Looking back at some old photos and even some video footage (gasp) of myself taken during the eighties always makes me laugh. I wonder what the heck I was thinking; the big hair, the makeup, the long nails. Cringe. (I was even considered conservative compared to many.) And yes, full eyebrows were in then!
When I found this old music video of Bananarama singing “I Heard a Rumour” it all made sense to me. These were some of the women I thought were cool back then, including newbie Madonna, Pat Benatar, Whitney Houston, Sade, Bangles, Go-Go’s, The Pointer Sisters and Salt-N-Pepa. And let’s not forget performers that blurred the gender lines like Culture Club and Prince.
So really, it isn’t entirely my fault, I was just trying to keep up with the style of the day. I have long since given up the blue eyeliner and matching mascara, I rarely touch a bottle of hairspray anymore and there is not a neon parachute pant to be found in my closet. I have to admit that I still love the music of the 80’s but I’m also very happy to see that dancing moves have improved over the years! (Not necessarily mine though) Here’s to modern choreography!