Actualy, its good you brought up this question
For an explanation of what is EMO and how to avoid becoming emo hehe, check out this funny & informative 20 minute instructional video:
On a serious note, back when I graduated high school (1991), I was listening to a LOT of Janes Addiction and the Sex Pistols, and we wore a LOT of black, got too many tats and piercings, and actually found Doc Martins really comfortable.
Some friends of mine wore makeup because they listened to the Cure a little TOO much, lol
Back then we were called Punk.
The funny thing is, the styles of clothes we wore, the way we acted, the tats the peircings, and the places we partied are EXACTLY like the so-called "goth" today.
So, it just makes me laugh when I hear of a "new" name for something that already had a name when it first happened more than a decade before, lol
Israel "Izzy" Long
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