2019 appears to be the year for reminiscing.
Just last week, we were covering the #PubertyChallenge that was going around Twitter and now we’re looking back once more, this time at the year 2009. It was certainly a… different time. You remember: emo styles were all the rage, everyone and their mother was learning the Single Ladies dance, and we were all spending the majority of our time on Facebook, poking our friends and stalking the profile of our year 11 crush. (We wonder what they’re up to nowadays.)
Our YouTube faves have dove headfirst into this Twitter trend in all the best ways, sharing a plethora of throwbacks that have left us saying “OMG”. Some where just babies, while others were navigating their way through teenage-hood. Here are just a few of our favourite tweets!
I really liked @AvrilLavigne and got a friend to dye my hair (really badly).#2009vs2019 pic.twitter.com/xZqTAZ2m8B
— Cherry Wallis (@CherryWallis) January 13, 2019
HE WAS A SKATER BOY, SHE SAID SEE YOU LATER BOY. HE WASN’T GOOD ENOUGH FOR HER. SHE HAD A PRETTY FACE, BUT HER HEAD WAS UP IN SPACE. SHE NEEDED TO COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH… Okay, okay, we’ll stop. But you have to admit, that was such a jam back in the day!
PS. Can we talk about how FIERCE Cherry Wallis looks in her 2019 photo?!
We had to ask…
#2009vs2019 somehow i actually look younger 10 years later. And i'm still using the same headphones.
(Don't ask what happened to my eye) pic.twitter.com/tS8bwZaLFQ
— Dan Bull 🍐 (@itsDanBull) January 14, 2019
What happened to your eye, Dan Bull?
Braces were the WORST
fine i will PLAY your silly game
2009 pic is right after i got my braces and thus began rocking the miranda cosgrove smile#2009vs2019 pic.twitter.com/lvuugSVLH8
— savannah brown (@savannahbrown) January 13, 2019
Ahh, yes, we remember this smile very well, Savannah Brown. We too rocked it in many a photo while we had braces. (We’ve since deleted all photographic evidence.)
Is this the same person?
10 years of baffling baby boomers #2009vs2019 pic.twitter.com/0CdVLuDY6a
— Thomas ‘TomSka’ Ridgewell (@thetomska) January 14, 2019
Tom Ridgewell has gone from looking like the lead singer of a ska band to a dad who’s trying to connect with the hip, young kids by making videos on a website called “The YouTube”.
We call this the 2009 look
#2009vs2019 uh oh! Apart from the heavy fringe & makeup, I don't think I've changed THAT much over the past 10 years 😅 pic.twitter.com/FgVzH2uFTv
— Katie Snooks (@KateSnooks) January 14, 2019
We think everyone can relate to Katie Snooks‘ tweet. We doubt there’s anyone who totally didn’t rock the heavy fringe and eyeliner look back in 2009!
CUTE DOG ALERT
#2009vs2019 cute dog edition 💙 pic.twitter.com/tX1R758595
— Brandon Wisdom (@BrandonWisdomYT) January 14, 2019
OMG, we can’t get over how adorable Daisy is, Brandon Wisdom! What do we have to do to get you to bring her round the TenEighty HQ office for some good pets and fun times?
Are you sure these were taken 10 years apart?
okay, here you go…me #2009vs2019 🦄
(2nd 📷 @tom_bacon) pic.twitter.com/k0t398CTh8
— ✿ ed stockham (@edstockham) January 14, 2019
We honestly don’t see a difference, Ed Stockham.
It’s tea time
tea-time is relative ☕️ #2009vs2019 pic.twitter.com/yuQwAP13q4
— Hannah (@HannahSnow) January 14, 2019
Hannah Snow, sipping tea (both literally and figuratively) since 2009.
From spotty bastard to grey bastard. pic.twitter.com/bJR2tdVIyu
— Big Boss (@AceTrainerLiam) January 14, 2019
Anyone remember the days when the flash from digital cameras would inevitably turn your eyes bright red, transforming you into the demon out of your worst nightmares? What a different time that was…
i apparently don't ever change that much but i'll take it pic.twitter.com/DBMHmW9wzM
— emi salida ✰ (@embly99) January 14, 2019
Can anyone else not get over how cute 2009 Emi Salida is?! Also, that red hat (oversized beret?) is definitely a look!
What will our faves look like in 10 years time?
There are so many possibilities! Will they have decided to do something different with their hair or will they have grown an inch? Will they bring YouTube into its silver-haired years or will it be a more salt-and-pepper look? Who knows, maybe they’ll look the exact same – who are we to say what technology will or won’t be able to achieve in 2029.
Want more Twitter fun? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered:
- YouTubers Do #PubertyChallenge
- YouTubers Do Avengers: Endgame Twitter Challenge
- YouTubers React to Kelsey Ellison Viral Video
- YouTubers Do #StarWarsDay 2018
- YouTubers Do #2012vs2018
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