I really feel like I was born in the wrong era. I shouldn't be born in 1991 but more like during the 50s. Or 60s at least. I find myself totally out-of-sync with today's standards and I'd say mentally I live in the 80s. Of course there are differences within the 80s as well. Early 80s were different than mid 80s, and mid 80s were different than late 80s as well. But anyway, I like all 3 (maybe mid 80s a little bit more since they were the 80sest among all).
1) Clubs were more enjoyable
I love listening to music at a loud volume. But certainly not this crappy music most clubs play in our days. Working as a DJ back then would be even better (see #2 below). Not hard to be a chick magnet if you knew what you were doing and you had good looks as well!
2) Getting a career in music was better
And more enjoyable I should add as well. You would enjoy what you were doing. Nowdays in order to make it big you have to play this (enter any insult you want here) Alternative Rock most people listen to. I consider it an absolute humiliation to play this genre, and personally I'd never accept to be humiliated like that, just for the money. Back then most popular genres were enjoyable, especially Rock or Electronic related genres, so you could enjoy what you were doing if you were a musician.
You could enjoy being a DJ as well, since the songs you'd play in the clubs you would be working at, would be considered popular by then standards more or less . You could even release some 12" single yourself as well, if you were a DJ!
3) Flirting was better
Modern flirting is just disgusting. I see it here everyday how young people tend to flirt. They silly applications like Snapchat, Tinder and 100 emojis in order to flirt. I don't buy this personally. Not to mention if in case you don't use any social media you might be considered a weirdo. Isn't it silly? Or she might be complaining if in case you don't follow her in her Facebook/Instagram,etc. accounts. At least back then, social media didn't exist, and made flirting much less complicating.
4) Less excuses to stay at home
Well back then there was no internet. And internet is the biggest excuse to stay at home nowdays. Even if you decide to go out, you would look weird if you go out alone. Back then it wasn't so weird to go out alone, simply because there weren't many excuses to stay at home. Maybe watch TV or read a book, but the bad thing with internet is, you communicate with others, unlike you do by watching TV or reading a book, and that's why many people choose it as an excuse to stay at home. Now those who are alone, they would rather sit on their computer and use the internet. Fast internet connection also helped making this excuse more dominant.
5) Music was better
I know many will say But you still can listen to this music in our days. It's true indeed. But you know what's the difference? Music from that era is a cult thing more or less nowdays. Back then this music was around everywhere. In the radios, in the clubs, etc. Pure enjoyment.
6) No phones
Phones have proven to do more good than bad actually. Although they are useful to make calls or send messages when you are out, those extra features they have nowdays they made phones worse actually. Notice even when people go out they are still above their phones. It's plainly disgusting!
7) You could see your favorite bands and artists live, when they were at their peak.
It's different to see your favorite musicians when they are in their 20s and their 30s and it's different when they are in their 60s. Most of the artists I like were born in the 50s, so it means nowdays many of them are retired or they still tour but they don't have the same energy they had as they did back then. Maybe only a few are still as good as they were back then, but only a few.
And of course you should've been born in a big country like US, Canada or UK to get a chance to see them. Otherwise it would be very difficult.
US Festival '83 was one of those concerts I'd love to go for example. So many great names at once!!!