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What Has Become Of The Emo Movement?


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Is it still kicking or is it officially dead? Either way, what can I do to officially declare it history? 


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I'm pretty sure the emo movement has been dead for quite some time now.


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Dead is relative. It may be dead to someone who has abandoned it, but if you and your friends still follow it, then it's not dead for you. Emo was a local thing anyway, traditionally. It's roots are in indie bands and music, which in their true form are by definition, local. In small towns it has always been normal to find only one or two people following the Emo "movement" if it can be called that. That's where the internet comes in. Without the internet, it might in fact be dead and in fact would have never grown into what it became. More than anything, Emo as a movement is an internet phenomenon. Even as a nationwide or worldwide trend, it has passed through at least 3 different iterations, each time ebbing somewhat (but never completely dying off) between them, and each one has had a different music style, and different style of dress. In between those iterations, it was never really dead; there were still groups of followers who hung on. I doubt if it will ever really be dead, but it will change and evolve, ebb and flow. It attracts people who don't fit into other groups, and there will always be those people; call them Emos, if you will, or if called by some other name, they're still Emos by category. You can't wish it away nor can you make it go away. Why would anyone want to? If you don't like it, don't follow it. The word emo has evolved to define several things, but it's original meaning was that of a genre of music, and there will always be someone listening to it. Music never dies.


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^ that was probably the most thought out response someone could probably put. 

 

as a point, Emo's have just brightened into Scene, and become Mainstream, to turn into Hipsters. 


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I don't think it was ever a "movement". Just another fad.


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I don't think it was ever a "movement". Just another fad.

In order for something to be a movement, it has to actually go somewhere...

So yes, a fad.


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yeah hipster seems to be the new labelly thing, only time I really hear the word emo now is as a joke if someone is being very negative about something :P


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yeah hipster seems to be the new labelly thing, only time I really hear the word emo now is as a joke if someone is being very negative about something :P

 

Hipster Corner. Forum activity solved.


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