Parachute pants are now not in vogue.
TaB soda is historical past, Debbie Harry of Blondie is 76, and “The Love Boat,” “Knight Rider” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” have been banished from prime-time community tv.
We could also be greater than 30 years faraway from the Eighties, however a slice of that point interval that included Reaganomics, house shuttles and the emergence of microwave ovens is discovering new life.
And a heavy metallic guitarist who has been gathering and restoring online game consoles for greater than 20 years is the most recent so as to add to the Madison-area combine.
Brad Van Kauwenbergh, the frontman for the aptly named metallic band Droids Assault, has partnered with Chris Welch of Trixie’s Liquor to open Aftershock Traditional Arcade at 1442 E. Washington Ave.
The enterprise, which opened on New Yr’s Eve within the former residence of Maria’s bar, options greater than 120 basic video games like Area Invaders, Joust and 1943, together with newer video games like Guitar Hero. There are colourful pinball machines with “Twilight Zone,” “Addams Household” and “Tales from the Crypt” themes and an air hockey desk.
The bar resembles an Atari 2600 console, and the ceiling consists of illuminated panels of blue lights to imitate the maze of a Pac-Man recreation. And because it’s a bar, most video games, which solely take tokens, are outfitted with a cup holder.