I have a bunch of fun telling random "emo kids" over the interweb that their clique is in fact a lie. It seems as though nobody cares though, because they'd rather wallow in their ignorance and fake depression.
Well, I've decided to just post a blog since I've posted this rant all over the interweb plenty of times.
First of all, "emo" DOES NOT stand for "emotional."
Emo stands for EMOTIVE HARDCORE PUNK.
Emotive hardcore punk is 99% a dead genre.
It lasted from the mid 80s-90s and wasn't very popular.
Ian Mackeye (my hero) was a huge part of both the punk and emo scenes,
and the punk and emo scenes weren't too different.
rites of spring
texas is the reason
circle takes the square<(violence)
sunny day real estate (post)
(There's plenty more, but you get the point)
Lastly, PEOPLE CAN NOT BE EMO.
IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BE A PART OF A DEAD MUSIC GENRE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU DON'T EVEN LISTEN TO ANY OF THE MUSIC OF THE GENRE.
Emo came and went, and no, it didn't evolve.
Listen to any of those bands then listen to an mcr song.
They're wayyy different.
Face it, emo is dead.
If you call yourself "emo," you're probably a miseducated scene kid,
and if you call yourself "emo" and you've never been to a show,
you're not a scene kid... you're just a kid dying to fit in.
(I personally don't like scene kids in general)
Just stop slapping labels on yourselves,
and get on with life.
Person 1-Look at those emo kids!
Person 2- Emotive hardcore punk kids?
Person 1- wtf?