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Subject: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 12/31/12 at 8:08 pm

I was looking at a post by someone on here that had pics from a 1991 mall experience & actually made it into a coffee table book. Since its been 7 years since the last year that can be considered old (2006) I have decided to make the......

A TRIP TO THE MALL IN 2006 

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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: The Valley Goth on 12/31/12 at 11:27 pm

Like, Hi, thenewtattoo, Fer Shurr,

Holy FLIP!  They still had REAL mannequins in malls back then!  These days, all that I ever seem to see are those faceless, wigless white or metallic "mannequins".  I miss the REAL mannequins!
8)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/01/13 at 6:34 am

Very Nice.  :)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/01/13 at 10:10 am

Suncoast and Sam Goody were still around in 2006? I thought they went out of business long before that.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 3:32 pm


Like, Hi, thenewtattoo, Fer Shurr,

Holy FLIP!  They still had REAL mannequins in malls back then!  These days, all that I ever seem to see are those faceless, wigless white or metallic "mannequins".  I miss the REAL mannequins!
8)



Yes hahaha  they  had like actually facial features LOL    oh and part 2 of this lil    2006 mall book things will be in the replys lol  THERES MORE

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 3:34 pm


Suncoast and Sam Goody were still around in 2006? I thought they went out of business long before that.


They were around from late 05 06  after that they were closed out , infact  06 was when they were going out of biz

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 4:42 pm


Very Nice.  :)


A trip to the mall in 2006 Part 2




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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/01/13 at 6:53 pm

Did you take those pictures?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/01/13 at 8:19 pm

Interesting. Yeah the duct tape on the mouth seems pretty typical of that era. What is the story behind that fad?

The pictures don't really old at all, but I can still probably spot some subtle differences. Can't believe 2006 is pushing ten years ago!

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 8:37 pm


Did you take those pictures?


nah they are a collection of 2006 pics I have for a psycology project I did back in 2006

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/01/13 at 8:38 pm


nah they are a collection of 2006 pics I have for a psycology project I did back in 2006


Which one of the pictures is you?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 8:40 pm


Interesting. Yeah the duct tape on the mouth seems pretty typical of that era. What is the story behind that fad?

The pictures don't really old at all, but I can still probably spot some subtle differences. Can't believe 2006 is pushing ten years ago!


Belmont its kinda funny though you get this Half new  Half retro vibe from it    like there is crt tv  with  the hd tvs in Best buy
This is when Hd was really about to get big.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/01/13 at 8:41 pm


Which one of the pictures is you?


I didnt include any pics of myself  they are all of other ppl in various events inside of a mall in 2006.
I might upload more  even videos if I can find them.    2006 is like half new half old school and the pics really show it

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/01/13 at 8:42 pm


Belmont its kinda funny though you get this Half new  Half retro vibe from it    like there is crt tv  with  the hd tvs in Best buy
This is when Hd was really about to get big.


Yeah, like the Silverstein CD. I definitely think of them as a typical Noughties emo band.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Brian06 on 01/02/13 at 12:21 am

The cell phones are definitely the most dated thing, those flip phones look ancient now compared to a smartphone today. I just noticed the CRT monitors in the computer section, definitely dated too. As far as I remember CRT tvs and monitors were getting close to death by 2006 but still available till maybe 2008 or so. The white iMacs are dated now too.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/02/13 at 12:55 am

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The hairstyle that guy has was all the rage in '05-'06! Definitely something I associate with this era.

Do you have a link to the 1991 mall post?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/02/13 at 4:06 am



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That pic brings back memories of the Christmas of '06. I got a Wii and later went to Best Buy and bought that Zelda game.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/02/13 at 6:51 am


nah they are a collection of 2006 pics I have for a psycology project I did back in 2006


what's this project called?  ???

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/02/13 at 12:54 pm


The hairstyle that guy has was all the rage in '05-'06! Definitely something I associate with this era.

Do you have a link to the 1991 mall post?


I will have 2 go find it,    Yeah it was like the All american rejects hair hahah

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/02/13 at 12:55 pm


That pic brings back memories of the Christmas of '06. I got a Wii and later went to Best Buy and bought that Zelda game.



Yeah its funny how the wii lasted so long lol,  Part 3 coming later on today

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/02/13 at 1:04 pm

I could show those photos to my parents and they would believe that the photos have been taken just yesterday  ;D

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/02/13 at 2:47 pm


what's this project called?  ???


A Time capsule project, but for now....................................

A Trip to The Mall in 2006  PART 3

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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/02/13 at 7:22 pm

Very Nice, there's this picture with the girl with red hair, can't believe girls still do that.  ::)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/02/13 at 8:50 pm


Very Nice, there's this picture with the girl with red hair, can't believe girls still do that.  ::)


2006 was such a major year hahah 2 bad the 2000s went to sheesh a year later

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/03/13 at 11:45 am


The cell phones are definitely the most dated thing, those flip phones look ancient now compared to a smartphone today. I just noticed the CRT monitors in the computer section, definitely dated too. As far as I remember CRT tvs and monitors were getting close to death by 2006 but still available till maybe 2008 or so. The white iMacs are dated now too.



Crt monitors look so ancient

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/03/13 at 12:04 pm



Crt monitors look so ancient


My TV is still CRT.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/03/13 at 4:21 pm


My TV is still CRT.


mine is as well  i need 2 update

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/03/13 at 7:06 pm


I could show those photos to my parents and they would believe that the photos have been taken just yesterday  ;D


I don't feel '06 is long enough ago that going back there would feel different. I think just a couple more years back though, maybe to 2003-'04 and you would notice differences.

Sometimes 7 years is plenty enough though, like if it was 1998 and you went back to 1991, or it was 1991 and you went back to 1984 you'd notice it felt different I think.

Main differences between 2006 and today would be fewer people carrying smartphones, nobody carrying tablets, less colorful and more loose-fitting clothes, a few more 'boxy' 80s/earlier 90s cars on the road, and if you were to turn on the radio it would mostly be rap music and not electro-dance.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/03/13 at 7:27 pm


I don't feel '06 is long enough ago that going back there would feel different. I think just a couple more years back though, maybe to 2003-'04 and you would notice differences.

Sometimes 7 years is plenty enough though, like if it was 1998 and you went back to 1991, or it was 1991 and you went back to 1984 you'd notice it felt different I think.

Main differences between 2006 and today would be fewer people carrying smartphones, nobody carrying tablets, less colorful and more loose-fitting clothes, a few more 'boxy' 80s/earlier 90s cars on the road, and if you were to turn on the radio it would mostly be rap music and not electro-dance.


Thats alot of changes tho,  & dont forget  we as a society have opened up  alot more    ,dont ask dont tell  fiasco and etc,      I think that like 2006 does indeed half a retro feel and a  thats way soon feel  is because  it is half new half old.  But in terms of logos and new stores malls and etc    it looks the same .

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/03/13 at 9:37 pm


Thats alot of changes tho,  & dont forget  we as a society have opened up  alot more    ,dont ask dont tell  fiasco and etc,      I think that like 2006 does indeed half a retro feel and a  thats way soon feel  is because  it is half new half old.  But in terms of logos and new stores malls and etc    it looks the same .


2006 is nowhere close to being retro(which I would consider around pre 1995 at least), some fads that were popular that year are just dated like snap rap, emo, Myspace, low rise/boot cut jeans, flip phones, ect. There are certain things in 2013 that are pretty different from '06 though like the economic crisis, President Obama, renewed protesting globally, the EDM/euro-R&B/dubstep wave dominating mainstream music, the acceptance of skinny jeans and more openness to homosexuality in the hip-hop community, tablets, ect.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: af2010 on 01/03/13 at 10:31 pm


I don't feel '06 is long enough ago that going back there would feel different. I think just a couple more years back though, maybe to 2003-'04 and you would notice differences.

Sometimes 7 years is plenty enough though, like if it was 1998 and you went back to 1991, or it was 1991 and you went back to 1984 you'd notice it felt different I think.

Main differences between 2006 and today would be fewer people carrying smartphones, nobody carrying tablets, less colorful and more loose-fitting clothes, a few more 'boxy' 80s/earlier 90s cars on the road, and if you were to turn on the radio it would mostly be rap music and not electro-dance.


Agreed.  The last 7 years haven't been that changeful aesthetically, although things have changed in other ways.  But it also takes time to have a real perspective; 7 years from now, 2013 may not seem too different, but 2006 will probably be pretty dated.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/03/13 at 10:37 pm


Agreed.  The last 7 years haven't been that changeful aesthetically, although things have changed in other ways.  But it also takes time to have a real perspective; 7 years from now, 2013 may not seem too different, but 2006 will probably be pretty dated.



2006 just feels like a dif world,  things have changed alot tho withen closer look,    2006 is pushing 10 in 3 years

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/04/13 at 3:31 am


Main differences between 2006 and today would be fewer people carrying smartphones


Did people even have smartphones like we have today in 2006? Even when I was in New York City in late 2006, I didn't notice them and in Germany/Europe it was still common to use normal cellphones. Or are those cellphones with a bigger screen and a small keyboard also called 'smartphones'?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 3:41 am


Did people even have smartphones like we have today in 2006? Even when I was in New York City in late 2006, I didn't notice them and in Germany/Europe it was still common to use normal cellphones. Or are those cellphones with a bigger screen and a small keyboard also called 'smartphones'?


Yeah not many at least. Still though, different cell phones isn't enough alone to give a 'different vibe'. 2006 just doesn't look very different from today nor do I think it felt that much different. A little bit granted, but it feels closer to now than to 1999.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/04/13 at 3:49 am

2006 was a complete mixture of the early 2000s and the late 00s/early 10s.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/04/13 at 6:36 am



2006 just feels like a dif world,  things have changed alot tho withen closer look,    2006 is pushing 10 in 3 years


and technology has changed too.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/04/13 at 11:26 am


Yeah not many at least. Still though, different cell phones isn't enough alone to give a 'different vibe'. 2006 just doesn't look very different from today nor do I think it felt that much different. A little bit granted, but it feels closer to now than to 1999.


I think you are so wrong with that statement, the world has changed enormously since 2006, I mean we had a historic election with the first african american president, the economic crisis put an end to the 25 year "long boom" that was nearly continuous since the Reagan era, we are still reeling from the '08 crash, the middle east has seen revolutions aided by social media and in response to rising food prices, the Arab Spring has inspired other protest movements globally. The vibe is a lot more urgent and politically charged today while 2006 seems rather complacent in comparison, 2011 in particular was a very changeful year globally.

The aesthetic may not have changed much in areas like fashion but the feel is pretty distinct from anything pre 2008.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 12:10 pm


2006 was a complete mixture of the early 2000s and the late 00s/early 10s.


i agree

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 12:11 pm


Yeah not many at least. Still though, different cell phones isn't enough alone to give a 'different vibe'. 2006 just doesn't look very different from today nor do I think it felt that much different. A little bit granted, but it feels closer to now than to 1999.


I will have 2 disagree with that, 2006 felt very different, it still had a old school feel regardless of what new tech came out that year.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 12:13 pm


I think you are so wrong with that statement, the world has changed enormously since 2006, I mean we had a historic election with the first african american president, the economic crisis put an end to the 25 year "long boom" that was nearly continuous since the Reagan era, we are still reeling from the '08 crash, the middle east has seen revolutions aided by social media and in response to rising food prices, the Arab Spring has inspired other protest movements globally. The vibe is a lot more urgent and politically charged today while 2006 seems rather complacent in comparison, 2011 in particular was a very changeful year globally.

The aesthetic may not have changed much in areas like fashion but the feel is pretty distinct from anything pre 2008.


I agree with you, it feels like a diffrent world, There are so many things that have happened that were game changers  from 06 to now  that there is no way you can say it feels the same.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: 1993 on 01/04/13 at 12:17 pm

Things have changed a lot when you take a closer look

Maybe not so much fashion wise...but Sam Goody is gone, the XBOX 360 and HDTVs you see on display there, that was still shiny new technology at the time. Nobody was toting around and iphone either. And Myspace was still more popular than facebook, though that would change very quickly

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: batfan2005 on 01/04/13 at 12:26 pm


Did people even have smartphones like we have today in 2006? Even when I was in New York City in late 2006, I didn't notice them and in Germany/Europe it was still common to use normal cellphones. Or are those cellphones with a bigger screen and a small keyboard also called 'smartphones'?


Were there smartphones before the iPhone came out in 2007?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 12:59 pm


Were there smartphones before the iPhone came out in 2007?


Yes in 2006 the black berry pearl came out in the fall

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 1:59 pm


Things have changed a lot when you take a closer look

Maybe not so much fashion wise...but Sam Goody is gone, the XBOX 360 and HDTVs you see on display there, that was still shiny new technology at the time. Nobody was toting around and iphone either. And Myspace was still more popular than facebook, though that would change very quickly


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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 3:35 pm


I think you are so wrong with that statement, the world has changed enormously since 2006, I mean we had a historic election with the first african american president, the economic crisis put an end to the 25 year "long boom" that was nearly continuous since the Reagan era, we are still reeling from the '08 crash, the middle east has seen revolutions aided by social media and in response to rising food prices, the Arab Spring has inspired other protest movements globally. The vibe is a lot more urgent and politically charged today while 2006 seems rather complacent in comparison, 2011 in particular was a very changeful year globally.

The aesthetic may not have changed much in areas like fashion but the feel is pretty distinct from anything pre 2008.


It actually all seems pretty continuous to me. Obama has turned out to be just like his predecessors. Sure he's not the monster W. Bush was, but he's hardly the person we hoped would fix America either.

Even though Reaganomics and capitalism has failed, people are still materialistic and capitalism has an ideology hasn't really declined in popularity, there's still a lot of that 'end of history' post-Cold War crap going around believe it or not. Occupy was great and I was a part of it but its influence has yet to be seen in a major way. Same with Arab Spring though I wasn't a part of that of course.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/04/13 at 5:25 pm


It actually all seems pretty continuous to me. Obama has turned out to be just like his predecessors. Sure he's not the monster W. Bush was, but he's hardly the person we hoped would fix America either.

Even though Reaganomics and capitalism has failed, people are still materialistic and capitalism has an ideology hasn't really declined in popularity, there's still a lot of that 'end of history' post-Cold War crap going around believe it or not. Occupy was great and I was a part of it but its influence has yet to be seen in a major way. Same with Arab Spring though I wasn't a part of that of course.


I think the stuff about capitalism is just your personal ideology getting in the way of seeing that the 2008 financial crisis and the downturn resulting from it has changed american society and many other regions in the world, I mean how can anyone deny this(unless you're privileged and well off)? Hell the majority of americans still think the US is in a recession even though by the technical definition of a recession it lasted from late '07-'09. The middle east was changed greatly by the Arab Spring, the region has been destabilized and dictators that ruled for literally decades were ousted within less than a year, you have to be pretty thick to think that's not dramatic change.

The changeful aspect of Obama is not really his actions as president so far but that he was even elected in the first place, he was elected when the financial crisis was just getting started, this shows a change in american voters and society, they had enough with the same old same old and were willing to place their hope in what they thought would be a good alternative to Bush.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 5:32 pm



I think the stuff about capitalism is just your personal ideology getting in the way of seeing that the 2008 financial crisis and the downturn resulting from it has changed american society and many other regions in the world, I mean how can anyone deny this? The middle east was changed greatly by the Arab Spring, the region has been destabilized.

The changeful aspect of Obama is not really his actions as president so far but that he was even elected in the first place, he was elected when the financial crisis was just getting started, this shows a change in american voters and society, they had enough with the same old same old and were willing to place their hope in what they thought would be a good alternative to Bush.


Emman I agree, the change is like night and day lol 2006 & 2012 are different worlds. So much has changed in that timespan that it would be going into another world .
The Obama thing and the collapse happened at the same time even further shifting the end of the 00s.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 5:42 pm



I think the stuff about capitalism is just your personal ideology getting in the way of seeing that the 2008 financial crisis and the downturn resulting from it has changed american society and many other regions in the world, I mean how can anyone deny this(unless you're privileged and well off)? Hell the majority of americans still think the US is in a recession even though by the technical definition of a recession it lasted from late '07-'09. The middle east was changed greatly by the Arab Spring, the region has been destabilized and dictators that ruled for literally decades were ousted within less than a year, you have to be pretty thick to think that's not dramatic change.

The changeful aspect of Obama is not really his actions as president so far but that he was even elected in the first place, he was elected when the financial crisis was just getting started, this shows a change in american voters and society, they had enough with the same old same old and were willing to place their hope in what they thought would be a good alternative to Bush.


I'm actually anti-capitalist but even among Occupy, there's an idea that cronyism and free enterprise are two different things when they're actually one and the same. Capitalism is still something of a sacred cow because people are still stuck on that 'end of history' meme that capitalism won over all over systems in 1989. Most people still believe this recession is just a temporary dip and that the economy will eventually be the same and bubble up again.

The changes in the Middle East are yet to be seen, whether they become liberal democracies or new theocrats take over and turn out to be even more ruthless than the relatively secular regimes including Gaddafi's that ended.

Obama was elected because of white guilt. Even I admit the main reason I liked him at first, aside from him not being Bush, is because I thought having a black president would be cool since all our presidents have been white. Though actually, I wanted Hillary to win since imo having a female president is a bigger deal than a half-black, half-white male president. Though nowadays I don't really like her either.  ;D

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 5:43 pm

One thing that has changed is the 2010s are probably the first decade where America has switched from having a 'white' identity to having a multi-colored identity. 2011 was the first year in American history that more non-white children were born than white children, I'm not sure if that includes Hispanics though.

America isn't really becoming more 'liberal' per se, rather I'd say it's becoming more secular and individualistic, ie less of the Jerry Falwell type religious traditional conservatism and more Ayn Rand type libertarianism.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/04/13 at 6:06 pm


America isn't really becoming more 'liberal' per se, rather I'd say it's becoming more secular and individualistic, ie less of the Jerry Falwell type religious traditional conservatism and more Ayn Rand type libertarianism.


This depends on which generation you're talking about, Millennials as a whole seem to be comfortable with "big" government which really contradicts Ayn Rand's brand of economic ideology, they seem more collectivist,also as a generation Millennials have been called post-partisanship. They are geared towards being more economically liberal as a generation but being more conventional culturally.

The libertarianism seems more common among Gen Xers too.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/04/13 at 7:11 pm

I don't think Waldenbooks exist anymore. ???

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 7:16 pm


I don't think Waldenbooks exist anymore. ???



Nope another store gone

lol so many mall stores are gone now  the mall  duznt feel the same

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/04/13 at 7:52 pm

It's funny, I really can't see a whole lot in the 2006 pictures (at least stylistically) that is much different than today. That's probably more due to my age than anything else, since I pretty much lost interest in modern pop culture in about 2001. Sometimes I'll hear a new song I like only to find out that it's actually 3 or 4 years old, and I can't really tell any difference between a song from 2003 and 2008.  The technology is what's really changed. When I think about the cell phone I had in 2006 compared to the one I have now, it's so obsolete that it might as well have been made in 1975. (And the one I had before that might as well have been made in 1965.)

To me, the biggest difference in malls between 2006 and now is not so much what's in the pictures but what isn't. None of those 2006 pictures show any of those little stands where they try to sell you those little radio-controlled helicopters, while today they're EVERYWHERE.  ;D

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 7:59 pm


It's funny, I really can't see a whole lot in the 2006 pictures (at least stylistically) that is much different than today. That's probably more due to my age than anything else, since I pretty much lost interest in modern pop culture in about 2001. Sometimes I'll hear a new song I like only to find out that it's actually 3 or 4 years old, and I can't really tell any difference between a song from 2003 and 2008.  The technology is what's really changed. When I think about the cell phone I had in 2006 compared to the one I have now, it's so obsolete that it might as well have been made in 1975. (And the one I had before that might as well have been made in 1965.)

To me, the biggest difference in malls between 2006 and now is not so much what's in the pictures but what isn't. None of those 2006 pictures show any of those little stands where they try to sell you those little radio-controlled helicopters, while today they're EVERYWHERE.  ;D



Well thats because 2003- early 2008  had the same style lol ,  when did simon malls get the lcd tvs  ? Was it 2006 or 2008 when malls would have those tvs playing music videos

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 8:30 pm


This depends on which generation you're talking about, Millennials as a whole seem to be comfortable with "big" government which really contradicts Ayn Rand's brand of economic ideology, they seem more collectivist,also as a generation Millennials have been called post-partisanship. They are geared towards being more economically liberal as a generation but being more conventional culturally.

The libertarianism seems more common among Gen Xers too.


Oh yeah, I can see that. I still think most Gen Yers are pro consumerism and capitalism even though they are for socialism in certain areas though. I'd probably say I see more libertarian elements in people born in the second half of Gen Y, like from 1988/89 onwards. Maybe because from those years on, a significant percentage of those birth years' parents are Gen Xers.

Your typical late 80s/90s born person in the United States seems to have a viewpoint that is an odd mix of consumerism (omg gotta have my iPod, who cares about the sweatshops in China!), socialism, "tough on crime" (in the sense of being pro death penalty, not so much hard on drugs etc), libertarian (ie pro-abortion, pro-pot) and egalitarianism (anti-racist, feminist).

I've noticed that feminism has made a comeback, among people around my age or slightly younger. Early to mid 80s borns don't seem on the whole particularly into feminism or even are against it, criticizing it for being 'shrill'.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 8:37 pm

I think the biggest difference between Gen X and Gen Y is how close to their elders Gen Y are. Gen X on the whole wasn't treated very well by their parents, or even if they were, it was more of a 'tough love' kind of thing.

Gen Y on the other hand are obsessed with and love their parents to death, at least stereotypically. Studies have shown many Gen Yers in college call their parents every day. I'm not sure if this will continue into Generation Z, I have heard things that say Gen Z are not quite as dependent on their parents but only time will tell since the oldest of the generation have only just turned 18.

Gen Y are also closer to their grandparents. Gen X as a general rule seemed to regard visits to the grandparents as 'boring' and obligatory, even if they of course did love them to some extent. Gen Y on the other hand, seems to relish in the visits to Nana.

I was always closer to my mom but my brother was about equally close to our grandma growing up, and his girlfriend is very close to her grandma as well.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 8:39 pm


It's funny, I really can't see a whole lot in the 2006 pictures (at least stylistically) that is much different than today. That's probably more due to my age than anything else, since I pretty much lost interest in modern pop culture in about 2001. Sometimes I'll hear a new song I like only to find out that it's actually 3 or 4 years old, and I can't really tell any difference between a song from 2003 and 2008.  The technology is what's really changed. When I think about the cell phone I had in 2006 compared to the one I have now, it's so obsolete that it might as well have been made in 1975. (And the one I had before that might as well have been made in 1965.)

To me, the biggest difference in malls between 2006 and now is not so much what's in the pictures but what isn't. None of those 2006 pictures show any of those little stands where they try to sell you those little radio-controlled helicopters, while today they're EVERYWHERE.  ;D


Yeah I agree. I think even though the technology is different, technology alone isn't enough to make an era seem different. I mean 2006 lacked a lot of the high tech things we have today, but it was still pretty damn tech obsessed so the feeling of being alive then didn't feel much different.

I do think when smartphones lose their novelty though, like say by 2020, and the fashion and look of things changes over again, 2006 will seem pretty dated and old.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 8:43 pm


Yeah I agree. I think even though the technology is different, technology alone isn't enough to make an era seem different. I mean 2006 lacked a lot of the high tech things we have today, but it was still pretty damn tech obsessed so the feeling of being alive then didn't feel much different.

I do think when smartphones lose their novelty though, like say by 2020, and the fashion and look of things changes over again, 2006 will seem pretty dated and old.


Its not just the tech though lol, The emo fashion, the wiggers,  The earth tones (orange and brown or green and beige) 50 cent, its enough to make it different.
2006 is just more subtle but once a few more years go by you can see it more clearly.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/04/13 at 8:46 pm


Its not just the tech though lol, The emo fashion, the wiggers,  The earth tones (orange and brown or green and beige) 50 cent, its enough to make it different.
2006 is just more subtle but once a few more years go by you can see it more clearly.


Yes probably in a few years. I mean, it was different but I just don't think if you time traveled back to there, it would feel like you had even gone anywhere. Let's talk again in 2015.  ;)

About emo fashion though, it's actually still pretty alive IMO. The music isn't popular anymore, but in many ways emo actually set much of the tone for the fashion of this decade. Seems like just about every girl younger than 22/23 looks like a scene girl.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/04/13 at 8:48 pm


Yes probably in a few years. I mean, it was different but I just don't think if you time traveled back to there, it would feel like you had even gone anywhere. Let's talk again in 2015.  ;)

About emo fashion though, it's actually still pretty alive IMO. The music isn't popular anymore, but in many ways emo actually set much of the tone for the fashion of this decade. Seems like just about every girl younger than 22/23 looks like a scene girl.


Well 2006 is 10  in 3 years  I don't think its 2 early to talk about this lol

Emo fashion is not alive at all lol Its rare if you see emo fashion on the streets of an american sidewalk.

Not true  ;)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/04/13 at 8:58 pm


Yeah I agree. I think even though the technology is different, technology alone isn't enough to make an era seem different. I mean 2006 lacked a lot of the high tech things we have today, but it was still pretty damn tech obsessed so the feeling of being alive then didn't feel much different.

I do think when smartphones lose their novelty though, like say by 2020, and the fashion and look of things changes over again, 2006 will seem pretty dated and old.


That's what excites me and frightens me at the same time.

What the hell are we going to have in 2020?  :o :o :o

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/04/13 at 10:23 pm


To me, the biggest difference in malls between 2006 and now is not so much what's in the pictures but what isn't. None of those 2006 pictures show any of those little stands where they try to sell you those little radio-controlled helicopters, while today they're EVERYWHERE.  ;D


Yeah, but wait 20-30 years and see what's changed.  (There's one big change: already in decline 6 years ago, "music stores" are a lot harder to find.  What's a "CD"?  What's a "DVD"?  There was more than one surviving brick-and-mortar bookstore chain?)

Thanks to digital cameras, images from 2000-onwards aren't likely to be lost, because there are probably millions of pictures like that.  Pictures of malls 20+ years ago are a little harder to come by - who would waste a dollar, or even $0.25, on a film or Polaroid image of something as mundane as random people in a shopping mall?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/04/13 at 11:40 pm


Yes probably in a few years. I mean, it was different but I just don't think if you time traveled back to there, it would feel like you had even gone anywhere. Let's talk again in 2015.  ;)

About emo fashion though, it's actually still pretty alive IMO. The music isn't popular anymore, but in many ways emo actually set much of the tone for the fashion of this decade. Seems like just about every girl younger than 22/23 looks like a scene girl.


The 2010s(so far) does have a emo fashion hangover from the mid/late '00s although it is steadily decreasing with each passing year, emo probably made it more acceptable for guys to wear skinny jeans too and it's influence has even spilled over into hip-hop culture.

I am soooo glad post-grunge is dead, that sheesh was still hanging on in 2006(Hinder, Daughtry, Nickelback, ect 8-P).

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Emman on 01/04/13 at 11:43 pm


That's what excites me and frightens me at the same time.

What the hell are we going to have in 2020?  :o :o :o


Google glasses and enhanced augmented reality of course.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/05/13 at 7:03 am


Google glasses and enhanced augmented reality of course.


What are Google Glasses?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/05/13 at 9:17 am


Google glasses and enhanced augmented reality of course.


I like Michio Kaku but I don't think most people are going to wear to wear glasses if they don't have to.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 01/05/13 at 1:54 pm

I just have a hard time seeing 2006 as old or "dated" in any way, though logically I know it is. For me, that was basically the year that my life became what it is now. I moved out on my own, finally got high speed internet, stopped buying CD's and started buying MP3's, and staring using social networking more frequently. Heck, the game systems I spend most of my time playing today (XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3), I had both by late '06.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/05/13 at 3:27 pm


I just have a hard time seeing 2006 as old or "dated" in any way, though logically I know it is.


Yeah, that's true. I mean... I don't replace my own technology every year and I still use stuff from 2006 (or earlier) on a regular basis. I was also already in my 20s in 2006.... it definetly feels more or less not very different today.

The most significant differences when in comes to technology IMO:

-The internet was more or less still designed like this message board. Just watch Flickr.com to see what today's standards are ;)
-Nobody talked about facebook
-Where could you see QR-codes for your phone in 2006? Today, they are posted everywhere...
-no tablet pcs
-no smartphones like we have today
-fewer touchscreens
-mobile web was quite primitive


Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/05/13 at 6:22 pm


I just have a hard time seeing 2006 as old or "dated" in any way, though logically I know it is. For me, that was basically the year that my life became what it is now. I moved out on my own, finally got high speed internet, stopped buying CD's and started buying MP3's, and staring using social networking more frequently. Heck, the game systems I spend most of my time playing today (XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3), I had both by late '06.


Thats because  this gens life cycle was longer due to  the recession of 08,  there would have been new systems by 2010

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Mat1991 on 01/06/13 at 1:42 am

Oooh, what a lovely stroll down Memory Lane I'm having with these pictures!  :D

Okay, I think it's because I'm so young, but those pictures from 2006 do look dated to me. Waldenbooks? Sam Goody? Suncoast?? I remember those stores, but it feels like forever since I've shopped there. I loved going inside those stores whenever I went to the mall back in the early-to-mid '00s. Now Waldenbooks has been replaced by Barnes & Noble.

I remember a lot of those fashions, too. The big waist belts, the circular/chunky jewelry, the cropped sweaters, the fur-lined boots. Those are very characteristic of '00s fashion. I also remember the "shaggy dog" look, a hairstyle that I hated. I haven't realized how plainly women styled their hair back then - just free-flowing and low-maintenance. Now women are styling their hair more prissy.

OP, when in 2006 were these pictures taken? They look like they were taken late in 2006.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/06/13 at 1:50 am


Oooh, what a lovely stroll down Memory Lane I'm having with these pictures!  :D

Okay, I think it's because I'm so young, but those pictures from 2006 do look dated to me. Waldenbooks? Sam Goody? Suncoast?? I remember those stores, but it feels like forever since I've shopped there. I loved going inside those stores whenever I went to the mall back in the early-to-mid '00s. Now Waldenbooks has been replaced by Barnes & Noble.

I remember a lot of those fashions, too. The big waist belts, the circular/chunky jewelry, the cropped sweaters, the fur-lined boots. Those are very characteristic of '00s fashion. I also remember the "shaggy dog" look, a hairstyle that I hated. I haven't realized how plainly women styled their hair back then - just free-flowing and low-maintenance. Now women are styling their hair more prissy.

OP, when in 2006 were these pictures taken? They look like they were taken late in 2006.


They were taking in late 2006,  Yeah fashion then was so plain its not even funny hahaha, Half the stores in the pics are gone

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/06/13 at 7:00 pm


Oooh, what a lovely stroll down Memory Lane I'm having with these pictures!  :D

Okay, I think it's because I'm so young, but those pictures from 2006 do look dated to me. Waldenbooks? Sam Goody? Suncoast?? I remember those stores, but it feels like forever since I've shopped there. I loved going inside those stores whenever I went to the mall back in the early-to-mid '00s. Now Waldenbooks has been replaced by Barnes & Noble.

I remember a lot of those fashions, too. The big waist belts, the circular/chunky jewelry, the cropped sweaters, the fur-lined boots. Those are very characteristic of '00s fashion. I also remember the "shaggy dog" look, a hairstyle that I hated. I haven't realized how plainly women styled their hair back then - just free-flowing and low-maintenance. Now women are styling their hair more prissy.

OP, when in 2006 were these pictures taken? They look like they were taken late in 2006.



00s fashion was alot of  Pale blue  Olive Geen and browns  , it was horrible,  2006 still had that blaaaaaaaaaaaaaa factor

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 7:02 pm

I loved Suncoast...even if their DVDs were criminally overpriced. I remember being so upset when they went out of business around March/April '06 (the one at my mall did, at least)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/06/13 at 7:07 pm


I loved Suncoast...even if their DVDs were criminally overpriced. I remember being so upset when they went out of business around March/April '06 (the one at my mall did, at least)



Yeah 2006 for some reason is when alot of these stores went out, For some reason we didnt seem to care lol  When 2009 hit and alot of other stores were being  taken down  we were mad. 2006 did it like sly tho  like we didn't notice.  So since 2006 the following stores are dead

Gadzooks

SunCoast

Virgin Megastore

Sam Goody

Walden Books

Circuit City

Borders


Thats enough stores closing to cause a slightly newer feeling in the mall


Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: MarkMc1990 on 01/06/13 at 7:12 pm

Also did Walden Books really go under that long ago? I feel like I'd been in there a bit more recently than that.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/06/13 at 7:13 pm


Also did Walden Books really go under that long ago? I feel like I'd been in there a bit more recently than that.



There were a few of them still open, but the majority of them closed down because they went bankrupt.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Slim95 on 01/06/13 at 8:20 pm

A lot has changed since 2006.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: bchris02 on 01/06/13 at 10:29 pm


Did people even have smartphones like we have today in 2006? Even when I was in New York City in late 2006, I didn't notice them and in Germany/Europe it was still common to use normal cellphones. Or are those cellphones with a bigger screen and a small keyboard also called 'smartphones'?


The iPhone was the first and it came out in 2007.  Before that there were a few but they are clunky and unreliable.

The smartphone is probably the most influential technology of the '00s.  Because of it, our entire world basically transformed under our eyes.

Being born in 1985, the 2005-2008 era was really the last era of my adolescence.  I probably miss the music of that era more than anything else.

Another thing I miss about that era is PC games.  PC gaming was still big in 2006.  Today it is pretty much a niche market.  Its hard to believe this generation of consoles has lasted so long.  That is one thing that keeps me on the PC.  I have a top of the line 2011 PC that is leaps beyond today's consoles which are basically 2004's best technology.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: bchris02 on 01/06/13 at 10:30 pm



Yeah 2006 for some reason is when alot of these stores went out, For some reason we didnt seem to care lol  When 2009 hit and alot of other stores were being  taken down  we were mad. 2006 did it like sly tho  like we didn't notice.  So since 2006 the following stores are dead

Gadzooks

SunCoast

Virgin Megastore

Sam Goody

Walden Books

Circuit City

Borders


Thats enough stores closing to cause a slightly newer feeling in the mall


Circuit City lasted until 2009 and Borders until 2011.  They were probably closing stores as far back as 2006 though as that tends to generally start years before a chain finally bites the dust.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Slim95 on 01/06/13 at 10:37 pm


The iPhone was the first and it came out in 2007.  Before that there were a few but they are clunky and unreliable.

The smartphone is probably the most influential technology of the '00s.  Because of it, our entire world basically transformed under our eyes.

Smartphones have got really huge around 2010 though so I think the 2010's will also be remembered as influential technology for smartphones. Mainly the late 00's and early 10's were really when smartphones blew up. Now in 2013 while we're pretty much in the mid 2010's, it's pretty much the standard to have a smartphone everywhere.  :P

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: bchris02 on 01/06/13 at 10:40 pm


Smartphones have got really huge around 2010 though so I think the 2010's will also be remembered as influential technology for smartphones. Mainly the late 00's and early 10's were really when smartphones blew up. Now in 2013 while we're pretty much in the mid 2010's, it's pretty much the standard to have a smartphone everywhere.  :P


Smartphones and tablets are slowly but surely killing the traditional desktop PC that dominated most of the 1990s and 2000s.  It probably won't be long before the traditional PC will only be used by businesses and power users.

With technology, the trend has shifted.  Through the 1990s until about 2007, the trend was bigger, better, more powerful, etc.  Today, smaller and more intuitive is what sells, even if that means far less power than the monster gaming PCs of the late 2000s.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Slim95 on 01/06/13 at 10:45 pm


Smartphones and tablets are slowly but surely killing the traditional desktop PC that dominated most of the 1990s and 2000s.  It probably won't be long before the traditional PC will only be used by businesses and power users.

With technology, the trend has shifted.  Through the 1990s until about 2007, the trend was bigger, better, more powerful, etc.  Today, smaller and more intuitive is what sells, even if that means far less power than the monster gaming PCs of the late 2000s.

Yeah I agree. I'm not a fan of that. That's what Microsoft is doing with Window's 8 Tablet's and touch screen's/smartphone's and that's starting outsell PC's. I'd rather have a big and powerful laptop PC for myself.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/07/13 at 3:54 am


Smartphones and tablets are slowly but surely killing the traditional desktop PC that dominated most of the 1990s and 2000s.  It probably won't be long before the traditional PC will only be used by businesses and power users.


I won't be replacing a traditional desktop PC by a mobile device for at least another 10 years I think. Mobile gadgets are good for browsing, sending emails or posting on facebook but that's it:

-digital photo editing
-writing papers/general office work
-gaming
etc...

Everything works better with a big desktop PC, external display, keyboard and mouse

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: belmont22 on 01/07/13 at 4:43 am


I won't be replacing a traditional desktop PC by a mobile device for at least another 10 years I think. Mobile gadgets are good for browsing, sending emails or posting on facebook but that's it:

-digital photo editing
-writing papers/general office work
-gaming
etc...

Everything works better with a big desktop PC, external display, keyboard and mouse


Personally, I love my laptop. It's a happy medium. I can bring it with me when I go on vacation or visit my mom, and it has a keyboard and a decent amount of power, enough to edit photos, play games, etc.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/07/13 at 4:57 am


Personally, I love my laptop. It's a happy medium. I can bring it with me when I go on vacation or visit my mom, and it has a keyboard and a decent amount of power, enough to edit photos, play games, etc.


I also have a laptop at my appartment in the city where I study. It's pretty much on the edge of being good for this stuff, however Laptops are definetly still better than all these tablet pcs and netbooks. I just love my 22 inch screen and it's perfectly sharp for photo editing + big enough for opening several websites simultanously and writing papers at the same time. No mobile machine could replace it....

Tablet PCs are nice toys IMO. Maybe I'll get one soon... but only for pleasure and not for serious usage.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/07/13 at 6:46 am



There were a few of them still open, but the majority of them closed down because they went bankrupt.


Then B Dalton Booksellers took over.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/07/13 at 1:45 pm


I also have a laptop at my appartment in the city where I study. It's pretty much on the edge of being good for this stuff, however Laptops are definetly still better than all these tablet pcs and netbooks. I just love my 22 inch screen and it's perfectly sharp for photo editing + big enough for opening several websites simultanously and writing papers at the same time. No mobile machine could replace it....

Tablet PCs are nice toys IMO. Maybe I'll get one soon... but only for pleasure and not for serious usage.


Once you go to 22 inches  you cant use any screen below it lol  Anyone that has a big screen knows what im talking aboooutt lol

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/07/13 at 1:57 pm


Once you go to 22 inches  you cant use any screen below it lol  Anyone that has a big screen knows what im talking aboooutt lol


I actually can - my laptop has a smaller screen... it's just not that comfortable.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/07/13 at 3:38 pm


I actually can - my laptop has a smaller screen... it's just not that comfortable.


My the screen i use for my mac is 15 inches  compared to my 22 inch powerhouse
it feels like such a de incrimient lol

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/08/13 at 7:10 pm


Also did Walden Books really go under that long ago? I feel like I'd been in there a bit more recently than that.


also urs prob closed in like 2009

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Starde on 01/08/13 at 8:33 pm


Circuit City lasted until 2009 and Borders until 2011.  They were probably closing stores as far back as 2006 though as that tends to generally start years before a chain finally bites the dust.


Same can be said for Virgin Megastore too right? I remember trying to go to the one in LA 5 years ago, but it disappeared. Then in 2009, the last store in NYC closed, which I was really bummed about.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 12:02 am


Same can be said for Virgin Megastore too right? I remember trying to go to the one in LA 5 years ago, but it disappeared. Then in 2009, the last store in NYC closed, which I was really bummed about.


yeah , virgin megastore has a unique atmosphere , u missed it hhaa

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 4:27 pm


Same can be said for Virgin Megastore too right? I remember trying to go to the one in LA 5 years ago, but it disappeared. Then in 2009, the last store in NYC closed, which I was really bummed about.


i need 2 hook up my old laptop  to see if i have any more stuff on the harddrive, maybe u will get to see it afterall lol

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 4:28 pm


Then B Dalton Booksellers took over.


did they? 

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/09/13 at 4:36 pm

I was at that Virgin Megastore at Times Square twice in 2006 and 2008. What's so special about it? Is it the fact that celebrities have visited these stores sometimes?

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 5:09 pm


I was at that Virgin Megastore at Times Square twice in 2006 and 2008. What's so special about it? Is it the fact that celebrities have visited these stores sometimes?



it had its on vibe LMAO!

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/09/13 at 5:19 pm



it had its on vibe LMAO!


Don't know. Not that different from other electronic stores I have visited yet.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 5:31 pm


Don't know. Not that different from other electronic stores I have visited yet.

Well it had 6 floors

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 01/09/13 at 7:15 pm


did they?


I think so, in the 1990's. ???

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/09/13 at 7:54 pm


I think so, in the 1990's. ???


o yeah

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: fredrickthe94guy on 01/14/13 at 12:49 am

for me I still think that today is still mid 2000s period since everything still looks similar to back then :p I can't get use to the world mentally to 2010s and beyond (well not until late 2010s I suppose)

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: kairosan on 01/30/13 at 10:42 pm

It has the 2006 mid 2000's feel,because by this point, the trends of the early 2000's was being a normal way of life. Just look at the hair cuts in those pics!

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Slim95 on 01/30/13 at 11:29 pm

Did people really dress like that?  ??? I don't remember wearing those wacky clothes in '06. Maybe it's a U.S. thing.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/31/13 at 2:03 pm


Did people really dress like that?  ??? I don't remember wearing those wacky clothes in '06. Maybe it's a U.S. thing.


They did       

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 01/31/13 at 3:51 pm


It has the 2006 mid 2000's feel,because by this point, the trends of the early 2000's was being a normal way of life. Just look at the hair cuts in those pics!


well since this thread has gotten over 100 replys.................

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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 02/01/13 at 6:46 am

I remember Nintendo Gamecube but The Wii? That didn't arrive until a few years later. Wii didn't exist in 2006.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/01/13 at 9:58 am


I remember Nintendo Gamecube but The Wii? That didn't arrive until a few years later. Wii didn't exist in 2006.



The wii was launched in November of 2006    the same week as ps3

from wikipedia

The Wii (pron.: /ˈwiː/) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/01/13 at 2:17 pm


So not even 2 months in 2006.



November 2006          is 2006

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 02/01/13 at 7:26 pm



The wii was launched in November of 2006    the same week as ps3

from wikipedia

The Wii (pron.: /ˈwiː/) is a home video game console released by Nintendo on November 19, 2006.


Wow it's been 7 years? time sure does fly!  :o

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 6:35 am


A bit more than 6 to be exact.


Wow I am getting old  :o  ;D

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/03/13 at 3:16 pm


Wow I am getting old  :o  ;D


2006 is like a lil tricky to define, It has all the elements of being old school, I am sure alot of you on here that are reading this were aware at the time 2006 was going to become one of those  years where  later it feels really old school.  Myspace,SexyBack,Psp, Mtv still showing videos(somewhat), Trl,ps3 debut,xbox 360 first year, Neyo Clap sound.  Then you have things like    Xbox 360 still being used today, Some late 00s things lingering.    Also alot of conflicting views on 2006 being old school/dated or still recent.  So ya!

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/03/13 at 3:19 pm


A bit more than 6 to be exact.


6.5

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/03/13 at 3:21 pm


2006 was a complete mixture of the early 2000s and the late 00s/early 10s.


Not early 2010s

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/03/13 at 3:24 pm


Oooh, what a lovely stroll down Memory Lane I'm having with these pictures!  :D

Okay, I think it's because I'm so young, but those pictures from 2006 do look dated to me. Waldenbooks? Sam Goody? Suncoast?? I remember those stores, but it feels like forever since I've shopped there. I loved going inside those stores whenever I went to the mall back in the early-to-mid '00s. Now Waldenbooks has been replaced by Barnes & Noble.

I remember a lot of those fashions, too. The big waist belts, the circular/chunky jewelry, the cropped sweaters, the fur-lined boots. Those are very characteristic of '00s fashion. I also remember the "shaggy dog" look, a hairstyle that I hated. I haven't realized how plainly women styled their hair back then - just free-flowing and low-maintenance. Now women are styling their hair more prissy.

OP, when in 2006 were these pictures taken? They look like they were taken late in 2006.


Big belts were a huge fad of 2006 and 2005, Gym pants were like regular pants. I dont knw 2006 just has that old school feel.  It hasnt aged badly  but it looks like  old.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: Todd Pettingzoo on 02/04/13 at 8:19 am


Big belts were a huge fad of 2006 and 2005, Gym pants were like regular pants. I dont knw 2006 just has that old school feel.  It hasnt aged badly  but it looks like  old.


Aren't belts still around? Not as popular as mid/late 00's, though.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: warped on 02/04/13 at 8:23 am


6.5


6.2!


Hey guys, stop arguing over Snooki's I.Q. :D

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Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/04/13 at 11:37 am


Hey guys, stop arguing over Snooki's I.Q. :D

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6.5

i wanna see u have a fit

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: thenewtattoo on 02/04/13 at 11:39 am


Aren't belts still around? Not as popular as mid/late 00's, though.


Nah there gone. They peaked around 2005 2006. Usually now defunct  stores like Gadzooks would carry them.

Subject: Re: A trip to The Mall in 2006

Written By: ChuckyG on 02/04/13 at 4:56 pm

this thread has de-evolved into pointless decadalogy crap, and thus will be locked.

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