Throwback of the Day: 80s Poster Girl

Throwback of the Day, where I post some old random picture from the past and share a story about it.

Replica of what a subsection of my teen bedroom looked like in the 1980s.

I was born in the 70s, but I was definitely an 80s kid (Class of ’88!!). I would eat, drink, and sleep American Top 40 and Tiger Beat magazine.

I used to take my babysitting money and my allowance and stock up on Brach’s Bridge Mix, Malted Milk Balls and whatever Tiger Beats I could get my hands on (I lived overseas, at the time of this throwback, so I could sometimes get up to four issues at a time). I would listen to my personal mix-tapes that I made on my boom-box, every Sunday, listening to Casey Kasem, and rip my favorite superstar posters out, glue as many as I could onto construction paper and build collages to paste on the bare sections of my bedroom wall (in a similar fashion to the replica jpg, above).

Of the four walls, two of them featured my main fan crushes. One wall for Michael Jackson and one wall for John Stamos, directly over my bed, of course.

These posters made me feel less alone in the world, especially if I was grounded to my room for extended amounts of time. Some good memories, despite the actual environment that I lived in.

When we moved, I just rolled up my construction paper collages, so they would be easy to move to a new home. I’m not sure when I stopped collecting or when I finally began to take them down, but the memory of them makes me happy.

The 80s…those were some good moments.

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