|Can you believe it! Henson meets Bowie (Jareth) classic Labyrinth was first released in the US today back in 1986! Scary to think!
This cult icon well known for those trousers it’s quirky story line and of course classic characters has been a firm favourite for many 80s kids and of course generations after and it’s not hard to see why!
Although initially this flick was seen as a commercial hiccup, not even grossing half of it’s $25million budget in the cinemas, Labyrinth gained a strong cult following and has been widely known as one of the best films from the 80s ever since.
|A staggering 28 tears on (oh how old do we feel!) this film is still going strong in the eyes of many and is certainly still in all of our top lists.
The classic story follows 15 years old Sarah accidentally wishes her baby half-brother, Toby, away to the Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie). Jareth tells Sarah that he will give back her brother if she can solve his super high-tech and oh-so 80s Labyrinth within just thirteen hours. He then whisks them both off to the Labyrinth, leaving Sarah there to start her quest.
|Through a series of twists and turns, she runs into even more weird and wonderful characters such as Ludo, the iconic ‘ello worm’, Sir Didymus, Fire Gang and is faces with ever greater challenges including the Bog of Eternal Stench, a room full of stairs and even the odd peach trance. Phew!
|With so much love for this retro icon, naturally we’ve been so busy over the years designing and creating our very own range of exclusive and 100% official Labyrinth T-Shirts including designs inspired by the Goblin Kind, Ello Worm, Ludo and more. Take a look at some of our top picks from this great range…..|
As you know, we love a good comp!
To help celebrate this big day from one of our all time favourite films, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to get your eager 80s loving hands on one of our amazing new Labyrinth Tees featuring our exclusive Sarah and Jareth design!
|To enter, simply head on over to the TruffleShuffle Facebook page and hit ‘Like’ on the picture you can see above, that’s it! Easy or what?
Closes at 4pm today when one winner will be picked at random after.
Good luck everyone!
|While browsing this weeks mags, we spotted this funky Scarf Braid hairstyle in Company Magazine and had to share it with you lovely lot.
Not only does this stand-out hairstyle look fun and is easy to achieve, if you want to complete your look we also have the David Bowie T-Shirt the model is pictured wearing!
Kooky Hair + Rebel T-Shirt = One Cool Look!
Nothing says ‘Here comes the British summer!’ quite like Glastonbury. Since 1970, music lovers and new-age enthusiasts have been heading to Somerset come rain or shine (British summer, remember?) to see musical legends rock the stage.
So as Glasto kicks off this week! (Woop!), we’ve been getting a little bit nostalgic. 43 years, 30 performances and a whole lot of musical history made – let’s take a look at some of the defining Glastonbury moments!
David Bowie – Glastonbury 1971
Power up the flux capacitor and take me back to 1971, David Bowie headlined the second Glastonbury festival with a 7 song setlist which included ‘Changes’. Who wants a 70s headscarf and a bracelet made of daisy chains? Yeah, me too. Peace & love, guys.
The Smiths – Glastonbury 1984
In 1984, regular Glasto goers were outraged to hear that The Smiths were headlining. This was the first example of a mainstream band playing the festival, so in a bid to keep everything a little alternative, they were billed as ‘The Smits’ – and everybody had a jolly good time! The setlist included ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’ and ‘This Charming Man’.
Johnny Cash – Glastonbury 1994
In 1994, Johnny Cash wowed the Glastonbury audience with a flawless performance of his greatest hits. He inspired a whole new generation with songs such as ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ and later said that Glastonbury was one of the highlights of his entire career!
Glasto 95 was a Britpop extravaganza. Oasis headlined, along with Pulp, The Verve, The Charlatans, The Cure and The Prodigy. ‘Some Might Say’ (get it?) that this was the best festival line-up since Woodstock. So let’s enjoy this photo of Liam Gallagher with a tambourine around his neck, and remember how Robbie Williams stormed the stage to join in the performance of Shakermaker.
Amy Winehouse – Glastonbury 2007
In 2007, Amy Winehouse blew the crowd away with her sensational voice and soulful performances of hits such as ‘Back To Black’ and ‘You Know I’m No Good’. Powerhouse voice and her quirky style – everybody loved Amy.
If this little trip down memory lane has got you ready for the festival season, here are a few of our favourite Band T Shirts for a cool summer look with TruffleShuffle!
Until next time!