This photo of my sister and me was taken at The University of Alabama’s 1988 Homecoming Game.
Growing up in the South, college football was a big deal. Although I never really cared about the actual sport (I did not get the college football gene), 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.)
There is just so much wrong with this photo. And let’s just state for the record that my hair will always be wrong in every photo I post from the 80’s.
Who dresses like this for a college 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 look at all that makeup. Geez. 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 “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 pasty pale skin, red dress and electric blue eyeshadow, I have to say I looked pretty damn patriotic.
More blue eyeshadow fabulousness from the 80’s:
Check out my Pinterest 80’s Board to see where I got some of my inspiration back in the day.
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