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23 Things All '00s Teens Did In Manchester

Sit in Urbis until we all turned 18.

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3. Going to "the big HMV" or Virgin Megastore and spending hours staring at CDs you never bought.

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5. Going to random in-store band events at Fopp and getting excited because the bassist had been a guest on Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

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"Hey guys it's The Holloways or something!"


8. Trying to make it out of the other side of the massive Primark like you were on the way to Mordor.

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12. Always walking along these things.

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13. Remembering when the Corn Exchange used to be called The Triangle and you didn't really get what it was.

It was like a shopping center without any shops?

14. Getting down to business and going to Afflecks Palace to perfect your signature look.

15. This involved buying shag bands, badges, some-sort-of-fishnet-something, dice necklaces, and anything else that could fully portray your incredibly unique and reckless teenage personality.

"Excuse me, where is the Nightmare Before Christmas backpacks section?"


16. And laughing at the condom shop "Rubber Plantation" because lol condoms.

found a shop callled 'the rubber plantation' in manchester... 'for all your latex needs'...

But never going inside under any costs.

17. Moving on from Afflecks because you'd discovered Ryan Vintage in the Northern Quarter and you were a grown up now.

And you were old enough to make your own life decisions and buy your own terrible denim jackets.

18. Or there was Retro Rehab, Cow, the big Oxfam, or Pop Boutique.

Pop Boutique which was ALSO a cafe!


23. And always missing your train home and having to wait an hour for the next one.

Ah, the North.