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A group of kids/teens ranging from 13-their twenties (depends). Most often seen in skinny jeans, band tees, graphic tees, logo tees, ect. According to popular websites and shows emo kids are depressed low lifes who cut themselves and want to die, when in reality we/they are usually happy people who are in a music obsession and want to be unique. Though to some they all look the same there are vast diffrences. One main similarity though, is the long bangs. However the bangs are still all diffrent ranging from coppy and angular to strait across and smooth. **SCENE AND EMO ARE TOTALLY DIFFRENT! U WILL MOST LIKELY BE SMACKED IF YOU CALL A SCENE KID EMO OR AN EMO KID SCENE** **Most emos dont swear but improvise**
"emo" convo:
Emo1: **jumps on emo2's back** RAWR!
Emo2: elloz!!
Emo1: hey hun, **shows feet** i gotzded new converses!
Emo2: amazing!
**people walk by calling the emos fags and tell them to go cut themselves**
Emo2: stupid clones...
Emo1: just cause we're diffrent and don't buy the stuff from Areopostale...

this continues and ya....
by RAWRsaysAsherz March 20, 2009
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I looked at the other definitions, and there seems to few people on here that actually know what they're talking about. So I thought I'd add mine, with a bit of history and background information...

1976 saw the birth of punk, bringing with it many sub-genres, sub-sub-genres, and sub-sub-sub-sub-genres. In the early 80s, punk had branched off into several different styles, and ways of taking the genre. In 1981 there was a large amount of "hardcore" bands emerging from the D.C. scene. One of these bands were called "Minor Threat", who had a very vibrant, and melodic sound.

Nearing the end of 1983, the band "Minor Threat" broke up, after the band seemed to "run out of steam", and their last 7" single "Salad Days" in 1984 finally killed the band, and the DC hardcore scene.

After that new bands emerged, taking the genre their own way. 1984 showed the release of "Zen Arcade", an album by minneapolis band "Husker Du". This interpretation showed much more powerful, intense vocals with slow, melancholy and more melodic song writing.

In Spring 1984, D.C. Hardcore band "Rites of Spring" emerged, taking inspiration from the earlier hardcore scene. The band brought a totally new vocal approach to Husker Du's original style.

Summer 1985 became known as the "revolution summer" when a whole wave of hardcore bands emerged from the D.C. scene such as Gray Matter, Soulside, Ignition and Dag Nasty. Few bands retained the original fast paced, hardcore style proposed by "Rites of Spring" and "Husker Du" but took a much more droney, melodic approach to the genre.

These bands were then labelled the "D.C. Sound" or "D.C. Hardcore", and some of them were labelled "emo".

It was never suggested by Rites Of Spring that the term "emo" was short for anything. Although it has been proposed that emo was short for "emotive hardcore" or "emotionally charged hardcore punk" in a 1985 flipside interview with the band they claimed they were "not a punk rock band" and it was never mentioned in the text that they were "emotional" or "emotive" although the term "emo" was used several times.

Again, people took the genre several ways. Some people took an "Indie-rock" approach to the genre, while others retained a "post hardcore" style.

Many emo bands were poorly paid, underground, and rarely heard of, and few records were ever released around the genre. Which is probably why today it is so easily mistaken and misunderstood.

The "D.C. hardcore scene" grew, and with it, a stereotype fashion. People with a "Mop-top" haircut, skinny t-shirts and old trainers became a classic "D.C. hardcore scene" cliche. However, not all of these were "emo fans" nor were they in any way "emo's". It is suggested that this idea was taken, and progressed through the nineties to a much more "geeky" look nowadays.

However, emo is a genre of music, argue all you like, your still wrong. Saying "I am an emo" is like saying "I am a jazz", which is not possible. Emo has been heavily marketed by magazines (Kerrang etc.) and a totally wrong idea of the genre is now being spread across youths.

The early 90s saw a last breath for emo, with a much more softer, "Indie-rock" take on the genre. After that, the rest is history. It's a shame the genre was dragged through the gutter like that.
Emo - Rites Of Spring, Dag Nasty, SDRE, Drive Like Jehu, Fugazi...

What? - GUYS IN GIRL PANTS R HOT!!!11

Anything to do with 14 year old girls instantly becomes void of the possibility of it having anything to do with emo.
by Jorj May 25, 2006
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The next generation of mass marketed personality. Like all those fads before it, the naive audience too swept up in temporary acceptance, beleive will last forever. No fad ever maintains its "identity" past the time it takes for one to grow up and look back on childhood pictures and see what a tool they were. Anyone who beleives emo is anything more than a marketing device is too ignorant to search for their real identity. As of late, the "technology generation" has subconciously accepted their place as a demographic, and willingly accept the exploitation and leadership by psuedo music artists and fasion designers.
Bobby: Me and my girlfriend broke up, i think im going to kill myself in a wild, dramatic car accident, if only my eyes weren't too fogged with tears.
Grown-up: You want something to cry about, try being $300 in debt, and $500 behind on cable/gas/electric bills. All the while being asked for dollars and ciggarettes by some urban trash on the way to your apartment.
by Sparky Dog August 19, 2005
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Kids who often feel rejected or unaccepted in what most people would call the "normal" groups. Most of the time clothed in darker colors such as gray and black. They make friends just like everyone else but tend to only feel really comfortable around others like themselves. Contrary to popular belief, Emo kids do not ALWAYS want to kill themselves. The cutting is actually an action from form of depression and many non-emo people do it also.
Jack: "I'm Emo."
Jane: "Me too."
Jack: "Wanna be friends?"
Jane: "Sure."
Jack: "Kool."
by Court4282 January 16, 2008
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Many People Think That An Emo Is A Person That Dresses In Skinny Jeans And Black Morbid Tops. Many Of You Also Think That An Emo Is Someone Who Has Dyed Their Hair Darker Than It Originally Was. This Is Untrue

Lets Get Some Background Into This Shall We?

Emo Was Originally A Type Of Music - Emotive Music - In The 80's And 90's I Suppose. BUTTTT Some Saddos In The Late 90's Early 2000's Decided That They'll Make Up A Meaning For The Word 'Emo' Which Is Commonly Used For Emotional People.

EVERYONE IS EMOTIONAL.
We All Get Sad
We All Get Happy
We All Get Exited
We All Get Depressed
We All Get Angry
We All Get Bashful
We All Get Undecided
We All Get Bloody Emotions K?

Emo Doesn't Mean Emotional
That Makes Everyone Emo

Some People Also Think That Emo's Are People Different From Themselves. Loners Maybe. Just Because Someone Is Alone At Lunch Time Doesn't Make Them Emo. Or If Someone Is Wearing Too Much Eyeliner It Makes Them Emo To Some People

Right.
Instead Of Me Ranting At You
I'm Gonna Ask You A Favor K?

Ask Before You Say
If You Want To Know If Someone Is Emo
Ask Them
If They Don't Want To Be Called Or Labelled 'Emo'Then They Obviously Aren't Emo And Will Say No Or Definately Not.
If They Are A Wannabe Emo Then They Will Say Durhh.

Personally
I Hate All Of This Labelling Shit
I Was 9 When I Was First Labelled Scene And Goth And Emo
And Back Then I Didn't Know What They Meant So I Shrugged Them Off.
I Have Only Just Turned 13 Now And It Is Really Doing My Tree In
If Humans Were Meant To Be Labelled They'd Be Cans Of Beans And Shit. Labelling Has Taken Over Every Teenager's Life

Just Don't Do It K?
What Not To Do Else You're Judgemental;

John; Emo!
Sarah; Me?
John; Yeah You Big Emo
Sarah; How Am I Emo?
John; You Dyed Your Hair And You Wear Skinnies
Sarah; So? People You Hang Around With Dyes Thier Hair And Wear Skinnies. I Don't See You Calling Them Emo
John; Cause They Aint Emo Are They?
Sarah; Yeah But What Makes Them Different To Me
John; I Know What They're Like And They Aren't Anything Emo
Sarah; Well Then. You Don't Know Anything About Me Do You?
John; Yeah I Do, I Know That You're Emo
Sarah; Obviously You Don't Know Me Then Do You?
John; Fuck Off

What To Do...

John; Oi Sarah!
Sarah; What?
John; Are You Emo?
Sarah; Fuck No
John; Oh, What Are You Then?
Sarah; Human...Why?
John; I Mean StereoType
Sarah; Oh..Nothing
John; What If You Had To Be Something?
Sarah; Erm....I'd Be...Skater Or Or Scene Or Cool Bruv
John; Oh Okay...Since When Do You Say Bruv
Sarah; Since When Don't I Say Bruv?

And So On
The Second Example Makes Life So Much Easier And Doesn't Cause Arguments/Fights

Do It For The Kids LOLOL
by Sarah-Jayne May 29, 2008
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A lifestyle which seems to have been blown out of proportion. Goth is not emo. Emo is not goth. Emos have usually a dark outlook on life, and just because someone dresses in all black does NOT make them emo. People tend to judge emos unfairly.
Man, he looks like an emo.

Look at that sexy emo hair!
by RobPattinson_sexytime December 08, 2008
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Emo describes a person that basically accepts that life sucks and there's no way to get around it. Common traits are wearing dark clothes/accessories, crying often, being antisocial, being quiet, staying on the internet 24/7, having hair over one eye, and listening to "emo bands" such as Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance, and Paramore. Most teenagers go through this stage.
Danisnotonfire: *wears a My Chemical Romance shirt*
Random person: Die emo scum!
by Superslime88 May 11, 2015
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