January 11, 2005

Groovy, Baby!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:54 pm

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 “costume.” 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 … well … normal. That’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 cat’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 one’s ears.

Truth is, we were the cat’s ass back then, even though now we might think we looked more like horse’s asses.

I sure wish I could have attended Jeff’s shindig. It looks like it was… well … groovy.

I would have fit right in, Baby.


  1. I might have been from ’round the later edge of that era. I can remember the bell bottoms, and the polyester kick ass pretty shirts, but, by the time I was fido’s ass, the platform shoe thing was workin’. I used to have, well, I’m gonna stop now, but I had some big black suede shoes…

    Comment by RedNeck — January 11, 2005 @ 10:12 pm

  2. Not only do I remember the bell-bottoms, but I’m wearing ’em again these days. Only the low cut really bugs me. And – I swear it’s the truth – the ring tone on my cell phone is the Theme from Austin Powers.

    Comment by Shamrock — January 11, 2005 @ 10:20 pm

  3. When did we give up the boots with the side zippers!!?

    Comment by buffy — January 11, 2005 @ 11:54 pm

  4. What is that on the table (pic 8 on side salad) ??

    Naughty people 🙂

    Comment by Sanne — January 17, 2005 @ 3:33 pm

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