2017 80s Day - The day Devo showed up at Loon Mountain

Bitchin’ tunes, blinding neon ski outfits, and Bud Heavy, what could be better than 80s day at Loon Mountain?

80s outfits, 80s tunes, and 80s characters at an 80s ski lodge

Add to the (apres ski) party the best 80s cover band in New England, Fast Times Boston, toss in a few hundred pairs of Ray Ban Aviators (with Croakies, of course), and witness Hulkamania running wild, brother! and what you end up with is the purest White Mountain entertainment - not an 80s euphemism for illegal narcotics.

Noles, Pants, and Fizz performing No Sleep Till Brooklyn at the 2018 80s Day at Loon Mountain with Fast Times Boston
Noles, Pants, and Fizz rocking No Sleep Till Brooklyn with Fast Times Boston at the 2018 80s Day @ Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH - photo credit to @KapitolPhoto / @CROAKIES

Our annual 80s day recaps


2017 80s Day recap

Notes from the weekend:

Friday

  • Stop at Winnipesaukee to check in on some stuff before heading up.
  • Trivia @ Bunyan Room (did alright, not as good as we hoped).
  • Keith Roth hosting on Hair Nation for the 80s Hair Nation Game.

Saturday

  • 2017 80s Day Costume: Devo
  • Morning ritual of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • "80s Weekend Morning Wake Up" for Huff (sleeping in).  Beer and loud glam metal bands left at the door, both for consumption.
  • Cranked Appetite for Destruction (Guns N' Roses) & Screw It! (Danger Danger) while making our costumes
  • I led a spirited discussion about how kickass Andy Timmons was, regardless of the artistic "merit" of Danger Danger. They did have bitchin’ album covers though.
  • Shuttle connection
  • Bumped into people that we saw in 2016
  • Seeing Cobra Kai's Johnny Lawrence!
  • Got 2nd place at the costume contest, losing to 80s Madonna (she claims to be a different decade Madonna every year. Well done. Also, won a pair of (Smith?!) goggles
  • Enzos pizza (Lincoln, NH) for dinner: decent chicken bacon ranch pizza.
  • Slopeside Retreat for the NCAA tourney: Oregon vs UNC

Sunday

  • Peg’s (remember - cash only)

Highlights

  • The Guns’n’Roses "Beer and a shot of (hair) metal" wake up was first introduced.

Clutch move of the weekend:

Huff, Pants, and Fizz as Devo at 2017 80s Day Loon
Hey Kids, it's Devo!

Being Devo

Wearing bright yellow Dupont Tychem Coveralls really stood out.  Nailed it as Devo.  In fact, with the right mask/helmet, we could have doubled as Marty McFly (Darth Vader, from the planet Vulcan) in Back to the Future.  Another strong costume idea.

Photos from 80s Weekend 2017

2017 3rd Annual Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure screening
Devo jamming out waiting for The Shuttle Connection to arrive
Devo and Weird Al. Where is Thomas Dolby?!
Fast Times Boston jamming in the Bud Light Concert Tent outside of The Bunyan Room
Pants, Fizz, and Huff (Devo) takes The Shuttle Connection to Loon Mountain
Huff and Woody from the 2016 80s Day
Pants and Fizz meet Johnny Lawrence of the Cobra Kai dojo
2017 Hair Nation Game - Rocket Queen, it's for the band!