Jeff at Side Salad has posted pictures of a recent Austin Powers-themed party. When I first saw the pictures, my age sneaked up on me as it took me a moment to realize that the women were in â€œcostume.â€ Hell, I thought they looked great!
I recall feeling somewhat the same way when I saw the movie Austin Powers. I thought most of the characters in the movie looked â€¦ well â€¦ normal. Thatâ€™s not all that surprising for one who actually once owned clothes that looked like some of the stuff in the movie. I remember having a pair of gray and pink vertical striped, bell-bottom jeans that I proudly wore and considered myself to be the catâ€™s ass.
The band I was playing with back then wore various loud, multi-colored, patterned polyester shirts with bell-bottom slacks held up by wide belts with big buckles. Footwear consisted of leather boots with zippers on the sides. In addition, it was obligatory that hair covered oneâ€™s ears.
Truth is, we were the catâ€™s ass back then, even though now we might think we looked more like horseâ€™s asses.
I sure wish I could have attended Jeffâ€™s shindig. It looks like it wasâ€¦ well â€¦ groovy.
I would have fit right in, Baby.