1997 is a big year for us here at bazaar! Not only is it the year where our first issue was published (November 1st 1997), but a lot of great things were going on at that time as well. It was a simple and happy time where you had to choose between talking on the phone and using “dial-up” Internet. It was a year where TVs were thick, cell phones were huge (and a luxury!), and basically all the sitcoms were set in unrealistically priced apartments in New York City. Travel with us through time and let’s reminisce over what happened.
People were able to see Mario in 3D (and play four players at a time – goodbye fighting over consoles!) with Nintendo 64.
Bo? Is That You?
Dolly the Sheep was cloned, and couldn’t handle the fame so she hitchhiked her way over to the bazaar offices, recreating herself as Bo, our mascot.
Good-bye England’s Rose
Elton John performed his beautiful revised version of “Candle in the Wind” to commemorate the recent death of the late Lady Diana.
“I’m the King of the World!”
The legendary 11 Oscar winning film Titanic was released, and everyone was obsessed, and people also couldn’t stop singing “My Heart Will Go On” that year (and for many years after that).
Other notable movies released
Men in Black, Liar Liar, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Air Force One and The Lost World: Jurassic Park
What else were we singing along to back then?
“MmBop”- Hanson, “Wannabe”- Spice Girls, “Un-break My Heart”- Toni Braxton
“I’ll Be Missing You”- Puff Daddy/Faith Evans/112, “Honey”- Mariah Carey, “Hypnotize”-The Notorious B.I.G. and “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems- The Notorious B.I.G.”
People were also curled up on their couches watching TV shows like:
Seinfeld, E.R., Just Shoot Me, Home Improvement, Veronica’s Closet and Friends. Unfortunately, the Teletubbies were released in 1997 as well.
“Oh my God! They Killed Kenny!”
Trey Parker and Matt Stone shocked parents worldwide with their release of South Park (and animation was never the same since then).
Children were playing with (and collecting) Beanie Babies, Pokemon cards, Tamagotchi Pets, Spice Girls Dolls and POGs (But we still played outside!)
Making a Comeback
Steve Jobs returns to Apple, making the once gigantic computer evolve into the sleek machines we love using today.
Ready for this?
A whole bunch of great books were released, but we don’t want to ruin the surprise! Read on to Bookworms to find out more…
Another fun and extremely random fact is that the Chicago Bulls were the NBA Champions that year, and Michael Jordan was everything. Don’t pretend you didn’t have a backwards placed Bulls cap permanently glued to your head.
While it is 2016, we’re still gonna party like it’s 1997!