leave your inhibitions at the door
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there’s a huge 80s revival going on in full swing. I’ve already mentioned some of my bittersweet memories from that decade, and seeing all the hipsters in Topsiders is still driving me nuts. What’s making me even more crazy is that I predicted a retro-80s movement way before it happened, yet I failed to brace for it.
It’s only a matter of time before people start looking back lovingly at the 90s. But this time I’m not only going to be ready for it, I’m going to START IT!
If you think about it the decade wasn’t really that great. And I know a lot of people won’t be receptive to a retro-90s fad because they won’t think there was anything cool. But like many other ideas, despite all evidence to the contrary, all it takes is saying something’s cool over and over again for people to believe it.
This is where I come in.
On the last Friday of every month, from now until the rest of the year, I’m going to pay homage to the 90s. Some things will be hip, but chances are most things will be painfully dorky. After a while, this will catch on and everyone will recognize this blog as the one that started the trend. And hopefully people won’t be coming for me with torches and pitchforks.
The only downside I can think of is that the 90s weren’t that long ago. There are a lot of people that are still wearing denim shirts, pleated khakis and sporting goatees (men and women). And many of them still think Hip Hop’s a passing fad and Pearl Jam’s still relevant. These people are easy to dismiss now, but when this big retro-90s movement does happen, they are going to be the new hipsters:
So what’s the quintessential 90s song? Not necessarily the one that you love, but the one that you couldn’t get away from if you tried? You know, the one that every radio station played over and over again? I’m glad you asked…
Who’s with me on my mission to bring back the 90s? What songs, fashion, trends do you remember?