The Golden Age

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    Apr 19, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
    So I'm on Facebook and some straight people are saying that the 70s were the worst time ever: the fashions were stupid, the music sucked, the baseball uniforms looked weird, etc. Who could have any nostalgia for the 70s?

    I said, Listen up, straight boys: The 70s were our Golden Age. It was the decade between Stonewall and AIDS. it was breathing free air for the first time ever, it was Divine and Rocky Horror and disco and fucking without consequences (well, we thought so anyway). There will never be as good a decade for us as the 70s again. Sorry about your baseball uniforms.
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    Apr 19, 2015 3:43 AM GMT
    What goes around comes around. '70s fashion is back. Here is a Saint Laurent Fringed Suede Jacket for $5350 (betcha you wish you kept yours):

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  • venue35

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    Apr 19, 2015 1:25 PM GMT
    I don't remember the 70's but it must have been one hell of a decade..
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    Apr 19, 2015 1:26 PM GMT
    I'm born in '77 so I didn't really experience those times, or remember them.
    But I have discovered the music from that decade and can definitely sense the optimism in the music.
    Most of the stuff I listen to now is soul, funk and disco from the 70's.
    Back then they would make awesome long tracks, sometimes +10 minutes, that would still make the charts. I get so bored with the standard 3½ min. radio versions.


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    Apr 19, 2015 1:50 PM GMT
    I was only a a child in the 70s, so growing up I hated everything 70s. Those terrible colors burnt orange, mustard and olive green, the enormous leg-openings on pants, the polyester clothing. I guess without sex and drugs the 70s sucked.

    On the other hand, they gave us ABBA, Star Wars, Jaws, a Chorusline, stuff that endures pretty well.

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    Apr 19, 2015 2:07 PM GMT
    The 70's seemed like a cool period. I wouldn't hate on it. I was born in the 80's, and so far - I like the present the best. I have no nostalgia for the 90's or even the 00's.
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    Apr 19, 2015 2:09 PM GMT
    bhp91126 said I guess without sex and drugs the 70s sucked.

    Um, yeah, that's like a "how did you like the play, Mrs. Lincoln?" comment. Of course it sucked without sex and drugs. But that was the decade for it! Oh, and I admit I liked the music too.
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    Apr 19, 2015 2:16 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidWhat goes around comes around. '70s fashion is back. Here is a Saint Laurent Fringed Suede Jacket for $5350 (betcha you wish you kept yours):

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    I still have my suede fringed jacket (survived Katrina) but it is way "fringier" that that one. I still get compliments on it. On day a guy slowed down traffic as he hung out the car window to ask me where I got it. It's over 35 years old and still looks great.
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    Apr 19, 2015 2:39 PM GMT
    I graduated high school in 1976, the 70's were interesting and fun (if you didn't get fucked over in Vietnam) - it was a short period of time before the US got sold down the river to China by Nixon/Bush, et al and then completely changed for the worse by Reagan and all the petty MBA losers

    it was such a time of honesty (in music, art, race relations, women's rights, hippies, conservatives, moderates, liberals) that people actually got frightened and voted in the scum bags who eventually screwed them all over - and we all live with that legacy to this day
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    Apr 19, 2015 3:34 PM GMT


    Pazzy, I never cared for the Village people or Saturday Night fever dancing. Bleh.

    We were all about that funk.

    lol my feeling is rap cant' hold a candle to this, circa 1977, one of my fave tunes for dancing. Loved the moves, loved the vocals, loved the butts, lol.


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    Apr 19, 2015 3:44 PM GMT



    Culturally, my ancestral home was going through a lot, but still put out great talent, and this is another circa 1976

    (you'll enjoy this one Pazzy)


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    Apr 19, 2015 3:53 PM GMT



    Now this one packed the dance floor (and I had a huge lust on for the guitarist on the your left)

    My ex at the time went to Seattle and did Chaka's makeup.

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    I remember the 70's more along the lines of

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:08 PM GMT
    60's for me.........
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    Apr 19, 2015 4:13 PM GMT
    tj85016 saidI remember the 70's more along the lines of

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    omg I think I had all those albums. =O

  • tj85016

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:15 PM GMT
    ^^

    yep, the music of the 70's was essentially limitless

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:17 PM GMT
    Where I went to college in 1973, you were considered a complete barbarian if you didn't own both of these albums:

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
    ^^

    true, or this also

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:24 PM GMT
    Im sure that everyone from 18-80 is going to say that there "decade" is better then everyone else. Everyone is entitled to there opinion including mine, I was raised from early mid 60s to 81 where I turned 18. So I had a sample of differnt styles and trends growing up. I truly enjoyed that guys wernt ashamed to wear shorts that showed there thighs expecially short cutoffs, and same with Speedos. They were more popular in 70s to mid 80s also. And nobody back then labeled them as "Gay" persons clothing that there advertised today.

    Remember guys... Your upper thighs and leg above the knee does NOT contain PRIVATE PARTS.. You can expose them.... Just because some asshole famous basketball player decides to wear long shorts and leggings as a uniform during games does not mean every other guy has to dress that way.. I DONT.. Seems that todays society has to act like programmed robots and wear what everyone else wears....

    Oh BTW.. When I was in 1st and second grade.. Yes I did have a liking of girls growing up... In 69-70 girls wore the shortest dresses possible and there wasnt a dress code or the finger tip test. I remember in the mornings we would do stretch exercises before class (1st grade) they would call this one girl up to front to lead. She was wearing a pull over type dress. So when she would put both arms up in air as part of the exercise her dress would rise up showing everything. Im not speaking this as a "perv" but as a fellow 6 yo kid.. LOL. Even the teachers and grown up women wore short short dresses and skirts. I know here on this GAY site. It dont interest you. LOL.
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    Apr 19, 2015 4:30 PM GMT
    ^^

    man, I thought the coolest clothes ever made other than blue jeans was the OP (Ocean Pacific) stuff in the 70's like the cord shorts

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:32 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidWhere I went to college in 1973, you were considered a complete barbarian if you didn't own both of these albums:

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    I'll see your James and Carol and raise you one Don McLean!

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    Apr 19, 2015 4:35 PM GMT
    ^^

    I'll see your one hit wonder McLean and . . . .

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    Apr 19, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    Actually, McLean was a TWO-hit wonder.
    This was huge also back then:

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    Apr 19, 2015 5:09 PM GMT
    But this the Don McLean song that I've always found the most touching:

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    Apr 19, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    Well, with all regards to our good friend Shark, I'm gonna give a yes & no on this.

    I knew at the time the fashions were laughable (it really started in the late '60s, the "Austin Powers" look), that US cars were crap, TV was garbage. Culturally it was hideous, and I hid from it in the Army.

    Yes, it was liberating, especially sexually. At least for a time. Until the Reagan Reaction tamped down women's rights, really all individual rights. That continues with the Right today.

    You either accept the Party Doctrine, or you are the Enemy. And gay civil rights are among those the US Right strongly opposes.