In and Out
group magazine: July-August, 1995
From: July/August 1995 Group Magazine
Keywords: Trends Pinball Dance Sports
IN & OUT
PINBALL POWER After dropping to a measly five percent of the arcade market in 1983, pinball games have come back to gobble up a 38 percent share. Players are attracted by the lack of technical perfection and programmed responses common to video games. With pinball, you just don't know what that silver sphere will do when it hits those bumpers and flippers.
DANCE TO THE MUSIC Contemporary Christian dance music has been turning up in bookstores and on some Christian radio stations. Now the latest spin is Christian dance clubs with organizers using late-night "rave" dances for low-key outreach. At Club J in San Jose, California, bouncers in striped referee shirts monitor the dance floor and blow a whistle or throw a violation flag if dancers' moves get too suggestive.
PUMPED UP Sporting goods mean big bucks. Americans spend twice as much every year on bats, balls, bikes, and other sports equipment as we do on books-and six times as much as we do on movie tickets. Last year Americans spent almost $49 billion on sporting goods, including nearly $6.4 billion on athletic shoes alone.
Baggy, funky sportswear
Wild amusement park rides
Home offices, home health care, and home schooling