Skip to comments.Spring Break: Totally Rad Photos from the '80s
Posted on 07/04/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by FlJoePa
Some great photos.
A lot fewer tattoos, I’d guess.
Summers in the 80s were just pure magic.
You could actually relax and party, because the only thing you really had to worry about were Soviets on the other side of the world, not operating out of the White House.
And the people in their 20s look 20 years older than 20-somethings today.
Reagan was what was great about the 1980s. The music, fashions were not.
music was way better in the 80s than that 70s crap that passed for music.
A dearth of over weight people.
“And the people in their 20s look 20 years older than 20-somethings today.”
Holy Krap...you are right, half of those “20’s” look like they are well into their 40’s.
Cool. That looks like a long time ago. Another world.
I wish I was old enough to remember the 80s.
Oh wait. I do.
I thought they had color film by then?
You are so right. Startlingly so in fact.
Wonder what accounts for that?
The kids also look healthier and happier, beer and "dangerous behaviors" notwithstanding (riding around in the back of a pickup---can't even do that in Montana anymore!).
No electronics. Cops trying to keep the kids reasonable without shooting people or animals. Beer and some booze instead of meth, oxy, bath salts...
Better times in many, many ways.
This slideshow sort of shocked me into realizing that it really WAS a long time ago. Different and better times as well.
Oh ya, disco was awesome! /snark
I remember color film being the norm in the 70s, let alone the 80s. What’s up with all the B&W pics?
I don’t know. I didn’t take them.
You wouldn’t say that if you had listened to Zeppelin, the Stones, Aerosmith and BTO instead of spending so much time with disco.
At first, I thought that it was due to all of the moustaches being worn then.
Then I remembered that the eighties were still a time when moving out of your parents' home was considered a priority once you graduated.
The 80’s was what Don McClean was prophesying about when he said “the day the music died”.
I think it was a matter of these guys living in an time where you were allowed to be more physically active, more physical, and take more risks. It wasn’t considered bad to grow real facial hair, have some muscles, and be a dude.
I think that it was also more attractive to be an adult and get some freedom than it is with 20 year olds today. Many of whom actually buy superhero under wear, spend all day playing video games, argue over comic book characters, and want to look more like an androgynous teenager.
I'd say the 80's had better spring breaks though!
I bet the author of the article converted the color photos just to be artsy.
Today, they'd have gotten tazed, beaten and arrested.
and their dog shot
I feel like such a chump. All those spring breaks I had a job and paid taxes.
Stupidly I still work spring breaks and pay taxes. I’ve never received a single thank you card from a welfare dependent.
I beg to disagree there. I’ll always be an ‘80s music fan.
As for the fashion, it was better than a lot of what passes for style today. We females who were in our 20s back then didn’t look like slobs with masculinized short hair, flip flops, and loads of tattoos. We wore short skirts, figure-flattering clothing, and spike heels. We looked like females, and we loved it.
The 80’s was a foolish attempt to replace guitars with keyboards/synthesizers and call it Rock.
The main difference was people were nostalgic for the 50’s and 60’s then.
I totally agree. I look at the 70's as the Dark Ages of music and the 80's as the Renaissance.
Not one millenial testing on their GD smartphone...........
Lifeless, spiritless, soulless. We all seen too many kids who are dead in the eyes.
They are told from early on that America is hell on earth and eventually they come to make it so, for themselves and often others.
people who like 70s music like it because the only way it can possibly sound any good at all is you’re high on pot or acid. I was a little kid then and just about all 70s music actually made me afraid/uncomfortable when I heard it. Not church music, not 50s music, not classical music. I played classical music.
later 60s/70s music was drug/hippie music. 80s music was characterized largely by being upbeat, happy, optimistic music. One genre however I don’t like was metal/satanic.
Are they all such poor quality Black and Whites?
women hug at the waist. men hug at the shoulders.
next time watch how barrycades does it.
Yes, you did.
and we loved it.
And so did we.
No fake boobs.
Hadn’t thought of that. Certainly more true then than now.
Speaking of which, have you seen the Delta ‘80s “get ready for your flight” video? Was your hair like the pair of girls in that? You’ll know the two I mean, and it’s a funny video. I should have thought to add this earlier.
I think they’re converted color pics, which is a big fail. Still cool to see the scenes, but they’re neither as sharp as a good B&W nor as interesting as color.
LOL! I loved that!
No, I never needed teasing and hair spray to get a big mane of hair---mine is like that naturally, with curls. I had a cousin who would run you out of the house with the big clouds of Aqua Net fumes...I think she used half a can on her hair, lol.
Yes, you did.
and we loved it.
And so did we."
I know, LOL.
Also, unlike women today, you rarely heard a female deny that she dressed to please men because they're dogs, not worth it, etc. We knew what we were doing, and we LIKED pleasing the male eye. :)
Ah, the courtin’ game the way it was MEANT to be played.
So true. It’s a beautiful thing, unless you happen to be one of those morons who fights nature.
Bless you. I have fond memories of the 80’s. :-)
It was a happy time...and, compared to today, still innocent in many ways.
Yes, we had hope for the future and a leader who envisioned great things for our future.
Now we have a turd who’s idea of hope is sharia law and the Jack boot of state.
And unicorns and rainbows.
I feel sorry for kids today. Their parents screwed them big time.
I was thinking along those lines earlier today. It’s unreal how changed this country is, in what seems like a short amount of time.
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