15 Things You'll Remember If You Grew Up In Colorado In The 80s
Ah, the 80s…It really didn’t get any better than leg warmers, Duran Duran and
The Breakfast Club, did it? You know what else was the best? Growing up/living in Colorado during the 1980s! Here are 15 things you’ll remember if you grew up/lived in Colorado during the 1980s.
1.) Buying your first Lotto ticket
The Colorado Lottery began on January 24, 1983.
2.) Catching a Broncos game at Mile High Stadium
R.I.P. Mile High (the Stadium was demolished in 2002 and is now a parking lot for Sports Authority Field.)
3.) Witnessing our beloved Broncos lose Super Bowl XXI...
39 to 20 (New York Giants)
4.) ...and Super Bowl XXII
42 to 10 (Washington Redskins)
5.) Checking out that hotel from "The Shining"
6.) Hitting the slopes at Arapahoe East
R.I.P. Arapahoe East (1972-1984.)
7.) Cruising/Checking out downtown's new outdoor mall
The 16th Street Mall opened in 1982.
8.) Planning a special trip to the king of all malls: Cinderella City
R.I.P. Cinderella City (the mall closed in 1997 and was demolished in 1999.)
9.) Having to find an out-of-state baseball team to cheer for
The Colorado Rockies were not conceived until 1993.
10.) Watching "Dynasty" on an old RCA Colortrak
That Alexis was always so catty...
11.) Feeling a sense of pride when you heard that Colorado Senator Gary Hart was running for president
...and then having it torn to shreds when word got about about his alleged affairs.
12.) Cheering on the Denver Avalanche at McNichols Arena
R.I.P. McNichols Sports Arena (1975-1999) AND Denver Avalanche Soccer Team (1980-1983)
13.) Flipping the eff out when Blinky sang the birthday song on YOUR birthday
"Happy Birth...day to you!"
14.) Aspen ski lodge parties in your favorite spaghetti strap dress and jelly shoes
Or athletic clothing...whichever you preferred!
15.) Flying out of Stapleton to visit your grandparents for Thanksgiving
R.I.P. Stapleton Airport (1929-1995)
Which of these things do you remember? And what is your favorite memory of Colorado in the 1980s?
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