There are a few types of Emo,
1. A fake, poser, of someone who cuts because they are going through a hard time I.g, Someone important dying, or something. The poser wants to seem cool. ( But your not. )
2. A person who actually does cut because they actually are going through a hard time so they express their feelings through what they feel like wearing or listen to.
3. Someone who isn't emo at all, maybe into alternative stuff. They are labled emo, because maybe they have a bunch of hardcore band shirts or have died their hair RED and it turned out PURPLE!
Idiot eleven year old: Oh my god, You are so emo. Your hair is PURPLE!
Me: No, its not, you blueberry, its RED.
Idiot Eleven year old: No, its purple. Your so emo.
Me: Do you even know what emo means? I don't cut myself, retard.
Idiot eleven year old: Sure you don't. Emo.
( He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, and he's fat. )
Something all stereotypes agree on they hate.
Metalheads, preps, jocks, punk rockers and goths all put aside their differences and agree on one thing: they hate emos.
the type of music you listen to when, try as you might, you cannot get laid..and cry about it..
man, ive been listening to a lotta emo lately
Emo was once a negative connotation on the new style of music created by such bands mentioned already (Fugazi, Rites of Spring, etc). Now it is an overly-hyped money making process, and has flooded the mainstream radio/tv stations. Trend following kids everywhere have adopted the "emo lifestyle" because it is the newest fad.
I want to cry while we have sex with each other.
A word people who are old like me come to urbandictionary.com to define so they can point out how they were emo fans before most people looking at this site were in elementary school.
Old Person #1: Have you heard what people nowadays call 'emo'?
Old Person #2: Yeah its so weird. I woulda called them Green Day clones back in '92.
Old Person #1: Them was the days.
Old Person #2: Yeah. I'm gonna go make fun of emo on urbandictionary. People will think I'm an old creep in a young person's world.
(Noun, Adjective) - A word of many uses, emo generally describes:
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 ...
conformists in denial.
emo: Let's all be different by dressing, talking, and acting exatctly the same.
A stupid trend. Followers of this trend, often referred to as emo kids
, think they are "alternative" (how is that possible when MTV stirred it all up?), when infact they are just as much sheeps as the preps. All emo kids look the same. They share the exact same values. They listen to the same horrible bands. Is that to be an individual? Is that unique? No. Most don't even know the origins of emo. Many of them claim they are "non-conformists". These days, "non-conformist" has lost its true meaning and is just another synonym for poser. How does supporting major clothing lines such as Hot Topic make you a non-conformist? You are the antithesis of that. Wake up. The emo trend is like hair-metal; in a few years you'll burn all pictures of yourself, being so ashamed that you had such an ugly haircut.
The third-wave emo movement is a testimony on how MTV (Manipulating Teenage Views) is able to pick up just about anything and mold it into a trend in order to make money, even if this results in mindless teenagers who can't think for themselves and destroying what's left of the real music scenes.