26 Signs You Were A Teenager In Cardiff In The '90s
It was just like Human Traffic. Sort of.
Your first proper night out was at the Under 18s Tuesday disco at Jacksons.
Of course, you soon graduated to Berlins... before it became a lap-dancing club.
And you always tried your luck at getting in here on your way to Metros.
You celebrated your 18th birthday at your local rugby club.
Where you drank so much Peach Schnapps you were forced to switch to cider and black. For the rest of your life.
You watched Jurassic Park in one of Queen Street's three cinemas.
And on the way home, your dad took you to Great British Burger because they did cutlery.
You caught an orange bus to school.
You remember how excited you felt on your first trip here.
And you were never too old for a trip to Barry Island.
"Safe" meant "hi" and "nice one" meant "bye".
If you didn’t have enough cash to skate at the ice rink on Fridays, 75p got you a "spectator" ticket, which basically meant you were in for an evening of snogging.
But you called snogging "copping", or "going with".
Saturday afternoons were spent waiting for your friends by Beatties, or the band stand.
Trying to impress your crush at the Capitol centre's food hall.
Or meeting your friends at the pool. Whether it was the one with a massive crocodile and wave machine, or the one where you learned to dive.
They filmed this bit of Human Traffic where you used to lurk by the jeans in Madhouse.
Forget Mulberry, JD Sports was your go-to place for the "it" bag.
And although you wanted a Naff Naff jacket, you totally styled out a Splott Market version.
You tied one of these around your forehead for the Radio One Roadshow at Astoria.
You tuned your radio to Red Dragon and waited to hear your name on "The Love Hour".
You got sick on the boat party from Penarth to Weston-super-Mare and back.
You felt smug that you could roll the "r"s properly to Catatonia.
You were too young for Emporium or The Hippo Club.
So you drank Hooch outside here, instead.
And realised teenage life probably didn't get much better than that. Lush.
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