Have you hear that song by Bowling for Soup "1985" well I like it and here's probably why. If you want to hear it I think it's on my music player on the side #7 then Wham is #9-Oh, Yeah!
I found some old pictures and it brought up a lot of memories so I thought I'd post a little of it.
This picture was on Temple square of all places(not a modest choice for the occasion) I think I was going for the Pretty in Pink-16 Candles Look. And yes those movies along with Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Ferris Bueler's Day Off, etc are all in my video library and I watch them often. When we have girls weekends we watch them all night long. I can tell you the lines to 16 Candles and Pretty in Pink word for word before they happen. I'm having a little laugh right now just thinking about that one.
Now this one is a hoot. I was a very big Madonna fan as you can probably tell. This is when I came back from New York after being a nanny and I brought my new found style with me. Also my boyfriend at the time, Al came all the way from New York to visit me. We were sure stylin.
This brings back all the memories of the music that was to come in the years to follow.
I was into "MOD" or MODERN music as we called it. Most people call it Alternative today.
Depeche Mode, INXS, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears, Oingo Boingo, Howard Jones and so many more. I think my friend Darla and I went to all of these bands concerts minus Duran Duran (I don't think they came to SLC) but many of them we went to multiple times in different years and in some cases multiple times in one week(can you sing "Black Celebration" from Depeche Mode) We had so much fun specially at the outdoor concerts at the ski resort that is now called The Canyons but I think it was Park West or Wolf Mountain back then. Lots of throwing things and laughing and maybe ripping a guys shirt-on accident. LOL
Going dancing was our lives.
I worked as a manager at clothing stores in the day and at night and weekends we danced at "The Bay" and "Zenon". Then after a while both Darla and I started working at Zenon so we got to dance for free- actually we got paid for it- how awesome was that. I started off by taking tickets at the front door but moved up to dancing bar girl(only soda- no alcohol club) in the "Backlot" or the part of the club that just played Modern music and not the pop stuff that was played up front.
Concerts, Music, Dancing, Guys that was my crazy ride in the mid 80's.
Don't want to go back there, but it sure is fun to remember.