You were in your element when you left the house in your new flares and state of the art portable music player. It seems like we've come a long way to 2014, but some of the 70’s trends have returned, like diet coke actually caught on and portable music has taken a whole new level up in the ‘clouds’. Even forty years after their debut, the whistling pink woolly mice ‘The Clangers’ were set to return last year.

  • Leg warmers were cool and used to match every outfit regardless of the weather.
  • You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel.
  • You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on.
  • Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape
  • You begged your mum to knit you a clanger like this one -
 Photo credit under CC Licence - Tom Goskar

Photo credit under CC Licence - Tom Goskar

  • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d soon be living on the moon and have hovering cars.
  • The Exorcist was the scariest movie out there. Even today that little girl crawling backwards down the stairs gives you the creeps.
  • When the black dot turned red, you were all good to go ahead -
 Photo Credit under CC Licence - SenseiAlan

Photo Credit under CC Licence - SenseiAlan

  •  Hectors house dog had the most piercing eyes, he scared you to death every time your parents put it on for you in attempt to keep you quiet.
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  • Stretch Armstrong was the best Christmas present. For about 20 minutes then you got bored.
  • What walks down stairs alone, or in pairs? The slinky of course. This coiled up fun provided hours of entertainment providing you weren't living in a flat or bungalow.
  • You spent ages staring into your sea monkey bowl, but they just never came to life. You even read back through the ‘sea monkey manual’ and couldn’t figure out why they were all dead.
  • Flared jeans were a trend that caught on. Especially after seeing your favourite band, ABBA wearing them.
  • Jackie Magazine was the place you’d go to ask your Agony Aunt a question. Or you’d just read other people’s problems and be grateful that you don’t have them.
  •  In 1972 the arcade video game Pong was born. Even though it was just a ball hitting to and fro a moving line, you found it fascinating and played it competitively with your pals.
 Photo Credit under CC Licence - Trevor Pritchard

Photo Credit under CC Licence - Trevor Pritchard

  •  In the late 70’s Morph the stop-motion plasticine model was introduced as an animated comedy program made by Aardman – later famous for Wallace and Gromit.
  • The portable tape-cassette player made you the most popular lad in school. Then in 1979 the Sony Walkman hit the shelves and became a massive hit.

If you can identify at least half of these 70’s nostalgic trends, then you are definitely a child of the 70’s. If you want to re-live the soul and disco era why not come along to Portland House on Sat 15th Nov for a blast from the past with our live music disco classics. 

Tickets are available for our Evening of Soul and Disco now!