It came to me this morning, the possibility and likelihood. Basically, I have an idea. An idea of "shadow decades". Shadow decades would project characteristics of a decade 20 years prior.
Let's look at the 2000s:
- Many people say that music in the 2000s is similar to the 1980s music. Bands like DragonForce, which resemble some 1980s metal bands, are now popular. Guns N' Roses is making a comeback (or so they say). Rap is very popular like it was in the 1980s.
- "Retro" gaming is now cool again. People proudly wear T-shirts of their favorite 8-bit video games, and Mega Man wristbands can be seen in Hot Topic. The original Pac-Man was re-released on a next-gen system (X-BOX 360). I noticed that many newer games retain the simplicity and rawness in terms of gameplay of video games from the early 80's, such as "Full Auto".
- The 2000s was the return of the 80's for movies. New movies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Rocky, Transformers, etc. are all hitting the big screen and they all have done very well. Meanwhile, movies like "Be Kind, Rewind" seem like they would have been more at home in the 1980s.
- People claim 1980s fashions are back. Now, I haven't seen this for myself, much, but I take word for it. Emos may well be the "punks" of the 2000s, but emos do really suck in comparison.
Meanwhile, there's a rising similarity to the 1990s taking place in this decade:
- People want "real music" back, like when people in the 1980s liked 1970s rock but were indifferent to the commercialized music of the 80's. This is how it often is the 2000s, as people are yearning for "raw" 1990s music. Of course, it took a couple years for this to come to the surface, but when it does, it'll probably be in the 2010s.
- People are becoming indifferent to the fashion of today. Look around. Areopostale, American Eagle, Hollister, Abercrombie and Fitch. Kids everywhere are dressing like preps. Kids like myself are beginning to get sick of it, and thus, dressing in non-fashionable clothing, like plain T-shirts and flannel.
I could be very wrong, but it seems possible. Tell me what you think. Will the 2010s be the great 1990s revival? Will Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden be cooler than ever? Will we see kids wearing power rangers and Super Mario 64 T-shirts?