The only group of people that I despise more than emos. They are pretty much emos really...the only difference is that they try to be happy and emos do not. It is pretty much a standard that a scenester has a myspace with over 500 friends, 1000 comments, a never ending supply of random pictures of them that have been altered in some way (i.e turning up the contrast so that it's really bright and disguises blemishes.), and around 60 to 70 comments on said pictures on average. They are also total whores when it comes to myspace. Another thing that is required by a scenester is to <3 dinos and robots x some random and very large number becuase it's the trendyXcore thing to do. If that wasn't stupid enough, they also have a penchant for saying "fosho", "&&", "luff", "sup nigz", "cunt", and a good number of other fucktarded words and phrases. Scenesters also have very poor tastes in music such as Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Panic At The Disco, Motion City Soundtrack, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, etc. In other words, complete shit. You can pick a scenester out easily. First, they all have a shittily home done hair cut that is choppy and is usually dyed black with like 5 to 10 other random (usually bright/neon) color streeks. Second, they almost always wear some sort of stupid vintage tee. Third, and last, they most always hang out in a med. to large group because they are pussies. Oh and yeah this shit is true, because I do know some scenesters in real life. They are really like this. FUCK SCENESTERS AND ALL OF THEIR PUNK BITCH SHIT!
Me: "I see that you have a Led Zepplin shirt on..."
Scenester: "They are my fave band! They are hardxcore x1043698763, fosho!"
Me: "Right.....name a song by them then."
Scenester: "well...uhhhh....ummmm....smells like teen spirit?"
Me: "You are fucking stupid."
Person who models the abstract and later specific behavior of individuals
trying to make a claim on certain media,i.e. literature, art, books, poetry, movies. A trend will then arise of "packaging", at which point, genres will mix into socially acceptable grab bags of media and somehow spawn a fashion, normally causing these disillusioned individuals to start resembling the traits of characters, band members, and each other because he or she likes this " underground" lifestyle and wants to be accepted by a discriminating crowd. In short, the sucker thinks these people have all the answers and conforms to some " be- yourself-but-be-us-subculture". Scenesters can range from genres of music such as Indie, emo, hardcore, nerd rock,(math rock), metal heads, ska kids( skankers,Moonstompers), ravers, club kids, goth kids, mod kids,space rock,concept artists,retro throwbacks, punk, pop punk, to Donnie Darko fans and other cult movies such as Heathers or Velvet Goldmine,poetry by Bukowski or Frost, cartoons such as Sponge Bob or shows like Nip/Tuck and The Simpsons, books such as Catcher in the Rye, The Virgin Suicides, Valley of the Dolls, Ask the Dust, and occasionally, The Communist Manifesto,as most scenesters are anti-war and unless straight edge, (refraining from sex or drugs of any kind) are heavily into drugs and alcohol,nomadic,anti-religious,poor with rich parents, and slumming.Essentially, they are their friends, although some people will like what they like and be accused of being scenesters by mistake. The smart scenester will say that is the case, because he or she knows it can't really be disproven except by baby pictures, second grade stories, and by God Himself.
" Jennifer is a true disgusting little scenester now that she dyed her hair burgundy when she saw me doing it. I did it, because some girl on the Joan of Arc album had it that way, but that's because she copied the girl from Rainer Maria, and I told her after one of their shows that she should color it, so she did,and I thought'what the fuck? That was my idea.' So I'm boycotting them."
" If you don't like Spoon, you should die."
" If I had shaggy hair and wore eyeliner like your last boyfriend, you would love me more."
" The way these people look is the way I feel inside. They understand. I want to be part of their scene."
Kids that follow fashions to the raw detail.
Past fashions that have been followed are:
the letter x
being bisexual while stating not to be following a trend
admitting to being straight, therefore not following a trend
pretending to be gay to impress members of the opposite sex
thrashing one's self around at shows, putting other show-goers in danger of being hit in the face by flailing arms and legs and calling it hardcore dancing
dying hair completely black
bleaching random parts of hair
making unflattering "rawr" faces
Scenesters will say things such as "rad", "guns go bang", "sex" and "the sex".
They will pretend to be completely original even though most of their friends will look the same.
"That oddly placed blonde patch on the side of your head is just pure sex!"
"Sonny Moore is just so rad"
"Rawr! I'm a rad wannabe DiNoSaUr scenester with an eye patch and robotic limbs!"
Person between the ages of 14 and 21 who decides that they will be incredibly original and cute and popular by making a Myspace
account, adding fellow scene kids, and generally making oneself out to be cool and superior.
How to spot:
-MUST have a Myspace account
-Mentions guns, babies, dinosaurs, robots, indie bands, techno bands, any obscure band they can find, being "gangsta", getting drunk, skulls, chucks
, the letter X, the ampersand
, internet hearts <3
-Often partakes in music elitism
-Takes photos of self in mirror, in car, in sunglasses, from above, of boobs, of hips, of feet, of self drinking alcohol, of self making kissy face, of self looking like a hyperactive toddler, of self doing illegal things, of self passed out, of self and friends joined at the head and making faces
-Uses small fonts, overlapping fonts, pink, white and black
-Has friends take photos of themselves holding signs which say "I <3 NAME
!!1 OMGZ. KTHXBAI"
-Parties often and talks about it on Myspace
-Hates the world while desperately seeking its attention
-Uses MS Paint to draw little hearts in the corner of everything
Scene kids can be catty and obnoxious, so it's best to avoid them. They often become wrapped up in internet popularity and begin to become the trendy persona they've created on their website. They are fake through and through, and therefore untrustworthy.
"xx____&&bangbangslut<\3 RAWR_IMA_DINOSAUR;;_INNIT is in your extended network." -Myspace Scenester Alert
Scenesters encapsulate the sub-culture of a particular musical genre. One heavily relies on aesthetics and sartorial image to signify adherence to a particular scene. Scenesters of the post-modern era heavily rely on pastiche, imitation and revival. For scenesters, fashion is the most obvious sign of adherence to a sub-culture or musical genre. The history of the scenester image is rather rich. Perhaps more strongly for some and less for others, the scenester image encompasses not only the evolution of 20th century music, but also the deeper, underlying sociological change in culture and humanity by the inevitable force of globalisation and technological change. Scenesters are not only those who enjoy certain genres of music with the company of their common peers. The decadent scenester image is also attributed by the hedonistic lifestyles embraced by disillusioned individuals in response to political and cultural conflict and change, circa 60-80s. Scenesters are often labelled today as pretentious and self righteous. Central to the scenester image is the culture of elitism. This has caused the subjugation of various scenesters to mockery, critique and hatred. Different scenes follow by their often beliefs and principles, which conflict with other scenes or mainstream culture. Scenes gives individuals a sense of belonging to a clique. In western society today, the scenester image has been quickly adopted and marketed by corporations to sell and accumulate monetary profit. Some see this as the disintregration of the scenester image, as much of it is too brutally contrived by the consuming masses, absent of understanding or meaning.
indie, scene, alternative, pretentious, culture, scenesters
Generally adolescents aged 15-20 who are involved in the "scenes" surrounding emo and indie (occasionaly other types of music as well, including punk with it's mohawked fashion punks) for whom the scene is more important than the music itself. They place greater importance upon the style of dress, knowledge of "cool" bands and being a part of the scene than the music that is the centre of the scene. They are the death of many scenes and are to be shunned.
He's such a scenester! He spends all his cash on scarves! Damned emo kids.