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19 Slightly Odd Things You 100% Did If You Were Emo In 2007

2007 was a very different time.

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1. Styled your hair so that your fringe covered one eye.

Parting your hair all the way from the back so that your bangs appeared bigger + Escape the Fate = life #GrowingUpEmo

2. Wore fake piercings and told people they're real.

Surprisingly, your peers believed that aged 14 you'd been allowed to get snakebites and a septum piercing.
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Surprisingly, your peers believed that aged 14 you'd been allowed to get snakebites and a septum piercing.

3. Had an "emo name" that you would use on social media, and insisted your friends IRL use it too.

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4. Congregated outside with fellow emos to listen to music out loud on your phone.

5. Drew all over your Converse.

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6. Referred to everyone who wasn't emo as "mainstream".

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7. Used these cartoons to express your feelings.

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8. Whisper-screamed to most of the songs you liked.

9. Wore a lot of red eyeliner.

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10. And wore multiple studded belts at the same time.

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11. Refused to shop on the high street so gotten everything from Hot Topic or Grindstore.

12. Secretly memorised the dance routine from the "Dance Dance" video.

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13. And pretended to know the full titles of all the long Fall Out Boy songs.

14. Took all your selfies from a really high angle so you could mostly just see the top of your head.

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15. Made a "free hugs" sign to take to gigs.

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16. Covered everything you knew in badges and patches.

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17. Wore a tie with your everyday clothes because it made you feel like Billie Joe Armstrong.

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18. Drew cat whiskers on your face, just because.

#growingupemo The cat whiskers come from within. I regret my younger years!

19. And of course, strenuously denied being emo even though you defintely were.

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