahh, the days when I wouldn't look at a boy who didn't have longer hair than mine and who couldn't lend me mascara when I needed it. And when I had to carry around a purse big enough to hold ALL my make up AND my Aquanet AND my butane fueled curling iron.

Personally, I do not understand why the neon half-shirt ever left the height of fashion. A tragedy really.
06/16/2009
Sammi Sammi
Oh, and don't forget punk! I had friends with foot tall mohawks. We used to Elmer's glue them up in spikes. I saw some great punk concerts in the 80s as well.
06/16/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by Sammi
Oh, and don't forget punk! I had friends with foot tall mohawks. We used to Elmer's glue them up in spikes. I saw some great punk concerts in the 80s as well.
I always considered the emergence of punk a late 70s phenomenon. The Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, etcetera.
06/16/2009
Sammi Sammi
Quote:
Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
I always considered the emergence of punk a late 70s phenomenon. The Clash, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, etcetera.
We were pretty into it well into the late 80s. I didn't see DK or Black Flag till around 85.
06/16/2009
Oggins Oggins
How can you forget banana clips? Or all those paint splattered items of clothing? Then there was the jeans with flats because that was uber cool! Did anybody else have shirts with buttons all over it? =P
06/17/2009
Oggins Oggins
How did if forget to mention leg warmers? =P
06/17/2009
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Sleeping Dreamer
Did you have any of the acid washed black jeans with holes in the knees covered up by black lace? Or lace socks? Lace fingerless gloves?
All the above
02/06/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Structured boyfriend jackets, tights under scrunched socks and shorts, block-colored clothing, jean jackets, high tops, Hypercolor t-shirts(!), zippers on the back of skinny jeans near the ankle, graffiti-print anything, sweatbands, wide plastic headbands, big dangly earrings, permed/teased hair, big bows, white mary janes (for girl children), leotards as streetwear, big baggy shirts.

One of my recent stories had a character commenting 'My mom's house is stuck in a 1988 time warp - glass, brass, and champagne colored. The track-lighting in the kitchen will crack you up.'
02/06/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Relating to: Seminal Styles of the 20th Century, Part 7

We did it last week with the seventies - during which a whole lot of ya were but a gleam in your parents eyes. How about the eighties? What screams eighties to you? Defines it. Leaves ... More
Being a little older - the 80's for me was the time of graduate school, health clubs, 10ks, Sony Walkman w/headphones on the bike trail and ski trips to Mammoth Mountain & Alta - I know a real nerd!
02/07/2010
Victoria Victoria
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
Structured boyfriend jackets, tights under scrunched socks and shorts, block-colored clothing, jean jackets, high tops, Hypercolor t-shirts(!), zippers on the back of skinny jeans near the ankle, graffiti-print anything, sweatbands, wide plastic ... More
Oh crap - I sill love half of those things! (not the interior decor stuff)
02/10/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I'm suddenly wishing I had my old L.A. Gear hightops and some big, scrunchy socks...

With all this eighties crap back in style, why is it all the BAD stuff?
02/10/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I just wonder when/where/why Rainbow Bright made it into Hot Topic
02/10/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
Oh crap - I sill love half of those things! (not the interior decor stuff)
LOL I loved the 80's fashions, but I was a kid at the time. I kept my crimping iron into 2002 when it finally died.
02/10/2010
Alura Une Alura Une
A few years ago, I shivered when thinking about the 80s. I didn't even like some of the fads and styles while they were current. My sisters were teenagers and I was only 8 at the end of the decade. My sisters had hard mall hair, blue eye makeup, banana clips. Acid, stone washed jeans? Bon Jovi. Tacky airbrushed art. Boys in tall striped socks and shorts.

But now I am a little older, I am starting to feel nostalgic. I had a ton of My Little Ponies, and the cartoons then were awesome. As a young child, I liked Thundercats and Voltron. I now like leg warmers! I buy them from dance supply companies. I like 80s music a lot now, too, particularly synthpop.

I don't keep up with current fashion trends, but I have been seeing some of the things about the 80s I don't like seeping in. I suspect it is something to do with the economy. In time it will improve and I hope to see more originality.
08/19/2010
NightNight NightNight
Slap bracelets!!!
08/20/2010
Kindred Kindred
Flat top haircuts, hair gel for guys, over coats, rolling cuffs for your pants, Reebok sneakers, painters pants, wearing button pins on your coat/jackets, over sized clothing a la Stop Making Sense, Live Aid, Frankie Say Relax...ahh the good old days.
08/20/2010
ScottA ScottA
With horror.

Although that is not entirely the styles, more the combination of everything that was going on then.
08/20/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
College and then getting married, probably too young.
08/20/2010
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