I was born in the early 80s and I grew up in the 90s. Both of those decades were so different and unique. I'm always seeing lists regarding 80s and 90s nostalgia. Kids from the '80s remember Cabbage Patch dolls and Debbie Gibson. Kids from the '90s remember smiley face t-shirts and Hanson.
But what about the 00's? What will we remember fondly (or not so fondly) from that decade (2000 to 2009)?
Here is my list:
Harry Potter Mania
We read each book twice. We dressed up for the midnight premieres of the films. We were a world obsessed for most of the decade.
We wore what?!
Hipster fashion was all the rage. Remember skinny jeans, fake vintage tees, and fake nerd glasses? Yes, your children will torture you about it.
In 50 years, films set in the 00's are probably going to show us all wearing these plastic beasts.
The popular girls in high school actually wore sweatsuits in public.
Reality TV Takeover
A singing competition became the most talked-about television show in history.
We started to become obsessed with non-famous rich people.
("OMG" "WTF" "LOL")
We saw the birth of Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter.
iPods became the most coveted Christmas item. iTunes overtook CDs. iPhones killed cell phones. It was an Apple domination.
Rise of the Vampires
We started out the decade desperate to be wizards and ended the decade hungry to be vampires. Movies, books, and television shows started to revolve around this mythical creature. It had most high school Twihards asking, "Harry who?"
So what do you think? Is this a good summary of pop culture from the 00's? Are we going to look back on this stuff fondly or with a cringe?