Eurovision is like a party that America didn’t get invited to.
I’m sure the invitation got lost in the mail…
i like how in america you have rows and rows of
because in england we have rows and rows of
i think the look we were going for was “crushing depression” complimented by “there is no hope” with just a hint of “you’re going to stare at the same mouldy boxes until you die in one of them so i hope you like brick”
[For some reason this question got lost in the jumble that is my inbox. I’m sorry for that!]
This is an interesting question because Newcastle and my hometown in southern Virginia (Hampton Roads) are…different.
Size - Hampton Roads has a higher population than Newcastle and is more spread out. I wouldn’t say Newcastle is tiny - just more compact. At home, people use cars more because of how spread out everything can be.
Demographic - My hometown has a larger minority population than Newcastle (myself being an African-American).
Public Transport - Hampton Rds has crap public transport. I hate it. The buses come twice an hour (3-4 if you’re lucky). We just opened a light rail a couple of years ago, so that’s nice. However, it is light. Meaning, it does not go to many places or very far. Newcastle, on the other hand, has a light rail but it is more of a mini metro system and extends MUCH farther.
I have heard horror stories about some of the buses though, so that hadn’t changed when I arrived the U.K. haha. I think the system is a little better in comparison to home. Also, there is the option of riding my bike in Newcastle. Home is not very bike friendly, so you do not see many people using it as a method of transport.
I’ll be honest, I preferred Newcastle, mainly due to it’s compact size and ease of getting around (for the most part). There are other places in the US that can provide me with the same comfort but my original hometown does not cut it.
Hope that answered your question. :)
UK: Six Nations Championship (Newcastle was overflowing with pub viewing parties last year). England FTW!