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Old 12-08-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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That is not what the people in the malls looked like where I was living in the 80s. Those photos have to be from somewhere between Ohio and Massachusetts. I'm thinking Philly or New Jersey in particular.
It was Long Island.
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Old 12-22-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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The picture of the "jocks" with the Kings Park letterman jackets was taken at what looks to be Smithaven Mall on Long Island. I went there a lot as a kid, albeit long past the 1980s, haha.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I wasn't born yet so this all looks to me like some weird costume party.
And a few decades from now people not yet born before that time will be looking back at pictures of malls taken in 2014 saying they looked like one big costume party. The circle of life
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:34 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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And a few decades from now people not yet born before that time will be looking back at pictures of malls taken in 2014 saying they looked like one big costume party. The circle of life
Exactly! I was in such a different point in my life in the 80s, first a married "DINK", then a mom with tiny kids, it seems like eons ago, although I know it wasn't.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Re. the lack of cell phones. Young women must look at this in wonderment at the possibilities of actually having two, empty and functioning hands at one time.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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I wasn't born yet so this all looks to me like some weird costume party.
No. The 80s were quite beautiful!!!!!! (No costume party trust me)

Danke for the link!!
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Lake Grove
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Some of them look like the Smithaven Mall in Lake Grove, Long Island, NY
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Old 06-29-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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'80's kid here, and I'm really enjoying these pics. from Malls in the late '80's. Great stuff! This brings back great memories of that pre-Internet, pre-cell phone era.

I especially liked the pic. of the huge record store with the records, tapes, and CD's - at the time it was quite a big deal to go looking for music in a store like that. You definitely don't see places like that anymore....

I also noticed that the people walking around seemed to be in a lot better shape than many of the folks you see these days.

That being said, I never liked the '80's fashion, especially the big hair...
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:41 AM
 
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Doesnt it make ya sad though looking @ the pics???

Makes ya wanna goto an arcade and play GOOD GAMES!!!! (When in reality all your find is crap @ any arcade now just about)


Its all really very sad what happend to our world in the 80s (Thats when things started to go south)
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Old 06-30-2015, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Yep, that's what it looked like. Acid Washed everywhere!
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