20 Ways You Know You’re an 80s Baby…

Growing up in the 80s/90s was the best! Everything was simple and fun, life wasn’t too serious and being cool was actually a thing that people could be. With no mobile phones or amazing internet to keep us busy we had to make our own fun, which typically meant heading to the park or a friend’s house, to see who was out or in so we could get them out!

Being surrounded by soooo many amazing 80s T-Shirts, it feels like we are always on a retro nostalgia trip here. Thinking back over some of our best childhood memories, we decided to put them all together and create our ultimate list of what it meant to be growing up at this special time.
Pack your bags folks! We’re taking a short trip down memory lane, likely to include a healthy mix of nostalgia, perhaps a few painful memories and of course as much 8O’s awesomeness as we can carry! Sit back and enjoy our top 20 Ways –  You Know You’re an 80s Baby if….

1. You still think ten years ago was in the 90s…

2. You hoped one day be as cool as the teens in John Hughes movie…

3. You have ever played with a Skip-It….

4. You tight rolled (pegged) your jeans…and maybe still do!

5. You can sing the Ducktales Theme song…

6. You know the anger of having to rewind a film before you could watch it!

7. You had a fine collection of Sweater Shop/Naff Naff/Clothkits jumpers, wore slouch socks over leggings and styled your hair with padded alicebands and scrunchies

8. You know that slap bracelets were both a fashion accessory and a weapon…..and remember when they got banned at school.

9. You know that fixing your gaming technology meant blowing on it….

10. You can sing the entire opening rap to “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”.

11. You had to wait 15 minutes to play your favourite game on your Spectrum ZX

12. You grew up with only 4 TV channels to watch.

13. Your party soundtrack Jive Bunnie and the Master Mixers.

14. When heading to the local market to get the latest pair of ‘spliffy jeans’ was the norm….

15. When you would get up as early as possible for Saturday morning TV.  Going Live with Gordon the Gopher was a real highlight.

16. When you always dreamed of going on Funhouse, Knightmare or The Crystal Maze.

17. When you spent hours painstakingly making awesome mix tapes off the radio.

18. When you would always argue in the playground over what was better, Nintendo or SEGA.

19. You could breakdance, or wished you could at least.

20. You’ve spent the last few moments nodding at most of these points 🙂

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed out little tour through your 80s childhood and can relate to some of our strongest memories growing up.

So what about your 80s/90s childhood moments, shout out any more ideas to this you might have by leaving a comment below.