• Laurence Abel

The 80s: When everything was cooler – even our showreel!

It’s official, the 80s are totally in vogue. In fact, not since Anna Wintour took over Vogue magazine and revolutionised the fashion bible in the late 80s has anything been so cool.

Led by Netflix mega hits Stranger Things and GLOW, people are now either remembering the good old days, or wishing they were around during the decade that gave us MTV, synthesizers, the Rubik’s Cube, big hair, the real explosion of video games including Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda and Donkey Kong and almost all of the films worth watching at Christmas.

Yes, it is fair to say without the 80s we would never have had such classics as E.T, Return of the Jedi, The Empire Strikes Back, Gremlins, Back to the Future, “Crocodile” Dundee, The Lost Boys, Beverly Hills Cop, Cool Runnings, Indiana Jones, Bill & Ted, Die Hard, The Breakfast Club, Rambo and Terminator to watch while we indulge in too many sweet treats over the festive periods.

But it wasn’t just the 80’s Pop Culture that was so great it causes us to get all warm and fuzzy with nostalgia when the decade is mentioned. Sport was better in the 80s. Footballers weren’t the over-pampered millionaires we have today, instead they were a collection of hirsute and moustachioed, tough-tackling men in small shorts and garish shirts.

It is with this in mind, that we decided to take our current advert for our Adelaide Fringe Festival run – taking place at The GC between February 16th and March 4th – and shove it in a Weird Science-esque computer to transform it into a glitzy 80s sports montage.

Like all great 80’s sci-fi, it worked but I’m sure there will be unbelievable ramifications.


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