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The 80's by Fiero84Freak
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If this has been posted already please forgive me. Yahoo! had a nice article of a photographer that took a large assortment of random photographs in a local mall in 1989.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ybl...cenes-from-80s-malls
EDIT: (Apparently you can look at these without having a Facebook account, so my assumption is they are set to 'public'. My apologies for the prior notice here.)

Amazing to look back on these photographs. You see people genuinely talking to one another and hanging out, not walking with three or four bags and chatting or texting on a phone. Even the personas people carry about with themselves is like an entirely different world. The bouncing hair and wild clothes is awesome too. I also got to thinking "how many Fieros were parked outside when these were taken?..."

I was six in '89 and remember my local mall. I bet really young teenagers nowadays could barely fathom the world these people lived in during that time - and it was barely over 20 years ago.

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And now the malls have a bunch of gang bangers.... sigh...
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Wow, what a stroll down memory lane. Big hair and acid wash jeans. What the hell were we thinking? Thanks for posting these.

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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ybl...cenes-from-80s-malls
(You have to have access to a Facebook account to see the photographs)



It works for me without Facebook, fortunately. I'd hate to miss out on some good 80s stuff!

I see one dude on there with the same awesome Reebok high tops that I keep in my Fiero. They're almost as old as the car! No acid washed jeans though....

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I preferred "pre-mall" times.
(back when "big hair" was actually invented for the US--50s/60s)
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

I was six in '89 and remember my local mall. I bet really young teenagers nowadays could barely fathom the world these people lived in during that time - and it was barely over 20 years ago.


I was six in 1961 before malls. I bet really young teenagers nowadays could barely fathom the world these people lived in during that time - and it was barely over 40 years ago.
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:
I also got to thinking "how many Fieros were parked outside when these were taken?..."

Not many if any. They were being driven, .
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Originally posted by FrugalFiero:
I was six in 1961 before malls. I bet really young teenagers nowadays could barely fathom the world these people lived in during that time - and it was barely over 40 years ago.


LOL!
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Tape World! I wonder what happened to that store?
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Originally posted by Fiero84Freak:

Yahoo! had a nice article of a photographer that took a large assortment of random photographs in a local mall in 1989.



From a historical perspective, the images are interesting, but the guy was no "photographer". All that's missing is his thumb in a couple of shots.
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Taken with a low tech camera


Umm it was 1989, what would one expect?? I miss the 80's. The world ( at least where i lived ) was a lot better. Tho in 1989 it was the beginning of the really stupid decisions i was about to make.

While still in HS in the early 80's i never did do the big hair thing.. Mine was down to my waist and dyed blue instead. My GF was above her ears and dyed bright red. We were different than the rest. Should have been out on the west coast instead

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I tell my wife all the time how if I had a time machine I would go back to 1987 and might not return. If I could "Groundhog's Day that year I would. The only thing I would have liked to see more of in those pictures are the storefronts. Remember Wicks & Sticks? There were a ton of cool stores that dried up.

I was definitely an 80's mall rat, though for some reason I don't like malls now. (Shopping to me is like grabbing your kids during a house fire: get in get out.)
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I love the 80's!! My house and most my hobbies revolved around 80's related things. I have a huge collection of 80's items.

The 80's was the best time of my life. I was born in 1981 and lived a very fun and carefree childhood. I was raised by amazing parents and just loved life. However my near perfect world was torn apart in the early 90's by a tragic event that forever changed our family. So I think that is why I am still so obsessed with the 80's, to me it represents a time in my life where I was still innocent.

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Originally posted by DeLorean00:

I love the 80's!! My house and most my hobbies revolved around 80's related things. I have a huge collection of 80's items.

The 80's was the best time of my life. I was born in 1981 and lived a very fun and carefree childhood. I was raised by amazing parents and just loved life. However my near perfect world was torn apart in the early 90's by a tragic event that forever changed our family. So I think that is why I am still so obsessed with the 80's, to me it represents a time in my life where I was still innocent.


I was anything but innocent in the 80's but its when i officially 'grew up' and the 'era' that had the most influence on who i am today.
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LOL. Grandma and grandpa lightin' up at the mall. Remember the days of indoor smoking, or smoking in public places at all?
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That looks no different than the mall by my house now. People still walk around talking the entire time. The only people with cell phones out the whole time are the 15-16 year olds that think they're too cool to be there with their parents.

ONLY difference I really noticed was that they were smoking in the mall... can't do that now.

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Outside of vegas, I actually cannot remember smoking allowed in a mall. Of Course, I'm not counting smoking in the bathroom when I worked at sunglass hut.
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All that's missing is shots from a roller rink (misspent youth)

Amazing thing, just watched the Philadelphia Experiment (1984).. Smoking in a hospital, rotary phones still in use, stand up video games, etc..
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Originally posted by Nurb432:

While still in HS in the early 80's i never did do the big hair thing.. Mine was down to my waist and dyed blue instead.



LOL I grew mine from 1985-1991 but it never got longer than the middle of my back. Bad genetics I guess.

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Sang it now ill have to watch "fast times at Ridgemont high" again... lots of 80s mall scenes there. And the blues brothers as they tear a mall apart MaMopar style. LOL
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So it turns out the guy is planning to release the pictures in a book! Here's the site where he's looking for sponsors:

http://www.kickstarter.com/...malls-across-america
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Originally posted by htexans1:

Sang it now ill have to watch "fast times at Ridgemont high" again... lots of 80s mall scenes there. And the blues brothers as they tear a mall apart MaMopar style. LOL


Weird Science has some good mall scenes too. The funny thing about movies like that is they really are a snapshot in time, and no one watching those movies thought the people in the malls looked out of place or strange.

Now those movies are like time capsules.
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How bout scenes from a mall? Or that one terminator movie, both filmed in the Sherman Oaks galleria I think. That mall was always full of **** stars.
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wish i was a teen in the 80s

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Being born in '83 I miss the 90's more than the 80's, I was just too young in the 80's. I work with a kid who is 19 and I feel like an old man telling him stories about "when I was his age." It absolutely blows my mind how much things have changed just since I graduated in '01, now that was a good year (for me, not so much the country).
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Malls depress me now days. Ever since I enjoyed watching a sweet young lady stroll by my bench with her parents and realized I dated her GRANDMOTHER in high school.
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Originally posted by Grandaddy84SE:

Malls depress me now days. Ever since I enjoyed watching a sweet young lady stroll by my bench with her parents and realized I dated her GRANDMOTHER in high school.


That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
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Now you can't even photograph inside most malls these days, not without being jumped by security... the ones that use post-9/11 paranoia as an excuse are the worst.

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ENQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW


I also grew up in the 90s, comic books and soda pop
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