A label of young people that has become more prominent in use over the past decade. Scene kids are usually aged 14 – 21. Sometimes older or younger. Scene kids older than 20 are commonly referred to as scenesters.

Scene kids are often mistaken for emo kids- and while there are many similarities there are also many differences. When emo music first became trendy in the 80s and 90s, ‘emotionally hardcore’ teenagers would go to these emo concerts. Today, emo music is still popular, and because scene kids go to ‘hardcore’ shows, they too often attend these concerts, and others will see them in the crowd with emo kids, and think that they are emo as well, as the two groups influence each other. (Thus, emo hair is popular with scene kids, and band t-shirts popular with emos). The term ‘emo’ is also often abused to the extent that many people categorize emo and scene as the same.

Scene kids are obsessed with Hello Kitty, dinosaurs, little kiddy things, and bright colors. They’re usually nice people, but will be offended if you call them ‘emo’. Some also do not like to be called scene, or labeled at all. Scene kids will often give the impression that they think that they’re better than everyone else, but it depends on the person. They are best friends with their iPod, computer and cell phone. Many people do not like scene kids because they think that they are unoriginal and all look the same, and are trying too hard, or are annoying, or unattractive. While this is true in some cases, it is ironic that most ‘normal’ people also dress similarly to each other, and scene kids will think that ‘normal’ people are not as attractive as themselves. In many places there is a mutual hate between scenes kids and non-scene kids for these reasons.

The aim of a scene kid is to get 1039289482 friends on Myspace and go to all the local shows. They are obsessed with music. They usually listen to bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco and From First to Last. Their tastes vary however, many listen to pop or rap as well, but screamo and rock are generally the most popular alongside metal, and such; anything hardcore, that 'normal' people don't listen too. 'FerSure' is their theme song. Local shows are one of the most important parts of being a scene kid, that's why they're called 'scene' kids. They're part of the music scene. The less well known the venue/band is, the better- as long as they're good, of course. :]

Scene kids are EXTREMELY vain. The most important part of their appearance is their hair. Girls will usually have a straight fringe, or more commonly an emo fringe swept to the side with cross clips. It will be wildly teased and their style icon looks like an electrocuted dead animal. Extensions are very popular, as well as clip in extensions of assorted colors. Scene hair is usually blonde or black with other colored sections or streaks. Often they will tiger stripe part of their hair. Unnatural colors such as blue and pink are very popular. Boys will also have either a side fringe or a flat fringe. It is generally shorter than a girl's hair, but will be equally as teased. Also note that the hair of both sexes must be dead straight. Curls or waves of any shape or form are unacceptable. Girls (and sometimes guys) will wear brightly colored clips or bows in their hair. They usually cut and dye their hair themselves, or get a friend to help.

The makeup is also crucial. Boys sometimes wear make up too. This usually only consists of black eyeliner and red eye shadow. For girls, the eyes are the main focus. They wear neon/bright colored eye shadows, or sometimes a dark black. The main idea is to not hold back on the make up. They wear an excessive amount of black eyeliner as well. False eyelashes are not that uncommon too. They often use the ‘wing’ effect of the eye shadow, or will draw Egyptian ‘flicks’ with eyeliner. Sometimes even draw in eyelashes with eyeliner. Point is, the first thing you notice about a scene girl is her eyes.

As far as clothing goes, this is the point where scene kids are often mistaken for emos. Fashion for scene kids is diverse, differing from location to location. Popular articles of clothing include skinny jeans, band t-shirts, studded belts (usually a white triple or double pyramid belt) ballet-like skirts, leggings, hoodies, fishnets or other wacko designed stockings, hobo-gloves, bright colors, zebra or leopard prints, skulls and polka dots are also popular. For jewelry, more is more. Strings of beads and pearls are essential. Rainbow beads are widespread; they sometimes wear cuffs or checkerboard sweatbands, and rings on girls. Shoes are equally as important. Girls will most often wear round-toed ballet flats, brands are also important when it comes to shoes. So keds and converse flats are popular. Converse all stars, vans, and DCs are what male scene kids generally get around in. The typical male scene shoe is the b/w checkerboard classic slip on vans shoe. Girls usually prefer the fandango colored one. Sorry for being too specific. >_>

Scene kids are known for being super hyper. They make friends quickly and easily. Some partner up well, but others seem to have fan bases of hundreds and jump around from partner to partner quite rapidly. Smoking is widely accepted through the scene community, whist a handful are straight edge, the majority of others will smoke socially. Scene kids who are straight edge will wear a bandana in their hair, the others will wear one around their neck, or sometimes tied to their pocket or bag; however, many non-straight edge scene kids will still wear a bandana in their hair. Piercings and tattoos are common. The most popular are snakebites, which boys have more commonly than girls, who usually only get a lip ring on one side. A monroe piercing is common too, as well as a septum piercing or a side nose ring. Eyebrows are uncommon but still accepted, as well as an anti-brow. Boys often have plugs, this is not as common with females, some scene kids also have industrials and navel piercings. Tattoos vary widely, however, stars on the hips and wrist are very popular.

All in all, scene is just a trend. It’s the same as being a prep or a skater. There are numerous exceptions to what’s written above. Hating all scene kids, or saying that all scene kids are hot or all look the same, is a large generalization, the same as saying that all blondes look the same, or that all Asians look the same- it’s just not true in all cases.
"She's so scene."
"He is a scene kid."
"My sister is a scenester."
by xMollie July 27, 2007

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The Typical Scene Boy:

Hi my name is Stupid Fucking Poser. I'm really insecure so I'm gonna dye my hair black and grow it long so it covers my face because I'm so fucking ugly that no one would like me if it wasn't hidden. And I love following the crowd so I buy girl jeans that don't fit my disgusting body and my small dick is pressed tight against the zipper for all the 14 year old girls to see. God I’m SO SPECIAL AND UNIQUE.

My best friend is my flat iron and pomade.
I don’t eat carbs but I like The Faint and underage drinking.
My favorite activity is shopping for Converse and trying not to let my pretend girlfriend know that I’m a fucking faggot.

And every time I go to clubs I have to be REALLY wasted and completely drunk because I secretly have NO personality and all my friends really HATE ME because all I ever do it make out with random ugly kids who are really 15 but somehow got into the club.. and of course I make out with boys that look EXACTLY like me because its cool to pretend I’m something I’m not. When I go to Club 82, I pay $8 to sit outside of a patio and smoke other people’s cigarettes and talk shit about everyone that has their back turned to me.

When I finally decide to dance to all those lame 80’s songs, I try to dance but really I'm just having a fucking seizure to look cool, even though it never works. I swing my arms in the air and shuffle my feet like I have fucking Parkinson’s.. and I always pick the dumbest sluttiest girl to grind my crotch against. HEHE.

Sound familiar?

Yeah kill yourself before someone else does.


The Typical Scene Girl:

Hey everyone, is my hair dyed 5 different colors and cut at different angles? Are you sure my neon plastic earrings match my high heels and bra straps because I would CRY if I didn’t fit in with every other whore I know. Should we only talk about boys and clothes and stuff? LIKE OMG ok.

I like vertical stripes and pony tails. I love leg warmers and anything asymmetrical. I wear shirts with only one sleeve and poke-dot mini skirts so you can see my vagina when I try and dance to the Cure.

Sometimes I’ll dye my hair one bright color in front or in the back so you notice me more but really I’m just trying to look cool so everyone stares and points. Oh wait it doesn't work because I’m just a stupid cunt with no style. *twirls hair*

And when I date guys or make out with them: they HAVE to wear eyeliner and tight t-shirts. They HAVE to have more then 1000 friends on My Space and drive a car past the year 2000 because that’s all that matters. No one cares about feelings, just fuck me in my plastic asshole and tell me how cute I am when my lipstick rubs off on your penis. *pops gum*

I live in Orange County and I’m still in high school but somehow I got a fake ID so I’m SO awesome!! My favorite hang out is Club Bang where I can dance in front of all my internet friends and show how dumb I am. I’m better then everyone else because I know the lyrics to EVERY retarded song played and I can even shake it like one of those trolls in a Lil’ Jon music video.

But whatever, I’ll just show my tits and everyone will be ok.

Sound familiar?

Yeah I should piss on your face next time any of you get near me.
Look around..Thy're fucking EVERYWHERE.
by _FAG[bot.] August 01, 2005

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An arrogant, egotistical and shallow group of kids who claim to be "original" whose ages range from 14-18. They shun conversing with others who are NOT in their scene and try to avoid it as much as possible. The only way to catch their attention is by dressing scene, wearing lots of shiny and colorful things that attract the narrow minded scene kids like flies on shit. Choppy, multi colored hair is a must now a days as well as tons of colorful neon makeup. You have to dress as if a fag took a rainbow shit on you.
Typical scene kids would think "Ohh look at her hair! Its so colorful, and the piercings! The way she dresses is so original! I have to talk to her! She's totally in my league." when observing another scene kid.
by sweetannihilation December 15, 2007

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The Scene Kid has changed over many times and continues to evolve to escape being called "emo" or "scene" so then can be called "br00t4l"
In this i will be identifying the neo scene kid.


Neo Scene:

Guys: think scene but so much more gay
Almost always V-necks and they have to be tight. Tight jeans and or jean cut offs with moccasins. hair can be alike the old scene but also have a piece of hair sticking in the back referred to as a "scene spike" they all think they are "br00t4l" or "chill"

Girls: Not as much obvious...They wear a wide variety but mostly preppy clothes such as Tank tops, solid bright colored shirts, and now bright baseball shirts.
For pants it can be tight jeans, short-shorts, skirt with leggings. Some are more flamboyant and bright than others.

In all entirety they have no fucking clue that they are scene and are offended when you call them that. Most grow out of it and develop their own style but alot of them are positive that they are cool and are unique.
They all think that The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me The Horizon are extremely good and talented.


scene kid myspace names such as:
tylertyranny
chasechainsaw
lesleylock
anniearsenic
cassiecyanide
mariahmassacre

and you get the picture

Scene Fag:"I'm so br00t4l d00d i went to that TDWP show and they played HTML rulz d00d!!!!!!"
Scene Kid Friend:"dude i was in the pit and it hurt so bad when i got hit so hard that i cried and left"
Scene Faggot:"It's ok d00d u still g0t l0w in th pit"
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General:

Scene kids are "kids" varying in age from 13-21, generally.
They, for the most part, living in the suburbs, go to large high schools with many other "scene kids" at the school. However, in what would seem contrary to logic, scene kids try not to associate or spend too much time around their fellow "scene kid".
A scene kids' biggest fear is being called a poser, so, they try to be as 'individual' as possible. Many kids on the scene, now, will dress with preppy, expensive dress shirts, sweater vests, etc, to avoid being associate with being too scene. However, they will always retain the tight, skinny jeans as they're a signature piece of clothing for any scene kid.
Scene kids also are know to use reverse phycology by calling themselves 'posers', because if they can call themselves 'posers' it proves that they're very confident; if a scene kid can call himself or herself a poser and their peers still think they're "scene" then that will greatly separate themselves from kids that ACTUALLY ARE posers.

Music:

Being scene, 'in the early days' was all about having one's myspace, facebook, etc. with a long list of all the bands that they know -well- and love, but no one else has ever heard of.
However, now, with posers diluting the scene, many scene kids will NOT list their favorite bands. Instead, their PM Personal Message will have lyrics from "gangster" songs that they will actually listen to and have on their iPod(or other Music Player) along with the usual mix of screamo and experimental music. Outlawz - Real Talk, Yeen Never-Chris Echols, etc. for example, have become a favorites because most people, especially preps have never head of those songs which helps scene kids retain their individual, 'underground' roots while staying fresh and new.
If you want to find out what a scene kids listens to, you're going to have to A) Invest a lot of time on MySpace or, look on their iPod(or whatever music player they use). The chance of you asking and getting granted this request is next to nothing but it is worth a try. Also, don't be surprised if you find songs like "Aneka - Japanese boy" on their music player! Scene kids, generally, DON'T ACTUALLY LISTEN to songs like that, it's just a joke.

Speech:

Scene kids never use "scene" lingo! Instead, they use gangster terminology.
Example:
Person one: Yo' is rollin' up da' mall at, like, 7:00pm, skillet? (are you going to the mall at 7:00pm, buddy?)
Person two: Fer' Skizzle* (Yeah)
Person three: 'K, keepz it strizzle. (OK, stay good)
*many scene kids use words that contain "izzle"

The gangster terminology, which is only ever used online by scene kids, and never in-person, is meant to contrast with the delicate, fragile persona that scene kids also try to project.
Scene kids, almost always slight, with their skinny jeans that are meant to accentuates their delicate bodies, use the gangster terminology to contrast with the fact that they, unlike the stereotypical "gangsters", are, in fact, very weak, sweet, and kind despite their superficial personality and they need to be treated as something breakable so extra tender love and care is needed.

The Cycle/The outlook for scene kids:

Many scene kids, started becoming "scene" SLOWLY when they were about 13 or 14. When they reach 15-17, they usually the 'sceneest' they'll ever been and once they reach 18, with their teen angst fading, will start, again slowly, to assimilate and conform. This, for better or worse, is common amongst nearly all members of all sub cultures.

Sadly, the scene, despite the best effort of true scene kids, is on 'life support' and doesn't look like it can last much longer under the weigh of people who don't truly understand what it means to be a scene kid: All trends have their beginnings and ends, for better or worse.
The scene is, was, and in the foreseeable future will continue to be a vibrant community of youth expressing their individuality -- not cliché, it is the truth.
Person one: Wow, scene kids are really, really different!
Person two: Yeah, but they're OK...I guess
Person three: Naww.. I love 'em!

by BreeBrizzle March 03, 2009

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A large amount of people of both genders, usually from the age of 15-25. They are mostly found in the infamous website, Myspace.com but are also found in livejournal.com and vampirefreaks.com.

Scene kids or "scensters" most of the time aren't "assholes" or "douche bags". It is a 50/50 range when it comes to the personality of a scene person. They are human, just like you, with a personality that is just as unique as your own.

"Scene kids" usually are known for their teased hair or piercings. When honestly, scene kids often range when it comes to their style. A large amount of scene men and women tease their hair, some wear heavy amount of make up (mostly with the women, though.) and other usually stick with a certain clothes brand or style. Usually tight pants/low or v-neck tshirts/lots of jewlery. Scene kids are very creative and are very interesting people.

Scene kids are also very known to be very faithful to music and usually go to many shows. Not only for local bands but also for more mainstream bands. They often know the whole history of many bands and stay devoted fans of music. Not only music but with art and photography. Most scene kids are very great in art and have very amazing artistic skills in photoshop, microsoftpaint, or the open canvas itself. Other are very interested in photography and take many pictures with extremely good cameras (exp: The Minolta, a very good almost professional camera.)

Scene Kids are humans just like you and me and are very unique and range from person to person. It's just who you meet that will make up your mind about scenesters.
"That scene kid's hair is huge!"

"Stay brutal, scene kids!"
by s4bby July 16, 2008

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Contrary to popular belief, the scene refers to the music scene. One can not be scene. How ever, one may be a PART of the scene. Kids who are part of the scene attend shows and support bands that are not commonly listened to, as in hardcore or even electronica. It is often refered to as a way of dressing or hair type. The ONLY reason people think it is a way of dressing is because kids who listen to hardcore music instead of lil' jon, rihanna, or whatever else is cliche, started dressing differently. It is just like the confusement of "emo". Emo is an abbreviation for emotive hardcore. It was an uncommon genre of music and it reached it's peak in about the late eighties, early nineties. It almost completely died out by the end of the nineties. Bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Hawthorne Heights, etc. are far from emotive hardcore and are actually Pop Punk. Most people are tards and are too stubborn to believe the truth. Therefore, ignorance becomes widespread.
tardfuck; "0MG9g U War3 t1te pantz + b4ndz c0nc3rtz sh1rtz u iz s33n + 3m0 scene kids r g4yl0l!!!!111768716187!$*%$*$!"

me; "Emo equals emotive hardcore; genre of music. Do not stick false labels up on me or I shall be forced to eat your children. I wear what I like and listen to what I like. Please learn to speak English and go tan some where else."
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in response to the kid who said something along the lines of scene kids being harassed for their beliefs, i would like to take a second to ask you exactly what those beliefs are. 3 hours of applying make up is better than 2? the more colors they have in their hair, the cooler they look? nay, my friend, the sole reason they exist is to try to stand out more than the person standing next to them. however, rather than being unique in belief and conviction, they just choose to spend their money on the newest trends. yes, i have seen that many scene kids are "vegan." but perhaps they need to have that stupid make up slapped off their face. make up promotes animal tests. against corporate america? stop buying clothes made on foreign shores by children younger than themselves for pennies a day. in all honesty, they stand for nothing. make if they'd get the hair out of their eyes, they could see how meaningless their piddling little lives are. the end.
all people that go to shows to talk and have people look at them instead of for the music are scene kids. stay out of my pit, yuppie scum.
by An Anarchist December 14, 2007

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