I'm not a fan scene/emo style, the way I'm not that big of a fan of the way some goth kids dress. I like gothic style way more than emo/scene/hipsters, but I guess that's because it ties into my general love for Victorian Era and vampires as well as Gothic architecture. Anyways, when I went to high school, for the first two years, the school was ruled by the goths... I liked them... Despite the fact that they listened to Marylin Manson and some even thought they were really werewolves, or vampires, they were nice people in general... Then the emo kids took over in a flood of change and I for the most part I found them to be whiny and just bitchy... But personality aside, while I like skinny jeans... I like them on a girl who can fill them up nicely and not look like a stick. Some of the hairstyles I spotted on emo kids just make the fashion lover in me cringe something aweful and while I like piercings, there's something called 'too much'. The trend with the stretched lobes... I never understood. I find it far from attractive.
As for the whole underground bands thing and things that aren't 'mainstream' in general... I find that to be hypocritical and a way to inflate one's ego that one is 'better', or 'special' because they listen to music I haven't heard of... I find it hilarious, because how can something NOT be mainstream, when the whole emo/scene/hipster culture has BECOME mainstream....?
And the way you dress does not always express who you are. Your personality and ideals do. The way you dress is because you like a certain style. While that ties into your personality, it does not make you one way or another, though I noticed that a lot of people seem to think they have to behave a certain way when they dress into a certain clique. Most grow out of it though... Some don't...
Anyways, this isn't a dig towards you, ForgottenDream, since I obviously don't know you as a person, but this is an opinion based largely on my own experiences with emo kids and God, did I have an experience with them when I went to high school -.-
In summary, I don't condemn the people who dress a certain way (unless they're outright a friggin' slob), but I just don't like the look of emo/scene/whatever.
*stares at Aiden's signature as well* Have we spoken before? Or is that 'PS' for some other kikideru? *head tilt*