Tag Archives: 1980s

First Dance

{1984}   .. We are all stiff arms and too-long limbs and sweaty palms and Lionel is belting out Hello and I just know everybody is watching and I’m not even really sure I like you anymore and then the … Continue reading

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1985

… An astonishing number of girls in the sophomore class of Pahrump Valley High were Prince for Halloween. Slicked-over hair, ruffled shirts, raspberry berets, purple reigning everywhere. Inflatable guitars. I was Madonna, Desperately Seeking (Something), in lace gloves, miniskirt, teased … Continue reading

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When Prince Dyed Everything Purple Rain

… , she found some 80’s Girl (legwarmered, miniskirted, Aqua-netted) part of herself she’d put high on a cassette tape shelf. Watch out, she’s got the look, and she’s ’bout to get away in her little red corvette to the … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Blue

.. In 1986, it was eye shadow. mascara. Liner. All in various shades of Electric Boogaloo Blue. We’d paint our changing faces under an AquaNet fog, clog our pores with Cover Girl because Christie Brinkley said so. Today I know … Continue reading

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