10 Things You’ll Only Understand If You Studied In Bristol
But WHY are the taxis blue?
1. You went from drinking the occasional Strongbow to suddenly being bombarded with choice of Bristol’s favourite beverage.
There is literally a cider boat called ‘The Apple’.
2. You bump into people wherever you go.
If you lived somewhere like London before heading to Bristol then it’ll be strange bumping into your friends on nights out, people from your course in Stokes Croft and your lecturer in Tesco.
3. Going to Motion is like a rite of passage.
If you’ve never been to Motion then have you even been out in Bristol?
BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE @MotionBristol
— Molly Pritchard (@mollpritchard) March 1, 2015
4. You meet people at parties from ‘the other uni’ and suddenly feel like the Montagues and Capulets.
How are you supposed to interact with this rarely seen species?
5. You soon realise that you only have to be on the bus in Bristol for 10 minutes before you’re literally in the middle of nowhere.
6. You’ll hear ‘alright my luvver?’ without a hint of irony.
Most likely from a friendly old man in a pub.
7. Although meeting someone your own age with a Bristolian accent is a rarity.
It’s more likely that your conversations with Bristol born and bred folk will go like this: “You don’t sound like you’re from Bristol!” “Haha thanks!”
8. Never quite getting over the fact that cabs are blue.
Not black. Blue. “Where shall we get a cab? All I see are a bunch of blue cars congregated in a taxi rank?”
9. Planning your summer in Bristol is a task in itself.
So. Many. Festivals.
10. Not a day goes by when you don’t talk about or hear people talking about Skins.
“Did you ever watch Skins?” “Did you know Skins was based in Bristol? “We should totally re-watch Skins.”