What is being emo?
I'm sorry but the person who wrote the answer before me is a
Emo has nothing to do with self harm, depression, wearing black
clothes and listeningn to metalcore bands.
"Being emo" is someone who listens to emocore bands like Rites
of Spring, Embrace U.S, Gray Matter, Moss Icon, Cap'n Jazz,
American Football, Jets to Brazil, Sunny Day Real Estate, Loud? and
Texas Is The Reason.
No emo or screamo bands are popular and you will not hear any
real emo bands on the TV, radio or at Warped Tour.
Emo originally is a sub genre of hardcore punk formed in 1984-5
in Washington D.C. The second wave of emo was more melodic and
mixed pop punk and indie rock while the first wave of emo inherited
fast guitar riffs, quick drums and shouting vocals.
The last two bands are examples of second wave emo bands and the
first 4 are first wave bands.
For fashion, style includes thick rimmed glasses, a messenger
bag which carries a diary and pencils, boot cuts jeans and sweaters
with a real band shirt underneath.
Being emo is about being all of that but about being emotive and
being ruled by your heart. Real emo people are often creative as
well as any other subculture and use their emotions often. And no
it is not a angst filled teenager who is very hormonal.