Oh the 2000’s, a time when Kim Kardashian was just cleaning closets, Sidekicks were HOT and The Simple Life ruled TV. It was a time when socialites invented being famous, IT girls took iconic mugshots and being emo was cool (still is tbh). The internet was a somewhat pure place where MySpace called the shots and destroyed friendships. The 00s are making a come back wether you like it or not, Juicy is back in 2017 and that’s that. But let’s face it, the only reason why we’re letting the 00s have a resurgence is because it was the last time pop culture thrived and we fucking loved it.
Get ready to cure your nostalgia because the amazing @popculturediedin2009 along with the Tonya Hardgin and Nancy Keerrigan 1994 Museum are giving us the Nicole Richie’s Memorial Day BBQ exhibit, entirely dedicated to reminiscing and celebrating the time when paparazzo’s still had a job. The exhibition is named after the iconic Memorial Day BBQ hosted by Richie and who could forget the leaked e-vite which read: “there will be a scale at the front door. No girls over 100 pounds allowed in. Start starving yourself now.” The BBQ ended in the famous demise and hospitalization of Mischa Barton. R.I.P.
The ART exhibit will showcase art inspired by the era’s tabloids created by Laura Collins, Tiny Stitchers (Ashley Chávez and Caroline Cristal), Lila Freeman, and other artists.
In case you didn’t know, PCD2009 is the authority in all things from the 2000’s. From the blog, to Twitter to the AH-mazing IG feed, the BBQ exhibit is set to be as fun as a night out with Paris, Lindsay and Britney, just don’t flash anyone on the way out.
A Facebook event has been created for the exhibit and it reads similar to the BBQ e-vite, “right now, someone somewhere is looking at an exhibit featuring photos of rock stars in their heyday. Good for them! We feel it’s time to celebrate the icons of the aughts we all know and love as the rockstars they are. Sure not all of them ‘played music’, but their music was the sound of a faceplant while exiting a Range Rover, a catchphrase created organically on a reality show, the beeping of a court enforced alcohol monitoring bracelet, the mixing of antibiotics with things you shouldn’t mix antibiotics with. The list goes on, do you hear the music now?”
The exhibit will be on display from July 29 to September 10 sat THNK1994.
Long live the 2000’s.