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Subject: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 06/30/19 at 1:00 am

This is mainly opinion based, but If you were to ask me, I'd say somewhat.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Emman on 06/30/19 at 2:23 am

Definitely definitively.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 06/30/19 at 9:34 am

A Y2K era?

Some adults in 2001 were still talking about year 2000 problem, but it was behind all of us in 2001. I’m pretty sure objects produced in the year 2000 and sold in 2001 had the letters and number Y2K on it. That’s about it.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: ZeldaFan20 on 06/30/19 at 9:55 am

Most of 2001 was, hence why I answered yes. 9/11 ushered us into the ‘cultural’ early 2000s (which lasted till roughly Early 2004).

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: SeaCaptainMan97 on 06/30/19 at 10:26 am

The 2000-01 school year, yes. The 2001-02 school year, no. 9/11 was the major determining factor, but changes were taking shape even before.
The 2001-02 school year was the start of the "mall pop era" (think Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, etc., plus male acts like Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan, Fountains of Wayne, Yellowcard, etc.), which was basically the transitional era between the Y2K era and the goth-emo era.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 06/30/19 at 11:27 am

No one expected 9/11 to happen when it did in 2001.

2001 was the year after The Year 2000 Scare, so there was more talk about how we survived the Y2K bug in 2001 than 9/11 that year . Of course, historians do not remember 2001 for our conversations on The Year 2000 Computer Scare, but it was relevant to us at the time.

The more I think about all of the stories on the news in those days, the less I like the start of the 2000s. :-\\

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: ItsMichael on 06/30/19 at 11:55 am

Somewhat. I really think that after 9/11 is when America started to see changes. That's basically when the 90's influences died out and people started to view certain things differently like the Middle East.

The first half part of 2001 felt like the Y2K era. Still think the Y2K era was from 1997-2000, but I guess 2001 could possibly be included in there.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 06/30/19 at 1:58 pm

Sellers on eBay are putting ‘vintage Y2K’ before items from 2001 that are up for sale on that website. I guess they would be inclined to say that 2001 is a part of the Y2K era.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: 2001 on 07/01/19 at 5:40 pm


Sellers on eBay are putting ‘vintage Y2K’ before items from 2001 that are up for sale on that website. I guess they would be inclined to say that 2001 is a part of the Y2K era.


I think people might be exaggerating the differences between the early 2000s and the late 1990s a bit. If someone called 2001 Y2K era I would not bat an eyelid. It's all subjective to some extent, really. Some people focus on teen pop, while to me pop music has no relevance in my life and I prefer to focus on technology, fashion, TV shows or politics. In that sense Y2K was still going strong for most of 2001.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 07/01/19 at 6:05 pm

According to John Titor, she said the Y2K era was dying in May, as Early 2000s hip hop and rock influences started taking over, and it completely faded in August 2001, 9/11 did have a cultural impact, as shows has to omit terrorist jokes or violence because of it, but the Y2K era already ended a month before it even happened.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 07/01/19 at 6:56 pm

We were still welcoming the Millennium in 2001, whereas in 2002, that was behind us.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Early2010sGuy on 07/01/19 at 8:17 pm


We were still welcoming the Millennium in 2001, whereas in 2002, that was behind us.


That's more Early 2001, the new Millennium technically started there lol, not 2000. It's a lot like saying there's a year 0 AD or 0 BC  ;D

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 07/01/19 at 8:53 pm


That's more Early 2001, the new Millennium technically started there lol, not 2000. It's a lot like saying there's a year 0 AD or 0 BC  ;D


I wouldn’t want to go back in time to late 2001 or 2002. You couldn’t even go to the movies without the fear of a terrorist attack happening there. It was horrible. It’s a good thing those days are behind us.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 2:17 am


Most of 2001 was, hence why I answered yes. 9/11 ushered us into the ‘cultural’ early 2000s (which lasted till roughly Early 2004).

The early 2000s ended in my opinion in 2003. In 2003 we had the mid 2000s begin and this is proven by a song by BEP called "Where is the Love" being released. There is no way this song could have gotten released in '01 and '02 it would have sounded out of place. The tension in American politics was building in 2003 and that song is an example like that. From my memory, I always see '02 and '03 being quite different from each other. '03 was also the start of the new Disney Channel era with shows being cancelled like Lizzie McGuire and new shows like That's So Raven and Phil of the Future being put out.

This is from the perspective of someone who lives in Canada though, from my average memory and my perspective. Maybe in the U.S. it was a little different.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 2:20 am


The 2000-01 school year, yes. The 2001-02 school year, no. 9/11 was the major determining factor, but changes were taking shape even before.
The 2001-02 school year was the start of the "mall pop era" (think Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton, Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, etc., plus male acts like Jimmy Eat World, Simple Plan, Fountains of Wayne, Yellowcard, etc.), which was basically the transitional era between the Y2K era and the goth-emo era.

Very well said.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: 2001 on 07/02/19 at 4:20 am


The early 2000s ended in my opinion in 2003. In 2003 we had the mid 2000s begin and this is proven by a song by BEP called "Where is the Love" being released. There is no way this song could have gotten released in '01 and '02 it would have sounded out of place. The tension in American politics was building in 2003 and that song is an example like that. From my memory, I always see '02 and '03 being quite different from each other. '03 was also the start of the new Disney Channel era with shows being cancelled like Lizzie McGuire and new shows like That's So Raven and Phil of the Future being put out.

This is from the perspective of someone who lives in Canada though, from my average memory and my perspective. Maybe in the U.S. it was a little different.


In late 2002/early 2003 I remember being in Grade 5 and being forced to watch George Bush/Republicans speak to Congress (or speak to court, idk) and give out reasons why he should invade Iraq all the meanwhile my teacher kept screaming "Lies, lies, lies! They're lying to us!" in the background. I could barely stay awake.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 4:40 am

I don't think there really was a Y2K era. I think people get the impression that the age of the Backstreet Boys and frosted tips was an era distinct from both the 90s and the 00s, but I think 2000 wasn't very different from the rest of the 00s (aside from 2009). There was a big change I think that took place between 1998 and 2000.

I see 2001 as considerably more modern than 1997 or 1998, and not very different from 2004 or 2005.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Slim95 on 07/02/19 at 4:42 am


I don't think there really was a Y2K era. I think people get the impression that the age of the Backstreet Boys and frosted tips was an era distinct from both the 90s and the 00s, but I think 2000 wasn't very different from the rest of the 00s (aside from 2009). There was a big change I think that took place between 1998 and 2000.

I see 2001 as considerably more modern than 1997 or 1998, and not very different from 2004 or 2005.

I agree. 2000 was a strong cultural 2000s year. And I also agree 2009 didn't feel 2000s culturally. The early 2000s (including 2000) was the epitome of the 2000s. Too many people forget this.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: rapplepop on 07/02/19 at 4:52 am


I agree. 2000 was a strong cultural 2000s year. And I also agree 2009 didn't feel 2000s culturally. The early 2000s (including 2000) was the epitome of the 2000s. Too many people forget this.


I agree, I think the Noughties vibe was stronger earlier in the decade, to be precise 2000-2005. There's a reason PEN15 (probably the first show to nostalgize the 00s) is set in 2000, if it was set in 2007 it wouldn't elicit nearly as much nostalgia because things were more modern then.

Same with the 2010s, the epitomizing years were really 2010-2013, since 2014 pop culture has taken on more of a generic aesthetic that you can't pin down as much to a particular decade.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 07/02/19 at 7:47 am


Very well said.


The same thing can be said about the last year of all eras. The years 2000 and 2001 have stronger ties to the 90s only because Generation X, Xennials, and Millennials were still listening to their favorite music artists. The years 2000 and 2001 were different from a year like 1997 because Generation Z was getting older, whereas in the 90s, only Millennials knew loved things like Pokèmon.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: shadowcookie on 07/02/19 at 11:43 am


I think people might be exaggerating the differences between the early 2000s and the late 1990s a bit. If someone called 2001 Y2K era I would not bat an eyelid. It's all subjective to some extent, really. Some people focus on teen pop, while to me pop music has no relevance in my life and I prefer to focus on technology, fashion, TV shows or politics. In that sense Y2K was still going strong for most of 2001.


I agree. Personally I don’t see 1999 and 2001 being very different - admittedly I was only very young so I won’t pretend to be an expert but from a British perspective they’re very similar years I would say, in terms of technology, pop culture and aesthetics. I’d say 95% of people would not be able to tell the difference between either year. People on here spend so much time looking at tiny little details that most people don’t care about or notice. Your average joe isn’t going to notice a difference from one year to the next.

I also think 2000 and 2001 feel and look noticeably older than 2004 or 2005, but again that might be down to my age.

Anyway, I maintain that 1998-2001 is the Y2K era.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: exodus08 on 07/02/19 at 6:32 pm

I was in 4th grade in the 1999-2000 school year and 5th grade in the 2000-2001 school year. Early-Mid 2001 felt the same as 1999 and 2000. Late 2001 to 2002 felt different like you were on the edge.

Subject: Re: Is 2001 part of the Y2K era?

Written By: Retrolover on 07/03/19 at 10:20 am

2001 had better music than the years that came after it. Things were somewhat more laid-back before 9/11 like they were in the 90s.

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