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16 things you'll know if you grew up in Leeds during the 2000s

Let’s face it, it doesn’t come much better than growing up in Leeds.

And if you were lucky enough to grow up in Leeds in the 2000s, well, you hit the jackpot. The first time you were allowed into town felt like the opening of a new world, and by the time you were of drinking age - or even a little younger (we won't tell!) - well, there was no other place to be. READ MORE: 11 long-gone Leeds nightclubs we haven't forgotten | 30 unseen photos from inside Leeds nightclubs in the 1990s

Youll soon remember that Leeds wasnt quite the cosmopolitan tapestry of culture that it is today. Yes, it was still better than growing up in, say, Lancashire, but if were honest, the kids may just have it better now. Just.

1. It was completely different to how it is now

Youll soon remember that Leeds wasnt quite the cosmopolitan tapestry of culture that it is today. Yes, it was still better than growing up in, say, Lancashire, but if were honest, the kids may just have it better now. Just.
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And to think we all thought we were so cool. 90p for an apple alco-pop, free entry and THREE floors to choose from? How could we resist?

2. Oceana

And to think we all thought we were so cool. 90p for an apple alco-pop, free entry and THREE floors to choose from? How could we resist?
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OK, so you dont have to be from Leeds to know that the arena opened in 2013. But what us hardy souls do know is that once every couple of years a superstar would come to Leeds to strut their stuff. Robbie played to there in 2006.

3. Roundhay Park was Leeds arena

OK, so you dont have to be from Leeds to know that the arena opened in 2013. But what us hardy souls do know is that once every couple of years a superstar would come to Leeds to strut their stuff. Robbie played to there in 2006.
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Its had a handful of reincarnations since, but those first few trips into the big bad city were usually spent wandering round the Corn Exchange, trying on clothes we couldnt afford.

4. Everyone hung out at the Corn Exchange

Its had a handful of reincarnations since, but those first few trips into the big bad city were usually spent wandering round the Corn Exchange, trying on clothes we couldnt afford.
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