…but can you really take the scene out of the kid? Answer: Not 100% but honestly, that’s 100% ok with me. There is just something about bonding over lyrics that punch your heart awake and poptastic beats that make you dance that you can never completely shake away.
Some old band favs that quickly come to mind: Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, The Get Up Kids, Something Corporate, Bright Eyes, Early November, Thursday, Further Seems Forever, Dashboard, Coheed and Cambria, Green Day, Finch, Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, Our Lady Peace, Blink 182, Death Cab for Cutie, FallOutBoy, Motion City Soundtrack, The Killers, Panic!AtTheDisco, Paramore, Reliant K, The Juliana Theory, The Lyndsay Diaries, Weezer, Bayside, My Chemical Romance, Simple Plan, Sum 41, the Used, Story of the Year, All American Rejects, Jack’s Mannequin, MXPX, Feeling Left Out, Avril, Boxcar Racer, the Ataris, Rufio….
Blast from the past: Yeah, that happened. (And yes, that would be an X on my hand that I rocked to show I was a xXstraightedgeXx kid and wasn’t into drugs)
I still like listening to old emo/punk music. I still like screaming out lyrics at concerts. I still like/often overuse my eyeliner.