The term, "scene," is used in several ways.

1. Another word for "subculture" that doesn't sound quite so scientific, allowing it to be used in daily conversation. Used this way it usually has an adjective modifying it: the "indy scene" or the "hardcore scene" or the "emo scene." When someone refers to a particular "scene," they're talking about everything - the people, the places, the fashion, the music, and the trends.

2. A tongue-in-cheek reference to the trends and fashions of the various scenes. Many of these subcultures were built around countercultural ideals and nonconformist attitudes; the fact that trends even exist is humorous irony, and using "scene" as an adjective originally intended to lampoon that.

3. A trend of sorts that evolved from the indy, emo, and hardcore scenes (see the first definition); basically, anything that can be sold at Hot Topic. As events like Warped Tour - and artists like Avril Lavigne - became popular, the trends and fashions of these three scenes (and a few others) were gradually amalgamized and commericalized to create the generic "scene" monkier. Someone who is "scene" generally borrows from the various subcultures and combines them together - you can tell they're part of *a* scene, but no one is quite sure *what* scene. It is important to note that this use of "scene" refers to a fashion trend - it isn't a subculture in its own right, because it has no music, venues, or attitudes of its own to live on after it loses popularity.

4. An ironic insult toward followers of the "scene" trend outlined in 3. Calling someone "scene" brings up images of Avril Lavigne, Hot Topic, Good Charlotte, and, more recently, Myspace; it implies that he or she is a fair-weather fan, conforming to be popular or to fit in. In that sense, it is related to the term poseur. It also implies being more worried about the more visible icons of a particular scene (the fashion and language, for example) than the music that the scene is founded on. Calling someone a scenester basically means the same thing.
1. Atreyu is a relative newcomer to the hardcore scene, but is developing a rabid cult fanbase.

2. Wow... a Thundercats shirt, crotch-hugging faded jeans, and a devilock... how very scene of you. Not to mention your ratty Converse shoes or your Know Your Mushrooms armband.

3. Be more scene. Shop at Hot Topic.

4. Enjoy being scene while it lasts, because Myspace isn't enough to keep it going once the next fad hits.
by progamer124 August 06, 2005
A primarily teenage/young adult subculture, basically the same as any other. Its participants can be identified by their vaguely androgynous fashion and their obsession with Myspace. As in any subculture, all scene kids look the same. Unfortunately, scene kids are particularly strident in their insistence that they’re all totally individuals and not conformist poseurs like the rest of the world, which is why everyone hates them.
Scene Kid: I’m an INDIVIDUAL, unlike the rest of you SOULLESS CONFORMIST POSEURS.
Prep: You and your friends all dress the same, just like my friends and I do.
Geek: You and your friends all listen to the same music, just like my friends and I do.
Gangsta: You and your friends all read the same magazines, just like my friends and I do.
Jock: Face it, moron, you’re a conformist too.
Scene Kid: NO I’M NOT I DO WHAT I WANT TO DO I’M NOT BOUND BY RULES AND EXPECTATIONS I AM TOTALLY AN INDIVIDUAL SHUT UP YOU WHORES.
by Diamond Dog April 16, 2007
Scene is a steriotyped label such as - goth,emo,grunger,preppy...etc

Tis goes beside the emo label as some traits are very similiar.
The scene always chenges- this can be looked at many ways such as, the scene where people go and the scene is what people like to wear and so on as so forth.

Many inconsiderable people such as chavs dont understand the scene and never wil cause there never rise to there level.

Scene kids wear-
van's, converse, bandanna's, drainpipes, tight tee's with slogans on or scene bands.

Scene kid's listen to-
Scene bands who are either powerpop or electro such as, cute is what we aim for, hellogoodbye, Enter shikari...etc

Scene Kid's talk with there on language-
you probally wont fully understand this unless you know the scene.
talking to each other:
That's rad!
Ace!
You Gash!
You fucking what!
and so on... also using high classed words that under-educated people wouldnt know the meanings of
Online speech-
omg, omfg, many shortcuts for the MSN Emoticons like (Y) or :/ are well used. many words are placed in the square like brackets too.
words are shortened alot to make them better and quicker to type such as, srsly - seriously

Scene Kid's have-
a place where they hang! usually outside there local gig venue or a shopping centre. other places that they go will be hidden and no-body will be able to find them.

A MySpace profile which is usually white as small as possible with one big picture in the about me section. they have about 8734730 picture comments and still think they should have more and then they will delete the picture.
they say a picture is old when it's about a month old. will have lots of friends which they never talk to and will never do aswell.

Scene Kid's also-
go shopping in charity shops.
get wasted every weekend. or any oppurtunity.
order clothes out of catalogs your wouldn't be able to find.
know bands that you wouldnt ever hear of unless your scene too.
show there love romantically.
refer to all the other labels as lower than them and using them as insults.

Scene kid's never ever admit that they are scene.

10 scene points for you
cheers ill give you 10 for the new bandanna
ace!
i love you
awww
i love you too
:]
by Danny.K December 21, 2006
girls or guys that do the following:

-get on their myspace and try to make it as hardcore/emo as possible, such as: try to look as serious and/or sad in their pictures, but look the same in every one; list every band they like, believing everybody is going to read the list; and use lyrics in every corner of their myspace, usually either emotional lyrics, or hardcore lyrics to make themselves seem independent and tough.

-watch teenage mutant ninja turtles and sport the clothing.

-go to coffee shops every morning (which is actually weird for straight-edge scenesters, since caffeine the most addicting drug around. and it doesn't make sense to drink de-caf coffee, because that's like smoking THC-free weed. that's not the point of coffee. good job, douchebag)

-"tough guy" hardcore scenesters wear camo cargo shorts and white t-shirts with their favorite band on it (usually with a picture of the lead singer on stage, with a whole bunch of kids rocking out near the stage, singing along, because after all: you can't hide how tough you are.)

-hardcore girls usually never actually get into the pit, but just sit and watch the guys, picking out which guys are "HOTTT" and look more defiant. most of these girls just become hardcore because their crush is hardcore, so they completely change who they are just so they can get a little closer to them. these girls piss me off the most. see fake.

-emo kid scenesters (guys) almost always wear girls pants and make out with other guys. and somehow, girls think that's hot. i've got news for you girls who like that: if 2 guys are making out with each other, they're gay and they don't fuck girls. it makes sense. emo guys also have their bookbags covered with emo lyrics, and have their hair black, with it parted to the side. or just have it cover their entire face. whatever floats their boat.

-emo girls usually wear bandanas around their neck and pretend to be depressed just so they can get attention. these girls are all spoiled and have perfect lives, but i guess losing a guy is more devastating than, say, having a childhood friend die, or having your parents die in a car accident and having NO ONE. but hey, whatever. almost all of them have a myspace and have 4028449 friends that they never talk to but see at local shows.

-dance like a retard.

-think breakdowns are the best thing ever, when in reality, an open string riff in drop D isn't that impressive. see lame

-think they're being independent and being an individual but really they all look the same. see goth

now, before i get bitched at by everyone, lemme make one thing clear: i love hardcore music. mostly the lyrics though. most guitar riffs in hardcore are simple. but i don't like the people that think being in a subculture is being independent and an individual. i don't dress scene and i certainly i don't act scene. i love all types of music like rap, punk, hardcore, metal, techno, etc. so before you call yourself an individual, look at the pictures on your myspace. you all look ridiculous.
scene guy: "hey, are you going to the show?"

scene girl: "maybe after i go to starbucks, buy a pink bandana, and put some pictures on myspace. is jeffery gonna be there? he is sooooo HOTTTT!"

scene guy: "you're lame, dude"

scene girl: "CUT MY WRISTS AND BLACK MY EYEEEEEEEES"
by timmy e September 16, 2006
Scene Girls

+Arrogant
+I'm better than yo K
+My friends rr teh sexx && better thn yurs K
+Tight clothes
+'Big' hair
+Short hair
+or heavily layered/choppy up to shoulders then long, dead straight extensions to waist.
+Claim to be individual
+Are actually clones
+Refuse to admit they are clones, everyone else copied them
+Buried in make-up
+Think they are Gods gift to the world
+Try to act like some sort of Saint (vegetarian/vegan. totally against racism/homophobia/sexism etc. but they dont actually care. only doing it to fit in more)
+Tight Tight clothes
+Like to wear Polka Dots/Bandanas/Beads/Bows/Hairbands
+Hate to be 'lebeled' or 'stereotyped'
+HATE anyone not exactly like them
+Listen to emo/indie/metalxcore etc.
+Listen to rap just as much, this is part of their 'individuality'
+Smoke like a chimney and like to brag about getting drunk/stoned
+Act 'gangsta'

the 'Emo Kid' song. Also pretty much sums up 'Scene'

When I get depressed I cut my wrist in every direction
Hearing songs about getting dumped gives me an erection
I write in a live journal and wear thick rimmed glasses
I tell my friends I bleed black and cry during classes
I’m just a bad, cheap imitation of goth
You can read me “Catcher in the Rye” and watch me jack off
I wear skin tight clothes while hating my life
If I said that I like girls I’d only be half right

I look like I’m dead and dress like a homo
I must be emo

Screw xbox I play old school Nintendo
I must be emo

I like to whine and hate my parentals
I must be emo

Me and my friends all look like clones
I must be emo

by Pish!! August 22, 2006
If you REALLY want to know what scene is, go to myspace.com/(anything that has x's, the words gun, bang, bleeding, heart, dying, broken, or rawr) You are guaranteed to end up in a scenester's myspace. Now just look at the picts of them. Don't worry, you will have PLENTY of pictures to look at. (by plenty I mean at least 30.....thousand) Notice how the pictures are all at a freakishly odd angle and they are never looking at the camera, but up in a weird unnatural direction. The more your face is showing, the less scene you are. The more random spots of color you have in your unnaturally black hair, the more scene you are. Girls, ALWAYS wear little girl bows in your hair. Guys, ALWAYS have long hair covering most of your face. (a bandana is a plus)

Now to top it off just say "I am so individual!" and "This is who I am. I like to be unique" and "I make my own style" (now of course you know what you are saying is all lies but you gotta say it otherwise you will become even more depressed and cut even more).

Emo/Scene people sicken me. LONG LIVE THE PUNX! (real punk....not this "blink 182" and "Taking back sunday" crap)

"I take a billion pictures of my ugly ass self all day and put them on myspace cause I have no life! I think I am artistic but I can't draw worth shit and can't write poetry if it saved my life and I can't play the acoustic guitar but if I could I would be the sexxxxx!123 hardxscenexcore!!!"
by XXXXooooiamsoooosceneXXXX July 21, 2006
The coolest, most dark and mysterious group of kids in high school. Scene kids are totally unique because:

1.) Music. their musical tastes are totally deeper than yours. scene kids don't just listen to chiodos and underoath anymore, they now enjoy lil' wayne and girl talk!

2.) Haircuts. their haircuts are omg fab, held together by super strength hair wax, hair spray, or sometimes gel (all in mass amounts). the preferred styling method is to put a shitload of wax on the back of their head before bedtime, making it super messy and xcore (WARNING: this causes scenester-pillowcase syndrome). When they wake up for high school, they then apply massive amounts of product in the front to make it flat and pushed all in one direction. the great thing about scene haircuts: they're unisex!

3.) Hair Dye. along with the cool do's, scenesters also are totally individuals and non-conformists because of their hair dye patterns. in order to be truly scene, your hair must consist of 2 or more colors, one of them being a hue that doesn't occur in nature. Black is chosen by most as their naturally-occurring color, the other may be blue, bloodfrommywrists-red, green, or my personal favorite, purple (makes me think of grape jolly ranchers!)

4.) Piercings. emo/scene kids love 'em, mostly in places they'll regret when they are 25 and in the job market. Sorry xhatemylifex, but you'll never get hired with 3 nose piercings, 4 lip piercings, and an eyebrow ring. not even at starbucks.

5.) Cigarettes. Scene kids start once they find out they're scene. in getting started on the cancer sticks, they use the stereotypical "i'm cool for smoking" excuse to justify it to themselves. Many scene kids don't actually inhale their cigarettes, as they are in the 13-14 year old range and don't know how to properly smoke yet.

6.) Clothes. this is one of my fav's. the scenester wardrobe is as unisex as the haircut. t-shirts must be 2 sizes too small; the typical 5'8" 150 lb. male wears an XS tee (as to expose his midriff) of his favorite band, perhaps the rocket summer. pants must be GIRLS jeans (tight men's jeans are not acceptable) with key rings hanging from the beltloops, and rips and tears in the knee and thigh area. once again, pants must be 2 sizes too small, as to minimize mobility of the legs and maximize how much of their belly hangs over the waistline.

7.) Mannerisms. Scenesters usually don't allow for much fluctuation of the voice, as to not show any happy emotions they may have. Others: looking down, flipping their hair, adjusting their pants, checking myspace religiously, and putting an x before and after every word they use. it's the hardxcorex thing to xdo.

8.) Myspace. all the scenesters got 'em. All photos are self-taken from an awkward angle, as to show any cleavage they might have in junior high/high school, or to show that they're just plain good at aiming without looking at their digital camera's screen.


All in all, these factors make scenesters the most respected group of people in their high school.


NOTE: You can consider this a confession of a former-scenester. I'm guilty of all the above, except piercings/hair styles.

Though most of the content is true, let's be honest; most scene kids get to a point where they realize what they are doing is ridiculous. Those that don't just end up getting pointed and laughed at (rightfully so). If you're gonna do the scene style, why don't you just go all-out and cross dress?
1: Hey, did you see Connor's new scene wardrobe on myspace?

2: yeah, Connor is so scene; i love his lip ring and mudd jeans. my sister has the same jeans.

1: awesome! what kind of hair wax did he use for that cool do?

2: not too sure... (drags cigarette without inhaling)... what's his screen name again so i can tell him how sweet and ghetto his new gear is?

1: i think its xxbleedingmakesbloodxx, but it might be xwilldiexforyoux.

2: so scene...
by X_i_am_so_scene_X March 04, 2009
Some one who thoroughly believes that by wearing multi colored pants, having big chunky black hair, looking like a stapler attacked their face, and wearing dinosaurs and Hello Kitty shirts, they are better than the rest of their peers. They usually act in an outlandish "I'm special, can't you tell by the skinny jeans and bright colours?" attitude. They can be spotted at hardcore shows, though it is rare that they make it indoors *glug glug*. The common 'Scene Kid' likes to keep all of the best parts of childhood, but is still 'way too out there' to be a child... that and most children aren't whores-male and female scenesters are. Scene Kids listen to shitty scene music, and keep livejournals because they're so outlandish that they don't need privacy.
Example of Scene:

Scene Kid 1: Love the Thomas the Choo Choo back pack and the Ariel hair clips! They match your septum piercing and venerial diesease perfect!

Scene Kid 2: Yea Niga! Aren't I so outrageous?
by SnoopyTheDog January 09, 2009
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