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WHY THE 80S NEVER SAY DIE

There are many forms of art. There is some that is born out of its time. Emulating the strife and angst of its day and age. A true reflection of the world it was made in.  And to many, that is the only so called " important art". 

There was no short supply of that manner of art in the 80s. And why not. We collectively possessed enough nukes to blow up the world 400 times. we had political unrest. Economic and social injustice. Ideological division and social, sexual, gender and racial inequality. 

Just like today. The thing that separates the 80s from other decades is the other art. The art and entertainment and music that sought to distract us. Entertain us for entertainment sake.  Took us out of the world we lived in for a while. To provide a small mercy to the population. And while there could be endless arguments about what kind of art is more important, no one can argue that a very large segment of the current population still craves the latter. 

80s music, in particular, did its job so well to distract and entertain that it's message of relax, have a good time has become the standard content of one the most popular and powerful music influences today.  That would be country music. Simple messaging about fun, parties and good times. Mixed in with the occasional who left whom and someone did someone wrong songs. 

Just like the 80s and specifically 80s rock. 

which really had only one goal...nothing but a good time. From that first cord, you knew what you were getting.

Where it would take you. And you wanted to go. 

 

As all people in their teens, music becomes part of their "coming of age" story. The soundtrack of those wild and exciting years before work and bills and responsibilities weight us down. 80s rock gave us those songs. They filled the air then but, they still play when we think back.  When we need a little help today. 

 

Music was also inconvenient back then. We had a radio, some very bad TV music dance party shows, MTV and live performances. 4 platforms, other than buying everything we heard ( and who could afford that then or now). Today, we have 20 times more ways to get music. And as such, I am not sure the love and affection that has been shown to yesterdays music will be there tomorrow for the current offerings. 

So there you go, why the 80s  (and the Goonies) never say die. Because we will not let them go.  Indifferent to common wisdom, some things do not need to left behind.

We hope that Stadium Rock 80s will be a welcome addition to your memory bank and that you have nothing but a good time as you relive those glory days. 

See you Aug 3rd for some awesome time travel at

Lynn family stadium. 

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