What were you doing back in '96?
I was in year 11 at high school.
Life for me was pretty much about socialising and partying!
I started my first job in '96 (retail, ladies clothing).
Towards the end of the year I got an older boyfriend, which was the start of a 3.5 year relationship.
I regularly went to some really cool concerts. I went to the Big Day Out (back in the days where it was legit and all about the music, not just posers frolicking around in swimsuits).
I got my P's and drove around in my mum's Gemini.
I frequented op shops and most of my clothes were 2nd hand. I would have definitely been classed as a 'grunger', though it was ultimately not cool to use that term back then