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13 Things You’ll Remember If You Grew Up In The 80s In New Mexico

Ah, the 1980s. The days of big shoulder pads and bigger hair, achieved by spraying enough Aqua Net to turn everyone into mobile fire hazards. If you grew up during this decade, chances are you knew someone who owned a pair of neon leg warmers, you skinned your knees roller skating (because protective gear wasn’t a thing), and you learned the lyrics to Billy Idol or Led Zepplin songs by squinting at the cover insert on your cassettes. Here are 13 more things you’ll remember if you grew up in New Mexico during this decade:

What other events would you place on this list?

Perhaps you didn’t grow up during the 1980s. Next time you’re feeling nostalgic for the past, check out one of these retro places in New Mexico.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.