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If London was swinging in the Sixties, and New York was the Eighties...

... Where was the Seventies?

by Anonymousreply 32November 1, 2021 11:03 AM


by Anonymousreply 1October 22, 2021 6:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 2October 22, 2021 6:17 PM


The 70s was the Me Decade, per Tom Wolfe.

by Anonymousreply 3October 22, 2021 6:19 PM

West Berlin?

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by Anonymousreply 4October 22, 2021 6:21 PM


by Anonymousreply 5October 22, 2021 6:23 PM

Berlin was the 1990s.

by Anonymousreply 6October 22, 2021 6:23 PM

New York had the 70s despite it being bankrupt.

by Anonymousreply 7October 22, 2021 6:23 PM

I lived in Manhattan from1979 to 2014. The 80s positively sucked after Reagan and AIDs, so 1981 on. The 90s were spectacular, however.

by Anonymousreply 8October 22, 2021 6:38 PM

I'm going to get trashed for this, but I'd say Toronto had the 1970s.

by Anonymousreply 9October 22, 2021 8:38 PM

LA, definitely

by Anonymousreply 10October 22, 2021 9:15 PM

Where's it swinging these days, in the teens?

by Anonymousreply 11October 25, 2021 8:27 PM

The Bermuda Triangle

by Anonymousreply 12October 25, 2021 8:32 PM

1970s Toronto

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by Anonymousreply 13October 25, 2021 8:32 PM

Marin County

Peacock feathers and hot tubs, baby!

by Anonymousreply 14October 25, 2021 8:33 PM

NY in the 70s LA in the 80s

by Anonymousreply 15October 25, 2021 8:36 PM

I disagree that New York was swinging in the 1980s. New York was also the 1960s and 70s. New York fell from grace when Studio 54 closed, disco died and the music scene left Greenwich Village.

NYC in The 1980s went punk, new wave, garage and grunge and that left dance halls without any true dance music. Madonna and others were a light beckoning the way back to dance music, but the gay population, and cultural taste, were quickly declining. There would never again be the heady days that the 1960s and 70s brought.

by Anonymousreply 16October 25, 2021 8:39 PM

Rio de Janeiro

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by Anonymousreply 17October 25, 2021 8:42 PM

Los Angeles

by Anonymousreply 18October 25, 2021 8:42 PM

I'm a melliennial born in the late 80s. And I've always had a romanticized idea of NYC and LA in the 60s 70s and 80s. I've formed this opinion based off of films I love from those three decades.

Can someone make a thread on LA and NYC based on those three decades please. I've wanted a thread based on this fir a while.


by Anonymousreply 19October 25, 2021 8:50 PM

San Francisco

by Anonymousreply 20October 25, 2021 8:56 PM

Los Angelees.

by Anonymousreply 21October 25, 2021 9:08 PM


by Anonymousreply 22October 25, 2021 9:46 PM

R11 Nowhere but my condo. Every city and town on the planet, from L.A. to NYC to Milan to Bangkok to Paris is positively terrible with no redeeming qualities.

by Anonymousreply 23October 25, 2021 9:50 PM

R19 your in your 30s abs can’t afford a $2 subscription to DL? You need to focus on finding a job and less on the glory days of cities.

by Anonymousreply 24October 25, 2021 9:50 PM

Connecticut is where most of the key parties took place.

by Anonymousreply 25October 25, 2021 9:52 PM

Swinging London can be seen in the hammer and amicus horror films of the 60s and 70s.

by Anonymousreply 26November 1, 2021 10:23 AM

Or this.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 1, 2021 10:26 AM

what city was 2000s, 2010s, 2020?

by Anonymousreply 28November 1, 2021 10:34 AM

NYC was the 70s - not the 80s. The 80s killed the creative, fun, peak of NYC.

I’d say London was the 2000’s. It went from a weird, quirky, British city to a modern, global capital - with decent food, modern design and international residents. Seemed like a ton of NYers moved there 2000-2010.

LA also seemed to peak in the early 21st century. It’s definitely now the more creative, interesting city in the US.

by Anonymousreply 29November 1, 2021 10:40 AM

LA and SF

by Anonymousreply 30November 1, 2021 10:46 AM

70s = Rio, San Francisco, LA, New York, Paris, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and many small watering holes

by Anonymousreply 31November 1, 2021 10:57 AM

Well, there was the early 70s groupie/glam-rock scene in LA and disco/new wave/punk scene of the late 70s.

by Anonymousreply 32November 1, 2021 11:03 AM
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