Skip to comments.What were you doing in 1980?
Posted on 06/24/2005 9:04:37 AM PDT by missyme
The Economy Boom The western economy boomed. Youth culture stopped hogging the scene as the teenage market lost impetus. The dominant market was getting older and was also financially secure. Demographics changed the face of society. People were living longer and seemed to act younger at the same time. Old industries died, while new technologies developed and boomed.
Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan in the USA celebrated presidential success with a style that used fashionable conspicuous clothes and social events to display the affluence of American society to a world audience.
The world was in flux; ever changing. The USSR relaxed rules and opened up to private enterprise. The Berlin wall came down and other eastern bloc countries craved western clothes and liberation.
In Britain Thatcherism promoted privatization and the idea that greed was good was given credence. Temples to modern living, shopping malls sprang up throughout Britain. Western society consumed and consumed. Yuppies Yuppie was an acronym for 'Young Upwardly Mobile Professional Person'. The word was coined by the advertising industry to capture the essence of a particular type of work hard, play hard, ambitious minded city career person of either sex. The hectic lifestyle of a yuppie meant that after long hours of work, rare free time was spent in a self indulgent way frittering away the cash earned on anything, from expensive make up and perfume, to a bottle of fine champagne. Conspicuous wastage was part of the attitude.
For day Yuppies sported wide shouldered jackets and for weekends they wore a Barbour to effect a country aesthetic or a ballgown to assume the appearance of a more advantaged lifestyle.
YIKES..One loaded question!
Not for me. I was finishing up kindergarten in 1980. :)
I think I was drunk that entire year.
But then again, I can't remember.
Maybe the title is supposed to read, "...In the 1980's" ?
HAHA..Yeah wasn't that the year of Kamkazees! and Funky Town!
Yeah but we want to know what you were doing! LOL...
High school I think, but I smoked a lot of pot back then so I can't be sure.
Oh yeah--It was my freshman year of college--I think I had a pair of parachute pants.
I was verrrry busy being one of the brattiest three-year-olds (and then four-year-olds) my mother ever dealt with. It's a wonder she had a big family, considering I was her introduction to child-rearing.
In 1980 I turned 25 and started college...I had been working at a bowling alley, and I could look at your feet and tell you your shoesize...but I can't do that any more....
You and me both, man.
I was hanging out at the Red Onion with Jimmy Casino! LOL...
Working on oil rigs, doing wellsite geology on drilling locations.
Did you ever work at a Shoe Store? I knew someone similar to what you just said???
Funky Town was one of the few "disco" songs I could stand, I was much more into Rock and Heavy Metal ... I think my favorites of that year were "My Sharona" by the Knack and "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO.
You're not thinking of Al Bundy, are you? Because I pretty much dressed just like Peg Bundy in the late 1980's.
Don't stop him, he's on a roll.
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