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27 Things All '00s Glasgow Teenage Moshers Know

"Ye gaun tae the Catty this weekend?" "Aye, can ah borrow yer Voodoo card again?"

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1. Spending your pocket money stocking up on jelly bangles and studded wrist cuffs from Claire's Accessories.

You innocently purchased dozens of black jelly bangles, not knowing what they actually meant.
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You innocently purchased dozens of black jelly bangles, not knowing what they actually meant.

2. Going to Hellfire and wishing it was your own personal wardrobe.

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Damned if you could actually afford anything, though.

3. Then heading to Osiris to check out the latest delivery of band t-shirts, studded belts, and baggy jeans.

And spending half an hour downstairs sifting through posters, patches, and badges to add to your collection.
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And spending half an hour downstairs sifting through posters, patches, and badges to add to your collection.

4. Getting your lip pierced at Nirvana.

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Then trying to hide it from your parents for, like, a day.

5. Being called a "mad goff" so frequently at school, you stopped noticing.

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Being called "emo", however, was an entirely different story.

6. Getting a wee bit insulted by that Irn-Bru advert, even though it's all you drank.

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"Here, that one on the left looks a bit like you." "NAW, IT DOESNY, MUM. SHUT UP."

7. Meeting up with your pals under the "big clock" at Central Station every Saturday afternoon.

"Sorry ahm late, ma New Rocks were chafing and ah missed ma train."
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"Sorry ahm late, ma New Rocks were chafing and ah missed ma train."

8. Then making your way to the city's Official Subculture HQ: the stairs behind the Gallery of Modern Art.

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"Blast 'Four Seasons' all you want, GOMA staff. We're not going anywhere."

9. And feeling weirdly flattered when tourists tried to take your photo.

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O HAI, stranger!

10. Being "pure random" to the point you didn't even know who you were anymore.

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"I like cheese!" Oh, STFU...

11. Having a browse through the vintage Dickies in Flip.

You knew that the day you hit 18, you'd be visiting Kenny Mitchell at his tattoo parlour downstairs to talk ink.
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You knew that the day you hit 18, you'd be visiting Kenny Mitchell at his tattoo parlour downstairs to talk ink.

12. Or venturing down to King's Court for a change of scenery.

You had Cyber and Mr Ben for clothes, Strung Out for guitars, and Mono for coffee and records. Not to mention The Poster Shop. Gold mine = Struck.
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You had Cyber and Mr Ben for clothes, Strung Out for guitars, and Mono for coffee and records. Not to mention The Poster Shop. Gold mine = Struck.

13. Running into a bunch of inebriated neds on their way to the Archaos Unders and preparing for battle.

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Because, let's be honest, you guys made the Old Firm look like a playground scuffle.

14. Checking out the latest gig listings at the Tickets Scotland box office and realising all the shows you want to go to are 18+.

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"WHY DO YOU HATE ME, JACOBY SHADDIX?"

15. Occasionally, you came across a 14+ show at the SECC or Carling Academy and it made your year.

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You just had to convince your parents to let you out late on a school night.

16. Fixing your hair and touching up your eyeliner in the queue for the Catty Unders.

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The fact that the club was almost pitch black inside never stopped you looking your best.

17. Bribing the bouncer with a bag of sweets so he'd let you and your pals skip the queue.

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It never worked but at least you got some sweets out of it.

18. Showing the staff your Voodoo card and feeling like a member of some elite social club.

Or borrowing your pal's if you didn't have one yet.
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Or borrowing your pal's if you didn't have one yet.

19. Constantly running between the top and bottom floors, for fear of missing a good song.

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Because it wasn't your fault you liked metal and punk.

20. Or worse, going to the toilet and hearing your favourite song start mid-pee.

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"OUT OF THE WAY PEOPLE. THIS IS MY SONG!"

21. Learning all the lyrics to "Chop Suey" by heart then waiting all night for it to come on so you could impress your mates.

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"Just call me Serj Tankian..."

22. Pestering DJ Framie with the same song requests every week.

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Because you couldn't get enough Korn and A7X.

23. Getting in amongst the pit for Slipknot, whether you liked them or not.

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Because "Wait and Bleed" was a pure tune.

24. Trying to find a seat for your post-mosh cool down, only to discover they were all occupied by horny goth couples.

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Instead, you had to resort to a quick sit on the stairs.

25. Constantly being asked, "Will ye pull ma pal?" by randomers.

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Depending on the kind of person you were, the answer was either, "Aye, awrite," or, "Aye, right!"

26. Grabbing a Happy Meal afterwards from the McDonald's at the four corners before catching your train or waiting for your parents to pick you up.

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Munching on your chicken nuggets, you dreamed of the day you were old enough to go to the Overs.

27. And spending hazy Sunday afternoons at the Necropolis.

Cheap cider and vodka-laced Irn-Bru never tasted so good.
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Cheap cider and vodka-laced Irn-Bru never tasted so good.