Few things have the chance to force you back into a place in time in your life that you thought you’d forgotten about. Laguna Beach is it’s own sense memory. Whenever you think of a scene, or a phrase, or song, you’re automatically transported back into 2004.
But jumping back into 2017, the producers of MTV’s sun-kissed teenage dream, Laguna Beach, are behind a new docuseries called Siesta Key. The Florida-based show “follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, class, and looming adulthood.” Sound familiar?
If we know anything about MTV reality shows, we’re about to get served up some…
Also, if it’s anything like it’s mean older sister, Siesta Key will have it’s own nostalgia-inducing tidbits in the years to come. Here’s what we could never forget about when we went back and revisited the stuff about LB that made our early 2000s’ heart skip a beat.
1. The opening credits are to Hilary Duff’s Come Clean.
Oh, I bet you forgot that she was a singer for awhile, huh?
2. Slamming your flip phone down.
Because when you’re mid-fight it’s the equivalent of slamming down your parents’ landline. Bonus points if you use your chin.
3. Halter tops and flare jeans with flip flops.
Also jean skirts and Ugg boots. And fancy tank tops and jeans. And polo shirts with the collar flipped. And ruffled mini skirts. And trucker hats…
4. Acting a fool on vacation and it doesn’t follow you around on social media.
“What happens in Cabo stays in Cabo!” LOL, yeah ok.
5. Carrying a digital camera around everywhere you go.
Taking selfies was a bit more of a chore back in the day.
Find me one person that didn’t sound like a total tool when saying this phrase.
7. Hot tubbing.
Think about it: when was the last time you were in a hot tub? The bacteria situation alone – gross.
8. Kicking it at the skate and surf shop.
If you couldn’t get in at the local shop for the summer, working at Zumiez or PacSun were suitable. Or just hanging out with your friend who worked there.
9. The ungodly amounts of black eye makeup.
Especially when you didn’t prepare for it to come streaming down your face during a fight with your BFF.
10. Chunky highlights and thick side bangs.
And that nervous tick to always push them behind our ears. LET THEM GROW OUT!
11. Rage-singing Since U Been Gone at the top of your lungs.
Hell hath no fury like a teen girl scorned.