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02:30 PM on 04/17/13 
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I'm studying abroad next semester starting in July in Fremantle/Perth. Do any AP users live around here? I'd love to meet up, get drinks with you, go to some shows, etc. Honestly, I have no idea what to expect in Australia, but I'd love to get to know some people who live here. Tips/advice from Australians would be appreciated too. I've already been told not to use the word fanny..
06:24 PM on 04/17/13 
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I'm actually moving there in a couple weeks, so I'm looking forward to seeing what advice people have to offer. I'll be in Melbourne (Abbotsford) but may move if it's hard to find work. I'm going on a working holiday visa.
06:47 PM on 04/17/13 
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get ready for everything to seem massively fucking expensive compared to the states, especially in western australia. enjoy being able to legally drink. invest in goon bags (ie four litres of wine for $10 with free inflatable pillow). freo is a great place, enjoy!
06:48 PM on 04/17/13 
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get ready for everything to seem massively fucking expensive compared to the states, especially in western australia. enjoy being able to legally drink. invest in goon bags (ie four litres of wine for $10 with free inflatable pillow). freo is a great place, enjoy!

I know. I'm currently living in Thailand, where everything is extremely cheap. It's going to be quite the change!
06:53 PM on 04/17/13 
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Yep everything's going to be crazy expensive - but on the plus side, wages should be decent if you're looking to work while you study. Also, I don't know what public transport's like in Perth, but if it's anything at all like Sydney, you're going to need a car if you want to get anywhere.

edit: also - get used to people shortening the names of EVERYTHING and adding -'o' to the end of words!
11:17 PM on 04/17/13 
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Hopefully it cools down in the next few weeks. You should have a heap of fun, although there aren't too many good shows on atm.
08:33 AM on 04/18/13 
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Australia is an absolute gold mine in terms of quality music in the vein of melodic posthardcore and metalcore. I'd love the chance to live there.
05:14 PM on 04/18/13 
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I live in the sticks in South Australia and haven't been to Western Australia but general Aussie advice would be: there are no such things as "drop bears"; seeing kangaroos isn't that impressive, they outnumber humans two to one; where I live it's finished being summer for a couple months but we have had one shower of rain all year and had five days in a row at or above 113 degrees Farenheit; we don't use Farenheit, that was for you; if you're thinking of becoming a waiter or anything, know we don't tip. At all. Ever; if you don't understand Australian Rules football, tell everyone it's great and the players are really tough anyway. When they tell you the players were tougher back in the day, say "wow"; don't ask the average person if they like any bands from the Ap.net "scene". They will look at you confused and try to discuss Cold Chisel; finally, avoid pretty much all the non-domesticated animals. Basically all of them can and often will fuck you up.
06:29 AM on 04/19/13 
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Yep everything's going to be crazy expensive - but on the plus side, wages should be decent if you're looking to work while you study. Also, I don't know what public transport's like in Perth, but if it's anything at all like Sydney, you're going to need a car if you want to get anywhere.

edit: also - get used to people shortening the names of EVERYTHING and adding -'o' to the end of words!
Sydney public transport is so good compared to Brisbane. At least in the inner city.


Anyways, it's all true with the living costs, things get pretty crazy expensive here. There's a reasonable "scene" going around in most major cities, though be prepared for some douchey 18-year old crowds and older kids that need better things to do with their lives. Learn to recognise songs by Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and The Getaway Plan or else you will look obviously foreign.

Try not to get into the whole festival singlet look. It's not classy.

Wear sunscreen. Lots of it. There's a hole in the ozone layer and not only will that make you burn faster, it also heightens your risk for skin cancer.

Vegemite is gross. Tim Tams are yum.
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08:51 AM on 04/22/13 
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I know. I'm currently living in Thailand, where everything is extremely cheap. It's going to be quite the change!
04:57 AM on 04/24/13 
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Sydney public transport is so good compared to Brisbane. At least in the inner city.


Anyways, it's all true with the living costs, things get pretty crazy expensive here. There's a reasonable "scene" going around in most major cities, though be prepared for some douchey 18-year old crowds and older kids that need better things to do with their lives. Learn to recognise songs by Parkway Drive, The Amity Affliction and The Getaway Plan or else you will look obviously foreign.

Try not to get into the whole festival singlet look. It's not classy.

Wear sunscreen. Lots of it. There's a hole in the ozone layer and not only will that make you burn faster, it also heightens your risk for skin cancer.

Vegemite is gross. Tim Tams are yum.


Disregard everything she said; clearly not Australian.


Although there is a decent 'scene' in most cities. Be prepared to pay insane amounts for shows though. Any international bands will attract ticket prices of AT LEAST $40. Double that if the tour is being run by those money-grabbers from Soundwave Touring.
01:19 AM on 04/25/13 
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Disregard everything she said; clearly not Australian.


Although there is a decent 'scene' in most cities. Be prepared to pay insane amounts for shows though. Any international bands will attract ticket prices of AT LEAST $40. Double that if the tour is being run by those money-grabbers from Soundwave Touring.

Haha I know I'm not Australian. That advice was coming from a fellow foreigner who has lived a decent amount of time in Australia and any one of us will definitely advise fellow newcomers to stay away from vegemite.
07:32 AM on 04/28/13 
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Haha I know I'm not Australian. That advice was coming from a fellow foreigner who has lived a decent amount of time in Australia and any one of us will definitely advise fellow newcomers to stay away from vegemite.

I KNEW IT! Remove that Brisbane from your profile at once!

Don't listen to her OP, Vegemite is fantastic! Vegemite on toast is how the vast majority of Australians start their day. Although Tim Tams are a little bit more easy on foreign taste buds, particularly given that they come in about 20 varieties these days which include white chocolate and pink.
07:41 AM on 04/28/13 
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I KNEW IT! Remove that Brisbane from your profile at once!

Don't listen to her OP, Vegemite is fantastic! Vegemite on toast is how the vast majority of Australians start their day. Although Tim Tams are a little bit more easy on foreign taste buds, particularly given that they come in about 20 varieties these days which include white chocolate and pink.
Not gonna happen, I still live in Brisbane :P


Dark chocolate Tim Tams are the best. Although I am also liking the orange variety that they're making in minipacks nowdays.



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