19 Things All '90s Students From Newcastle Will Remember

    Geordie Jeans: especially tight around the ass.

    1. Trying to fit in with the locals by buying a pair of Geordie Jeans.

    2. Having the best ever nights of proper hands-in-the-air clubbing at Arcane and Hullubaloo.

    3. Going to gigs at the Riverside where they hosted Shindig on a Saturday.

    4. Using a typewriter to write up your essays and thinking the computer room was full of geeks.

    5. Getting really giddy when you saw Ant and Dec (who were known as PJ and Duncan) around town.

    6. Going to Presto, Fine Fare, Netto, or Kwik Save for your shopping.

    7. Knowing one person with a mobile phone, and it being the size of a brick.

    8. Queuing up to get your grant cheque at Student Services and having your fees paid for by the government.

    9. Renting your telly, video, and washing machine from Radio Rentals.

    10. Living in a really minging house and not caring.

    11. Being able to go out on a tenner any night of the week.

    12. Downing as many £1.50 trebles as you could on The Boat then being sick over the side.

    13. Being really, really cold, but never wearing a coat.

    14. Alan Shearer signing for Newcastle in 1996 and some prankster putting a huge Number 9 shirt on the Angel of the North two years later.

    @turnipheadpic Alan Shearer shirt on the Angel of the North

    How did they do it?!

    15. The city being deathly silent the day Kevin Keegan quit as Newcastle United’s manager in January 1997.

    Newcastle United fans mourn the resignation of Kevin Keegan 1997

    It's a day you'll never forget.

    16. Getting excited when the Fenwick's Christmas window display came on.

    17. Hoping you didn't get voted Bedhopper of the Year at the Ball.

    18. Calling Alan Robson’s night owl show to sort out your problems.

    Hey folks get your radio on and listen to the best show around Night owls with Alan Robson 10 till 2 sat till thurs:)

    It was a good way to learn the meaning of words like radgie, gadgie, hadaway, charva, so you divvin look like a propa doylem. There's a full guide here.

    19. Never, ever wanting to leave.