70s Were The Best EraEven though I was just a kid in the 70s I really miss everything about it. People were friendlier, I remember walking down the street and strangers said hi to each other. The music was amazing, so much diversity from light hearted and happy sounding rock songs to crazy experimental music and progressive rock etc. Music was made mostly by people who loved it and were talented rather than the formula stuff churned out these days in the name of profit and fame.
Clothes were individual and not all made in China - although I do not miss seeing ugly brown suits with giant lapels everywhere!
The cars were big and had a lot of style to them (Starsky and Hutch anyone?). There was no obsessing about emails and cell phones, so on the weekend you could go connect with people in person or just chill by yourself without being interrupted. If you did something stupid it wasn't going to be plastered all over youtube or facebook the next day! There were parks everywhere in summer with a lot of live bands. There was much less traffic, traffic jams and pollution.
I miss the roller skating rinks, the neon posters and black lights, genuine lava lamps (not the poor imitations of today), disco balls, crazy make up, drive-in movies, the toys, etc etc etc.
The further we get away from the 70s the more I appreciate that it was a really unique time and can never be replicated. Certainly there are a lot of great conveniences today but I don't get the sense that people are happier! If someone invented a time machine the first stop for me would be the 70s!
Csparkly 41-45, F 6 Responses 0 May 23, 2011