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5 worst and best things about Canberra according to two teenage girls

By Barcham - 10 October 2013 29

I do love a good YouTube video about Canberra, and today I found two from user Eloey Skitz. Who seems to be two girls, maybe one is Elory and one is Skitz? I don’t know. It’s not important.

Firstly the girls list the top 5 things they hate about Canberra:

There is the prerequisite “Canberra has nothing to do” comment (which to be fair is a much more legit problem when you’re under 18) and concerns about how nobody cool comes from Canberra. Honestly it makes me feel somewhat nostalgic for being a bored teen in an odd way. No celebrities, no One Direction concerts, it can be hard being a tween.

Also apparently Canberra is cold because there isn’t a beach here.

Perhaps feeling they were too hard on Canberra because they followed up with their 5 favourite things about Canberra:

I know, it took me a moment to get over the fact that I was listening to teenagers talk positively about something.

Sadly however, the list of ‘pros’ manages to make Canberra sound way worse than the list of ‘cons’ does.

We have landmarks? The weather here is alright sometimes? These are the best things you can say about living here?

Also, we have 3 big shopping centres? That’s not even correct! But again to be fair, I too often forget Tuggeranong exists.

Canberra Critics.

What’s Your opinion?


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5 worst and best things about Canberra according to two teenage girls
Zan 7:34 pm 10 Oct 13

+1

However people seem to want things on a platter. Make your own fun, we did that when we were young.

milkman 7:23 pm 10 Oct 13

johnboy said :

Pearl Jam and Nirvana were long long ago.

And if not for family in Canberra I doubt Pearl Jam would have come.

If we’re going back that far we can add Dire Straits.

1998 – Van Halen!

milkman 7:23 pm 10 Oct 13

niftydog said :

The “big name music acts never come to Canberra” thing is only partially true. This year is particularly devoid of big concerts for some reason (centenary?). For such a small city we’ve had some really big names come to play – in the last 4-5 years;
Rob Thomas
Massive Attack
Lady Gaga
Pink
Linkin Park
Good Charlotte
James Blunt
Incubus
Matchbox20
Hot Chelle Ray
The Presets

I can also recall;
Elvis Costello
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Elton John
Don McLean
Live
Silverchair
Tool
Brian Adams (creep…)
Ben Folds Five

+ G3 (Satriani, Vai, Lukather) and a full show on the current Vai tour. Both amazing concerts.

schmeah 7:21 pm 10 Oct 13

caf said :

niftydog said :

The “big name music acts never come to Canberra” thing is only partially true. This year is particularly devoid of big concerts for some reason (centenary?). For such a small city we’ve had some really big names come to play – in the last 4-5 years;
Rob Thomas
Massive Attack
Lady Gaga
Pink
Linkin Park
Good Charlotte
James Blunt
Incubus
Matchbox20
Hot Chelle Ray
The Presets

I can also recall;
Elvis Costello
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Elton John
Don McLean
Live
Silverchair
Tool
Brian Adams (creep…)
Ben Folds Five

Such a list is not complete without the legendary Pearl Jam and Nirvana concerts.

I’ve had a few, but you appear to have missed Cyndi Lauper and Michael franti in this list.
Also, the Tweens must have caught wind of their video’s sudden popularity as it’s been removed.

X someone who spent her teenage year in braces and pigtails …

Mysteryman 6:47 pm 10 Oct 13

There are no boring places. Only boring people.

johnboy 6:05 pm 10 Oct 13

Pearl Jam and Nirvana were long long ago.

And if not for family in Canberra I doubt Pearl Jam would have come.

If we’re going back that far we can add Dire Straits.

caf 6:01 pm 10 Oct 13

niftydog said :

The “big name music acts never come to Canberra” thing is only partially true. This year is particularly devoid of big concerts for some reason (centenary?). For such a small city we’ve had some really big names come to play – in the last 4-5 years;
Rob Thomas
Massive Attack
Lady Gaga
Pink
Linkin Park
Good Charlotte
James Blunt
Incubus
Matchbox20
Hot Chelle Ray
The Presets

I can also recall;
Elvis Costello
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Elton John
Don McLean
Live
Silverchair
Tool
Brian Adams (creep…)
Ben Folds Five

Such a list is not complete without the legendary Pearl Jam and Nirvana concerts.

c_c™ 5:52 pm 10 Oct 13

Pitchka said :

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

1. You mean orthodontist

2. What the f does that have to do with anything, or do you have some thing about belittling young women?

Wanker.

Anyway I would comment on the videos except they’ve been deleted.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:02 pm 10 Oct 13

Pitchka said :

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

Yes, let’s bully a teenage girl. Real big man.

Dirtbag.

niftydog 4:28 pm 10 Oct 13

The “big name music acts never come to Canberra” thing is only partially true. This year is particularly devoid of big concerts for some reason (centenary?). For such a small city we’ve had some really big names come to play – in the last 4-5 years;
Rob Thomas
Massive Attack
Lady Gaga
Pink
Linkin Park
Good Charlotte
James Blunt
Incubus
Matchbox20
Hot Chelle Ray
The Presets

I can also recall;
Elvis Costello
Deep Purple
Def Leppard
Elton John
Don McLean
Live
Silverchair
Tool
Brian Adams (creep…)
Ben Folds Five

Dilandach 4:11 pm 10 Oct 13

Barcham said :

Pitchka said :

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

Because she has braces?

Wouldn’t that count as evidence of available dentists?

Get out of here with your logic.

Barcham 4:09 pm 10 Oct 13

Pitchka said :

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

Because she has braces?

Wouldn’t that count as evidence of available dentists?

Pitchka 3:27 pm 10 Oct 13

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

Barcham 2:47 pm 10 Oct 13

martin75 said :

I was waiting for the Viking Club logo to come up at the end.
As I was sure it was their latest miss guided TV ad.

http://the-riotact.com/gays-nerds-and-ex-cons-all-welcome-at-vikings-clubs/109286

Snap!

martin75 2:43 pm 10 Oct 13

I was waiting for the Viking Club logo to come up at the end.
As I was sure it was their latest miss guided TV ad.

http://the-riotact.com/gays-nerds-and-ex-cons-all-welcome-at-vikings-clubs/109286

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