Maybe you wont have noticed this unless youre a teenager, or the parent of one, but emo as a teen phenomenon is the Next Big Thing, bigger than Goth
How to spot an emo
- Make-up-stained eyes hiding behind thick gelled-down black hair.
- Black depressing clothes. Girls wear polka dots and ultra-tight, jet-black jeans. Boys wear dark-coloured T-shirts with band names on them.
- Emos seem to like mutilating their bodies. Lip piercing is common, with other facial and body piercings.
- Jet-black cheap hair extensions are often stuck on the back of girls hair.
- Black, thick-rimmed glasses frame the already eyeliner-drenched eyes.
- Leopard print is big on the emo scene. Leopard and zebra-print shoes and bags.
- They tend to wander around with pained looks on their faces.
Just how web-driven is emo? One hundred per cent, says Trevor Kelly, co-author, with Leslie Simon, of an emo guide provisionally titled I Second That Emotion. These kids live online. They spend more time online than they do at shows and record stores. There is an incredibly popular band in the US called Panic! At The Disco. They got their big break from posting an MP3 on Peter Wenz from his Fall Out Boys (another emo band) blog. Within 18 months they had sold 500,000 records and were on MTV. This would have never happened if emo types didnt spend the majority of their free time online.
Thoughts? Are you now an EMO? I know Raz is, officially...