Seriously, I loved the 80s. As far as I’m concerned, they were the greatest decade in history. Sure, I grew up in the 60s and 70s, but in the 80s I was in my 20s and in my prime. I had *way* more fun than maybe I should have, but I look back on 90% with a lot of fondness. Hell, I’ve got a stupid grin on my face right now, thinking about some of the girls I knew, bars I went to, dances I danced, movies we went to and all the rest of it.

Ronald Reagan was President and it was “Morning in America”. We were back and brash again, the malaise of the Carter years washed away like the mud got washed away after a Sunday afternoon mudbogging-with a fire hose, baby! We were bigger than life and having the time of our lives.

Man, I wish I could do it again. I might change a thing or two, but mostly, I’d do it just the same. Because it was that much fun.

1 thought on “Damn, but I loved the 80s

  1. I too miss the 80’s. 70’s and 80’s run neck and neck as my favorites. Movies and Music. Nothing like it. Listened to everything but I remember all of the R&B, soul and dance music that white kids like me loved. There was no systemic racism when enjoying Mass Production, The Gap Band, Confunction, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, etc, etc, etc, etc. I introduced my son (19) to all of the music from that decade and he wants a time machine.
    Recently discovered your blog. Appreciate the effort.

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