Saturday, 29 December 2007

What the f*** with all this EMO thing!

Emos has been around for more than a decade, but they became more apparent the last couple of years, becoming a fad among teenagers, especially here in Greece. A style originated in punk, now has gained a wider range of fans and it's difficult to define it, as soon as there are different kind of emos around. For example, you can find a hardcore emo, who has become emo not for the fad, but he believed this way of life is the most appropiate to him and the most common type of all, the emos who decided to adopt the emo thing just to be in fashion and to follow the trends of their era.

How can you tell if someone is Emo or not? The answer is: by his/her style. Emos wear tight jeans and dark clothes. Boys have a long fridge which covers one or both eyes, girls on the other hand, can also have their long hair brushed in a way they look like modern descedants of 18th century madams (sic). Both men and women use a black make up around their eyes (look like goths in that way) and they always look upset and pathetic. Some of them claim to have bisexual preferences, in some cases they are getting self-injured or even have suicidal tendencies.

Emos in Greece is a common site at Sintagma square in Athens (see the photo above) as the squares marble staircase serve as the gathering place for most Athenian emos. Starbucks is another location in which you can also spot them. They listen to some teenage oriented rock bands such as AFI, Alexisonfire, Brand New, Coheed and Cambria, Fall Out Boy, From First to Last, Funeral for a Friend, Hawthorne Heights, My Chemical Romance, Panic! at the Disco, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Senses Fail, Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Story of the Year, Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, The Used, Tokyo Hotel and Underoath

What's your opinion on emos? Do you like them? Are you an emo yourself? If not, will you embrace that fashion or you dispise it?


Anonymous said...

my friend john,ive been listening to hard rock and metal and all sorts of dance music since 13 years of age.i never quite got the point the emos are trying to make,i don't despise the people but i really really hate the music,after all we live in a free world....don't we?

johnt_gr said...

yes sure, I see your point! I can neither feel emos at all, I don't despise them but I think this style and attitude of their are really out of place.