Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Neon

I was walking through Target the other day and saw their new line of neon clothing. The brightest green and pink and yellow seen since the 80's. It gave me a serious flashback to high school and jazz choir. The first year we chose to have our costumes be bright blue, pink and yellow. (Well, they decided. I was too shy to say, "Ummm...really?) It was 1988 though. Those bright colors were cool. So not only did we stun the audience with our talent, we blinded them with "rad colors." And lucky me, I got to wear yellow. (Once again done in by my shyness.) Even in 1988 it was impossible to find a bright yellow dress so Mom had to make me one. It was a very simple pattern. Long sleeves, straight skirt. But paired with the wide black belt and black bead necklace, I was only the fifth silliest looking person on the stage.

The second year of my jazz choir experience we mixed it up a little and added black to our bright colors. Black pants for the boys and black skirts for the girls with neon tee shirts on top with black tees underneath so we could roll up the sleeves and have black edges. The boys wore their black shirts on top and had neon edges.* There was no yellow that year. Only pink, green and orange. I got orange. I know. Super cool. But it was better than yellow.

So either Target is going retro or we were way ahead of the times. Either way, I've done my neon time.

*I only remember the details because I found the pictures when we were de-flooding the basement. I will post the pics for a small fee.

6 comments:

Katrina said...

I will pay you in confetti. Cough up the pictures!

Alyson said...

Must... see... pictures....

I can offer a trade. Your Jazz Choir pictures for the pictures of the time my second cousins and and sister and I dressed up as New Kids On The Block 2 (we were married to the NKOTB) and made up dances to all their songs.

Jen said...

Katrina, Confetti?! I do NOT like confetti. That would be like me paying Kathy in sprinkles. Unless, of course, the confetti is made of gold...or Hershey's kisses.

Alyson, I may just take you up on that trade.

Ada said...

I remember thinking you were the coolest! The bright colors were awesome and you were my hero.
Post the pictrues...you are beautiful. :)

kathy said...

I had fun counting the killers in the pictures!

Jen said...

Ada, I love that you thought I was cool. ..even if I so wasn't. Jazz choir sure was fun, though. I've always wished we would have been closer in age so that we could have sung together. THAT would have been cool. :)

Kathy, no killers...that I know of.