I Grew Up In the 80's

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    Loved The 80's

    I loved the 80's. I was all about big hair and my music. I loved me some Depeche Mode, Adam Ant, Billy Idol, Duran Duran..basically I loved all the Brit stuff. My bedroom was a shrine to all my music interests. I didn't watch a lot of tv then, but I did love the movies of that...
    MissAdvised MissAdvised
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2013

    I Have Some Pictures I Should Realy Burn Lol

    My mom used to dress me in neon colors. I do miss the slap on bracelets though. I still have my plastic glow in the dark glowworms toys after all this time.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 19, 2008

    Still An 80's Kid At Heart!

    Like, TOTALLY!! I still watch some of my favorite shows from back then.. "The Golden Girls", anyone? Of course, the music that we grew up with is now considered "Oldies!" How the hell did that happen??? :)
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2008

    Liiiike Yeeeeaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!

    The 80's were the greatest not only for the music, T.V. was not as sk=a=nky, movies weren't so hard /sex/gor/vulgar/ their was a Risky Buisness type of fun attituded, but not to intentionaly hurt people, only to push our expectations to another level.   Little...
    chuckieyt chuckieyt
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2008

    A Cool Decade..............

    It seemed a great decade to grow up in, with loads of good sounds, films & TV shows. The 80's saw the launch of madonna, kylie and Micheal Jackson was at his scary best with the fantastic Thriller. TV shows seemed to actually have a point.......... a story with a beginning...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2012

    And I Am Still There!

    What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon with your friends watching MTV?  No not the crap they have on it today but good music video's!  The kind that was just more then singing in a stage and dancing but more told a story!  Where you never new what to expect...
    denverguy denverguy
    36-40, M
    8 Responses Jul 2, 2009


    "1985" [Originally by SR-71] Woohoohoo Woohoohoo Debbie just hit the wall She never had it all One Prozac a day Husbands a CPA Her dreams went out the door When she turned twenty four Only been with one man What happen to her plan? She was gonna be...
    Tumblindice Tumblindice
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2007

    I Grew Up In the 80's

    I remember leg warmers, big hair, punk rock, MTV when it first came out!
    cmost cmost
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2009


    OMG, I remember when I had a mullet, lol, I thought I looked amazing with it at the time- how times change
    englishpotato englishpotato
    46-50, M
    Oct 24, 2011

    The Reagan 80s

    It was a time where any went and people had money in their pockets. coke was king and clubbing was what i did best. I used to watch how beautiful my body looked in the club mirrors, yet i still felt i was undeserving. i frequented gay bars with my brother and felt validated...
    francineo francineo
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 18, 2008


    the eighties were not nice to anyone..... spandex, spandex, spandex and more spandex.... ha! maybe i did like the eighties after all......
    angeldevon angeldevon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2008

    Big hair, lots of make-up,

    outlandish clothing styles, and some pretty damn good music.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    Teenager In South Africa

    I spent my teenage years living in South Africa, a time of great change and excitement just before it turned into one of the most dangerous places to live. Most of my friends were from England, and the music coming from the UK at that time was just so cool. I adored Depeche Mode...
    elRana elRana
    Mar 30, 2008

    You Might Be A Child of the 80's If: You

    remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh. You thought "Weird Science" was a masterpiece. You remember any or all of the following: Echo & the Bunnymen, Cutting Crew, Scritti Politti, or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark. Chevy Chase was really funny in those...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014

    I Miss the Music

    I grew up in the 80's and miss the music the most.  I can remember dancing around with my girlfriends in my bedroom and laughing and just having a good time.  I don't miss the big hair, it took forever to do!  Whenever VH-1 has a show on about songs from the 80's...
    keyna keyna
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 31, 2008

    I Was In the Second Grade I...

    I was in the second grade in 1980.  So I think I did grow up in the 80's. but I did not grow up like most people.  I also had my first job then.  I have been working every since then in some way or another.  I even had to help pay for my high school starting...
    nannagirl nannagirl
    31-35, F
    Apr 18, 2008

    I Am Searching For My permed Princess

    the eighties were the best decade of all time,leaving school in 83 & straight into a job with money in my pocket. fantastic music by the likes of human league , wham , echo & the bunnymen ,duran duran ,spandau ballet , japan & roxy music to name but a few. the fashions were so...
    cropshop cropshop
    56-60, M
    2 Responses May 7, 2012

    I Loved The 80s

    I was in my 20s through the 80s; and I had some memorable times.  Im in my early 50s now; and I think the 80s were my favorite decade.  It was probably the last decade before all the 0 tolerance stuff.  We could still have a great time going ...
    MrGreg MrGreg
    51-55, M
    Apr 19, 2010

    I Have..

                I really do not miss the 80's either. The days of mullets , big hair , and heavy rock seem some what annoying to me.
    cjpsf5 cjpsf5
    41-45, M
    Jul 21, 2009

    Back In the Day of Leg Warmers and Parachute Pants!!! I Loved Them

    Yes… I am a child of the 80’s and I am proud of it.  I loved parachute pants, legwarmers, anything Madonna and the typical teenage things from the 80's. Oh the 80’s memories that Arm Candy has brought back for me.  Of course he was like 5 years old in...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    12 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Earliest Memory

    One of my earliest memories is of kneeling on my sister's tummy while my brother tried to do up the zip of her drainpipe jeans. Took both of us to pull her up off the bed afterwards.
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 21, 2008
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