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19 Things That Are Way Too Real For Aussie Emos

Why don't we have Hot Topic???

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1. It was always too hot to wear so much black.

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2. All your fave ~looks~ were so not summer friendly.

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3. And your shopping stores were severely limited.

**prayed every day of teen life for Hot Topic to open**.
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**prayed every day of teen life for Hot Topic to open**.

4. You probably definitely sweated off your eyeliner at some stage.

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5. Your favourite bands so very rarely made it to the country.

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6. And if they did, they usually only did east coast tours.

7. And if you lived in NSW or VIC, but outside of Sydney or Melbourne, you had to sweet-talk your parents into driving you to go see that band.

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8. So because of this, you had to settle on Aussie emo or hardcore bands to get by and fill in that live music void.

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9. Which is the exact reason why you've seen Parkway Drive and The Amity Affliction about 15 times each.

10. Every year you had so much envy at the Warped line-up.

11. And sure, we had Soundwave for a while, but goddamn, seeing your fave bands in 40 degree heat made for a tough day.

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12. Though we were privileged to have a few years of Taste of Chaos also...

13. ... both TOC and Soundwave left eventually.

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14. No good songs or lyrics were ever set in Australia.

"Perth Is For Lovers"... doesn't have the same ring to it.
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"Perth Is For Lovers"... doesn't have the same ring to it.

15. Every MySpace famous emo, lived in America.

So there was never a chance you'd meet and fall in love.
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So there was never a chance you'd meet and fall in love.

16. The best music mags were always expensive.

There was no Aussie version of Kerrang! that's for sure.
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There was no Aussie version of Kerrang! that's for sure.

17. And there were definitely times you had to have CDs shipped in specially to your local Sanity.

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What do you mean you don't stock Bullet For My Valentine's Poison???

18. When your favourite bands broke up, there was no way they'd bother doing a farewell tour in Australia.

And though you're dead and gone believe meYour memory will carry on 😞
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And though you're dead and gone believe me

Your memory will carry on 😞

19. But on the plus side… sometimes, JUST SOMETIMES, they decide to tour YONKS LATER.

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See y'all at The Used 15th anniversary I guess.