1997 (aka, When College Co-Eds
Didn't Dress Like Floozies Were Covered From Neck to Knee)
You hear a tune from yesteryear and suddenly you're there, in your college dorm room wearing the black pants/saphire blue button down/silver monogrammed jewelry/black boots uniform like the rest of your sorority sisters, sipping pink wine from a red cup while waiting for it to be late enough to hit the band parties. CDs will spin as songs are sung, into hairbrushes. There will be choreagraphy that some twelve years later you'll still bust out at weddings.
This afternoon I'm flying down to Nashville where I'll meet up with my friends Elizabeth and Sarah for a Mississippi road trip to see our friend Jenny say I Do.
I haven't seen these girls since my wedding, and it's been many, many years since we've had this much time together. I'm certain we'll pick up just like we left things in 1999, but if not, I've put together a little Tunes for Travel: College Girls Reunion edition to expedite nostalgia (on compact disc, in the spirit of the '90's, not an iPod). Here's a sample of the playlist:
Rocky Top - Obviously.
Making Love Out of Nothing At All - For our dance routine.
Strawberry Wine - When we thought 30 was old...
Say Good-bye - Does Dave not say college to everyone?
Burning Down the House - There was this minor dorm fire.
This Kiss - That video. Those haircuts it inspired.
Wide Open Spaces - Cause we had to graduate...
If you had a college play list, what songs would you put on it?