He. Destroyed. Emo.
He took emo music and made it mainstream. He's all over TRL. He's on t-shirts (and not cool ones, like the one's with Bert McKraken from The Used, that say "Berty is my Homeboy" and he looks like Jesus).
And he cried during a song. That's too much. I mean, seriously? That's pathetic. Now, I cry too, I can be emo once in a while, but onstage, in front of like three thousand people? No. And he stopped the song too, didn't he? Man, that's bull. Kids don't want to see that. Kids want you to finish the damn song.
Now, please, do not flame me. Dashboard Confessional, by all means, is a good band. Definitely not "the best emo band ever", because Taking Back Sunday takes them, rapes them up the ass and runs over them with an 18-wheeler. Carabba is a good singer and a good guitarist and a good composer. Does he make emo music? No. Does he write thoughtful lyrics? If they make sense to you, then by all means, yes. Do they make sense to me? Sometimes, but usually I think it's crap.
Honestly, let's just categorize music into "rock". So Taking Back is "rock" and so is Dashboard. However, Taking Back Sunday is "good rock" and Dashboard Confessional is "not-so-good rock". Of course, their shittiness has NOTHING on Simple Plan. But that's another entry.
Plus, Chris waxes his eyebrows?
dude2: "taking back sunday will rape them up his waxed eyebrowed anushole and murder them with an emo knife"
"This is incredible. Starving, insatiable, yes, this is love for the first time.
Well you'd like to think that you were invincible. Yeah, well weren't we all once before we felt loss for the first time? Well this is the last time. Well this is the last time well this is the last time."
to all of the people who think chris carrabba is a girl for his lyrics and he has "ovaries" or whatever you say, do you have ANY idea how small-minded you sound? its just like saying: women cant play sports or skateboard simply because playing sports is a guy thing to do. if a guy who plays guitar and talks about his feeling is such an OPPRESSIVE thing to do, well minaswell get rid of equality for minorities then. deny us of our rights and simply commence the debacle of the free world.
chris carrabba is exercising his right to free speech by composing his songs and venting his emotions. there is no law that says YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL OR DIE. if you dont like the band, dont trash them, just simply dont listen to their stuff.
"All of you guys screaming faggot and waving your fucking middle finger out in the crowd, come up on stage. I'm giving you the mic. It's an open forum.
-silence for a couple of minutes-
Come on up! I'm talking about what i feel, so why dont you talk about what you feel? Sure i like Thrice and The Get Ups Kids too. they're great bands. But that doesnt mean that i dont have something valid to say.
Well if i'm such a pussy for singing about what i feel... well then this pussy is going to sing some more songs."
For you people that bash Dashboard Confessional, you do have the right. Because if we took away your right to express your opinion, we'd have to take away ours to make it fair.
Although I think it is better to just not listen to the music if you don't like it than to bash it, you have the right to say whatever you want.
Yes, Dashboard Confessional has very sad, depressing lyrics,
But that's because he wrote them while his heart was broken.
People listen to sad music because alot of times it reminds them of good times that they've lost.