I thought it would be fun to go through my old yearbooks, scrapbooks and anything else I had left from high school to just try to relive some of the memories. It was fun to see what I was focused on then as well as what other people were focused on (music-wise...). I obviously had very different taste from most everybody else...I had one friend who was a KISS fan...we were teased incessantly. I was listening to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers before everyone else. I was a big Cheap Trick fan and dragged all my friends along with me...(it was easier for them when they heard "I Want You To Want Me"!) Going to a girls boarding school just outside of Boston made it hard to explore music unless I got out there and did it myself. Luckily Boston is a big college town and I was there every weekend hunting down bootlegs and any new music I could find.
The Cars hit big just about when I got there and of course, I already knew that I was in Aerosmith's hometown. It's amazing the amount of people I met who had some connection to Aerosmith either in Newton or up in Sunapee, NH...I never met them though...! The reference to Georgetown would be when friends came to visit me in my hometown of Washington, D.C. where you really had to go deep to find the music...that's another story...
Anyway, I found my 1981 yearbook which would be my senior year...not sure what happened to the others...but I found quotes and comments that just put me back into that year. What was really going on...the excitement of a concert was much greater because you couldn't watch them on TV whenever you wanted, for one. Read on...I think you'll get a kick out of it...notice the variety...
My Senior Page
Here are the quotes that I put on my Senior page in 1981:
"Ain't it funny how the time slips away, 'cause now I'm leaving and I wish I could stay..."-Paul Stanley
"Some say the weekend is the only world..."-Cheap Trick
"It just seems so useless to have to work so hard and nothing ever really seems to come from it..."-Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
"Bye Bye, So Long, Farewell..."-Cheap Trick
These are messages people wrote to me:
"...memories of: Robin Zander, Tim Curry, Bob Geldof(a relative?), the Beatles, the Police..."
"...all those late night conversations and learning about T.Petty, Robin Zander etc..."
"I know what I want and I know how to get it..." (message to me on friends senior page-reference to her crush on Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick)
"...speaking of good times, how about: the Boomtown Rats concert!!(one of the best times!) Here's to Roberto!!; Standing on chairs in the Garden looking at Joe Perry and Steven Tyler...cruising Newbury St. for punks...Rocky Horror in Georgetown..."
The Variety Of Quotes on Classmates Personal Pages
Here are some of the quotes that classmates put on their Senior pages in 1981:
"Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, don't stop, It'll soon be here, It'll be better than before, Yesterday's gone, Yesterday's gone..."-Fleetwood Mac
"For long you live and high you fly and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry and all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be..."-Pink Floyd
"Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right?"-Fleetwood Mac
"I've got a chance to make it, It's time for me to take it..."-Billy Joel
"And I really have enjoyed my stay but I must be moving on..."-Supertramp
"Before I die I want to hear the scream of a butterfly..."-Doors
"Don't rush the good thing's in life..."-Bob Welch
"Spread your little wings and fly away, Pull yourself together 'cause you know you should do better, That's because you're a free man..."-Queen
"When you're feeling down andyour resistance is low, Light another cigarette and let yourself go..."-Queen
"They tell you not to hang aroung and learn what life's about..."-Supertramp
"Hungover. Redeyed. Dog tired. Satisfied. It's a long road and a little wheel and it takes alot of turns to get there..."-Charlie Daniels
"Take your time, don't go too fast, Troubles will come and they will pass..."-Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Why don't you all just fade away...and don't try to dig what we all say..."-the Who
"It doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you..."-Neil Young
"Sometimes I grow so tired but I know I've got one thing I gotta do ...Ramble On."-Led Zeppelin