A View of What the Mission was like in 1980
When you’ve grown up somewhere, there eventually comes the time when you’re walking down the street and realize: that you have walked up and down that street so many times, hung out on it with your friends, passed through it on the way to a party – and it’s not at all the same street you are now standing on. And to be honest, you can’t even be sure that you would remember what that street looked like.
Bad enough anywhere, but in a town like this full of more transient faces every day, it’s amazing that anyone can remember anything at all.
Some people have a knack for it and make it their passion.
Clare Haggarty, Sandy Cuadra and Vero Majano have done this with their exhibit Two-Four Home Girls, Circa 1980 now on display at the Mission Cultural Center.
They have put together a multimedia show that documents a time when meticulous coffee klatches and feral packs of hipsters were but an epileptic twinkle in the district’s eye, and instead the Tiny Locas were kicking it in Dolores Park, low-riders cruised Mission Street, and there was no such thing as too much Aqua-Net.
The story telling session with some of the Locas was this past Wednesday but the exhibit is up through the 27th, so you can check it all out and try to imagine what it was like in the cool old days.
Two-Four Home Girls, Circa 1980
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission Street ( btw 24th & 25th)