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23 Moments Every Former Emo Kid Will Remember

You rocked too fast for love.

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2. The beautiful moment when you finally mastered the art of the sideway bang.

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Where's my other eye? IDK!

3. The feeling you got the first time you heard a song that spoke to you and understood exactly how you felt about life and how unfair it was.

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Hello there, the angel from my nightmare.

4. The first time you experienced the summer heat at Warped Tour.

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And you couldn't tell if it was sweat or tears running down your face.

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6. The first day that you wore your brand new checkered Vans and felt untouchable.

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** Never takes them off **

7. The first time you got on someone's shoulders in hopes that when you screamed your feelings, your favorite musician would notice you.

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Sorry, people behind me.

8. And the first time you got to meet one of your favorite musicians.

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And word vomit ensued.

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9. The split second after meeting someone and realizing that they loved all the same alternative bands you did.

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BFFL.

10. When you finally saved up enough money to see your beloved band in an underground concert and feel all your feelings IRL.

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Concerts > food

12. The first time you purchased something from Hot Topic.

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And felt like you belonged.

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14. And when you purchased your very first band T-shirt and wore it proudly to school so everyone knew you were into DIFFERENT music.

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#1 Fan

15. The moment when you FINALLY convinced your parents to let you get a piercing.

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So xxScenexx

16. The exact moment when you completed your band poster collage in your bedroom.

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But still wanted to add more.

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17. The day you looked in the mirror and realized you had finally achieved the ~alternative~ style you wanted.

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Ripped panty hose and all.

18. The first time you ever experienced crowdsurfing or a mosh pit.

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19. And, of course, the first injury you sustained from said crowdsurfing and mosh pits.

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20. The time you perfected the heavy eyeliner look without looking too much like a raccoon.

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Seriously harder than it seems.

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22. When you took the perfect photo of yourself and got your entire body in it just like those cool kids on Myspace.

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You can see my legs AND feet.

23. And the first time you realized that when your music was on, nothing else mattered.

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