Being cool in the 80s…
A time when you could play out till it got dark, by yourself
Run around the streets without fear of being knocked down by a car
When you could buy 2 pints of milk, a loaf of bread and crisps for less then a pound
When you bought sweets in ounces and quarters
When your PE bag and trainers were Gola and that wasn’t cool
When you were scared of the Daleks
When you loved watching the Muppet show once a week on Sundays
When you loved playing with Star Wars toys all day long not realising the toys were worth a fortune!
When you had never heard of the Internet or mobile phones
And it didn’t matter
When you had one computer to share around the whole of your primary school
When you had a Hitachi TV with fake wood casing and you only had 4 channels. Channel 5 wouldn’t come along for a while yet.
and no remote control
When Blue Peter was fantastic and you wanted to be able to make everything they made
As was Rainbow and Lets Pretend, Puddle Lane and All sorts
When you knew what “magic magic E” meant and sang it constantly annoying people. You never did find a floating magic pen in the shops though.
And you were cool.
Oh so cool.
Being cool in the 80s was one of the best times to be cool.
Check out the other 80s entries in the The Gallery this week