Some Reasons Your Parents are the Original ‘Cool Kids’ [PHOTOS]
If your between the ages of 18 and 35, Buzzfeed feels you can thank your parents for leading the way when it comes to some of the 'cool things' you enjoy today like:
Music Festivals - The trend began in the late '50's with the Newport Jazz Festival leading up to the mac-daddy of all festivals, The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in '69. Yes, I was there and hated every minute of it except the music! Here are some quick recollections, "Drugs, the closest we got was five miles away, sitting in the mud, and gross disgusting porta-potties, BUT I can say I was actually there!
Clogs - Your parents are responsible for finding this European shoe style back in the 70's. What started out as strictly 'wooden shoes' in the mid-1200's worn as laboring shoes, clogs evolved into a fashion statement beginning in the early '70's for both men and women.
Vinyl - Cast by the wayside with the invention of 8-tracks, cassettes, cd's, and, mp3 files, vinyl records are currently enjoying a profitable come-back. Ask any audio purist and they will choose analog recordings over digital mp3 files any day of the week.
Skinny Ties - The skinny tie was made popular by bands like the Beatles and the Kinks in the late 50's through the 60's, but then made a resurgence in the 80's when new wave artists like Blondie, the Knack, and Duran Duran began sporting the skinny tie onstage.
Pompadours - Elvis rocked an amazing pompadour back in the 50's and 60's and it's making a comeback. Who's wearing a pompadour these days? Check out Conan O'Brien, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, and Adam Lambert.
Next time you pass your mom or dad in the kitchen, take a moment to thank them for passing their 'coolness' onto you.
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