A) A genre of music
B) Style of fasion
(NOTE - The following may be just slightly biased)
Emo music (short for Emocore or Emotional Hardcore) is a derivitive of the mid 80's hardcore scene. Born in Washington D.C., early emo was a mix of hardcore punk with both emotional lyrics and performances, dominated by bands such as "Rites Of Spring" and "Embrace". By the late 90's, most original emo bands had disbanded or changed direction. From 2000 onwards, many bands have unwillingly or unrightfully been labled as emo, such as "Dashboard Confessional" and "Taking Back Sunday". Many "classic" emo fans and outsiders view modern emo music as warterd-down punk rock.
Emo fasion or "the emo look" has a number of simple characteristics. For males, hair should be black (although dark red/brown is acceptable), greassy, have a long fringe and a bang covering one eye. For females, although dark hair is prefered, any colour is acceptable. While hair may be cleaner, it must still cover a large portion of the face. Black shirts and jackets are worn, although on rare occasions an emo may wear a grey or white hoodie. Jeans are the clothing of choice for the emo, although for males anything out of their sisters closet is fine. Footware is typically any sort of skating shoe. To complete the look, apply excessive amounts of eyeshadow (males and females), put on a pair of black horned glasses and start listening to your eyepod.
Emo culture, dominated by middle to upper class suburban white teenagers, is characterised by weak music, self loathing and melodrama. After listening to some emo music (generally, but not always shite), emo-boy will log onto myspace to talk to his emo friends. After blogging about how shit life is, how he fucking hates his parents, and how the whole world hates him, he'll have a look at emo-girls myspace page. A quick look at the 17,000 photos she's uploaded (either of her looking into the distance, her looking up at the camera in a confused and drugfucked way or her at an emo gathering), emo-boy and emo-girl will chat to each other. The conversation quickly turns to how they are both alone and nobody understands them. Emo-boy has had enough of myspace (for a few minutes at least) and decides he is depressed. He writes a "deep and meaningfull" poem, before deciding to end it all. A quick slash of the wrists and it's time to sit in the dark and wait for the end to come. Unfortunately, he only drove the razor 2 milimetres into his skin, so there's a pretty good chance he'll be back at school next week, trying (not very hard) to hide his fresh scars and emotions.
"Cheer Up emo-kid"
They just want to be cool like everyone else.
Emo teenagers usually think they are the sexiest thing since Chuck Norris, but they are 98.99% wrong most of the time.
Emo children not only think they are sexy, Emo children have the worst possible hair styles in all of America.
Emo children really show what the United States of America is.
Dude 2: Dude. Seriously. Youre gay. Oh em jee. Look at what I did to my wrist this morning.
Dude 1: What you dont care about my hair?! WHY!!?? *cry*
Dude 2: Okay dude. Seriously. My parents work at McDonalds and Burger King. Your parents are neurosurgeons okay. Im only friends with you so I can get whatever I want.
Dude 1:OH EM JEE DUDE! I LOVE YOU!! WHY!!?? WHERE THE HELL IS MY RAZOR!!?? *cry* *sob*
Dude 2: Okay....
emo girl: ohh that sucks, wanna come over later and watch steel magnolias, and cut ourselves?
emo boy: sure, but can we also complain about our rich lives and how every body ignores us?
emo kids want to kill them selfs becsuse they feel like they have no one at times but still happy when want to be =)
people who "THINK" there emo mark there arm with red pen saying that they cut because there mom yell at them =(
****crying on the inside for you****
emo kids talk but not alot some can but alot dont
think there emo talk a hell of alot
and dont stop!!!
emo kids love to write
love the rain but they hate it when people call them goths
i mean im emo and i hate it when people call me goth I'M NOT
GOTH!!!!! or here is the differents between them both
Emos Hate themselves
Goths hate Everyone
Emos Want to Kill themselves
Goths Want to kill Everyone
This word is less commonly used to describe the type of people who listen to the aforementioned type of music. While these people certainly do suck, it is not all their fault...as they are only following the latest trend.
I went to visit my Emo friend today but he was too busy crying over the ant he had accidentally stepped on
Preppy guy2: Yeah Im gonna do the same thing and Im gonna listen to really hardcore music like Dashboard confessional !
Emo-kid: Yeah! now I have people to be emo with! Lets make out and get mad at people for calling us gay!
Metalhead: Shut up you stupid gay-ass emos!
Juggalo: *Attacks emo kids*