Sunday, October 28, 2007

I have the moves of an '80's back-up dancer

I saw these guys on Friday night. And, um, the drummer wore a full Imperial Storm Trooper suit. I kid you not.

And oh. My. Gosh. That was some SERIOUS good times. I mean, I haven't seen that many off-the-shoulder shirts with the tank top showing underneath, big (I mean BIG) hair, jelly bracelets, denim jackets with the sleeves cut off, skinny ties, or faux leather pants since it WAS the 80's!!

I went with an old friend and some new friends that I met that night, and um, now we HAVE to STAY friends because we danced and shrieked our heads off to the best of the 80's. Just imagine, all those 80's tunes that we love so much and could sing in our sleep because we've heard them so many times even tho the "so many times" we heard them was 20 years ago - imagine a band actually PLAYING them (!!) and then imagine a big ol' theater full of people dressed appropriately and singing along, and dancing like we did in the 80's.

And then as I was singing along to one song and one of the girls I was with was so impressed that I knew the words, I realized that I knew them because...well, the Jonas Brothers do that song on the Disney Channel. Yes, I watch WAY too much of the Disney Channel, but they shouldn't be recycling songs from my life time as "oldies" for these teen rockers to "revive!"

My new friends and I spent half the night checking out people's outfits and saying, "oh yeah! Remember the gloves with no fingers? and matching stylin' boots with your HUGE sweater / sweatshirt / jacket?!"

(And I know that fashions recycle, but mini-skirts with tights? and high wide belts? those are BACK, and they were from the 80's. Weird. I REMEMBER that, and it's recycling back. Awesome.)

And we spent the other half of the night copying the sweet moves of one of the back-up dancers. And man - we were GOOD at it! There was lots of running in place and bopping side to side, and the fingers pointing to the horizon... you know you used to dance like that too. But probably not as recently as me.


Janell said...

Sounds awesome.

Legwarmers are back too.

I <3 Disney Channel!

KATE said...

Oh my word, I am so laughing right now! I wanna come & dance with you! How fun!!
It sounds like you had a great time & I hope you took pix!! I love people watching too, especially at something like that. How fun!!
What did you wear?

Danielle said...

Dude! PLEASE tell me they played some Pat Benatar, because no 80s rock out party is complete without some Pat tunes. I mean, "love IS a battlefield" people!

I so love the 80s. It was oh-so-much-fun to be a kid in the 80s, wasn't it?

Sounds like you had a blast with your new pals (but don't forget your old ones, too).

Love ya,

PS: Next time you have an 80s rock out night, take some pics and post them. Maybe, when you're in town for the holidays we'll have an 80s party! We'll party like it's 1985. LOL.

KATE said...

Okay, you're killin' me smalls, where the heck is your "tag"?!

Amy said...

I wanna rock with you... I MISS rocking with you...

Did anyone do the "two fingers across the eyes" sweet move that I learned from the big fifth-graders at the lip-sync contest at Glencliff?