Punk and its affiliates are musics of the working man. The poor
Hot Topic is, for the most part, a store for the rich who want to look poor.
It is the death of DIY
Find a local store for the essentials (bullet belts, studs. . stuff you cant do your self) its more in the spirit
also ok here goes: its not the GC kid or the Simple Plan kid I wanna strangle the shit out of. . .its the kid from the middle class suburban home sporting a crimson ghost skull! ok boys and girls guess what. . .Glenn Danig would scare you. . .skinheads arent racists. . . the guy in the suit IS more punk then you will ever be, and stop trying to buy drugs off me. I dont need your filthy substances. . I got booze and freinds and my devotchka
(shopping at hot topic is ok as long as you arent proud of it and know your place. .. my belt is from hot topic IT WAS A GIFT! I SWEAR!)
Glenn: If they call you a racist I will eat their brains. Any way I only need one stud and the Catalyst is closed. . .
Their logic is also completely flawed in the fact that because Hot Topic's prices are somewhat low (well compared to many mall stores) and many teens have an urge to be "different" many teenagers shop there, thus making it the same "clone-wear" that people who wear "trendy" labels are classified as.
So basically what I'm trying to say is, wear what you think is cool and don't judge others on what they choose to wear. If you think your any more original (or better as some people think) wearing X brand instead of Y brand then your only fooling yourself and making yourself look arrogant.
Hot Topic is a punkfest!
Hot Topic is a store, you assholes!!