I remember the days when Fridays were real special. Channel ABC 7 used to have the TGIF line up packed full of innocent shows like Family Matters and Boy Meets Girl. Going out was something new and foreign to me as the outside world was a strange place only worth looking out through the comforts of my window. The cheesy sitcoms would go through issues like talking to a girl, cheating on a test, the first date, going out for a joy ride, and any other ‘wild’ thing the writers could think of. It was easy to laugh at the crazy situations these characters would get into. But when it came to love and romance, the nine-year-old me always wondered how it would be to feel those butterflies fluttering around in my stomach for the first time. My mind would stray away to a future Tiffy ready for the first Friday night of fun, laughs and teenage trauma.
“The First Night” by Monica brings me back to the days of when being a teenager looked more fun than the horror movie it really is. (Ok. High School wasn’t that bad.) This beat was the main ingredient to the playlist of my happiness. Of course, I didn’t know that she was talking about not making too many moves on the first night, but the fly dancing, simple clothes, and the chill attitude is what captured me during those years. Even the boy vs girl friendly vibe going on is something I so eagerly took from when it came to my affairs with the opposite sex. When Monica’s angelic voice pleasantly caught over the cool rhythm, it created the perfect atmosphere of what a Friday night should be.