I was so in love with Madonna during the 80’s. I absolutely loved to sing, and music was a big deal to me as far back as I can remember. I would memorize her songs and belt them out no matter who was listening. During this time, I was living with my Mom… and we happened to live with my grandparents. My Nann and Gramps were awesome, and aside from my Mom, (who was a young mother and usually a single one) they took care of us… they really were considered
2nd parents to me and my little sister.
Imagine my Gramps horror, as I (a pre-teen young girl just starting to “blossom”, and wearing a training bra) belted out, loud and clear, “LIKE A VIRGIN, touched for the very first time, like a vir-rrr-rrr-rrrgin, hey!” as I swung at my tether-ball, with the neighborhood kids (mostly boys), hanging out… and my little sister, not even school age, close by rollerskating on the enclosed covered patio… humming along with my ‘Like a Virgin’ rendition as she skated around in her adorable iceskating skirt, doing a little “roller-dance”. Hahahaha!! I am sure you can imagine how upset he was…and keep in mind that my Gramps was a very patient man, and it was very rare that his feathers got ruffled up… so I knew this was a big deal coming from him.
So, the next thing I know, I was told by my Nanny and my Mom, that I could not sing that song anymore… and I was given a new Madonna album, well actually, it was a NEW Madonna tape, hahaha yep… you read that correctly.
So, what did I do?? What any other Madonna adoring pre-teen would do, of course!!! I immediately started memorizing both the A and B side of the tape. I was lucky because we also had “cable” and I was able to watch MTV… back when MTV was what it said it was, “Music Television”, playing music video after music video, non-stop… and along with music videos like “Dress You Up”, and good ol’ “Material Girl”, I got to see “Papa Don’t Preach” for the first time. It became my favorite instantly!
So ‘Like A Virgin’ was replaced… much to my Gramps dismay, with my new fav “Papa Don’t Preach“… LMAO!!!!
I think at that point, he simply gave up.
I wanted to be Madonna. Seriously though… who wouldn’t?! As soon as possible, I collected bunches of plastic bracelets… and purposely wore clothes that didn’t match well. Sadly, that was the extent of my 80’s fashion (unless you count the teased sky high hair bangs kept frozen in place with some Aqua Net,meh-
don’t judge me)… that era would pass me by, and at the very end, my hormones kicked in…
and with those devilish hormones, I welcomed 1990 with a new love~~~
the boy band “the New Kids On the Block”.
They took over every thought in my head. Replacing my fantasies of being Madonna… and becoming my first
I still would have liked to be Madonna… but now for a totally different reason.
I wanted to be her, because duuhh, surely their number was on her speed dial.
And if it wasn’t…
Well, she should make that shit happen!
I know I would of.
I think I should have an 80’s themed party very soon.
Hmmmmm… we just bought a new house… maybe I can have an 80’s themed house-warming party!!??!!
Oh yea… it is ON.
Like Donkey Kong… which is another 80’s thing… wink wink.