reply to post by jibeho
Awwwww....that was good stuff! Thanks, now I have my musical inspiration for the day! When all my friends were listening to the chronic in high school
I was going to the club and showing up to school in bruises telling my friends what a awesome time I had at the club and they were just like "you
crazy girl" but they never stopped being cool with me either.
I do not think punk will ever really die, a small slice of each generation always discovers it and renews it.
It will never be mainstream and it never should, it would lose its spirit. That almost happened in the late 90s when blink and green day attained
success and you heard all the old Skool guys wailing like dying animals....but In the end it renews itself because it speaks to all those wild,
rebellious kids who are yearning to break free and do not care about mainstream culture...
For me, going to shows was the only time I felt truly free, I could do what I wanted, how I wanted and no one cared or judged me, because they were
doing their own thing..it was liberating, and that experience will always resonate I think whether in 1979, 09, whether in Germany, Brazil or
Japan...it encompasses a fundamental human experience.
I will say this, the last wave of aggressive music, that came out in the early to mid 2000s produced some good stuff as well. I saw kids going insane
at shows, to the point I was a bit nervous, but overall the spirit was still there. I rarely saw fights break out at these shows, but lots of busted
lips and bloody noses. Some people stopped getting in the pits because of it, which was a shame but I think nowadays if you go into a crowd of young
pissed off kids trying to vent and let lose their feelings in a aggressive way, then be prepared for a few wounds.....these kids are twice as ticked
off as I ever was, and maybe they have a reason to be? I dunno...I am just happy they still have an outlet, and punk/hardcore/metal core whatever sub
genres you choose will be the medium that people express themselves through.
Now that I am the one with a teenager in my house, I encourage her to go to shows, she just looks at me and sighs and says"but mom, I am not into all
that....I want Taylor swift tickets" and I am relieved and disappointed all at once!