Friendly Friday: DREAMS

Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams skateboarded to the top of the charts after a TikTok video went viral. The video features a man, Nathan Apodaca gliding down a highway on his skateboard, drinking cranberry juice from the bottle while lip-syncing Stevie Nicks. In only three weeks, this simple video captured the imagination of viewers with over 41 million views and inspired tribute pieces by celebrities, laymen and politicians alike.

Mick Fleetwood, Nathan Apodaca, and Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong all doing Apodaca's cranberry juice "Dreams" challenge. 
@mickfleetwood/@420doggface208/@cheechandchongstakeout/TikTok

What’s the appeal? Is it the tasty goodness of Ocean Spray’s cranberry juice? Or maybe the free-wheeling vibe of cruising with Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams in the background? Certainly, the video’s put the iconic song back on the charts. Rolling Stones magazine listed it as #3 on the Top 100 Songs this week, with over 10 Million streams. An awesome comeback considering the song was originally released forty three years ago in 1977.

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is to share stories and pictures inspired by DREAMS.

I’ve never tried skateboarding and I’m not really keen on cranberry juice but I do like the song. It reminds me of my university days when I shared an apartment with two older grad students. ‘Rumors’ was their favorite album and they played it on an old beat-up record player. It was housed in a plastic milk crate (remember those?) along with other vinyl classics by the Eagles, Foreigner and Crosby, Stills & Nash. It was the background music to many late night study sessions and chill-out weekends.

University days (Toronto, Canada)

What do you think of when you think of Dreams? Is it Fleetwood Mac and all the memories associated with the late ’70s? Or are you inspired by the current meme? Do you want to longboard on a California highway or go surfing on a misty beach?

Dreams are made of this (Wick Beach, Canada)

Even if you’ve never heard of Fleetwood Mac before, what photo does this song inspire you to share?

I look forward to seeing your photos inspired by DREAMS and the stories behind them. If you’re so inclined, you can even share a video of you skateboarding, chugging Ocean Spray and lip syncing the song 😉

Remember to include a link to this post and a comment below.

If you’re new to Friendly Friday, full instructions on how to participate can be found here.

This week’s challenge for DREAMS goes up to Thursday, after which Amanda at StPA will post a new Friendly Friday challenge.

Toronto, Canada.  October 2020

53 Comments

    1. Yes, the lopsided photo is a shot of the entrance to the University College building, which is part of the University of Toronto campus. This is one of earlier buildings, built in 1853 and modeled after Oxford & Cambridge universities in England. It’s a beautiful old building .

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  1. It’s a nice song even though i’m not a fan of the band. These days you never know what will go viral… sure there’s something about this little video he made, just makes you think – “we’ll be ok” or “lets appreciate simple things in life more”…

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  2. I can almost sing all the lyrics to this song.
    I must be of your vintage, Sandy. It brings back memories of the eighties, rundown rental flats with multicoloured paint on the walls, ugg boots, big hair and hot summer nights before air-conditioning became mainstrean in Australia; A band of no-hoper friends with guitars and a female lead singer modelling herself after Stevie Nicks. Wow, that takes me back. Thanks for the memory jog.

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    1. I do feel vintage 😉
      What a great memory.. I can see it in my mind’s eye…
      Alll except the UGG boots which were a more recent fad here and reserved for the rich and fashionable set. But they originated from Australia, right.?

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        1. Oh so comfortable & oh so UGGgly! 🙂
          I never saw the appeal in them until I read that they were favored by surfers who appreciated the warmth on the beach. That doesn’t explain all those young things walking around downtown in the height of summer – they must have been exceedingly hot!
          I didn’t know Aussie’s like Meat Pie. You should write about that. If you do, I’ll write about the quintessential meat pie of my hometown. Deal?!

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