Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress
Although it feels like yesterday, it’s been 10 years since Lady Gaga stunned the world at the 2010 VMAs. She graced the red carpet with a fashion statement- a dress entirely made of beef, along with meaty accessories.
“Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife”
The news story-turned-viral sensation was Youtubed hundreds of millions of times and found itself of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. If you are unfamiliar, the original video is a clip from a local news station about an attempted assault in Lincoln Park, Alabama. In the video, 23-year-old Antoine Dodson told WAFF-48 News, “He’s climbing in your windows, he’s snatching your people up. So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband.” The Gregory Brothers remixed the segment, and it became known as “Bed Intruder Song”. It was released on July 31, 2010.
One Direction Auditions for The X-Factor
In June and July of 2010, five hopeful boys auditioned for the X-Factor. These young men, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson would later join to form an iconic boy band we all know and love.
Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg made it clear that the West coast is the best coast, and we don’t disagree- this pop hit was released on May 7, 2010.
Baby Rapunzel being abducted by Mother Gothel has made us teary-eyed for almost ten years- the Disney film was released on November 24, 2010.
Implementation of Obamacare
President Barack Obama signed a new health care law (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare) on March 23, 2010.
It’s baffling to think of when goofy, silly, Minions weren’t part of our pop culture. On July 9, 2010, when the film was released, we were introduced to Dave, Kevin, the rest of the minions and the term “gorls”.
The Opening of Elf: The Musical on Broadway
Elf: The Musical had its opening night on Broadway on November 2, 2010 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in New York City. It was short-lived (a whole two months) and the show closed on January 2, 2011.
I bet you don’t remember life before Instagram. I don’t either. On October 6, 2010 Instagram was initially released but only exclusively available on IOS via the app store. Today, Insta has more than one billion users and is the second-most downloaded free app on the app tore.
The Saints’ Super Bowl Win
Just a few years prior to this sterling Super Bowl performance, New Orleans had been devasted by Hurricane Katrina. The fatal Category 5 hurricane was catastrophic and caused about 1,900 deaths. The New Orleans Saints managed to pull off a 31-17 win against the Indianapolis Colts.