Visiting the 80s Fest in Frankenmuth

80s Fest in Frankenmuth 2017
Freddy, Robbie & Chucky
the 80s fest in Frankenmuth

Saturday 29th of April, I travelled an hour and 20 minutes from my hometown of Sterling Heights to Frankenmuth. Around the last weekend of each April, Frankenmuth throws a 80s party to help benefit cancer research. It’s been a while since I have attended an 80s gig and I thought I should go, for my own enjoyment and for this site.

Square Pegz and Slick JimmY

The 80s party had it’s own tent and also a large garage where the bands played. I attended Saturday’s show, which had a Flint-based band called Slick Jimmy. The band did not have a keyboard players so all the synths were pre-recorded to go along with the performance. The headliners were a Detroit-based 80s band known as Square Pegz. Here they are in the 2015 80s Fest, wished I was there:

The tent also contained a Rec Room where many 80s toys were there for one’s view. They also had an Atari, Nintendo and Sega Genesis hooked up to old TVs for one’s gaming pleasure.

The place got crowded around 8:30p and it’s just would be hard to get around. But despite my hatred for being in a small place with a shitload of people, I was happy as hell. Lots of Henry’s Hard Orange Soda to boot (I had 4 or 5) and 80s music playing all day. I never wanted it to end. I wanna go next year, the 80s Fest in Frankenmuth is highly recommended for all who love the 80s.

Bands:

Square Pegz

Slick Jimmy

 

Here are some additional photos of the fest, with some of them containing my ugly-ass self too:

 

 

 

Intro Vid Change and Upcoming Frankenmuth 80s Fest post

Devo’s “Whip It” will be this week’s Intro Vid. It was also one of the songs performed by Square Pegz at the Frankenmuth 80s Fest in Michigan. I was one of the attendants.

80s Fest in Frankenmuth 2017
Freddy, Robbie & Chucky

We will also have some more pics on the way early this week along with more vids. Stay tuned!

Know your 90s super groups?

90s super groups Damn Yankees
Damn Yankees
About Time!

Finally, we have our 90s super groups slideshow! Took a while for us, didn’t it? Our 90s slideshow can be found on Qwick.info, we have a link to it below.

The Slideshow

Intro Vid Change

We are keeping with the grunge again this week and therefore, we will have Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike.” Enjoy!

Honoring Randy Rhoads and site news

Randy Rhoads

For this week’s Intro Vid, we will be having Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley” as the vid. We are doing this to honor Randy Rhoads who sadly passed away 35 years ago today.

Randy Rhoads
From TeamRock.com

And here’s the song:

Randy Rhoads was with Quiet Riot and later would join Ozzy Osbourne when he launched his solo career after his exit from Black Sabbath. Rhoads played guitar for both Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. ¬†All of the songs in those two albums had a Rhoads co-credit to it along with Ozzy (minus “Dee” from Blizzard or Ozz, which was written by Rhoads himself).

Sadly, Rhoads and two others were killed in a plane crash on March 19, 1982.

SITE NEWS

The lack of updates is due to an upcoming slideshow we are making featuring 80s super groups. We should have the slideshow ready on Thursday. Sorry for not being around.

 

Downtime

From around midnight EST to noon on Feb 17th 2017, the site was down. It was an mistake due to some technical issues with the domain. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Intro Vid Change, Upcoming 1982 Slideshow

Got J.Geils Band “Freeze Frame” as our new Intro vid for the week, this was popular 35 years ago. Enjoy!

I’m working on a slideshow of the Billboard best albums in 1982 and also 1992 coming up. The 1982 version will be first and 1992 will come second. We should have the 1982 version up this week!

 

The official launch!

Hell yes! We have finally launched Eighties and Nineties! You can find us at http://www.80s-N-90s.com. I officially launched on Groundhog Day 2017, no special reason why I launched the website this day, it just happens to be Groundhog Day today. Not a big fan of that day, but I do like the movie.

Ned Ryerson!!!

Anyways, if you are at this site on or a little past Groundhog Day 2017, there ain’t s–t here at the moment. We plan on having some more content by the end of the month. Fleetwood Mac is doing a 30th year anniversary of their album Tango in the Night, and I plan on making a post about that.

Until then, if you like 80s video games? Well, take a look at one of my five current sites (including this one), take a look at Retro Baseball Love.

Also, we will change the ‘cover’ to this website each week with a music video from either the 80s or the 90s. We started our site with Asia’s “Heat of the Moment” to honor John Wetton (RIP). That sucks, I really wanted to see Asia and Journey tour together.