Man. The 2000’s. You really just had to be there. And if you weren’t there, I guess that means you can’t even like, drive yet, so most of this is definitely not gonna make sense to you.
But for those of us who saw that glorious dawning of a new millennium, especially those of us who came of age in it, there’s just a certain patina that will never wash off.
Let’s take a stroll through memory lane with these tweets, shall we?
10. Came in like a wrecking ball
Then: oh man, she’s so hot!
Now: WOAH. THAT IS A CHILD.
You just had to be there. pic.twitter.com/oWfKPxG0YV
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) February 27, 2021
9. It was lit
I worked at Blockbuster just before they went out of business.
Favorite day job I’ve ever had in my life.
You had to be there. On a Friday night. pic.twitter.com/JGYm5JXnAe
— ChefBoy RT (@RGT_Thoughts) February 27, 2021
8. That’s a stretch
If it was bright and moved around weird, it was in high demand.
you just had to be there pic.twitter.com/4gfNoJKx3J
— ً rey ♡ happy pride!! (@lwtbrz) February 26, 2021
7. The parachute
Providing seconds upon seconds of non-panicked fun.
You had to be there pic.twitter.com/AkPDegnTPC
— HerFavNigga (@kashboysam) February 26, 2021
6. Dystopian young-adult fiction
One of the most weirdly specific genres to ever emerge.
you just had to be there pic.twitter.com/EuHCWUTd7n
— inej ghafa (@denisha_meows) February 26, 2021
5. You’re watching Disney
And you’re probably never gonna stop.
you had to be there pic.twitter.com/8tJiTJdgTB
— Riyaad, (@RiyaadRajah) February 26, 2021
4. Don’t talk back
The app that was in some ways ahead of its time, and in others just a disaster.
you just had to be there fr pic.twitter.com/61okA5Zs4K
— naughty wilbur (solar power era) (@_mcgorts) February 27, 2021
3. It’s called fashion, sweaty
I can smell all of this.
u had to be there pic.twitter.com/XSL2DAScA0
— em ? (@uhhmmily) February 27, 2021
2. Living the dream
Those full keyboard PDA’s seemed like such a natural choice but in retrospect were kinda garbage.
You had to be there pic.twitter.com/a4mGldjmvz
— Molly Doyle ❀✿ (@dxyle) March 3, 2021
1. Living in images
Wait, how old is The Fault in Our Stars?
you just had to be there pic.twitter.com/E0olTujULj
— f ❦ (she/her) (@LOVESONAS) March 3, 2021
Man, I’m practically bursting with memories now. I should probably see a doctor about that.
What’s your favorite memory of the 2000’s?
Tell us in the comments.