Growing up in the 80's. Gnarly.

Growing up in the 80's. Gnarly.


 What were the 80's all about?

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Ah, the 80's! A time of big hair, neon colors, and totally rad music. If you were lucky enough to spend your childhood in this totally tubular decade, you know just how awesome it was. Let's take a trip down memory lane and relive the nostalgia of growing up in the 80's.

Playing outside until the streetlights came on

Time to come home

In the 80's, kids didn't have smartphones or tablets to keep them entertained. We had something even better: the great outdoors! We would spend hours riding our bikes, playing tag, and exploring the neighborhood until our parents called us in for dinner. It was a time of freedom and adventure.

The joy of Saturday morning cartoons

Saturday Morning

(remember these guys?)

Forget Netflix and chill, in the 80's it was all about waking up early on Saturday mornings and plopping down in front of the TV. We would eagerly wait for our favorite cartoons to come on, from "The Smurfs" to "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe." It was a magical time when anything was possible.

Rocking out to cassette tapes


Music was a big part of growing up in the 80's. We didn't have Spotify or iTunes, but we had something even better: cassette tapes. We would spend hours recording our favorite songs from the radio, carefully pausing to avoid getting any DJ chatter. And who could forget the joy of making mixtapes for our crushes?

Breakdancing and the birth of hip-hop

80s hiphop

The 80's were a time of cultural revolution, and nowhere was that more evident than in the world of music and dance. Breakdancing became a phenomenon, with kids practicing their moves on cardboard boxes in the street. Hip-hop music exploded onto the scene, with artists like Run-D.M.C. and Grandmaster Flash paving the way for a whole new genre.

Arcade games and the rise of video gaming


Before Xbox and PlayStation, there were arcades. We would beg our parents for quarters and spend hours at the local arcade, battling aliens in "Space Invaders" or gobbling up ghosts in "Pac-Man." It was a social experience, with friends gathering around the machines, cheering each other on and competing for high scores.


The 80's were a time of pure awesomeness. From playing outside until the streetlights came on to rocking out to cassette tapes, it was a decade filled with fun, laughter, and unforgettable memories. So put on your leg warmers, grab your Rubik's Cube, and let's take a trip back to the most tubular decade of all time.

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