|Here I will be placing nostalgic stuff, reminders of what it was
like in the 70's, a great time. The early 80's (81, 82, 83)
we're alright too.
Of course this is more related to Grand Rapids MI
The 70s was a
unique era. Keggers were the thing. You could throw a party with
over 100 people in someone's house with minimal damage and no
fights. It seems today you can't get 10 people together without a
fight breaking out and everything getting stolen. This was Friday
and Saturday nights. You would hear about a party in school, the
main reason I even showed up at school, and everyone would be there.
The Grand Rapids Owls hockey team was filling up the Stadium
Arena every game. Police would give you a warning if you were caught
drinking and driving, that's all that was necessary because most
people knew how to handle it. The drinking age was 18 and no one
carded you if you even looked close to 18. If you got caught with
small amounts of marijuana the cops would just pour it out. Music
was the best it ever was or would be. WLAV was the main Grand Rapids
station, playing album oriented music and most programming was done
by the DJ. TV was bad, but it didn't matter because people went out
and lived life. The Olympics meant something. The economy was on the
rise (until the recession that started in 80-81). Every evening you
could go to Riverside Park and there would be 100 people or more
partying and having fun playing Frisbee and just hanging out. Every
summer WLAV would hold the "Raft Race" which was really just a huge
party for thousands.
It was truly a good time. These pages are to bring back some of
those memories with pictures and videos.
That's all the farther I've gotten, I will do more work on this
section as I get time, but as of now I am very busy...