Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I was a Rock & Roll Princess

Ok, Lets talk 1980s.
That was the coming of age decade for me, I graduated High School in 1981, took off for New York in the pursuit of true love, returned home a couple of years later a much wiser young woman,I learned to go from 5 foot 0 to 5 foot 7 on a good hair day! lol Lets face it 1980s was the another one of those decades designed around big hair and rock and roll bands. Earlier decades had bufontes and beehive hair styles and afros the size of small countries, but the 1980s was anything goes as long as its big and you didn't mind dying from 2nd hand hair spray fumes.


I was a Rock and Roll Princess! I had big hair, leather pants and boots in many colors. I could go from lace to leather in a heart beat and let the personalities of both take over, and I had a thing for drummers! lol I could have danced all night and many nights that's exactly what I did.......where did all that energy go?

Downtown Chicago's Rush Street and Division Street were my playgrounds, the night life was perfect and after all, I turned 21 in 1984 and didn't need my Fake ID anymore! Go Ahead and card me I dare ya! lol Out of all my 41 years, the only year I would ever go back in time and relive, just for a year mind you, was my 21st year I had the time of my life and don't regret one moment of that year.

So heres to all the Rock and Roll Princesses of the 1980s! I lift my can of Aqua Net and say cheers to you!

Now seriously folks, has anybody ever done a study on 2nd hand hair spray??? lol

10 comments:

shooser1 said...

I really miss the 80's!!!  I was a grad of 1984.  Remember when Madonna and Prince were considered "risque"?  Now we have music that can't be played on the radio without bleeps through them.  I miss the fashions back then.  They seemed neater and not as sloppy as the fashions today.  JMHO, mind you, but I never liked the 70's fashions even in the 70's!  I get mad every time I watch "I Love the 80's" on VH1 only to hear the panelists bash it to pieces.  My choice of hairspray wasn't AquaNet though, it was something by Clairol in a pump bottle and smelled horrendous and you prayed no one was standing near you with an open flame!  Thanks for the entry - Sheila

kristiejune34 said...

I loved the 80s! I watch the VH1 special paying tribute all the time! Van Halen Ruled !

krissykay0583 said...

Awesome entry, you look so cute in that pic! I was such an 80's baby lol. Running around in my madonna lace, and colored tights.

re7kat said...

Really love your writing technique.  You word things so well.  Best of all, it helped make my day....from feeling down to making me smile.  Thanks, girl!

kimbellina1957 said...

OH, YOU HAVE REALLY GOT ME GOIN BACK IN TIME TODAY! BUT I LOVE IT. THE 80'S WERE THE ONLY DECADE I WOULD WANNA RELIVE TOO. I HAD SO MUCH FUN BACK THEN. WHAT AN ENTRY. THANKS FOR TAKING ME BACK! I THINK I USED THAT AUSSIE HAIRSPRAY AT TIMES, BUT THE AQUANET WOULD REALLY DO THE TRICK FOR THE HAIR I HAD.LOL....WASNT THAT SOMETHING? THE BIGGER THE HAIR,  THE BETTER!
THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO OF YOU.
KIM.

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alphawoman1 said...

eliminating the hair, you look pretty much the same!  Good genes.

junite2 said...

Oh my God , You had big hair too huh ? Mine used to to get in the way of me getting in and outta the car ! Aqua net extra super hold and Rave megahold were the best .

plieck30 said...

And you forgot to mention once you got that hair up there you didn't want to shampoo it out right away. There was always a story going around down here about a woman leaving her hair up so long a black widow spider made a home in it. lol  Paula