If you never went to a teen disco were you even really a teenager? The disco was the epitome of all our teen years and the first of many things; the meet, the naggin of vodka, a cigarette, a disco boyfriend/ girlfriend. Irish disco memories are a plenty.
Daily reminders of the teen disco can be found at the back of bus when someone cracks open a can, when you see your local GAA clubs or the mention of the words "Wes" or "Tamangos". Here's a list of 7 of the types of teenager you were going to find at an underage disco in the 2000s:
1). The Newbie
The wallflower of the group. The newbie stood with his back to the wall with his/ her mouth hanging down looking slightly horrified. The newbie usually put a lot of effort into their outfit which resulted in them looking more out of place than in with the crowd. The newbie guys hair would be stuck up on all ends looking like they were electrocuted and girls would skid across the gym/dance in high heels that were two sizes to big.
2). The Introducer
This girl/guy would be helping the newbie mingle with the crowd. They knew everything about everyone. They'd be the one going up to everyone to ask them that classic question - " Will you meet/shift him/her?".
3). The Drunk Room Regular
You know the ones. They usually had two Bacardi Breezer Orange and passed out during the drop in the Basshunter song. They would sit or be forced to stay in the drunk room until they sobered up or their parents bothered to collect them.
4). The Bathroom Changer
"See ya later Dad!", I fooled them, was the regular thoughts of a bathroom changer. Beneath her Juicy Couture tracksuit was that mini skirt she was dying to break out. The fear of losing your bag of clothes at the end of the night was just like Cinderella and her glass slipper.
5). The Player
The player thought of themselves as ambiguous and multifaceted but everyone knew who you were pal.
6). The Breakdancer
My favourite spot was at the DJ decks. The breakdancer would be requesting all the songs and then as soon as they began to play would start screaming like a banshee. The breakdancer usually wore harsh on the eye clothing such as white tops with yellow spirals and Penney's neon sunglasses. The breakdancer never learnt that hats and sunglasses are not indoor accessories.
7). The One That Was Over 18
That one guy who always looked a lot older than 16, otherwise known as the creeper of the Irish teen disco. They definitely shouldn't of been anywhere near the place.
You realise later in life that these people tend to stick around in some form or another.
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