So obviously a lot of people don't know what the hell they are talking about, even the antagonist in this story, Chelsea, who thought she had hit the nail on the head. While she did list and site some ACTUAL emo bands, she also completely missed mentioning the one TRUE emotive hardcore band, who originally described their music in such a manner leading way to the entire, misrepresented and misinterpreted genre. That band would be Alkaline Trio. They truely "spear-headed" the genre. So Chelsea, you were close but you got your facts from the wrong source evidently. And for the most part, while undeniably humorous, the rest of you are retards. Good day.
Alkaline Trio founded emo, and they aren't proud of the associations made with it currently.