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Belushi

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R.I.P.
Its the Naples of the North!

Its years since I was in Abertawe, and god knows its got its bad points, but the bay is lovely, the University campus is great and it is close to the Mumbles.
 
LilMissHissyFit said:
and the award for comedy goes to nwmn.
They only made it a city to stop the inbreds fucking whinging

as for swansea, I grew up there, left when I was 25 and swore I;d never go back. I cant stand the place. Dylan Thomas had it spot on when he called it the graveyard of ambition, anyone with any brain gets the hell out
Have you got a lovely accent then ( I loves it ) :oops:
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
llantwit said:
Swansea rules for me.
Pretty shitty city/Lovely ugly town, and all that.
I went to university there, and really got to like the place. Would move back tomorrow if I could be assured a decent job.
Lived in Blackpill, Uplands, and Mumbles. Blackpill's a bit odd and out-of-it, but with gorgeous park. Uplands is great: near Singleton park, Uplands Tavern, good cafs, walking distance to town/St Helen's Rd Indian restaurants (big up the Gulshan), late night lock-ins in Mozarts. Mumbles is a very nice place to live: pubs (obviously), summer-holiday feel when wether's nice is hard to beat, sea (good surf nearby), lovely beaches, Gower on the doorstep. On the downside it is painfully middle-class, and is getting more and more expensive :( .
People in Swansea are generally friendlier and more laid-back than in 'diff, too. I think I'm a jack at heart.
we followed a similar path in swansea, i lived in blackpill (clyne hall) then mumbles (well newton) and finally uplands (cymdonkin terrace) left there in 88 but very fond memories of the place...mumbles was a great place to go out in, and the gower is beautiful, went on holiday there a few years ago and had a great time
 

llantwit

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Techno303 said:
Fucking hell, Mozart’s. Full of the mad at 3am and as for the two middle aged pissheads that ran the place.
Swansea – “painfully middle class”? Eh? Mumbles maybe, but Swansea? Fuck no!
I was talking about mumbles ;) .
Mozarts is an experience. Very strange and wonderful place for an after-hours pint. Had a few mad nights end up there.
 

llantwit

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marty21 said:
we followed a similar path in swansea, i lived in blackpill (clyne hall) then mumbles (well newton) and finally uplands (cymdonkin terrace) left there in 88 but very fond memories of the place...mumbles was a great place to go out in, and the gower is beautiful, went on holiday there a few years ago and had a great time
Clyne was a bit mad, eh? I quite liked it there apart from having to put on a fucking black cloak to go and eat. Fucked me off a treat that did.
Lovely park,though. They're turning the castle into flats now, I think.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
llantwit said:
Clyne was a bit mad, eh? I quite liked it there apart from having to put on a fucking black cloak to go and eat. Fucked me off a treat that did.
Lovely park,though. They're turning the castle into flats now, I think.
i didn't eat with all the cloaks :D ate with the plebs in the other place
clyne was strange, i lived in the castle, just below the attic, one year was enough in that place though, some people loved it and stayed 3 years
 

cymrukid

We're The Mountain People
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Uplands Diner and its infamous 'Beast.' Had a crack at eating it when I was in uni there and could hardly walk with how full I was, and I didn't even make a dent in it!

And the Rhyddings, awesome good value pub food, and right up the road from me my old place on Marlborough Road.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
i used to love rissole and chips at the chippie on newton road :)

and is the adam and eve still going? used to be a class boozer
 

nwnm

total fucking user!
"They only made it a city to stop the inbreds fucking whinging" And to stop those bloody northeners getting city status ;)
 

King Biscuit Time

Well-Known Member
cymrukid said:
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Uplands Diner and its infamous 'Beast.' Had a crack at eating it when I was in uni there and could hardly walk with how full I was, and I didn't even make a dent in it!
They stitch you up big time with that brekkie, because you've got to finish it off to get it for free, but they pack it out with bread (4 toast, 4 Fried Bread, 4 Bread and butter) to make sure you'll never get anywhere near!
 

Strumpet

gypsy girl
I adore Swansea but I'm biased being a Swansea Jack throo n throo. Has its bad points like most places, but, generally, it's fab!

Mumbles
Gower
Mozarts! (had a few mad nights there myself)
Monkeyyyyyyy (rocks mostly, chilllllllled, friendly, loving it)

I live just above the city, my living room view is amazing. And on drunken nights I can crawl home in 5 mins! :D
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
cymrukid said:
Why hasn't anyone mentioned the Uplands Diner and its infamous 'Beast.' Had a crack at eating it when I was in uni there and could hardly walk with how full I was, and I didn't even make a dent in it!

And the Rhyddings, awesome good value pub food, and right up the road from me my old place on Marlborough Road.
we used to go on there on the mitch in the 5th year of school.
 

cymrukid

We're The Mountain People
King Biscuit Time said:
They stitch you up big time with that brekkie, because you've got to finish it off to get it for free, but they pack it out with bread (4 toast, 4 Fried Bread, 4 Bread and butter) to make sure you'll never get anywhere near!
yeah, but it was always more of a macho bullshit endurance test than an attempt at a free meal
 

Snorkelboy

A fish is not just 4 xmas
I've been here since 92 and I still love it.

Monkey is not as good as it used to be , but it's by far the best night out around here.

Haven't been to Mozarts for years, but last I heard they were trying to make it an expensive members only thing.

Anyone remember the Dub club when it was in the Coach house basement - or the Yum Yum club when it was just up the road in the function sweet? Superb nights.
 

fishtail

Harpo's busy fingers
Random quote from a Cardiff born and bred mate of mine while we were driving down to Swansea.

"What's Abertawe like? never been there"
 

zog

wants to be an aardvark
fishtail said:
Random quote from a Cardiff born and bred mate of mine while we were driving down to Swansea.

"What's Abertawe like? never been there"

It's full of jacks as well
 

2 Hardcore

mad old bat
Live in Cardiff but have been working in Swansea since December; it's a nice place to work............ but haven't been shopping or socialising there for years. Last time I was on the razzle in Swansea (9 or 10 years ago), we were at Escape (chav/townie central) and then went to a little after-club place next door (even worse!).

One thing I have noticed about Swansea is the number of barried-up cars - never seen so many in one city (and I thought Bristol was bad!).
 

Brockway

New Member
RubberBuccaneer said:
Moustaches and Mushes
Positive experiences only. No knee-jerk football-related anti-jackery purrlease.

The women are fitter (CZJ for instance) and their accents are better than ours. The Headcase Ladz are from Swansea and they were doing comedy hip hop before GLC. Less English people in Swansea.
 

Trufflepig

Believes it's not butter!
Living in Swansea too, yep my ambition died ;)

It's been gorgeous today, a much needed reminder of why I'm still here, cycling on the front, wandering around the new museum, gallery, monkey, fell asleep on beach. I reckon Swansea has improved imessurably over the last 3 years, the music / literature scene has really taken off. Though its mostly connected with Ty Llen, Uplands Tav, Brunswick and Monkey. Truly Swansea is not a city, but a collection of villages connected by gossip - not the town to get up to mischief in.
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
I completely agree with that, a city with a village mentality- most definitely
The students dont get into any of that becuase they seem to have their own community which is pretty seperate from the one that people who are raised or settle long term there experience
I think thats why students rave about it and people who grew up there either love it and never leave or get the hell out first opportunity, amongst everyone I know from school they either fall into one category or another
 

Funki mamma

..still shakin' dat tush!
Well...I grew up in Swansea....got the fuck out in '84. I was 25 then, and Ive still got my accent. I remember some mad mental times there. Dirty Dora's, The coach, the Tenby. I was in a band there for a few years, '78-'80ish.

*goes all misty eyed*

I knew some brilliant amazing people, most did leave.

A bunch of us moved to a squat in Brixton. Best move ever I reckon. :cool:
 

Karac

Mae Hen Wlad Fy Mamau
Lived in Swansea for about 2 years-in Uplands-really enjoyed it.
Seems a bit more "Welsh" than Cardiff- whatever that means-people are lot more friendly and down to earth.
Lots of Majic mushrooms available in the fields around Singleton :mad:
Used to go to Cinderellas a lot -god knows why it was shite.
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
Funki mamma said:
Well...I grew up in Swansea....got the fuck out in '84. I was 25 then, and Ive still got my accent. I remember some mad mental times there. Dirty Dora's, The coach, the Tenby. I was in a band there for a few years, '78-'80ish.

*goes all misty eyed*

I knew some brilliant amazing people, most did leave.

A bunch of us moved to a squat in Brixton. Best move ever I reckon. :cool:
same crowds as me only I was 10-15 years behind you. The uplands Tav was a laugh ( esp when the stooodents werent there) too :D
Coach has gone now its the picthers and wankery or some such shite
I walked past it a few weeks ago and felt really sad :(
 

CharlieAddict

nekomimi rocks!!!
when i read this swansea thread, i'm expecting someone to shout:

"oi mush, have you got a light like?"

add 'like' to end of every sentence and you're a local again.

LilMissHissyFit said:
Coach has gone now its the picthers and wankery or some such shite
I walked past it a few weeks ago and felt really sad
yeah, i went on a bender a few years ago and was saddened it was gone. took a few friends from london down there back in 95 and they couldn't believe such a place could ever exist!

to enjoy swansea i have to remind myself that it;s dull and simple. that i shouldn' expect any life changing experiences but rather, the odd memory on why i left this godforsaken village (posing as a multicultural city) in the first place.
 
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