That bunchy and frumpy fabric elastic that tied your hair back from those mile-high shellacked wall bangs you were sporting. Yes those. I can still remember hitting up Fabricland for bits and pieces of fabric to craft my very own scrunchie monstrosities. This particular photo just to the left was taken on March 25, 2012 at Forever XXI. Not, as you may have thought, circa 1987.
Fact: They were ugly then, they're still ugly now (as were wall bangs, rat tails, mullets, and asymmetrical hairdon'ts).
The 80s are back in more ways than just questionable fashion (I forgot to mention shoulder pads--I've seen those too on new clothing). If you're still not convinced, consider this: Who was the big ticket performer at this year's Superbowl half-time show? Madonna. Remember Ferris Bueller? Yeah, Matthew Broderick has resuscitated that character for recent commercials. And then there's the music that has taken on a ripped-from-the-80s flair here and there. Have you heard it too? Then, of course, there's the rotten state of the worldwide economy, which I'm not going to go into as that particular 'E' word will just depress the heck out of you (if those scrunchies haven't already done the trick).
|Not authentic, but I|
just couldn't resist
To wrap up this Eighties Era rant, and just because everybody needs a little EARWORM in their day, here you go. You're welcome.
*This dreadful earworm that unfortunately always makes you want to dance was recorded in 1989 but released in 1990. So this "chemical spill" squeaks in under the radar. Yo, VIP, let's kick it...
**My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Transformers, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears...the list just goes on and on.