10 SEP 2021
5 MIN READ
We all love a throwback, don’t we? Whether it’s a classic TV show, a forgotten gadget, or a certified banger everyone seemingly jumps on the nostalgia bandwagon every time it comes around.
This week Virgin Media has pledged to help the noughties kids among us get back on the dancefloor, Steve from Blues Clues has addressed the now adults who once were obsessed with the show and the people of Spain have gone back in time to a life before IKEA.
Virgin Media is connecting club nights headlined by DJs Pete Tong and Carl Cox in London and Glasgow to demonstrate the power of its gigabit broadband service, Gig1. "Club rewind" is part of Virgin Media's "Faster brings us closer" campaign which centres on intergenerational connections made through music. The events will be held simultaneously 400 miles apart on 22 September with the superstar DJs transporting fans to the musical era of noughties Ibiza, which was voted on social media as the clubbing time fans would most like to relive. Simon Groves, director of brand and marketing at Virgin Media O2, said: "Music has the power to transport you back in time, relive memories and connect with others. With so many clearly feeling nostalgic for the early 2000s, we cannot wait to bring back the iconic noughties house era with 'Club rewind'
I Never Forgot You
It’s the closure a generation of people didn’t know they needed: Steve from Blues Clues celebrates its 25 year anniversary by telling his fans he is proud of them. In a video posted by Nick Jr, actor Steve gets emotional as he talks about his time on the show, what is has meant to him, and how the fans should be proud of what they have accomplished since the start of the popular kids show about Steve and his animated dog, Blue: “I mean, we started out with clues,” he says. "And now, it's what — student loans and jobs and families? And some of it has been kind of hard, you know?” The video has been all over the web, with grown up fans feeling caught off guard with the level of nostalgia – cue the memes!
Don't Forget Tea-Lights...
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first store in Spain, Ikea took nostalgia to new heights with a Big Brother inspired show called ‘Trapped in the 90s’. Over 8 episodes the followed a group of young people challenged to live in a house that was pre-Ikea (with no-doubt hilarious consequences). In this alternate universe Friends set they had to cope with such horrors as dial up phones drawers without cutlery trays – all to highlight the positive impact Ikea has had in its first quarter-century in Spain.