I’m not. But, in the words of American Idol contestant David Cook (oh yeah, I do watch now 😛 ), I’m a victim of older siblings.
During the 80s, I was just a vulnerable little girl who grew up alongside three older sisters. They sang, danced, breathed, lived the 80s life.
I remember their big hair-dos, the leg-warmers ala-Olivia Newton John, the ultra-skinny baston jeans that required some sort of a lubricant (such as a plastic bag over the foot) for the pants to get through. I remember the nights sister no. 3 sneaked out to disco with her friends ’til the wee morning hours (background music: Tiffany‘s “I Think We’re Alone Now”). Oooh, and I remember the punk getups: huge belts, cuffs, and collars with metal studs. I remember drooling and wondering when it will be my turn to wear them. hehe, a Goth-iMom...
If there is one lasting effect the 80s had on me, it was the music. I go gaga over 80s music. My subconscious mind was filled with it. I remember sister no. 1 writing down the lyrics of Madonna‘s “Crazy for You” and singing with Madonna (super-emote moment) whenever the music video came up on TV. Of course, I will never forget Depeche Mode‘s “Somebody”, because my first boyfriend sang it to me over the phone (super-kilig moment).
So why the sudden ’80s nostalgia? Two reasons:
1. Today is Friday, and I only listen to one radio station on Fridays: Magic 89.9 FM. All Friday long is Friday Madness. On the way from the gym earlier, the station played songs by Swing Out Sister, Mike Francis, Lionel Richie. It’s music that makes mad Friday traffic in Manila bearable – even enjoyable. As I blog now, I’m listening through its online broadcast.
2. Several artists from the 80s era are coming to Manila for concerts – Swing out Sister (April 7, Araneta Coliseum), and Toto (April 3, also in Araneta). OMG! I want tickets to these concerts. Okay, that’s too much wishful thinking. It would be hard to choose between the two, but I love the legendary Toto more. There’s some news too that Depeche Mode and When In Rome are coming to town, courtesy of Friday Madness. There’s no definite date yet though.
Whether you’re a child of the 80s, or a victim of older siblings like I am, I’m sure you’re getting all excited now too. 😀