I started university in 2000, which doesn't seem long ago at all. I met a few people through the university society I was in who had started in 1991. 1991 seemed like ONE MILLION YEARS AGO. No internet. No Chris Moyles. No Topshop (not that I had access to, anyway) or garage music. Floppy haircuts, James T-shirts, students buying their clothes from Oxfam instead of Firetrap and Acupuncture, The Word. Another era.
Yesterday, I realised that to a new student of 2009, 2000 is as long ago as 1991 was to me then. I wonder how dated 2000 feels to them.
It has been:
- twenty years since Fool's Gold, Automatic, Unfaithful, Heathers
- fifteen since Parklife, Robson and Jerome, East 17, Clerks
- eleven since Furbys
- ten since The Matrix
- nine since Big Brother (though this surprises me in that how long it's been around)
- Bananarama are as old now as The Beatles were in 1989