I remember the summer of 1983, because that was the year when my mother, sister and I spent almost every Friday night at Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT. We went in the afternoon to swim in Lake Quassapaug, swim out to the float, and enjoy a picnic supper. Once the sun started to set, it was 1908 night, Quassy’s celebration of their 75th anniversary by selling ride tickets, hot dogs, and sodas for a quarter each.
It was a fun summer, and every time I hear certain songs it takes me back to those nights. Here’s a sampling of the music playing on the radio as we drove to and from Lake Quassapaug:
The Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
The Kinks – Come Dancing
Madness – Our House
Who says there was no good music in the Eighties? The rides at Quassy are less memorable as they were admittedly rather tame. When we went back one time in 1984, the magic was gone. Still, it’s a fun memory to think back on 25 years later.