#ThrowbackThursday: Life after Y2K: Connecticut in the 2000's
#ThrowbackThursday is part of an ongoing series highlighting the culture of Connecticut throughout the past few decades.
Congratulations. You've survived the great panic of Y2K. Now you have some important questions to answer.
Millennial or Gen Z?
Motorola Razr or T-Mobile Sidekick?
Myspace or Friendster?
These are some of the most existential questions you could ask someone who was raised during the height of the 2000's. It's hard to believe it, but for many, their childhood and most formative years were over 20 years ago.
In the great state of Connecticut though, life was much more complex than what songs you were going to download on Limewire.
In the realm of politics, Senator Joe Liberman joined former Vice President Al Gore on the campaign trail, ultimately falling to another man with Connecticut roots, George W. Bush. Gov. John G. Rowland found himself in the midst of a federal investigation for corruption, which he ultimately plead guilty to, and served time for.
A similar fate befell Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who resigned in 2003, and proceeded to serve six years for corruption charges.
Just as newsworthy as politics in Connecticut in the 2000's was UConn sports, specifically the women's basketball team, who racked up five NCAA championships during the first part of the 21st century. We would also be remiss to forgot the UConn men's basketball team, who won the NCAA tournament championship in 2004.
We've browsed through our photo archive in search of images reminiscent of life in Connecticut during the 2000's. So, make sure you leave a creative away message on your AIM account while you check out life back in the 2000's.
Scroll through the slideshow above to see how life in Connecticut was almost 20 years ago.