Nobody ever likes the decade they grew up in. People who grew up in the 90s think the 80s were cool. (This one might actually be true. The 90s had AIDs and nobody was putting out after AIDs came along. Thanks a lot, Magic Johnson.) People who grew up in the 70s think the 60s were cool. Actually, everyone seems to think growing up in the 60s was cool. Why? I have no idea. Oh, let's do a bunch of acid and listen to shitty music. Let's rebel against the system by smoking pot and getting tear gassed. Let's wear stupid looking clothes and have all our friends die in Vietnam. Yeah, the 60s were real awesome. Me? If I could do it all over again, I'd totally want to grow up in the seventies. Think about it.
Porn theaters? Check.
Schlitz sold at County Stadium? Check.
18 years old to drink with nobody really checking? Check.
Bars open til 5 or 6 in the morning? Check.
(The best case scenario would be to be born in the early 60s with two older brothers. That way you hit your teens right towards the mid 70s and your brothers are a couple of drugged out hippies. I bet your parents would let you get away with anything as long as you weren't sitting in your room eating acid and trying to explain to them that Jerry Garcia changed your life while wearing a tie dyed shirt and a pair of bell bottoms.)
The 70s were a potpourri of everything I like and more. Don't even act like you don't feel the same way. When you take your special lady friend home do you put on Al Green or Chris Brown? When you want to watch an awesome movie do you watch Avatar? Or do you watch The Godfather, Rocky, The Godfather II, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Star Wars, Jaws, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, Animal House or Apocalypse Now? I can go on and on. The best Billy Joel album? The Stranger. The best type of lamp? Lava. The best Captain and Tennille song? Okay, that was a trick question there is no best Captain and Tennille song.
The point is that the 70s were the best f*ckin' time to be alive, man and being a Brewers fan is no exception. And since this weekend is 70s Retro Weekend we thought it was time to take you back to a time when the music was good, the movies were awesome, afros were an acceptable look on white guys and "do you have any ludes?" wasn't met with a puzzled look. So put on some ELO, pop a few barbs, crack open a Schlitz and come see what's brewin'. Continue reading →