I clearly have been posting too fast because I keep forgetting some of the details!
Just in case you were interested, mullets are still alive and well in Japan. They are around every street corner and on the heads of at like 70% of the softball players.
It is actually an asked for style in major salons.....not a mistake by a clipper-happy hairstylist.
They're here to party, but also stay classy. Business in the front, party in the back.
Basically, if you ever get nostalgic for the 80's, just come to Japan. They will fill your nostalgia with fanny packs and mullets.