Switch, Trago and karaoke: These are all your last ‘normal’ Soton photos

And yes, most of them are related to nights out


It feels like a lifetime ago that we were going about our normal uni lives. Now we’re obsessing over toilet paper and soap, keeping 2 metres apart and for many of us, taking up running for the first time ever.

Earlier this week, the BBC shared an assortment of photos from people’s life before lockdown – anything from weddings, to getting on a plane. We asked The Soton Tab’s Instagram followers for their last photo in Southampton before lockdown and not going to lie, it got a bit emotional.

Last photo from a pub crawl

@jjmccabe19

Oh what I would give to be stumbling through Portswood again.

Last photo from a lecture

@30vrinda

Hot, sweaty rooms filled with people – yes, of course we miss it.

Last photo from Trago

@ottilieyoung

I’m not crying, you are.

Last photo of a rainbow

@ionutrzv6

@mols332

It seems Soton students love a good rainbow. It’s a good thing they’re hung up in a lot of windows now, isn’t it?

Last photo from a night out

@rach_palms

Wishing we could go back to taking nice photos before getting wrecked.

@basilbatov

If you haven’t climbed on something random at night and got a photo, you’re doing something wrong.

I guess the one good thing about all this is embarrassing club photos are a thing of the past (and hopefully the distant future).

Last photo of uni plants

@eloisemelling

RIP to all the plants people left at uni, gone but not forgotten.

Last photo from karaoke

@jamestaylorrrrr

Stags, please don’t forget me or my tone deaf voice.

Last photo from the aftermath of a night out

@joecowtan_fanpage

Can’t say I’ve seen many group photos from the morning after but I like the dedication.

Last photo from a fire pit

@vas_paps

Can’t say it’s a common occurrence but something I definitely want to try when we’re back in Southampton. Just chilling with my friends, drinking and feeling toasty – what’s not to love?

Last photo from studying

@30vrinda

How I wish I was back in Hartley or Building 100 having a breakdown. I’ll never take it for granted again.

Last photo from an experiment

@rachelnoyce99

For those of you asking as many questions as I am about this photo, they put condoms and tampons in a variety of concentrations of bubble bath liquid and water. As far as we are aware, there was no particular reason behind this. I guess curiosity is a funny thing.

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