I guess I mostly missed the 80's, married in '77 and starting a family with three young boys. Nearly every spare minute was spent working on four wheel drives and camping in the High Sierra's.
I was 30 minutes too late to buy a T-Top Monte Carlo with a stick shift. $2500. I don't remember if it was a late '70's or an early '80's model. Man was in lust for that thing!When I think of the 80’s, I think about parachute pants, members only jackets, girls with jellies and big hair.
I think about bands like Journey, Def Leopard, Bon Jovi, Ratt and Foreigner.
I remember the Cutlass Supreme and the Monte Carlo were very popular cars.
It's definitely getting a little Orwellian around here.You're right. They've become militant, and since the political system won't allow them to defeat the majority, they no longer care to play the game, they want to change it. They're doing that two ways; use the media to change public opinion by hiding the truth and emphasizing the lies, and change the political system by any means necessary. Fraud, corruption, whatever it takes to destroy faith in the system and make it non-functional; so that people WANT a change; that way their offer sounds like a viable option, despite all the horrific historical lessons telling us it's NOT.
You have good taste in music, my friend! I saw Ratt, in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1985. It was the Invasion of Your Privacy Tour. It just so happens that Bon Jovi opened for Ratt. I saw AC/DC, in Shreveport, in 1986. That was The Who Made Who Tour. I saw Def Leopard, in the early 90’s, in Houston.I was 30 minutes too late to buy a T-Top Monte Carlo with a stick shift. $2500. I don't remember if it was a late '70's or an early '80's model. Man was in lust for that thing!
I saw Bon Jovi and Def Leppard in Mannheim at Monsters of Rock in '86, I'm somewhere in that picture of the crowd Def Leppard put inside their album. Saw Ratt in '87, even got a photo. AC/DC in Karlsruhe, Heart at the Rosengarten in Mainz...good times.
That person might have been me. Thank you for specifics. Haven't listened to music after hearing loss in RVN. I do remember the Beatles got knighted for their service that was, in substance, an export.Best parts of the 80's:
Living in Manhattan before Times Square turned into Disneyland
Camping out for 3 days to get tickets to Pink Floyd The Wall at Nassau Coliseum - $125.00
Making friends in that line I still have - priceless.
Outdoor music festivals.
Meeting Andy Warhol, visiting for a half an hour and finding out he was a super down-to-earth and nice guy. We showed each other pictures of our pugs and he autographed his personal copy of the next edition of Interview magazine for me.
The death of disco and the rise of the Goths and EDM.
MTV actually payed music videos.
Listening to Allison "The Nightbird" Steele on WLS-FM and Art Bell on Coast to Coast AM.
$99 one-way plane tickets to anywhere in the continental US.
Worst part of the 80's - Seeing Lennon in the park several times a week and then being less than a block away when he was shot.
To the person who asked when - Dec 8, 1980 somewhere between 9-11pm
Breaking my #1 rule and getting married.
I didn't listen to as much stuff on the radio. It wasn't my type of music and reception was poor in the country. So I bought tapes.
My brother made mix tapes from Casey Kasem's America's Top 40 every Sunday buy putting a tape recorder microphone on his radio speaker. And running a wire from his antenna around our room for better reception.