An emo kid from the early- to mid-2000s who is now in their 30s and 40s but still loves the genre, listens nostalgically the old bands, and waits for the emo wave to come back. Elder Emos have jobs and family responsibilities but still wear band shirts and skinny jeans on the weekends. At their best, they joyfully encourage and promote the next generation of emo rockers. At their worst they hold onto the past and fall into despair while lamenting how the new music “just isn’t as good.”
Person 1: I just found my iPod Nano from 2007. Want to listen to some Circa Survive?

Person 2: Ah, I see you’re an Elder Emo.
by Thewholenineinches January 20, 2022
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