Thursday, June 17, 2010

Grad Nite - 1985

Are you ready to party like its 1985? Grad Nite ’85 looks almost like parody of the 1980’s! Let’s start of with the traditional program.

Squeaky clean 80’s fun. Lower right photo, dude on the left with that hat is too cool! Hey, I had a tie exactly like his, oh man, I still have it!

Those are some motley looking crews!

No autographs or Grad Nite photo – so lonely…

Lot’s of Southland schools attending this special night. I think there was a Grad Nite last night and another one Today as the park closes at 9:00pm, three hours early!

The dress on the cover girl for this gate flyer matches the colors on the horse! Coincidence or “Disney Magic”?

Call me boring, but I’d be parked with a tall cup of ice cold Coke listening to the Coke Corner Pianist (in fact, that’s what I did at lunch today!).

Does anyone else smell hair gel, mousse and excessive eye liner?

This brochure was the “Pre-Grad Nite” handout. Does anyone remember Hit Radio “KKHR” 93FM, I sure don’t!

At 18 I actually did want a new (1983) Cadillac, but I was somewhat alone among my peers. Maybe they should have put the Firebird photo in this brochure instead.

Let’s play a game, shout out when you become disqualified; Denim Outfits, Turtlenecks, Jackets with organizational names, jackets without lapels, zipper jackets, windbreakers, bolo ties (I know that's you!), hiking boots (darn – I’m out), or tennis shoes.

Chaperone tickets are not to be used by Graduate or Graduate’s Guest.

I’m going in with my hiking boots on, maybe they won’t notice!


TokyoMagic! said...

I'm jealous that you got to go to the park today! How crowded was it?

Why does Animotion look so darn angry in all of those pics?

I don't think it's fair that today's grads don't get tortured the way that we were by being forced to dress up to go to DL!

Pegleg Pete said...

I can't believe that X and The Blasters played at Grad Nites! From the punk underground to Disneyland in five short years!

Major Pepperidge said...

Pegleg Pete, I was thinking the same thing... "X at DISNEYLAND"? So weird. Did they play "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline"? And the Blasters, whaaaat? Such a great band too. Maybe Disney paid them with a dump truck full of money.

Those guys in Animotion look hilarious, how could those foofy hairdos and "blue steel" expressions have ever been cool?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this as it is the program from the very night my high school (Torrance High School) went. Great memories!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! A friend told me to check out this web-post. I graduated in '82 and went to that year to our grad nite with a friend. That night, my date and I were asked to take pictures for future publicity; that is us 'dining' at the Blue Bayou! Wow this is blast from the past.

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA My brother went in 1985, from Savanna HS in Anaheim (of course). I remember listening to KKHR all the time. Hilarious memories.

Anonymous said...

Listening to Animotion was the second best thing that happened that night. I got some make-out action on the Haunted Mansion ride with a Poway girl who didn't give me the time of day all 4 years of high school and never talked to me after this night. I was used and abused and loved it! Getting back to school on the bus the next morning I had no idea that this was the beginning of the rest of my life.
Poway High School class of 1985

Scott Renshaw said...

I was at the May 31 Grad Night with X, and they did indeed play "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline." I had completely forgotten about Animotion, though.