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I love 1989, growing up

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Just watching this now and there is a bit about lycra body suits, remember them, how crap were they?

Did anyone else wear Doc Martens, and thread multicoloured laces through them, with beads and stuff?

Or those army bags, and write the name of bands you like on it in biro?

Or leggings with big baggy jumpers?

And band jumpers, like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins etc, I had a friend who wore those and she had never even listened to the music. Duh.

This is all more like the early 90's.

And those dummies that were sweets, which people hung around their necks?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: I love 1989, growing up
    Originally posted by PussyKatty
    And those dummies that were sweets, which people hung around their necks?
    They're still around :)

    I was only 2 in 1989, but I do remember most of the things you're saying by seeing it in the 90's. Especially the army bags thing.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't even want to remember WHAT I did when I was two/three :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The late 80's/early 90's scared the living daylights outta me.

    Blame Boy George :eek:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: I love 1989, growing up

    I was watching I love 1988 yesterday - I was 3 at the time and yet i remembered everything they were talking about...:confused:

    Omygosh - Challenge Anneka! The shame.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: I love 1989, growing up

    I used to love Challence Annaka and Wack-a-day!! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: Re: I love 1989, growing up
    Originally posted by Smash
    I was watching I love 1988 yesterday - I was 3 at the time and yet i remembered everything they were talking about...:confused:

    Omygosh - Challenge Anneka! The shame.

    i was three as well and i remember most of the stuff they were talking about too! especially the teenage mutant ninja turtles, i loved them when i was a lad...

    thinking back now i'd love to be the age i am now in the late 80s/early 90s, seemed a lot better then.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    From '89 I remember my little brother being born.
    And me asking my mom if she was sure he wasn't a girl as the baby-suit he was wearing first time I saw him was purple.

    Oooh, oooh. I don't know how the fashion was in Britain, but I remember every "cool kid" owned a pair of Harley Davidson leggings.
    And then when I was at hospital (2 or 3 days ago), I saw this little three year old girl with them. Her luck they weren't orange.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I remember The Magic Roundabout :lol:

    oh and hand me down clothes from my sisters :eek:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1989- i was 8.

    and i wore all those things. oh the shame.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did the leggings thing...with white slouch socks pulled over the top :nervous:
    Those lycra body things - ow. The poppers didn't half er...yeah.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 19 in 1989. Living away from home in a YMCA bedsitter. I spent every weekend in the pub and worked for Pearl Assurance.

    My fondest memories are of the very early 80s.

    And I still wear my trusty Doc Martens!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 19 too and in my first year at manchester poly!! So it was all Baggy and The Stone Roses/Happy Mondays were just starting (I hated it)!

    I wear my doc martins to Festivals..but those body things..I refused to wear them, they were awful.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Challenge Anneka turned out to be fake. FAKE!! My childhood dreams have been shattered!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oooh my gran had those flowers that dance to the music. well good! i watched that program last night as well and remember half the stuff
    And band jumpers, like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins


    people (well moshers) still wear those and their still pointless
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    By 1989 I'd travelled around the world twice. :p I was 5. I'd seen San Francisco, New York, Thailand, and England twice.

    Memories of that year? Only "the trip." I remember stopping at a layby on the Pacific Coast Highway and feeding nibbles to these friendly chipmunks. I remember Disneyland. Shit, I went to Disneyland that year. I remember the last ride I went on, the aeroplanes, and I got to drive them with my Mum in the passenger seat, and them going up and down and up and down. I remember TRON being a super cool futuristic movie about computers.

    I remember the Turtle's. I remember watching II and III on the video and thinking "what a pointless movie, it's all black, you can't see a thing" because of the light reflecting off the TV.

    I remember seeing racoons. Or not seeing racoons. Yes, that's right. At a friends house in NY state and I had to go to bed before the racoons cames out. But I saw photos.

    That was fun. :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee
    Challenge Anneka turned out to be fake. FAKE!!

    She was a fake :crying: Noooo

    I think in 1989 i was still wearing my Fireman Sam jumpers :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Char_Baby
    people (well moshers) still wear those and their still pointless

    they're

    And don't stereptype.

    Pointless - not having a use

    Hoodies - keeping people warm, commericailisation of music, but mostly, keeping people warm. :rolleyes: = have a use
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by RNT


    I believe the word is "commercialisation"

    And most clothes keep people warm......
    I also believe that we all make typing errors, particularly when we're in a hurry.

    However, not knowing the difference between their and they're is not a typo.

    And most clothes have a point. To say clothing doesn't have a point is in itself pointless.

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was 13 in 1989, I remember it well.
    i love all these remember the year programmes, just wish they werent on so late.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know! The other night I was up so late watching I love 1986 that I didn't get to sleep until 4am!

    Also, does anyone else thing that the people they have talking about them totally overexaggerate the importance of what happened?

    They go way over the top, saying really silly stuff like 'I wanted to be the kids in fame'. :) :rolleyes: :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was only 4 in 1989 so i dont remember much about 1989.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1989 and three years free of the heroin demon. heading for the island of anglesey and a life of goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese. fresh eggs and meat! fresh air and sea blue skies.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by morrocan roll
    1989 and three years free of the heroin demon. heading for the island of anglesey and a life of goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese. fresh eggs and meat! fresh air and sea blue skies.

    hmm heroin
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: I love 1989, growing up
    Originally posted by PussyKatty

    This is all more like the early 90's.

    Thats what I was thinking - they must have the dates of when stuff was first made rather than when it first was popular.
    Unless you live in Royston Vasey.

    Do you reckon the shellsuit will ever make a come back outside of Northern England?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was ...*counts*....14 in 1989:o

    And yes I worse the doc martens etc... but they didnt have beads in them as I recall it was grolsch tops ( or was that 1988) The Bros era anyway.

    Seems wierd some of you saying I was 3 or I was 4:crazyeyes
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Esmerelda
    And yes I worse the doc martens etc... but they didnt have beads in them as I recall it was grolsch tops ( or was that 1988) The Bros era anyway.

    i was 6 but i wasn't into any of it anyway.

    just curious...were you a brosette or a brothers beyond girl? or neither?

    random flashbacks to other i :heart: 1980s programmes
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