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21 Photos That Will Give All Early '00s Edinburgh Uni Students Intense Flashbacks

"Teviot, with these 75p vodka and cokes you're really spoiling us."

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1. If you were in Pollock Halls, your room almost certainly looked like this.

Complete with '90s curtains and a ridiculously small bed.
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Complete with '90s curtains and a ridiculously small bed.

2. Or, if you were in a shared flat in first year, it probably looked a bit like this.

After all, who needs nice curtains or furniture that isn't made out of grey plastic when you're studying hard?**Drinking Smirnoff Ice.
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After all, who needs nice curtains or furniture that isn't made out of grey plastic when you're studying hard?*

*Drinking Smirnoff Ice.

3. You'd decorate your room with a ton of posters from the Potterrow sale that seemed to go on all term.

"I'll have a Men In Black, a Gladiator, and a Blues Brothers, please."
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"I'll have a Men In Black, a Gladiator, and a Blues Brothers, please."

4. Not to mention the postcards that you pillaged from the free racks dotted around campus.

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Those Friends ones are probably worth at least 50p each now.

5. You never figured out what the deal was with this shop, but you bought a bunch of stuff there anyway.

Ideal for all your second-hand bike, wicker chair, and old record player needs.
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Ideal for all your second-hand bike, wicker chair, and old record player needs.

6. Till's Bookshop on the Meadows was a wonderful haven.

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You'd spend hours browsing there, mainly just to keep warm because your draughty student flat was damn cold.

7. Friday nights were about one thing only: Teviot.

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"EUSA, with these 75p vodka and cokes you're really spoiling us." There was such an outcry when they went up to £1. Then, even worse, £1.50.

8. And Wednesday nights belonged to The Cavendish.

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You'd put on your best off the shoulder top (or sleeveless lycra Chinese dragon tee), then dance to the Bloodhound Gang while downing £1 sambucas.

9. You never meant to end up here on a Saturday night, but somehow it always seemed to happen.

Might have had something to do with the drink prices, tbf. It was still a total dive though. And open on Christmas Day, apparently.
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Might have had something to do with the drink prices, tbf. It was still a total dive though. And open on Christmas Day, apparently.

10. Or, if you were a wee bit arty, you'd probably head to The Egg at The Wee Red Bar instead.

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Playlist: The Strokes, The Strokes, The White Stripes, something peculiar from the 1970s, The Strokes.

11. If you were gay, or even if you weren't, you'd inevitably end up at CC's at least once a week.

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You never actually meant to end up in its mirrored, clammy basement grinding to "Dirrrty" by Christina Aguilera. It just somehow lured you in.

12. But no matter where you went, Brattisani's or Marmaris kept you supplied with cheesy chips on the way home.

And it was a genuine tragedy when Brattisani's closed in 2004. RIP.

13. You spent most of your student loan on giant jeans or Emily the Strange T-Shirts at Flip on North Bridge.

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Despite the fact the jeans soaked up every single puddle, and Edinburgh had plenty. And the ironic tees usually lasted for about one wash.

14. And you spent whatever was left on Malteser cakes from Choco-Latte on Clerk Street.

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Sure, you could bake your flatmate a birthday cake. But it was a pre-Bake Off era, no one expected it back then.

15. That's when you weren't shopping for fancy dress costumes in Armstrong's, of course.

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"Quick, we need to find something to wear for the Hawaiian-themed early '90s school disco night at The Pleasance!"

16. And you'd get all your music here.

Once you managed to elbow your way past all the serious beardy men, you could get some great bargains.

17. You can divide your uni experience into two eras: Before the Cowgate fire, and after.

Or, if you arrived just after it happened, you had to listen to people talking about how amazing the burned-out Cowgate clubs used to be for years.
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Or, if you arrived just after it happened, you had to listen to people talking about how amazing the burned-out Cowgate clubs used to be for years.

18. EUSA societies had pretty straightforward goals.

Clarinet society: "We get pissed every Tuesday." Cheerleading soc: "Come and get pissed with us!" Law soc: "Can't type. Pissed." It was a simpler time.
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Clarinet society: "We get pissed every Tuesday." Cheerleading soc: "Come and get pissed with us!" Law soc: "Can't type. Pissed." It was a simpler time.

19. You were genuinely excited whenever you got a uni email.

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Such a novelty, to the extent that you still remember your uni address off by heart. s9904986@tiree.sms.ed.ac.uk. Hit me up, guys.

20. Planning your nights in was genuinely stressful.

Yes, Vogue Video had an incredible range of films, but Blockbuster sold popcorn. It was basically a snack-based Sophie's Choice.

21. But, if all else failed, you could always use your Snapfax to get into the Odeon on Clerk Street for a mere £2.50.

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Those were the days. Also, how have they not changed the design in 10 years?