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.
How to be Scene for Dummies
Scene is a group of people like Goths, Punks, Preps, and Jocks; it’s just another trend. Scene kids are the new cliché, abstract style that adults can’t understand. Boys wearing girls jeans, makeup, and pink shirts. Today, scene is all about the way you look, it’s not about the music or the history behind this style. The only thing youth are concerned with is the way they look and if they fit in. Apparently it’s the new cool thing to do. So if you are not yet scene and would like to become it, I have compiled some steps that need to be taken to become as awesome as possible.
1. First things first: hair. Hair is what makes a scene kid scene. One can have all other elements, but lacking trendy hair will get you nowhere in the scene. Typical scene hair is self cut and black. Black because the unskilled hand cannot manage any other colours without it turning out horrible. So if an individual is untrained in the hair dying department black is his or her colour. Scene hair must be quite long, especially in the front. If you’re unattractive don’t fret, scene hair will cover up the majority of your face, so nobody can really tell what that person really looks like. Scene girls and boys can follow the same directions of cutting hair, the more gender confusing the better. Now acquire some scissors, and begin cutting off random chunks of hair to get that choppy scene look. Whatever you do, do not cut the front short, this is where much scene credit*...
Guys and girls both have the same clothing, hair, and make-up. It fashionable to dig through your closet and look for all your old t-shirts from second grade b/c thats "scene" Its now Okay to shop in the kids department now that your all-grown-up. Wearing thick black glasses even if you don't need them is "scene" too. Going to crappy shows and meeting everyone in the bands is RAD. Must have a myspace
or else your just not "scene" ALWAYS end a sentance with "kthnx" its cool.
Take pictures of yourself 24/7 but dont look at the camera, and take them at weird angles. Replace vowels with the letter X. or simply say your hardXcore.
ROFL, Hawt, LOLZ, and LMAO have now become official words.(lyke oh ma gawd)
Lyke Oh my gawd your so gorg! Comm3nt my pix. kthnx.
"lyke fxck you! im hardXcore and your not!"
Colloquial term commonly used in Pakistan. On its own, Scene refers to 'the way things are'. A plan is often referred to as a scene.
"Scene?" means "what's the plan?" or "what should we do?"
Commonly used terms include 'good scene', 'bad scene', 'scene (is) on', or 'scene (is) off.
Also, a colloquial term used in Lahore sometimes is "scene on (pronoucned awn) bachiyan down (pronounced da-awn)"
For those who don't know, bachiyan means girls.
So for instance:
Person 1: "Why didn't you come over last night?"
Person 2: "I don't know. I didn't know what the scene was"
Dick: I won't the lottery, good scene.
Peter: Your name is Dick. Bad scene
Flo: That guy looks shady. What's his scene?
Slim Shady: You look sunny. What's your flow?
A word that urban dictionary users will argue endlessly about.
Hey, I'm bored. I'm ganna go argue about the word scene, because that way my life will be worth something.
'Scene' is a style which many older teenage girls adopt although males may too.
Girls tend to have outragous hair with bright extensions or side fringes. Their main hair colour tends to be black or blond.
Scene kids use outdated phrases like 'Rad' & 'It's the sex'.
Scenecore, is the more glamorous scene style while Sceneies associated with the Murderscene are more harsh and 'hardcore.
Scene Queens include: Kiki Kannibal
, Koti Rose
, Twigg Violence
, Zui Suicide
, Dani Gore
Cleo Couture is so scene
Here's one from someone who has a scene girlfriend (I'm metal BTW):
- Long black choppy hair
- Facial Piercings
- LOVES BMTH
- Wears rave colours (Neon green, blue and pink)
- Studded belt
- Buckle that's been brought online
- Likes Famous Stars and Straps and owns FSAS belt buckle
- Owns other buckles
- Has think eye make up. usually black
- Wears headbands
- Likes polka dots
- Fancies Oli Sykes (Ewww)
- Is bisexual (This is usually faked by guys on myspace though)
- Is straight edge and/or vegan/veggie although not all are the latter not SE.
- Uses the term OMFG, LOL, LMAO alot
- Likes hardcore, rave, indie and the odd bit of metal
- Dislikes softer music
- Shops in Camden a lot
- Wears small band shirts and tight jeans
- Has a myspace page
- Seems to know how to do anything on myspace (Involving HTML and CSS)
But despite what people are saying, scene kids are pretty kool. I've met many and none of them has been as bad as people say they are.
"I'm not scene I'm just myself LMAO"
Scene is the definition of a wannabe emo
who doesn't cut. They have too much time on their hands, and take far too many pictures of themselves.
A quite humorous fact about the background of those of the scene variety is the observation that emos themselves are bad cheap imitations of goths. Which in turn means that "sceenies" as some people call those of the scene "anti-group" are really-really bad cheap imitations
Many scene losers have backwards mullets which are quite silly looking.
1. 85% of all people that use myspace are "scene"
2. the world would be 85% better were it not for the scene tards.