I was an 8-bit kid, 80s new wave was everywhere. Never did the clubs or scenes as they were late 80s and beyond.. Just a kid/teen/adult at a computer online causing mischief.
Some friends were club kids that would grab interesting drugs from NYC and bring back to NJ – but I stayed suburban.
stayed far away from that. Closest I came was an anarchist but slightly faschy punk friend who ended up becoming a DJ (now back in Poland) and has left all that past behind him, has a family and his politics are liberal now. But in his teens + 20s he was a follower and a mess.
He hates the growing nationalism in Poland and being an older electronic DJ, he’s got to be extra careful what he stirs up in his audience.
Pretty much. He shed his share of blood and had his share of broken body parts but overall he was a suburbanite and didn’t know it.
I saw him as “good kid, misguided”.. He eventually found himself though.