The best 25 tweets we’ve seen about the #AwesomeXPN 80s weekend (so far)
Well, day one of DJ Robert Drake’s Awesome #1 Hits of the 80s Weekend was a total blast. The music was great (and horrendous), the #AwesomeXPN hashtag was poppin and people from around the region (and the country) were weighing in via social media on the best and worst of what we were collectively listening to. Here’s some of the best Twitter action we’ve seen so far.
A lot of listeners were legitimately excited about the countdown, and talked about the memories it sparked.
#AwesomeXPN is now playing on every radio in the house
— Rick Orlosky (@orlosky) June 27, 2015
Seriously Billie Jean changed the world. Seeing MJ moonwalk on the Motown special was amazing. Me and my sisters rewatched that over & over. — Maureen Walsh (@trimmtrabb1977) June 27, 2015
I would say the first few notes of “Beat It” are as iconic as the opening shot of “Like A Rolling Stone.” so there. @awesomeXPN — Call Me The Breeze (@somevelvetblog) June 27, 2015
— bullit16 (@CraigOstroff) June 27, 2015
Other listeners were more, er, questioning of the music and its cultural relevance today (or ever).
— joshpincus (@joshpincus) June 27, 2015
— Sweet Mabel Art (@SweetMabelArt) June 27, 2015
— E. Schuman (@theericschuman) June 27, 2015
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) June 27, 2015
Bernie Taupin must have been on one of his coke binges when he wrote this. #AwesomeXPN
— Bernadette Taylor (@berntay) June 27, 2015
As the trip down memory lane ensued, many listeners began Tweeting images of their personal 80s memorabilia.
— Katy Roussos (@KatyRoussos) June 27, 2015
— Patty Beaman (@nooberry) June 27, 2015
— Ms. Izzo (@HMSGov) June 27, 2015
— PhillySocial.com (@PhillySoc) June 27, 2015
— Merry Farmer (@MerryFarmer20) June 27, 2015
Robert Drake actually dug up and posted a photograph of himself from the 80s.
— DJRobertDrake (@DJRobertDrake) June 27, 2015
Which prompted other listeners to follow suit with a parade of amazingly retro images.
— Katy Thorbahn (@katythorbahn) June 27, 2015
— Crystal Eiswert (@cityofloveyoga) June 27, 2015
— Joe Belt (@joeybelt) June 27, 2015
— Princess Pincus (@MrsPincus) June 27, 2015
— Linda M. Hee (@HeeLindaM) June 27, 2015
The #AwesomeXPN 80s weekend continues this morning at 10 a.m. and runs until Robert has played every number one hit through December of 1989. Before its over, we will hear not one, not two but three Milli Vanilli songs. And on that note, here is a closing thought from Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney.
— Joey Sweeney (@sweeneyjojo) June 27, 2015