Another thing about that party, we put on a compilation with ELO (Electric Light Orchestra's "Black Days, White Nights," which was in Billy Madison, and George Harrison's "I've Got My mind Set on You", amongst other songs from the 80s.Not only were we listening, we were actually singing along!!!!Once again, the little ones had no idea what were were listening to, and thought us older kids were strange. Early this year in 2001, I bought the Superman DVD pack.Being 25, I grew up with the Christopher Reeve movies, and I used to work at this Best Buy only about 4 years earlier when I was 21, which to me wasn't that long ago.
The first time it occured to me that I was getting older was when I went into a store to buy a bottle of wine, and noticed that the cards that say "You had to have been born after this date to purchase alcohol or cigarettes..." and BOTH of the dates are in the 80's.
In the video shop the other day I noticed that the DVD section was getting bigger.
This reminded me of when I was a child and the video shop had Beta videos "Upstairs" and the "VHS" cassestes downstairs. I was in a christian book store when a couple of teenagers who were looking at some CD's made a slight noise when they came upon the Stryper CD.
I was watching Daria last night on Mtv, and one of the characters had commented "It's hard to believe someone born in the 80s could have such a 50s opinion." It then dawned on me, there are kids entering college now that were only born in the eighties. 13-15, picked up one of our masks and were commenting on how cool it was and that they thought it looked familiar.
Kids who aren't old enough to remember when records were the majority of albums sold in music stores, kids not old enough to remember the death of disco (ok, so that's a FORTUNATE thing). I said to them "Yeah, its like the mask on the cover of Quiet Riot's Metal Health album. Telling a junior at work I didn't like the new cover version of Bananarama's hit "Cruel Summer," and her saying to me that she didn't know it was a cover!!!
I decided to go back to college for an electronics engineering degree, and in the main corridor is a glassed in display of some old technology devices.