Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Like Totally, For Sure

Real quick, how do you guys like the new blog look? I had finally come to the realization that I can (and want)only to do so much when it comes to how it looks, so I got help. Professional help. Emily from Designer Blogs totally hooked me up with the stuff I wanted. I scored a blog design when they were having a 30% off sale so it was extremely affordable. It was kinda nice to just hand it over and not have to deal with it. Anyway, if you're reading over there in Reader, stop by and check it out. AND STAY. Kidding, you can leave....S'pose.

So anyway, before the great vom-fest that was my house this weekend, we managed to head out with our friends for a night of legendary proportions. We caught The Legwarmers, a pretty big 80's cover band, in concert in Philly. After hearing about it months ago, I tweeted about the band, wondering if anyone had been to see them. Ali had responded saying that she went on her bachelorette party, which I realized would have been a great idea. She also told me that if we didn't dress up in 80's gear, we'd stand out like Danny LaRusso at a Cobra Kai convention. Well we didn't want that to happen. So we dressed like this...

What's sad and disturbing is the resurgence of the 80's fashion and how readily available all that hideousness is. Although since it seems to happen with every decade's style, I'm super excited for the 90's to come back. Flannels, chokers and big jeans? Yes please.

Meanwhile, after waiting in 40 minute lines for beer, and waiting another hour for the band to come on, they delivered.

And as soon as the beers kicked in, we all got dancing, sweaty dancing.

They played everything you wanted them to: 867-5309 Jenny, Don't Stop Believing, Oh Baby You, You Got What I Neeeeeed, among others that I can't remember but I'm sure I bopped around to.

My only complaint with this band was that they took what seemed to be an hour + break in the middle. Um, you're a cover band in your 20's, not the Rolling Stones, a good 15 minutes should have done the trick.

But man, once we started getting into it, we didn't stop. We acted out lyrics, we jumped around to the Safety Dance, we did it all. And it was so much freaking fun. More fun than I've had in a really long time.
It was funny though. Before the show, while doing some hair research, John suggested I break out his high school yearbooks for reference. I pulled junior year, 1987. Oh man. It was bad, real bad. See?

And although John insisted that the layered popped collar wasn't authentic 80's and that it was just manufactured for modern d-bags, he still let me force him to rock a triple popped collar. And that's why I love my vintage husband.


Ali said...

Dude, so glad you had a blast. There's a 90's cover band around in the DC area called White Ford Bronco but they haven't made it to Legwarmers' status just yet.

P.S. Look at you, with your fancy site! It looks rad.

Isrut said...

Love the redesign!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

vintage d-bags. Crack me up.

Looks like fun.

The Shanner of Attention said...

1) I like, no...LOVE your new look.

2) You guys look like you had Tubular!!!

Mrs. Adventure said...

Oooh I love your new header :+) and I love that you guys pimped out the 80s gear so well.

Jennifurla said...

Love your redesign! Looks streamlined and clean, love it.

I LOVE these pictures more!

Lisa said...

I can't wait any longer to see thme again..luckily, I only have to wait until July

Emily said...

I think you have more fun than anyone. Ever.

Love the new design, too. And sorry you were sick - sick households are no fun!

kp said...

Love the Blog. Excellent design.

Also, LOVE the 80s LOVE! I want to see this band and dress up like an awesome 80s champion! Glad you had fun, and also glad you're back on the mend :)

According to Ashley said...

I hate to tell you this, but I was born in 1987. Hehehehehe.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

LOVE the new look! When I opened your page I went 'OOOOOOH!" out loud! :)

Ugh I love everything 80's minus most of the fashion - however I'm with you girl - give me back my 90's gear!!!

Looks like SO much fun!

Red Fraggle said...

Job well done on the 80s gear. And yes, I am sad to see LACE KEDS are back "in". I was at H&M today, sue me.

I just wish big, oversize man sweaters on women were back in. Then I could cover my pooch and not have to go to the gym.

Leigh said...

I LOVE the Legwarmers! They play up the street from my house twice a month. I posted a photo of my 80's get-up last spring.

Also, for that show they came on 2 hours late- I had the same reaction as you....if U2 pulled that it'd be fine a cover band? not cool

oh and I've heard there is a 90's cover band in Charlottesville.

Becky said...

Ha! Definitely looks like a good time! (And love the new design!)

*claire* said...

wow, i have really been out of touch!! i LOVE the new blog look!! totally fits you - and the colors are perfect!! good choice.

secondly - the 80s looks are cracking me up. that must have been totally fun! when i was in college there was an 80s bar that was a perfect end-of-the-night spot!

although, i'm a little disappointed you didn't dress de bebe up for an 80s photo before you went!

Project Shannon said...

You are my mom-idol. How do you go out and have such friggen fantastic evenings, all with a child at home?? I can hardly manage to make evening plans with a husband and a dog.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I love '80s music! How awesome.

And I second Project Shannon's comments!


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