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One of the most incredible bands to come out of the punk scene in 1991. After a short break up to pursue college careers, the band reunited and put off plans for college for good. Today they are an incredibly successful rock band with a solid and faithful fanbase.

The current line up of AFI is
Adam Carson
Davey Havok
Hunter Burgan
Jade Puget

Many accuse AFI of selling out to the big label (Dreamworks and now Interscope) to become more successful, but few ever stop to think if the music has really changed and only asscoiate getting more money to, "sucking". The band has yet to have dramatic changes, but the fan base has most certainly changed from before.

A plethora of "scene" people or "music elitists" would accuse AFI for being a poser band and say that they "suck" and they've listened to sucky bands before. However, most of the people who have accused AFI of being a poser band haven't even listened to AFI before and only rely on the words of mainstream post STS fans.
1. A.F.I. is truly an amazing band, composed of poetic lyrics and talent.

2. Indie rocker: Ew, AFI are such a stupid band. Why not listen to bands that actually sound like music? Like, trulymadlydeeplysoulsthatring?
Normal AFI fan: I dare you to say that five times fast!

3. Music elitist: AFI are so passe, I stopped listening to them when I found Sublime and Op. Ivy. Only fourteen year old girls listen to AFI.
AFI fan: And I'm sure that plenty more listen to Sublime you bland overly opinionated starbucks coffee drinking music snarking elitist.

4. Most people who don't listen to AFI, don't bother listening to them because preppy girls listen to them, therefore making these pathetic haters, stupid. Why, you ask? Because they're basing their opinions on an artist on thirteen year old preppy girls. Instantly making these snide haters, tools because, really, who the frick gives a flying @!&#!* about what a preteen prep has to say?
by Elynor March 04, 2006
An incredibly versitile band. Some people think that they "sold out" with their last album, Decemberunderground, but they were merely progressing in their music.

Their sound cannot be defined to one "scene".

Unfortunately, many people write them off because they have changed their musical style and developed over the years, or because people think they don't act or look like some say they 'should'. These people are truly missing out on a wonderful musical experience.
AFI? That band that's been around for like...fifteen years? They're still going strong? ((listens)) Dude! They're still awesome!
by Hitome August 30, 2006
- The opposite of "A fire outside."

- AFI = Best band ever.

- Includes Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson, and Hunter.
"Man, that was one good AFI concert!"

"AFI rocks!"
by Mrs. Havok. January 18, 2007
an amazing band that unfortunately as of late has acquired a bunch of posers who try to call themselves fans, after probably only listening to the songs "miss murder" and "the missing frame", having only bought the album decemberunderground to hear those songs and having never heard any of their other albums. chances are those people probably also listen to fall out boy *shudders* go listen to black sails in the sunset! or will it be too much for you lil poser minds??? their shirts have been spotted on preps. AAAAH, don't befoul the name of afi by wearing it on your body NOOOOOOOOO! *dies* davey is a genius. the end : D
wannabe poser-punk prep: like OMG i sooo love afi!
me: i shall consume your soul you worthless piece of shit
by That Weird Kid Next Door May 04, 2007
A Fire Inside. Band made of Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson, and Hunter. Many people classify this band as emo, when it really does not fit into any one genre. How can they be emo if they formed before 'emo' was a word? People hate it because their style changed. Well, guess what? No band's style is going to stay the same forever. It's called development. So just go with it and learn to enjoy different types of music, or shut up and leave everyone else alone. No one cares if you don't like the band.
Davey Havok is the vocalist in the band AFI, and Jade Puget is the guitarrist.
A Fire Inside. Band founded in 1991. As of 2007, composed of Adam Carson, Hunter Burgan, Jade Puget, and Davey Havok. So far, they have released seven albums, and have grown into a more mature sound. The band has a "fan club" called the Despair Faction and has a large following due to their incredible stage presence, music, lifestyle choices, and aesthetics.
Says Jade Puget of AFI, "We've given up on trying to convince people we are or aren't any certain thing."
by Elymas June 14, 2007
AFI is the best punk/goth band ever!!!! They have the most original sound of all time. Because of their newer songs, they are classified as emo. This is only because those people are ignorant and have never heard any of their other albums. You are not a true fan of AFI if you think Decemberunderground is their first album. You're just a douche-bag poser.
Douche-bag Poser:OMG, did you hear that new band!
True Fan:Which one?
Douche-bag Poser:AFI. OMG, Love Like winter is like the best song ever!!!!
True Fan:You stupid piece of shit, AFI is not a new band! AFI started in 1991. Get out of my face you freakin wannabe. Go to by your sixty dollar shirts at abercrombie and fitch with your fall out boy cd and go fuck yourself!
by Ace-o May 07, 2008
Acronym for "American Film Institute"
Quotes from The Godfather and Scarface are on AFI's top 100 movie quotes.
by Adriana Rosen October 09, 2005