Say what you will about the 1980s, but the decade known for its neon, leg-warmers and over-the-top pop music usually conjures fun memories for most.
The music is usually described as cheesy, but it still turns to be favorites for many, including recently wed Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert. As a gift, Perry had Orange County's popular 80s cover band Flashback Heart Attack play at the celebrity wedding, and brought in special guests Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Martha Davis (The Motels), Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons) and Terri Nunn (Berlin).
John Hampton, who coordinates special events for OC Wahoo's Fish Taco, thought it would be fun to do the same type of show at Sunday's U.S. Bank OC Marathon Nutrilite Finish Line Festival at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa.
It was an ultimate 80s party.
The performances helped make the day a much different setting from last year, when the OC Marathon was filled with security and some tense emotion in reaction to the Boston Marathon bombing.