Pretty in Pink celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The cult classic has not only made a couple generations of high school outsiders feel cool, but it has also sparked plenty of style trends and introduced us to some kick-ass bands.
The Golden Age of Music Video’s Stephen Pitalo threw a dance party on February 26 to commemorate the occasion. Rough Trade was transformed into TRAX and brought partiers back to the ’80s complete with music videos from the classics — OMD, the Psychedelic Furs, and the Go-Go’s. Partygoers also showed off their best moves to “Try A Little Tenderness” during the Duckie dance-off.
Don’t forget to check out the Voice’s piece on learning the art of the mixtape from its unsung master, John Hughes.
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