Saturday, January 23, 2010
A fad that included such moves as "The Worm," and "The Windmill." Using cardboard boxes, cutting them up and placing them on the floor to create a "dance-floor." Parachute pants. What am I talking about? Breakdancing, of course. The craze really only lasted a couple of years, but in that time, it seemed like everybody breakdanced, or at least wanted to.
I tried it, and I was awful. I guess I didn't have the right clothes ... or maybe it was the lack of a big enough boom-box ... maybe it wasthe wrong cardboard. Whatever it was, I was envious of he people who could take control of a room by breakdancing.
There were a few movies that came out in the 1980's that glamorized break-dancing ... the one that sticks out the most to me was "Breakin'." The fad eventually faded, but many breakdancing moves were incorporated into other dances, and I bet there are still some groups out there that are trying to revive breakdancing.