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marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
Karac said:
Used to go to Cinderellas a lot -god knows why it was shite.
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:
 

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.
 

Techno303

Repatriated
LilMissHissyFit said:
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
Spot on post. Similar situation with my mates too.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
LilMissHissyFit said:
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
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:
 

Snorkelboy

A fish is not just 4 xmas
LilMissHissyFit said:
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 :(
Same as me then.

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

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!
 

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
 

beat23

natposat
Strumpet said:
You were there last Friday?? Lol me too. :D :eek: :p
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
 

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
 

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
 

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:
 

llantwit

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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!!!
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
llantwit said:
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!!!
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
 

LilMissHissyFit

Disturbed in a pink bra
davesgcr said:
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.
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!
 

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.
 

marty21

One on one? You're crazy.
Funki mamma said:
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:
hackney seems safer too :D

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

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?
 

Col_Buendia

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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 ;))
 

Belushi

01 811 8055
R.I.P.
CharlieAddict said:
neath, neath, neath.

i remember the angel bar and the duke.
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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