Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I WAS go­ing to get some lunch and I saw a woman who looked just like Chrissie Hynde from The Pre­tenders. She was in her late 40s and she was in good shape. She had the wild, dark hair and skin-tight leg­gings and she walked like she owned the street. I won­dered whether she had gone back to her ‘80s roots or had main­tained the look for the past 35 years. Ei­ther way, I de­cided right there that I would stop be­ing em­bar­rassed by the 1980s. Sure, most of the fash­ion was se­ri­ously aw­ful and the music did not re­ally stand the test of time (The Pre­tenders ex­cluded). And we were a pretty shal­low bunch - no war protests or hippy move­ment or in­tense ‘90s grunge. How­ever, we sure did know how to party, at least un­til AIDS showed up to spoil the buzz. I am fi­nally ready to say “thank you ‘80s, you were a se­ri­ous blast”.

Rick Lee - Re­gional Edi­tor

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