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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.

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Aureolin25 7:00 pm 29 Feb 16

also,

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Pitchka said :

Looks like Canberra has a shortage of dentists too!

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

Dirtbag.

oh yeah and thanks for sticking up for me haha, my braces are off now too

astrojax 12:41 pm 11 Oct 13

Thumper said :

milkman 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

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

Brian Jonestown Massacre, just last year at the ANU.

now you’re talking – the original list didn’t have big names – none of them over thirteen letters. bjm has twenty two! but john mayall’s bluesbreakers has even more!

HiddenDragon 11:44 am 11 Oct 13

And don’t forget this headline act:

http://aso.gov.au/titles/newsreels/official-opening-canberra/clip1/

but even then, the young folk were complaining about there not being enough attractive and interesting sheep to hang out with.

Mess 10:51 am 11 Oct 13

carpediem said :

Roundhead89 said :

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.

Don’t forget Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Flea lived here for a while.

When did RHCP play in Canberra? Flea’s family ties to Canberra does not a concert make.

Also, don’t forget the Trackside festivals that have bought us lots of awesome acts.

Indeed, as has Groovin the Moo and Stonefest. Pendulum headlined Stonefest a few years ago.

poetix 10:51 am 11 Oct 13

niftydog said :

But while we’re dusting off the classics, hows about;
Phil Collins
Tina Turner
John Farnham
Michael Bolton
Alice Cooper
AC/DC
Harlem Globetrotters!

That’s the playlist in hell.

(With the possible exception of AC/DC)

carpediem 10:20 am 11 Oct 13

Roundhead89 said :

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.

Don’t forget Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Flea lived here for a while.

When did RHCP play in Canberra? Flea’s family ties to Canberra does not a concert make.

Also, don’t forget the Trackside festivals that have bought us lots of awesome acts.

Roundhead89 10:02 am 11 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.

Don’t forget Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Flea lived here for a while.

niftydog 9:43 am 11 Oct 13

George Benson
Nana Mouskouri…

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