1987: The Year I Gave Tammy Faye Baker a Run for Her Money

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This photo of my sister and me was taken at The University of Alabama’s 1987 Homecoming Game.

Growing up in the South, college football was a big deal. Although I was never really that interested in college football, I did like the tradition of dressing up to go to homecoming. And I REALLY liked going to college frat parties with my sister when I was seriously underaged. (Sorry, Mom.)

But come on. Unless you’re the entertainment, who dresses like this for a football game? Today, if I were to go to a Jets or Giants game, I’d probably wear a pair of jeans, boots and a sweater.  Certainly not a red sweater dress with a sequin bow and crystal earrings.

And damn that blue eyeshadow. I got into the habit of wearing blue eyeshadow in the 80’s because I was a majorette in the marching band and we had to wear it for football games and other performances. It was part of our overall look. You know. Very southern “beauty pageant.” Very “Tammy-Faye.”

Why I decided to wear this look in the light of day to an afternoon football game is beyond me. But with my red dress, pasty white skin, and electric blue eyeshadow, I have to say I looked pretty damn patriotic.

Roll Tide.

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More blue eyeshadow fabulousness from the 80’s:

96770b9b5262fd0c6d653bfa415184a7 Madonna January 1, 1984 312e7ed4f0ee4246a6fa0432e016fe67

 

Check out my Pinterest 80’s Board to see where I got some of my inspiration back in the day.

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