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The 19 Stages Of A Night Out In Cardiff

The only place you can truly have a bendigedig time.

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1. A night out in the 'Diff may start posh – Say a pricey craft beer at Urban Tap House or stylish Ten Mill Lane cocktails…

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2. …but before long, the night descends to Spoonies for a pre-club top-up.

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When your mate says "The Prince of Wales", nobody thinks about Prince Charles.

3. The post-pitchers debate will happe.

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Glam, Pryzm, Sweatros, Clwb, Bunker Popworld, Tiger, or Retro?

4. Wherever you choose to party, you contemplate getting a taxi there – even if it’s only three minutes away.

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You’ve got to save your energy for dancing.

5. You queue for ages in the freezing cold wind and rain, hating the bouncers with their brollies.

6. Inside, it doesn’t take long for one of your gang to run out of cash, so you buddy up and head to the nearest cashpoint.

Yes, the photo above really happened in Cardiff.
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Yes, the photo above really happened in Cardiff.

7. On route to the cash point, you run Valleys tallies.

The gals: Tangoed, loud, and acting like they’ve never seen a city before. The guys: V-neck, mega cleavage, and an aura of ‘roid farts.
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The gals: Tangoed, loud, and acting like they’ve never seen a city before. The guys: V-neck, mega cleavage, and an aura of ‘roid farts.

8. Obviously, you have to stop to have a sing and sway with the busker on the corner of Castle Street.

“I said maybehhh, you’re gonna be the one that saves mehhh..."
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“I said maybehhh, you’re gonna be the one that saves mehhh..."

9. You attempt to put on a polite voice when saying "no, ta" to the club promo guys on the streets.

Then walk off giggling as you and your pal discuss how shite said clubs are.
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Then walk off giggling as you and your pal discuss how shite said clubs are.

10. There will be a novelty photo sesh on your phone, which you’ll only discover the following day.

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You and a life-size Super Mario, your friend pulling a selfie with a policeman, you pointing at someone dressed as a smurf etc.

11. Finding your mates back inside the club is borderline impossible.

You can’t be arsed to phone them because all you’d hear is Sean Paul in the background.
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You can’t be arsed to phone them because all you’d hear is Sean Paul in the background.

12. Shortly after being reunited, one of the group needs a wee.

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For girls, this means a mass migration to the loos and 20 minutes consoling a stranger who's crying her false eyelashes off.

13. Lest we forget: The loo is a wonderful place, for it’s where your soulmates live.

A minute at the sinks works wonders for forming friendships.
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A minute at the sinks works wonders for forming friendships.

14. You get a pang of panic around 01:45am when you realise you have 15 minutes to get to Live Lounge before the queue closes.

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15. You love Live Lounge. Jugs of wine. Mr Brightside three times in 30 mins. Dancing up and down the stairs just because. Swinging your drunk pal around. D'aww!

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16. It’s 4am, the lights are on, and you’re hungry.

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Devastated, like.

17. Food is a three-way fight: Chippy Lane (Tony's/Dorothy’s) vs Salisbury Road (Mama’s AKA home of Charlie Sheen) vs Maccy Ds.

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18. With a tray of chips in tow, you know every surface is a potential seat.

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Unless the surface is the doorway of a shop on Queen Street, because that’s a pee-covered seat.

19. You spend your emergency taxi money on grub and have to walk home barefoot, but you don't care because a Cardiff sunrise is prettier than Halfpenny.