Swansea/Abertawe news and chat

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by Brockway, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    it was shite, but i still ended up going there most saturday nights, and tuesday nights as well :(

    i think the uplands tavern was called "streets" when i was there, had a shop theme going on :confused:
     
  2. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Fond memeories of numerous 18th parties in a plastic hell called Tiffanies in Mumbles and the Surf House.(bit better) -

    I still think its a great place - superb location and a good mix of people - I went back some years ago and was gutted to see the Mermaid in Mumbles gone - Dylans watering hole (one of many) - burned down apparently.
     
  3. Techno303

    Techno303 Repatriated

    Spot on post. Similar situation with my mates too.
     
  4. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    true, i was a stoodent there, and tended to hang about with other stoodents, but i did work there as well (while i was a stoodent) i was one of the original staff at the first pizza hut to open in swansea :cool:
     
  5. Snorkelboy

    Snorkelboy A fish is not just 4 xmas

    Same as me then.

    I miss the Coachhouse too. Dora's was great as well - saw some really nasty fights there mind. :(
     
  6. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    You dont know how many times I've wished you'd do one!
     
  7. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    All the peeps slagging off swansea who haven't been there for years ought to remember what a shit hole Cardiff was only a few years ago!
     
  8. beat23

    beat23 natposat

    I grew up in Llanelli, but went out in Swansea, live in Cardiff now, for reasons which are quite obvious if you know anything about Llanelli. Spent a lot of time in the Uplands Tavern, did anyone see the band called 'The Family' play there on open mike night? ahem..

    Did my first pill in 'the Zone', (a goth club, basically [the escape alternative night 'face off' will never live up])

    After a night out in Monkey we went to Mozarts a few times, I used to stay in Uplands Terrace, or Sketty. went to uplands diner to mop up my hangovers, or straight to the beach, cwmdoncen park, or verdis in the mumbles

    Great memories of Swansea, it always seemed to be sunny the day after a night out there. shall be going back in the summer a few times too im sure - I was in the office, then the monkey on friday night actually. Then Llangennith on Sunday. a lot of my mates there have moved away but we always get together in the summer. But i can beleive the people who grew up there not being so keen :) I feel the same about Llanelli.

    b23
     
  9. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    You were there last Friday?? Lol me too. :D :eek: :p
     
  10. beat23

    beat23 natposat

    Yeah, I saw your post but wrongly thought u meant saturday at first.
    Small world eh, we probly know a fair few mutual acquaintances. :D
    I was utterly wankered that night - mate's birthday.

    b23
     
  11. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    Heh tis a small world...I don't go there regularly, well, as regularly as Id like....yet. ;)
    Got really stoned so was giggly n grinning all night. Enjoyed the music n vibe, was cool. :D
     
  12. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    not been out more than 2 or 3 times in Swansea afaicr
    can't remember much :oops:
     
  13. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    never went out much in the centre, especially on a saturday night, the valley boys came to town, and they hated stoodents :D
     
  14. Strumpet

    Strumpet gypsy girl

    True Marty! Bloody valley boys. :mad: :p

    As long as you stay clear of the Kingsway especially on Saturdays it ain;t so bad...oh and Wind Street is going same way.... :rolleyes: :mad:
     
  15. llantwit

    llantwit 

    Lilmisshissyfit -
    Take what you mean about the stoodies not getting to experience the real Swansea because of the town/gown split (although I got mates with plenty of Swansea folk when I was studying there), but I still think Swansea's a great place...
    You say you don't like the small-town/villagey small-mindedness of it all. I grew up in a depressingly insular, grey, and shitty Welsh small-town/village that wasn't amazingly situated on a gorgeous sweeping bay with lovely hills nearby along with the even more gorgeous coast on the Gower.
    Believe me, I'd take Swansea over Llantwit Fardre any day.


    Oh, and nobody's mentioned one of the most delicious things to come out of Swansea (Catherine Zeta, excluded, like):

    Joe's Ice Cream!!!
     
  16. Techno303

    Techno303 Repatriated

    Mmmmmm, Joe’s! Their ice-cream Christmas pudding was the best after a few cones from a good mull.
     
  17. Trufflepig

    Trufflepig Believes it's not butter!

    Me too! Monkey, that is.
     
  18. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    Joes ice cream isnt ice cream. Its frozen sugar syrup and the spunk of the most tasteless devil

    verdis is where its at
     
  19. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    and that was called for how exactly? :rolleyes:
    dear dear do grow up
     
  20. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    HMMM you grow up there and have everyone knowing your parents, your cousins, your friends knowing other friends and everyone elses business and you'll find dunvant isnt any different from Llantwit vardre... I take your point that the scenery and socialising is better in swansea though
     
  21. LilMissHissyFit

    LilMissHissyFit Disturbed in a pink bra

    There are flats there with a fantastic restaurant/cafe/bistro underneath.
    If you get a chance to eat there do... Im biased though, my brother is second in command there :D and boy can he cook!
     
  22. Funki mamma

    Funki mamma ..still shakin' dat tush!

    I remember when none of the pubs would serve us. We couldn't step out the front door on a Saturdy night.

    Coach loads of Valley boys baying for Punk Rockers blood. :( T'was 1977.

    The amounts of fights and police harrasment I got involved with, it was safer living in Brixton. :cool:

    I do miss the sea though.
     
  23. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    hackney seems safer too :D

    saturday nights were dicy in the 80s when i was there, the valley boys just itching for fights
     
  24. Funki mamma

    Funki mamma ..still shakin' dat tush!

    Mind you 'I wouldn't be who I am now' if I hadn't grown up Swansea. :)

    Ahem...yes fine looking women, but wtf happend to the men?

    someone posted earlier 'Mustashes and Mushes',pretty much sums it up.

    [Twin Town was a spot on film.btw :D You must have seen it?
     
  25. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    A night out in Swansea is a picnic compared to a night out in Neath.
     
  26. CharlieAddict

    CharlieAddict nekomimi rocks!!!

    you think?
     
  27. CharlieAddict

    CharlieAddict nekomimi rocks!!!

    neath, neath, neath.

    i remember the angel bar and the duke.
     
  28. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    twin town was hilarious
     
  29. Col_Buendia

    Col_Buendia sort code

    Nptkbotbf*

    I thought it was a cracking film, worked particularly well after a headful of mushrooms and several spliffs :D

    (*Needless post to keep Bristol on the back foot ;))
     
  30. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    neath neath neath neath :cool:

    My brawd used to go the 'Talk of the Abbey' nightclub, he could never persuade me to join him on a night out there on my visits.
     

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