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Rare Photos From The '80s That Perfectly Sum Up The Decade

Has any decade hung around in popular culture like the 1980s? From iconic fashion to cultural touchstones to world-changing moments, we still can't get the '80s out of our heads, even over 30 years laters. These candid photos will take you right back to that epic time, do prepare yourself: there's going to be a lot of big hair.

Zoo in the backyard

Before Joe Exotic was the face of tiger ownership, there was Tippi Hedren. The actress emerged as an animal activist during the '80s, becoming the president of the Shambala Preserve in California. However, that phone might be the biggest giveaway of the time period.

Outside the stadium

Concerts were different back then. Today, it seems there's a rush to quickly find your seats (if you're not stuck in a slowly moving line). But from this scrapbook memory, there was the before-party, where you set up in the parking lot and tailgated for hours. Or maybe you just hung out in the parking lot and listening to the music for free!

People's Princess

Princess Diana became a global icon during this decade, and not just because she married Prince Charles. As the AIDS epidemic grew worse, it was Princess Diana who shook the hand of a man with the virus and showed the world that compassion, not fear, was the solution.

Fitness supreme

Finding the perfect exercise routine has been an issue for every decade. Back in the '80s, Jane Fonda's workout videos became the new, hip thing to take part in. The workout clothes were eye-popping. It's safe to safe nothing has quite matched its significance.