I think its safe to say that many of us went through an emo phase when we were younger. Some of us never grew out of that phase (me) and some of us did. To be honest, I’ll still drive long distances blasting my 2000’s punk playlist on Spotify until people are staring at me in traffic–no shame.
However, I have stopped cutting my hair super choppy and gone easier on the black eyeliner. My Vans, however, will always be my babies. For those of my fellow emo kids who grew up to the sounds of some of the greatest rock bands of our time–I bet you’ll feel these deep down in your black, dark soul.