Let’s face it–when we look back on our youth, we were all pretty much a bunch of losers trying to be cool. No matter what was “in,” we would try it at least twice, trying to fit in with everyone else–especially in the early to mid-2000s.
Looking back on that time now, we seriously did some pretty stupid stuff. The clothes we wore, the music we listened to, even the shows we watched were just a bunch of crap. At least we’ve grown out of it (I’d hope) and can look back and laugh at ourselves today. Regardless of how old you were in the era of the millennium, you know you were guilty of being a total dweeb.
BuzzFeed’s Dave Stopera asked Twitter to share the most mid-2000s thing they’ve ever done–admitting that he used an iTunes code from a Mountain Dew Code Red cap to download a Bloodhound Gang song. Props to Dave, because Moutain Dew Code Red was the best one-track way to diabetes ever created.
what’s the most mid 2000s thing you ever did? mine was use an iTunes code from the cap of a Mountain Dew Code Red to download a Bloodhound Gang song
— Dave Stopera (@davestopera) October 2, 2018
Some of the answers–well, most of the answers, should make you say “wait, I did that, too.”
Followed a strict dial up internet schedule that split time between me and my brother
— Issy (@issyelliot) October 6, 2018
Argued with my girlfriend at the time over why she wasn’t my #1 friend on MySpace https://t.co/PQWOZZY5gk
— Adrian Wilson (@Adrianics4k) October 4, 2018
Hold my flip phone next to a speaker to record a song I wanted as a ring tone. https://t.co/t4aqlfvNcO
— Dylan Lohr (@dlohr7) October 4, 2018
i got really, really into dance dance revolution for six months https://t.co/7FNiWmacxf
— Zack Goldman (@ThatDamnYank) October 4, 2018
Unknowingly got signed up for a monthly subscription of Jamster by texting 66366 to get Hey Ya by Outkast as my ringtone.
— Taylor Wagner (@T_Swags) October 4, 2018
Texted my friend on my flip phone, using the T9 keyboard about how SICK the Taking Back Sunday and Brand New concert was
— Steve Toto 🔴🐂🗽+🇺🇸⚽ (@stoto8) October 4, 2018
buy a fake livestrong bracelet from my classmate https://t.co/NfuBuP1hzX
— Sophie (@insopherable) October 4, 2018
Went to FYE and actually bought Graduation by Kanye because 50 cent said he’d retire from rapping if Kanye outsold him week one
— Robbedy (@robbedy) October 2, 2018
Had a pink T shirt that said I 🖤 ASHTON but wore it with a fishnet shirt undeath, Good Charlotte wristbands, Tripp pants, and an Avril Lavigne tie https://t.co/nPCXvKby5k
— big smarf energy (@ohhhIivia) October 4, 2018
I once used a code from Doritos bag for a free ring tone download on my Razr. I chose Ridin’ Dirty by Chamillionaire https://t.co/lL7QA1zrs9
— 🆒 (@MikeGiordano51) October 5, 2018