I made a post about the 80s way back when, but I have not yet shown the love for the 90s so here it goes.
I was born in 1982 so I got to experience the awesome part of being a child in the 80s and early 90s. Those were GREAT times to be a kid. The cartoons were fantastic (and plentiful… hello Saturday morning!), the toys were fun and sturdy, and everything was pretty relaxed. The early 90s were cool too. The clothing of the 80s really sucked and the styles from about 1992-1995? OMG. Talk about embarrassing… Yup. I wore it, sad to say.
BUT THAT’S BEYOND THE POINT! The early 90s were awesome for being a kid, but they were nothing compared to the later 90s. I’m talking 1996-1998. I know it was only 2 years, but those two years, aside from being weird and tumultuous at home, were incredible.
Music was amazing. We had grunge, we had metal, we had hardcore, we had surf music, and we had ska! I think it helped that I was living in South Florida at the time. There was a lot of culture for the 90s teen down there. There were shows on the cheap. Parents left us alone for the most part.
TV? Well, I didn’t watch much of it in those days but we still had Beavis and Butthead. We had Daria. And South Park was brand new. I dunno. Movies were pretty decent back then. 12 Monkeys came out. I was too busy doing stuff to be planted in front of a tv, ok?
I think my favorite thing about that time period was the clothing. JNCOs were huge (literally). Midriffs were in (even at school). Babydoll dresses with t-shirts… well, we’ll overlook those. We wore Vans and Airwalks, wallet chains that nearly dragged the ground, multicolored nail polish (because who wants matching nails??), and we wrote all over our backpacks with white out. I had lots of different haircolors back then too- flamingo pink, pillarbox red, blond, black… I wanted yellow but never got it. Stripes were big. Bowling shirts were bigger. Haircuts were pretty interesting… remember under-shaving? I miss those days a lot. I wonder what it was like to be grown during that time period? I’ll never know luckily because I was at the perfect age for it all when it happened!
Fuck you, Emo kids!
So, pictures of what it was like back then… Kinda non-existent. We didn’t take pictures… We DID stuff. Imagine kids in pants with giant legs, greasy hair, airwalks, hacky sacks, band shirts with flannel over top, and chains around their necks. Girls wore fitted t-shirts that showed their midriffs, pants that were fitted around the hips and flared out to huge legs. They also wore chains and generally had two-tone hair. Those were the days.