Party Like It’s 1989

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Lucy Kennedy (above in driver’s seat) with  with Eddie Rocket’s diner staff, from left: Lesley Warren, Ruth Blaney and Michele Ferreira

This afternoon.

South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

Telly’s Lucy Kennedy joined the queue at Eddie Rocket’s diner today to enjoy a 30th Birthday Special meal at 1989 prices.  Hundreds of people gathered to enjoy a meal of Classic Burger, Classic Fries and a Soda-all for only €5.89.

In fairness.

Name that jammer, anyone?

Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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26 thoughts on “Party Like It’s 1989

        1. missred

          It’s a series of ads going on a few months now. Oh the humanity, it was bad enough when that eejit Dermot Whelan was doing them

  1. Zaccone

    £5.89 in punts in 1989 was surely a fortune? Has Eddie Rockets actually gotten comparatively cheaper over the decades?

    1. theo kretschmar schuldorff

      Average Dublin House Price in 1989 = €66,781
      Average Dublin House Price in 2019 = €375,862
      Increase 462.83%
      Say what you want about Eddie, but a Classic Burger, Classic Fries and a Soda doesn’t cost a corresponding €42.49!

      1. Zaccone

        Housing is a bit of an outlier though to be fair. I’d be curious as to how it compares to more “normal” goods.

        1. Pip

          Using the pint index and not forgetting €/£ conversions, it’s actually surprisingly accurate.
          Then at £4.70 (€5.89) and now at €13 the Classic Meal costs around the price of 2.5 reasonably priced pints. Simples!
          And no, I’m not that busy.

  2. Mart

    Some kind of Buick. Hope those stickers are peelable, I used to work for a company who loaned out cars for shows and the worst part of the job was peeling those stickers off with a heatgun after events.

    1. George

      Also today was Make Way Day:

      “Make Way Day” is a campaign that brings the disability and wider community together to consider the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.

      It is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland and is a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors. But most of all it’s about people with disabilities.
      But everyone can get involved. And everyone should get involved because we’ve discovered thoughtlessness is the big issue. We’ve complied a terrible top three of obstacles that stop people with disabilities in their tracks:

      1. Cars parked on footpaths
      2. Bicycles illegally parked
      3. Bins left on footpaths

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Ah here. Was at an Eddies earlier for a milkshake and there wasn’t a peep about 30th birthday and 1989 prices!

  4. Murtles

    That would be a 1959 Buick Electra. Would love to get a spin in one. I think there all in Cuba nowadays (except this one).

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