I have to share my excitement with you all: I'm going to see one of my all-time favorite bands, The Beastie Boys, this summer! This will be my fourth time seeing them and I'm so psyched to whip out my Adidas and old-school gear for them.
Thanks to the Beasties, white boys gained coolness. Seriously, these white boys from NYC encouraged several trends: beanies, super fresh message tee shirts, saggy pants, flannels and who can forget Mike D and his love for oversized, goofy sunglasses? Did you know they even had their own clothing line called X-Large? My adolescent Betties and I shopped, hung out, and swooned over the fine shop boys at X-Large in Berkeley, CA. The line has lived on, but the Beasties moved on to bigger and better things...like freeing Tibet, settling down and just remaining ill.
Here's one of my all time favorite Beastie videos from their 1992 album Check Your Head. The funky dance moves around :30 is my favorite part...sit back, relax and enjoy the FABTV.