It’s ‘retro’, yeah, that’s it

2007/01/29 at 09:11

On Saturday evening, we attended our local high school‘s performance of Footloose: the Musical. The play is set in 1985, and it culminates with a formal dance. During the final scene, I noticed one actor wearing a baby blue tuxedo with navy trim and a ruffled shirt (like below, but without the vest). I wore that very tuxedo to the prom in 1980. After the play, I found myself standing in line next to the young actor who was still in costume. I told him that, in my opinion, he was the only actor in the scene wearing a period costume. I then remarked, “I’m not sure what’s more unsettling: that I actually wore this tuxedo, or that I referred to it as ‘period’!”

'Retro' Tuxedo