My mom has been clearing out her garage during shelter in place.
She came across a motherload of old photos, and was kind enough to share one with me.
This is me my sophomore year in high school:
Notice the 80’s style feathered bangs and curled ends.
I was lucky I never had one of those perms that was so popular back in the day.
But HELLO HAIR!
I remember spending HOURS combing my bangs so they fell just right and then spraying them in place with AQUA NET hairspray.
Like Trump, in a stiff breeze, my bangs would stand straight up, as if they were a rudder I was supposed to use to steer myself through the wind.
Little known fact – this picture was taken pre-cosmetic surgery.
You’ll notice under my left eye a small brown mark.
I had an unsightly mole there and it took forever but I managed to convince my parents to let me have it removed.
I love this picture.
I look so wholesome and virginal because back then I WAS WHOLESOME AND VIRGINAL.
Welcome to the 80s!
I just bought tickets to see U2 in the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE concert at the SAP Center in San Jose on Monday, May 18th. 2015. It’s been literally years since I saw them in concert and I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THEM AGAIN.
One friend joked “Was this punishment for something?”
The answer is no. I actually like U2.
They remind me of my youth in the 1980s. I grew up on songs like “In the Name of Love” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Just like I grew up on Duran Duran songs like “Rio” and “Hungry Like the Wolf.”
But unlike Duran Duran, U2’s appeal throughout the decades has never waned and they’ve managed to stay mainstream with some pretty significant hits – they’ve had eight number one hits on the U.S. Modern Rock charts which places them fifth all-time. In addition, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 and they have sold more than 150 million records.
So I’m not alone in liking U2.
I remember at the last concert of theirs that I went to it was truly an amazing experience. The music was outstanding but the showmanship really made the show.
Sure, Bono is no Freddy Mercury, but he certainly knows how to captivate an audience.
So come May 18th, you know where I will be – sitting in the cheap seats (well almost) at the U2 concert in San Jose, singing my 13-year old heart out.