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LISA LISA
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Another thread made me think of this.

When you were a teen...where did you hang out at?

We always hung out at a Fox's Pizza. We also hung out at a place called the Family Fun Arcade. There were actually a couple pizza places we hung out at.

On the weekends...everyone cruised town....everyone in my town ...had pretty cool cars for a small town....so we either cruised around in someone's car...or we walked downtown and would see who was cruising around.

I remember we use to hang out at Joe's Drive-In...which was a Tastee Freeze. They had a pavillion there....I can remember me and my girlfriends would just go sit on the picnic tables...and within minutes groups of guys always showed up...we had so much fun then.

Another thing we use to do was...go to the Country Garden 6-pack for Nachos.

I loved growing up in a small town...everyone there knew me and my family. I remember even when I was out of school and I lived on my own, when I went out with guys...I use to always take them back to my hometown to meet my family and friends...so we could hang out together...

we always were getting together on Friday nights to watch movies that we rented from the video store...or we played Pictionary...or we watched Friday Night Videos and ordered pizzas ...and we would blast the radio everywhere we went.

I miss all of that.

[Frown]

I really love my life...and to me it gets better all the time...because I have a great group of friends...and now I am excited because I am going to make my friends do all the things that I have been wanting to do forever...but I was new to my area and it took awhile to gather up a good group of people to do things with...but now that I have that....I plan to make the best out of it...and do the things I did when I was younger.

Tomorrow night a group of us are going on a picnic and we are making mountain pies.....I haven't done that since I was a kid...I can hardly wait.

Does anyone like to still do the things they did as a kid, and do you have friends that will act goofy with you???

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Mall Arcade (I'd be a millionaire if I had the quarters I gave Kung Fu Master and Double Dragon in the 80s)

Movie Theater

High School Football Field

My Dad's Business

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Motely I think we could be twins because those are like the exact same things I was going to say. Except at the arcade I did a driving game all of the time and ski ball, which I still partake in with my son now and again.

What kind of business did/does your dad have?

My dad has a body shop and towing service.

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We lived in an outskirt of an village.In other words,we hang out wherever the girls were at any moment [Wink]

Take care.

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We also hung out at arcades. Also at the beach and wherever there was a live band. But mostly we just drove around and got into trouble. [Cool]
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My dad owned his own engineering business. He retired and sold the business back in 2000 but still helps the new owner out part-time because he gets bored. Yeah I forgot about the driving games who could forget Pole Position. The car would blow up from the smallest of things.....
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hung out at the beach at night drinking and skating and getting into trouble. also hung out at the arcades on the boardwalk. favorite games at the time were 720, time pilot, and robotron. alot of time we hung out at my friends house because his parents let us do what we wanted, within reason. plus he had a huge backyard with a large skate ramp we built so that was kind of the hangout for a while.

also, wherever we knew the girls were going to be.

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We hung out at arcades, and the mall. We were always out doing something. Now kids have game consoles at home, and the internet. In a way they are missing out even though they have more stuff then we did.
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quote:
Originally posted by Ali_with_an_i:
We were always out doing something. Now kids have game consoles at home, and the internet. In a way they are missing out even though they have more stuff then we did.

They are missing out BIG TIME. Kids rarely play out-doors anymore, at least from what I see. Video games are great, but why would you want to be cooped up inside all day. What a waste. It's also a shame the way arcades vanished. Nothing like a good arcade to hang out in. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by 80'sRocked:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Ali_with_an_i:
We were always out doing something. Now kids have game consoles at home, and the internet. In a way they are missing out even though they have more stuff then we did. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">They are missing out BIG TIME. Kids rarely play out-doors anymore, at least from what I see. Video games are great, but why would you want to be cooped up inside all day. What a waste. It's also a shame the way arcades vanished. Nothing like a good arcade to hang out in. [Wink]

one of my biggest disappointments now is the loss of the arcade. i know every generation has their memories of things they miss from the past, but i think even just reading these replies shows that the arcade was a great place to hang out and be social.

now i'm just sounding like an old codger.

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The mall was definitely a major hang out. My Mom would drop me and my girlfriends off and we'd spend the day walking around looking at clothes, makeup and jewelery! We loved stores like Spencer's and The Rainbow Shop, which was all stickers and personalized little items.

We would try to talk to boys or hang out in the Food Court or Dino's pizza and have a bite to eat. Oh yeah, the other place we would spend a good amount of time, at least I did, was in the record store. It was called Gallery of Sound. It was VERY New Wave inside. Everything was red black and white. I can still remember being totally excited as I flipped through all the vinyl or wax, if you will, and would look at the "big pictures" on the covers of my favorite artists like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Stacey Q. Hahaha [Smile] !

I remember when everything switched to cassette and cassingle. That was cool too but I missed getting that big picture to look at!

Other than that, I was outside constantly. It was all about riding my bike, making up dance routines with my friends, having slumber parties, renting movies and just hanging out. I loved my childhood and being a teenager was even better!!!

I can honestly say I'm glad I grew up when I did. It was amazing [Smile] !!

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As a young kid it was the pool and 'Cheap Thrills' Arcade. Actually the pool had Donkey Kong, Galaga, and Centipede so that worked and they also had refrigerated Reese's Cups....totally awesome!

I didn't play football in high school, so it was fun to go chat with the 'freshman crop' during the games, sometimes I didn't even know the score until the game was over. My winter was filled with hoops and the spring was baseball. I actually played those sports, so the chatting was unfortunately at a minimum during the games. Though we did congregate at Godfather's Pizza after the games. Wow..those were fun times.

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We hung out at the mall, the arcade at the mall, movie theaters, friends houses, A military base in my home town, the "teen" club on base, lots of fishing too, a lot of dirt biking.

I miss all of it. I really HATE to see the malls closing everywhere...

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Going to a Mall was something we did at Christmas with the Home Ec Club on a bus...because there were no malls anywhere near where I lived...just a few plazas.

I remember we did go to the Plaza alot to Thrift Drug...and we would spray each other with all the perfume samples.

We hung out at the bowling alley on Saturdays.

The Roller Rink was actually the number 1 hang out. I went almost every friday and saturday night. I loved roller skating.

I remember my cousin and I went to a dance at the roller rink when we were in high school....everyone danced in their socks...we totally made our own dance up to the song "Flesh for Fantasy". That was so much fun.

We use to play tennis down at the park where the community pool was....there was an "older" guy who was my neighbor's nephew and he played tennis alot at that court....we use to go there just to check him out.
I think older back then was...he was 19 or 20 and I was 16!

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On the hill behind my house spent the whole day target shooting.
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Because I grew up in a tiny little town (200 people), there wasn't anywhere for us to hang out, so my brother and I had to make our own fun at home.

The nearest big town (where most of my school friends lived) was 20 minutes away, and even if we were able to get into town there still wasn't a lot to do. There was no cinema until 1996, most kids were forbidden to go into the arcades because the tough kids would hang out there and smoke... there wasn't even an icecream shop.

It's much better for the kids now... the cinema is great, it has it's own arcade, plus there are skate ramps, youth clubs and lots of safe hang out joints with good supervision.

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quote:
Originally posted by xchazx:
hung out at the beach at night drinking and skating and getting into trouble. also hung out at the arcades on the boardwalk. favorite games at the time were 720, time pilot, and robotron. alot of time we hung out at my friends house because his parents let us do what we wanted, within reason. plus he had a huge backyard with a large skate ramp we built so that was kind of the hangout for a while.

also, wherever we knew the girls were going to be.

xchazx,

Sounds a lot like me growing up on the Jersey shore. Did you hang out in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Belmar or were you North or South of there?

- jdocster

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Growing up my family didn't have a lot of money. So I mainly hung at at my best friends house and she mine. But every once in a while we hung out at the arcade or went to the movies.
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at the malls. I lived a few blocks from a mall called westlakes, and I'd go straight to Hastings, and get the latest cassette singles..lol
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aracade in the mall(fashion square mall).
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I was an arcade junkie..so usually anywhere that had a few arcade games..I was there with a pocket-full of quarters. I remember some of my favorite machines to play were games like: Splatterhouse, Punch-Out, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II, Dragon's Lair...ect. Basically anything that had alot of action to it. I also loved to play the whack-a-mole or Skee-ball games.

But if I wasn't at the arcade, I was out and about practicing my other passion when I was a kid...BMX'ing. I must have gone through darn near 100 BMX bikes when I was a kid just because I always trashed them attempting the most brutal stunts....ahh yes, the good ole broken, bruised, and sore days.

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Most weekends were spent in Trocadero (Leicester Sq)where we would be very loud and usually get chucked out eventually.

After school me and my best friend would go to her cousin's house in the hope his friends were there....sad or what. LOL

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On my friends front wall. No bull. We'd hang out there all Summer 7or8 of us. Only time we'd leave the wall was to
A) Go to the shop for Coke or an Ice Cream.
B) Have a hot date
C) Got called for dinner
D) Played footie..

Ahhhhh, great times.. I loved that wall.. [Big Grin]

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I basically hung out at practice. I was given a choice by my parents to either play sports or get a job. I played sports! During swimming we hung out at my house after practice, during hockey at Angela's house, lacross at the field, the rest were in the summer to wherever there was a pool to cool down in!
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quote:
Originally posted by jdocster:
</font><blockquote><font size="1" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by xchazx:
hung out at the beach at night drinking and skating and getting into trouble. also hung out at the arcades on the boardwalk. favorite games at the time were 720, time pilot, and robotron. alot of time we hung out at my friends house because his parents let us do what we wanted, within reason. plus he had a huge backyard with a large skate ramp we built so that was kind of the hangout for a while.

also, wherever we knew the girls were going to be.
</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face=""Century Gothic", Verdana, Arial">xchazx,

Sounds a lot like me growing up on the Jersey shore. Did you hang out in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Belmar or were you North or South of there?

- jdocster

moved to long branch from jersey city when i was 2 in 1972. spent my whole life there and hanging at the beaches in north long branch, west end, monmouth beach, bradley beach, avon, belmar, and point pleasant. wherever we wanted to go really.

long branch was happening in the 80's before the pier burnt down. spent a lot of time at "kids world" getting into shenanigans.

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