The Decade of Individuality


TUESDAY, June 11 –– Common Ground Music Festival hosted the I Love The ‘90s tour Friday at the Cooley Law Stadium. Hardcore fans dressed up in iconic fashion trends of the decade, including fringe pants, color blocked jackets, Nickelodeon tees and a whole lot of denim.  When asked why this decade is still celebrated almost 20 years later, concert-goers said that nothing has topped the era that birthed NSync-type boy bands and girl power groups, Nirvana and pop punk. Also mentioned were game-changing rap and hip-hop artists like 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z and Ice Cube.  

A time when the faces of music reflected a new, progressive age, it’s no wonder why fans of the decade enjoyed a diverse selection of its music. This "‘90s Tour" stop primarily highlighted hip-hop and all-male groups with performances from Vanilla Ice, Rob Base, Coolio, Kid ‘N Play, All-4-One, Young MC and C&C Music Factory with Freedom Williams.  

Along with the bangin’ music, this throwback tour brought out the nostalgia of a distraction-free decade. Patrons reflected on “the good ol’ days” when their childhood memories consisted of Saturday morning cartoons, playing outside and meeting new people face-to-face. During his set, Vanilla Ice paused to tell younger audiences to skip the Snap-crap,” referring to the popular mobile app Snapchat, "and make some real memories."




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