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    Posted August 14, 2013 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Life in the early 1980s: Style and politics

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    Hair yes, Politics no.


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     alleebeth was around 16 years old in this photo, living with her mom and twin brother on New York's Upper East Side. She spent lots of time talking with her friends on this rotary phone, but don't tell her mom.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    This is me in the late 1980's.

    I'm going to be honest here. I had very little interest in Politics at this time in my life. This was probably due to my age.

    What I do remember is the styles of the 1980's. My hair, make-up, earrings, & even the phone and stereo systems (music) were indicative of a really great decade!

    The atmosphere back then was exciting. Everything was possible.

    The beginning of "New Wave" & "Punk" music was a fantastic time to experience. Cyndi Lauper, The Clash, Madonna, P.I.L., Prince, Duran Duran...they all were an exciting sign of the times.

    I suppose my favorite (and only) political venue of the time was MTV. They got kids interested in everything!!!

    MTV was the place to see, hear & learn about the world around us. Life was simpler then. I often miss that.
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