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Parody Twitter account takes the piss out of Gastown life

Lauren Sundstrom Jul 07, 2016 3:04 am

If you’re a Vancouverite – and in particular a resident of Gastown – you might already follow a Twitter account called, well, @Gastown.

The account is an off-shoot of and, while it shows some lovely photos of one of the city’s historical neighbourhoods, it can come off as a little pretentious. Take the Twitter description as an example:

“Proudly independent, uniquely stylist and totally authentic. We are the original Vancouver.”


Enter @Gastwon.

This Twitter account takes life in Gastown and turns it on its head through ironic, jumbled tweets that seem to aim to incorporate every stereotype of the average resident into 140 characters or less.

While not every tweet is a winner, there are some pretty hysterical ones.

Warning: this account may cause fixie road rage for hipsters. Proceed with caution. #Japadog.

Lauren Sundstrom
Lauren is a former staff writer at Daily Hive. She's a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program.

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