A List: People Share What Early 2000s Trend They Want To Come Back

When you think back to the beginning of the 2000s and low-rise jeans and MTV’s “TRL,” what do you miss most? A Reddit thread has people fondly reminiscing about those days 20 years ago by asking, “What's an early 2000s trend that you wish would make a comeback?”

Some of these may be better off staying in the 2000s, while others may hit you in the feels:

  • “Blockbuster and other film rental places. There was something magical about going in and running around the aisles with your friends or just cruising on your own, picking up anticipated titles and also something that just caught your eye.”
  • “Playing video games locally in person.”
  • “The Internet of the late 90s and early 2000s was the best. Napster, newsgroups, flash games, forums, no social media or data harvesting bullsh*t. Just awesome.”
  • “I miss old YouTube where people posted original one-take crappy videos. Now we have all these 'professional' YouTubers and it’s just not the same anymore.”
  • “AIM. Texting isn't the same.”
  • “Renting a video game for the week was super fun.”
  • “I miss my Nickelodeon alarm clock. Why wake up to an ear-piercing electronic chime when you could start your day to the sound of a cartoon spring and slam a giant red button.”
  • “Flip phones. A few friends and I agree that if it weren’t for a few key features on smartphones, we’d love to go back to them. If a flip phone had a good GPS and access to Spotify, I’d be down.”
  • “Hanging out at the mall. Nostalgic memories.”
  • “The pants that zip off into shorts.”
  • “Furniture. Blow up armchairs and lava lamps.”
  • “When MTV, VH1, and BET had actual music.”
  • “Removeable, replaceable batteries in cell phones.”
  • “Skateboarding and everything it brought with it. Skateboard games, skate, pop punk, skate fashion, extreme sports, and movies.”
  • “Living in the moment, unconsumed by media.”
  • “Roll on scented body glitter from Bath and Body Works.”
  • “Paying for a bit of a song to be my ringtone.”
  • “MP3 players. No ads, no subscriptions.”

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