Remember the Time….we hopped on that bandwagon?

Have you ever thought about the word “bandwagon”? It is kind of a weird way to describe trends that everyone wants in on. What band travels by wagon? The Monkees used a bed as a means of transport during the opening credits of their show, but I’m pretty sure that if they actually needed to get somewhere important, they probably used a bus or at least a car. Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson rode around in a wagon for their “Say Say Say” video, but even their massive popularity could not spur the nation to hop onto a wagon bandwagon. That’s saying something considering that Michael Jackson made crotch grabbing a culturally-accepted method of expression in the ’80’s. Much to the disappointment of Oregon Trail enthusiasts the world over, he just couldn’t get covered wagons to catch on.

Just smile and nod, Linda. Just smile and nod.

Just smile and nod, Linda. Just smile and nod.

There are, however, many many MANY bandwagons that did catch on, so this week for Remember the Time,  I’m challenging you to tell about the ones you got swept up in. This is the week to dig up your Furby from under the bed and post the pictures of you buying Aqua Net in bulk.

Write your posts and then check back here on Thursday to link up! See you then!

Have a great idea for a Remember the Time theme? Let us know in the comments. ;D

18 comments

  1. Great topic, Emily. You guys are coming up with some great ideas.

    1. Thanks, Amy! Please share your story to if this prompt speaks to you. (And I just said “if ____ speaks to you.” Excuse me while I go stare into some crystal pyramids.)

      1. I’d like to! Thanks, Emily. I’ll see what I can come up with after staring at some stars or something…maybe that will help me.

  2. Aquanet was 99 cents – NINETY NINE CENTS! I loved it…

    1. That was a lot of money back then ;D

  3. Okay. Just don’t even write a post about this. Because your post announcing that the topic for our next post is bandwagons is divinely perfect. You can’t improve on it. First, duh, you mentioned my boys. And their bed. And I have on good authority that back in the day they actually traveled by a plane that donned the Monkees logo, and it was basically a flying capsule of drugs, mayhem, and orgies. They probably just put the bed in there for good measure. I know…scandalous. They looked so innocent on the show. But they were horndogs. I still love them in spite of it. Second, you made mention of one of my favorite videos of all time, “Say, Say, Say.” Third, you managed to talk about MJ’s crotch-grabbing AND the Oregon Trail in the same conversation. You officially win everything. In the world. Congratulations.

    1. Yessssss! I am so glad my references aren’t totally lost on everyone. A lot of the time I just hear crickets when I talk about The Oregon Trail. THIS is why I’m pretty sure we were separated at birth, Kels.

      1. Totes. And I’m sorry, but who doesn’t know about The Oregon Trail? I fee sad for them.

  4. habitsofthought · · Reply

    Polly Pocket, Skip-It, Jelly Shoes, Tattoo Chokers, Gigapets, Body Glitter, Scrunchies, Boy Bands, Caboodles, Slap Bracelets, Friendship necklaces, Skorts, Gelly Roll Pens, Pocket Lockers, Nickelodeon Magazine, T-Shirt Rings.

    1. Yesssss. Yes to all of them. Write a post and tell us about the awesomeness of slap bracelets ;D

      1. habitsofthought · · Reply

        I’d be happy to do that! When would you like me to have it done?

        1. You can write your post anytime, but the deadline to share your link is Sunday. The details are at the bottom of this post: https://notthehardestpart.com/2013/09/05/baby-you-can-crash-my-car/

  5. I’m definitely going to do this one. I’ve had a few weeks off Remember The Time-ing due to serious condition the doctor diagnosed as Laziness. Are you deeply disappointed in me?

    1. P.S. what is aquanet?

      1. Hahaha it is hairspray that everyone in the US used in mass quantities in the 80’s.

    2. I am totally disappointed. It is going to take me awhile to get over it. ;D

  6. I don’t have the energy to write about this, Emily, but in the early 70s a Clackers craze swept the nation until someone with a functioning brain cell deemed them hazardous. My right arm has yet to fully recover.

    http://www.squidoo.com/clackers-klackers-klick-klacks

  7. […] Friday morning and here I am again, writing about the time I jumped on a bandwagon, cause Emily and Ashley told me to. I’ve no idea what I’m going to write really, so let’s just see what […]

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