29 Signs You Grew Up In Manchester In The ’90s

It wasn’t that grim up north. But it was rainy.

1. You made a pilgrimage to this place

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To recreate a classic album cover

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2. Your bus to school looked like this

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3. And there were few things more annoying than a bent Clipper Card

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4. You got the Met (never Metrolink) into town

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5. A shopping trip wasn’t complete without a trip to Affleck’s Palace

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6. Where you’d stock up up on crushed velvet outfits…

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7. Hair dye in every shade of rebellion…

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8. Jasmine joss sticks for your bedroom…

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9. A poster of that new band you liked…

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10. And snigger at the vast array of condoms on sale in Rubber Plantation

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11. You thought you were cool because you bought The Stone Roses’ “Second Coming” from Vinyl Exchange

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12. You remember when the Arndale Centre looked like a giant public toilet

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13. Some of your friends lived in Ramsbottom

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And there was nothing funny about that. At all.

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14. When it came to going out you were either regretting it already in Piccadilly 21s

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15. Or at a foam party in Royales

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16. Or pulling an all nighter at Jilly’s Rockworld (though of course you called it Cockworld)

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17. But your favourite club was the Ritz because of its springy dancefloor

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18. All the boys thought they looked like this

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19. But actually looked like this

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20. As a young woman you were given a special invisible winter coat

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21. Your school’s idea of an educational field trip involved textiles…

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22. Steam engines…

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23. Or canals

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24. And their idea of a ‘fun’ day out was a visit to

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25. The price of getting a lift to school was to endure one of Steve Penk’s ‘hilarious’ wind up calls on Key 103

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26. But generally you were proud of your city’s DJs

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27. You knew which side you were on

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28. And which boyband was the best

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29. But above all, there was one thing you knew to be true

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If you went outside…

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It would be raining

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