The building has fliers up about a community party this week. With an "80's!" theme. (shudder)
Obvious from their "contests" for big hair, and the like, they are thinking late disco era, Cindi Lauper and MTV. It did occur to me to put on black and plaid, chains and make-up, and put my hair up in a mohawk, sneer at them all and stomp off. Not worth the trouble, but it would be funny. To me, at least.
The only reason I liked disco music in high school was because one did not need a partner to get on the floor at dances. No one ever asked me to dance, I could hardly mourn the loss of couples dances. Nor did I have musical taste at the time. At least, I'd never heard anything that really deeply appealed to me. So, there was likewise nothing I especially hated.
In college, I got to go to a dance club that played (recorded) punk and new wave - and although I never really dressed up for it, I liked the music, and the styles that went with it.
Ultimately, although I had to wear what was available in stores, I never went to extremes. I prefer camouflage, not standing out. Never had the income for "fashion." Never prioritized faddish clothes.
And I like the updated versions, of music and fashions. Often, they seem more sophisticated and aware than the originals. Winnowed of the chaff, better thought out.
I think I've put this up before, but it's worth showing again.