EVERYTHING YOU HAVE READ ABOUT SCENE KIDS IS OUTDATED. It's all written in 05 through 07, and everything's changed. no more brutal and no more gross hair, etc.
_wear plaid shirts, band shirts, v-necks
_skinny jeans, cute mini skirts
_flats, converse, vans
_dont normally tease their hair. the older ones (16+) do sometimes, but it's not huge or obnoxious.
_hair is dyed any color, brown and red are becoming popular
_coontails are not a necessity. some have them just for fun
_still go to shows but some just go in random public places and act stupid
_some have myspace names involving band names/songs (bring carly the horizon; hey jake, whats your name again?)
_ages 14 to 20+
_it's cool to be a photographer, site model, and band member (deathcore, screamo, and metalcore. anything else isn't scene. it's just normal)
NEW SCENE BANDS
_The Devil Wears Prada
_Bring Me the Horizon (obvz)
_A Skylit Drive
_Sky Eats Airplane
*anything crunk, or with a dude screaming incessantly. occassionally electronic or acoustic weasels its way in.
New scene kids dress kind of indie now. Some still look brutal but without the crazy hair. Piercings are still common, as is MySpace usage. Photoshopped pictures no longer look as overdone, depending on who the person is. No one worships scene queens. In fact, most of the new kids have no idea who they are. Gore, hello kitty and diamonds are not obsessions. The new thing to have on your profile is a random photography picture or a phrase proclaiming personal beliefs, or saying something along the lines of "I'M NOT EMO OR SCENE, IM JUST MYSELF".
_have bad dye jobs
_wear thick gross eyeliner
_pierce their lips crookedly and get them infected
_listen to emo music (MCR, etc)
_have pages loaded down with gloomy bear and stupid dinosaur/robot junk. "rawrrr" is a common phrase.
_myspace name involves an EMO BAND (my chemical katie; lorrie! at the disco) or its a brutal rip-off (sarah sinister, victoria vicious)
_ages 10-13 usually (some kids within those ages are legit though, dont discriminate against age, ya digg?)
My advice: don't read the entries for scene unless it's from 2008 or 2009. otherwise, you'll end up looking lstupid & everyone will ask what happened to your hair. but if you wish, go ahead and look completely br00tal and hXc. personally, i love that style. not everyone can pull it off though, including myself.
BOTTOM LINE: KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING BEFORE YOU CHANGE. obv.
scene kids have changed a lot since their official inception into teenage culture in the year 2004.