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Sep 18, 2016

19 Very Important Milestones Every Emo In 2007 Went Through

You probably had an impressive collection of ~badass~ badges.

1. Being obsessed with your hair straighteners.

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The key to the emo look.

2. Taking every Myspace picture from a high angle.

3. Drinking loads of ~edgy-looking~ energy drinks, possibly more than you should have as a 14-year-old.

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"Yeah, it's called Rockstar and, like, I'm a rock star" – you as a teen.

4. Pretending to know the lyrics to Fall Out Boy songs.

5. Defacing your Converse with lyrics.

6. Covering entire walls with band posters.

7. And cutting out the most minuscule photos from magazines, to go on your band wall.

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8. Going on your first emo shopping trip.

While US emos might have favoured Hot Topic, Camden was an important pilgrimage every UK emo wanted to make.

9. Wearing a tie with a black shirt in very informal surroundings, because Billie Joe Armstrong was your style icon.

10. Watching Kerrang! TV or Scuzz whenever you had control of the remote.

11. Getting something from the clothing line of your favourite artist, no matter how much the shipping was.

12. Procuring a collection of badges that showed what a rebellious badass you were.

13. Wearing two or even three studded belts at once.

14. Refusing to ever miss an issue of your favourite music magazine, which was probably Kerrang! or Alternative Press.

15. Spending ages looking at the lyric booklet of any CD you bought.

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16. Getting a Black Parade jacket and proudly wearing it out and about.

17. Hanging out in a park or cemetery with other emos from your town.!3m6!1e1!3m4!1syBGw7rAJpIv131GE0aiLwg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Probably not the kind of place you'd invite your mates to hang out after work.

18. Buying brightly coloured clip-in extensions that didn't match the rest of your hair length.

19. And of course, wearing fake piercings.

To be fair, they made kind of convincing snakebites.

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