Buzz·Posted on 24 Jul 201426 Things Only Former Emo Kids Will UnderstandMisery business was thriving in 2007.by Jo BarrowBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink First, let's set the scene with the soundtrack to 2004. View this track on SoundCloud w.soundcloud.com 1. You couldn't leave the house without painstakingly applied eyeliner. starpulse.com Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF victoriousroleplaying.wikia.com 2. The daily struggle with skinny jeans was real. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com / Via Jo Barrow / BuzzFeed 3. You would spend ages styling your hair to get that totally unique look. cfballiance.com Flickr: 10721447@N07 preeninaris.blogspot.co.uk pinterest.com bowsnhearts.blogspot.co.uk sweethairstyle.info 4. There wasn't any point to being in a relationship unless you could take photos like this. Via jucoolimages.com 5. Wednesday was the most important day of the week because that's when Kerrang! came out. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Kerrang / Via Jo Barrow / BuzzFeed 6. And you'd use the pictures to decorate your room. kimelita.blogspot.co.uk 7. This Venn diagram perfectly sums up your approach to music at the time. Jo Barrow / BuzzFeed 8. It was all about star tattoos... But you had to find a less permanent alternative. noisey.vice.com Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF youtube.com 9. You fancied Sonny Moore waaay before he was Skrillex. 666lovemetal666.buzznet.com emosareawesome.buzznet.com ign.com 10. These cartoons totally got you. ponandzi.com 11. You remember when the Daily Mail ran a campaign against emos. dailymail.co.uk 12. And you cheered on as the emo community fought back. nme.com 13. That moment in "Sorry You're Not a Winner". Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Enter Shikari / Via witchhunter.tumblr.com 14. You perfected the MySpace pose years before the word "selfie" was a thing. Via pinterest.com Lift your camera up, lean forward, turn your toes in, and do something kooky with your spare hand. 15. You had a LiveJournal to write down all your deepest darkest secrets and feelings. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF blingee.com / Via princesschocho.skyrock.com 16. You had at least one accessory with Jack Skellington on. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Touchstone Pictures / Via fanpop.com 17. Your Converse were everything to you. Via sodahead.com You'd write your favourite lyrics and doodles across the toes for that extra-individual look. 18. Fall Out Boy were life. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Island Records / Via writtalin.com You'd automatically do this gesture at the right part of "Sugar, We're Going Down" every time you heard it. 19. You wanted ear gauges. Via cocotheblog.com Even though you knew they looked and smelled hideous when you took them out. 20. In fact, you probably wanted all the facial piercings. Via pinterest.com Snakebites were the ultimate emo facial accessory. 21. No outfit was complete without one of these. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Jo Barrow 22. "Hanging out" in highly visible public places was what you did most weekends. igotobsss.blogspot.co.uk Parks, town centres, markets, anywhere with steps... 23. Local band nights were the only place to be seen. treehugger.com 24. Even if the bands were terrible, the crowd would react like they were at the Warped tour. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via frozensecond.tumblr.com (Even though you never actually went to the Warped tour.) 25. And you pretended that moshing was the best thing ever, and not at all life-endangering or painful. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Bwark Productions / Via gurl.com 26. But most importantly, you would categorically deny that you were an emo to anyone who called you one. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Reprise Records/ Jo Barrow "Why are you labelling me? I'm just being me!"