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Subject: '80s Cities

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/30/06 at 4:27 pm

What cities do you consider important forces on the '80s? I'd say:

London, England
Akron, OH
Athens, GA
Denver, CO
San Francisco, CA
Berlin, Germany
Birmingham, England
Perth, Australia
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Hong Kong, China (then part of the UK)


Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/30/06 at 5:00 pm

Chicago, IL.
Los Angeles, CA (particularly the San Fernando Valley.)
New York City, mostly Manhattan.
Minneapolis, MN.
Akron, OH.
San Diego, CA.
Las Vegas, NV.
Dallas, TX (big '80s city)
Houston, TX
Miami, FL.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/30/06 at 6:31 pm

Due to the Gay Rights movement weighing heavily in the '80s, San Francisco came to the forefront. '80s Seattle due to computers. San Jose and Silicon Valley because of the Silicon chip and the yuppie kids.

These little guys were popular in the '80s. I think the artist was from the Bay Area.

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/warehouse/soccerharing05bm-1.jpg

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/30/06 at 6:31 pm


Due to the Gay Rights movement weighing heavily in the '80s, San Francisco came to the forefront. '80s Seattle due to computers. San Jose and Silicon Valley because of the Silicon chip and the yuppie kids.

These little guys were popular in the '80s. I think the artist was from the Bay Area.

http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com/warehouse/soccerharing05bm-1.jpg


San Francisco is very 1989.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/30/06 at 6:32 pm


San Francisco is very 1989.


It's also very '60s and '70s. See the "Summer of Love" and Tales of the City. And very, very gay. 20% gay, actually.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/30/06 at 6:37 pm


San Francisco is very 1989.


I'm curious, why do you think that?

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/30/06 at 6:38 pm


I'm curious, why do you think that?


Because of the earthquake, and also because of the World Series there.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/30/06 at 6:39 pm

I think of San Jose and the southern Bay area, and the wine country, as being quite '90s.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/30/06 at 6:46 pm


Because of the earthquake, and also because of the World Series there.


Ahh, I see. Yeah, the Earthquake and the World Series and also, don't forget football. The 49'ers were HUGE in the '80s with such superstars like Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/30/06 at 9:17 pm


Ahh, I see. Yeah, the Earthquake and the World Series and also, don't forget football. The 49'ers were HUGE in the '80s with such superstars like Jerry Rice and Joe Montana.


Also, I came of existence in 1989/1990, in San Francisco  ;)

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/30/06 at 11:23 pm


What cities do you consider important forces on the '80s? I'd say:

London, England
Akron, OH
Athens, GA
Denver, CO
San Francisco, CA
Berlin, Germany
Birmingham, England
Perth, Australia
New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Hong Kong, China (then part of the UK)




Yes, Perth only came on the map after the America's Cup in 1983, and as the centre of underhand entrepenuership. Indeed, in the 80s Perth was probably the home of tycoons in this country. INXS also formed in Perth in 1980  ;).

Other 80s cities include Pittsburgh, Portland, Boston, alot of cities in the Midwest

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/31/06 at 1:02 am


Also, I came of existence in 1989/1990, in San Francisco  ;)


Of course  :) A good year. I guess I always sorta revel in the year I was born and concieved (I was concieved in 1981 and born in '82), so it's a time I hold special to my heart.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/31/06 at 1:04 am


Of course  :) A good year. I guess I always sorta revel in the year I was born and concieved (I was concieved in 1981 and born in '82), so it's a time I hold special to my heart.


Would you consider me a borderline '80s/'90s baby, rather than a real '90s baby, since I was born in January of 1990? After all my infancy more or less coincided with the part of the early '90s that's an extension of the late '80s (namely, 1990 and the first half of 1991). It's hard to consider myself a '90s baby when I was 9 in 1999.

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: ultraviolet52 on 05/31/06 at 1:17 am


Would you consider me a borderline '80s/'90s baby, rather than a real '90s baby, since I was born in January of 1990? After all my infancy more or less coincided with the part of the early '90s that's an extension of the late '80s (namely, 1990 and the first half of 1991). It's hard to consider myself a '90s baby when I was 9 in 1999.


I think anyone born at the beginning of a decade like you were, are definetly going to experience the previous decade much that someone born maybe 2-3 years after you, so yes, I'd say you may have more of an '80s influence rather than a full fledge '90s influence. I mean, for someone like me, who was born 2 years into the decade, I ended up getting a smaller dose of the '80s than lets say someone who was born in '79 or '80.

Like many have said, things don't shift overnight, so 1990 (especially January) was still highly '80s. Ahhh, I remember January 1990, as I was in a roller skating competition in Bakersfield. But that's another topic...

Now... back to the cities...  ;D

Subject: Re: '80s Cities

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/31/06 at 6:47 am


Would you consider me a borderline '80s/'90s baby, rather than a real '90s baby, since I was born in January of 1990? After all my infancy more or less coincided with the part of the early '90s that's an extension of the late '80s (namely, 1990 and the first half of 1991). It's hard to consider myself a '90s baby when I was 9 in 1999.


Yeah, I think we born in the first half of 1990 are more '80s babies, honestly. April 1990 when I was born was still very much the '80s. I think we were also among the last people to be born during the Cold War.

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