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23 Things You'll Only Get If You Grew Up In Geelong

I bet you never won a game against South Barwon either.

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5. And you always tried to be the first to make it to the centre circle after the siren at Kardinia Park.

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7. You spent afternoons reliving your favourite fairy tales at Fairy Park.

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8. You remember that time in 2007 when EVERYBODY was obsessed with Ghanda trackies.

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You would have to message your friends on MSN to see what colour they were wearing to "casual clothes day" so you didn't clash.

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9. You counted down the days until your 18th birthday, when you could finally get into Lambys.

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You were so jealous of everyone with a working fake ID.

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14. There was nothing worse than the VLine.

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Or having to wait an hour before the next train arrived.

16. You pretended to go to Pako Festa for the parade, but you were really there for the food.

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And to line up to meet some of the Home and Away cast.

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17. You've spent an afternoon or two sliding down the hill on a cardboard box at Eastern Beach.

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18. And you've made your friends take a dramatic photoshoot of you up against the bollards at least once.

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19. You were always confused as to why the schools in Geelong had long-ass kilts when all Melbourne girls had short skirts.

20. You've been to the Sphinx at least once.

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Even if it was just for the novelty of it.

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23. And you knew there was nothing more beautifully tragic as the Geelong Christmas tree.

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Seriously, it's a Christmas tree on a barge that blasts Christmas music non-stop until the 25th.