15 Certainties You Learned Growing up in Glasgow
Growing up in Glasgow was quite the upbringing, each day would bring a new challenge and a new achievement. But at the same time you quickly learned the city could be an unforgiving place.
15 Certainties You Learned Growing up in Glasgow.
The heroin addicts surrounding the local shops were probably not “borrowing 20p for the phonebox”.
Pizza crunch, chips, (+curry sauce) Irn Bru, and a Mars bar was almost certainly, Michelin star based cuisine.
The 66 or 31 bus could pretty much take you anywhere on earth if you stayed on it long enough.
You can remember Strathclyde Buses being orange, and during the summer taking you to Ayr or Saltcoats for the day.
Old Firm Firestorm
Old Firm Days, the city stopped and became a frightening place, the stadium became a scary place, akin to how you imagine the Battle of Culloden if they had used a football instead of big jaggy swords.
You can actually remember Scotland qualifying for anything.
You really, really, really wanted a pair of Nike Air Max, but were told we’re not made of money.
Berghaus & Helly Hanson
You were very weary of teenagers who wore Berghaus or Helly Hanson jackets.
All bam hats were curled and were splat, flamed etc.
Fernhill and Yoker
Anybody from Fernhill or Yoker was immediately and without question an absolute nutjob.
You can remember when it really snowed during winter and it remained for months, you’re almost certain it stayed for half a year one time.
Small Faces Vs Trainspotting
You watched Small Faces and thought it was far better than Trainspotting, and somebody knew somebody who was in one of the scenes. Tongssss Ya Bas. Glennnnn.
Hampden Park Renovated
Hampden was due to be torn down and rebuilt.
You were pretty sure walking home, just around every corner was somebody waiting to give you the “Glasgow” smile.
Garden Festival/Big Day/Nelson Rally
One of your earliest memories was, either 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, watching Wet Wet Wet at the 1990 Big Day, or waving to some really important guy called Nelson Mandela in 1993.
Wow Glasgow, what a place.