There was something really surreal about growing up around the turn of the century – the turn of the millennium.
The future felt like it was just rushing at you as fast as it could. The year 2000 just felt so advanced, like it was a gateway into a wildly different era.
And in retrospect, it really kind of was.
Obviously things change from decade to decade in every lifetime, though I think there actually was a unique shift that happened right around that time. And remembering it, as Twitter is want to do, is an absolute trip.
10. Slide of your life
I think from a hygiene perspective water parks have been forever ruined for me.
You just had to be there pic.twitter.com/5cgcZzIka2
— instigator ? (@alvinincognito) February 26, 2021
9. Early internet video
Yeah ok that’s all well and good but where’s Homestar Runner?
You just had to be there pic.twitter.com/NeGKe27pGf
— Chandler (@chandewaal) February 26, 2021
8. The VHS era
Before these bad boys, if you wanted to watch a movie at home you just had to hope and pray that one of the three channels you got would air it sometime and you wouldn’t be busy when it came on.
You just had to be there. ? I miss the 90’s!! ?? pic.twitter.com/nnDxB5DdPr
— Alicia Silverstone (@AliciaSilv) March 3, 2021
7. The style
Saturated and attention-grabbing.
you just had to be there pic.twitter.com/x0GuCpVIrK
— joeL (@jarevalo527) February 26, 2021
6. Bring it On
Or is this one of the many imitator movies that followed?
You just had to be there pic.twitter.com/3bTYMSgfsG
— M? (@makeenz) February 25, 2021
5. Sun Drop
None of this fashion really looks out of place now though.
You had to be there pic.twitter.com/am236bBk3I
— ??? (@AleahMelody) February 26, 2021
4. Cartoon Network
This was mind blowing.
you just had to be there.. pic.twitter.com/u0JpsBZOBv
— ᵐᵃᵐᵃˢ ♡ (@shekinahsade) February 26, 2021
3. Justice for mall
It’s like a unicorn vomited.
you just had to be there pic.twitter.com/EKJ9zIkd6l
— aurora? (@auroraguzmann) March 2, 2021
2. Guy Code
I feel like this maybe wouldn’t hold up now, actually.
You just had to be there.
MTV needs to stop showing 25 hours of Ridiculousness a day and bring this and Girl Code back ? pic.twitter.com/beQGZQOPLL
— Todoroki: Glacier Flame ❄? (@KillaCJ93) February 26, 2021
1. Only on Disney
*Cue the magic wand thing.*
you had to be there pic.twitter.com/8tJiTJdgTB
— Riyaad, (@RiyaadRajah) February 26, 2021
I’m now going to drift away on a cloud of memories.
What are you most nostalgic for these days?
Tell us in the comments.