1. Another word for "subculture" that doesn't sound quite so scientific, allowing it to be used in daily conversation. Used this way it usually has an adjective modifying it: the "indy scene" or the "hardcore scene" or the "emo scene." When someone refers to a particular "scene," they're talking about everything - the people, the places, the fashion, the music, and the trends.
2. A tongue-in-cheek reference to the trends and fashions of the various scenes. Many of these subcultures were built around countercultural ideals and nonconformist attitudes; the fact that trends even exist is humorous irony, and using "scene" as an adjective originally intended to lampoon that.
3. A trend of sorts that evolved from the indy, emo, and hardcore scenes (see the first definition); basically, anything that can be sold at Hot Topic. As events like Warped Tour - and artists like Avril Lavigne - became popular, the trends and fashions of these three scenes (and a few others) were gradually amalgamized and commericalized to create the generic "scene" monkier. Someone who is "scene" generally borrows from the various subcultures and combines them together - you can tell they're part of *a* scene, but no one is quite sure *what* scene. It is important to note that this use of "scene" refers to a fashion trend - it isn't a subculture in its own right, because it has no music, venues, or attitudes of its own to live on after it loses popularity.
4. An ironic insult toward followers of the "scene" trend outlined in 3. Calling someone "scene" brings up images of Avril Lavigne, Hot Topic, Good Charlotte, and, more recently, Myspace; it implies that he or she is a fair-weather fan, conforming to be popular or to fit in. In that sense, it is related to the term poseur. It also implies being more worried about the more visible icons of a particular scene (the fashion and language, for example) than the music that the scene is founded on. Calling someone a scenester basically means the same thing.
2. Wow... a Thundercats shirt, crotch-hugging faded jeans, and a devilock... how very scene of you. Not to mention your ratty Converse shoes or your Know Your Mushrooms armband.
3. Be more scene. Shop at Hot Topic.
4. Enjoy being scene while it lasts, because Myspace isn't enough to keep it going once the next fad hits.
2. A way of saying "cool" in definition #1's very perspective of relevance. It's used to express approval/acceptance usual to a scene kid by a scene kid.
xxxCRYMEARIVERANDDROWNMYSELFxx: dude I just got the nevea tears album!
slitXXXXXXwrist: THAT'S SO SCENE!
The first steps of the Scene, sometimes labeled ‘elektrikk’ evolved into ‘br00tal’, which now has come to what I’d call “new age scenesters”.
2008 = screamo, post-hardcore, electronic/dance, acoustic
AS OPPOSED TO
06/07 = deathcore, grindcore, hardcore
2005 = pop punk, emo
2008 = teased, less crazy and dead bird-like, brown gaining popularity
06/07 = teased to dead bird-like state, strictly black or white blonde
2005 = short, choppy, black
2008 = standard vans/converse, skinny jeans, band t-shirts, graphic/vintage, plastic jewelry, bandanas
06/07 = skin-tight black skinny jeans, black skirts+leggings, plastic jewelry
2005 = (same as 2008 scenesters)
2008 = dark eyeliner, colored or no eye shadow
06/07 = black eyeliner, cat-eye or winged out, black eye shadow, fake moles
2005 = (same as 2008 scenesters)
2008 = resembling normal people. some are conceited and pull a “SUP IM BETTA DEN U” move
06/07 = total elitist snobs. Arrogant, cocky, stuck-up, etc. Only talk to people as amazing & trendy
2005 = more snobby than new age scenesters, but not as bad as the br00tal kids.
Many bystanders claim that the Scene is dead and that anyone who still continues to follow it is a try-hard/poseur. However, this is not always the case. Scene is much like the Punk & Goth styles. It hits its peak, witnesses the best of times, but they decline, and fall into near extinction. Same with the Scene trend. The main followers have grown up to be 16, 17, and 18 year olds who no longer take part in compulsive hair coloring or MySpace whoring. However, the younger generation continues to keep it alive for a few last breaths of air.
Scene is a sub-culture that is spreading around quite quickly. These people wear brightly-colored cloting, such as graphic tees, skinny jeans, childish bows, and neon makeup. They usually have a taste for Hello Kitty, Gloomy Bear, dinosaurs, robots, rainbows, stars, and polka dots. 99.9% of them have MySpace, Buzznet, Bebo, Friendster, Hi5, MyYearbook, VampireFreaks, or other social networking pages. They usually choose career paths such as modeling, music, photography, or business. Thier hair is usually 2+ colors and poofed up and teased. Yes, they may all look the same, but don't all preps look the same? Don't all goths look the same? Dont all emos look the same? They listen to mainly rock, techno, or random music. They say things like "kthnxbai" or "stellar, yo". They have confidence and they dont like to be put down. Yes, I am scene and I think this is a very accurate definition.
-Overtease thier hair
-Overuse the lingo
-Type like a 4 year old
-Call YOU a poser
in the 1980s the punk kids got together, and thought about all this music they were writing and said basically that they were tired of regan rock and wanted to write about their girlfriends, or the troubles at home or something slightly more appealing to not only a larger crowd, would incorporate some of their life rather than presidents or celebrities into their music. This slowly turned into a more musically oriented crowd, and musical style called emo (which was brought up as a slur by the way, the producers didnt think it would hit big, so they called them emo, due to their emotive lyrics). This musical style was entertaining and had more musical talent in the songs, rather than punk which was mostly power chords and major chord progressions, which was transposed to every instrument they played in the band. As the emo popularity grew, it stemmed into a softer, even more musically motivated crowd called indie, they generally wore thick rimmed glasses, skinny jeans (not tight) old school vans, and a short bowl cut, they were looked down upon as "posers" because they couldnt back the lyrics which they wrote. Indie and emos then merged in the ninties to create yet another culture.. this music was highly computer based, used synthesizers, and sirens, and followed very closely drug and sex based lyrics (for example: pulled up at the stoplight, the drugs on the dashboard, look at the mess we made tonight. kick off your stilettos, kick off your stilettos, and fuck me in the back seat, fuck me in the back seat ~the medic droid) and thus the birth of scene. it didnt really kick off until the oughts came around, however the style is fairly general, even though every person who is in this culture likes to be unique (what teenager doesnt?). they borrowed alot of styles from the eighties, such as big thick glasses, tight pants (if your a boy) tighter pants (if your a girl) and piercings and tattoos are certainly not looked down upon. usually band tee shirts, that are usually pretty tight, and skater shoes (vans adios es dc oaisis etc.). anything neon as well, or will show up in a blacklight. indeed like all teenagers (which is where most of this whole stuff started) scenes can be arrogant, know it all, flashy, hypocritical, and a large majority of people who call themselves scene are in fact posers ( for the sake of example: say they do drugs, say they have sex every weekend, but seriously, how many teenagers do you think are rolling X and having sex every single weekend?) but this is part of going through puberty, and seriously alot of scene people are really arrogant, and posers, but then there are a majority who just sort of keep to themselves, however people tend to notice the ones who behave badly because its noticeable. I see where those people are coming from.. the ones that write rather ugly definitions for scenes and emos and punks etc., however you notice jocks and preps and cheerleaders do bad shit, and you notice scenes who do bad shit, cause no matter who you are, where you belong, what friends your going to hang out with, if your going to do bad shit, you will, and if you wont you wont. thats it.
- the medic droid
- metro station
those are the ones i listen to anyway, and guess what, i dont wear tight jeans, wear blocky sunglasses or have an obscene haircut.. so yeah just the music for me thanks.
you can often catch scene kids saying "rawrr," "you are the sex," "bang bang bang," "i'm a ganstaa," "adjective face," or "sup noun" on their myspace.
they also use words like "rad" and "stellar"
scene kids have cute obsessions with things like rocketships, cheerios,Dinosaurs, ninjas, or pokemon (for example).
cute scene girls are usually going out with adorable scene guys...and are always "madly inlove with one another"
But not always some scene kids can be goin out with SomeOne from another cultural - As long as its within teh rock catergory.Hence NOT chavs or townies
Some scene kids can be mean and superfical,But others are usually sweet and adorable.
And scne kids not always but commonly one extreme or teh other such as ; straight edge or completly hardcore.
Most scenesters may admit 'Yeh,I;m in the scene' while other may just not know it,or refuse to admit it and accuse you of judging them.
Also many scene kid ; especailly the sweet ones with be against animal cruelty and thsi is why many are vegans
FINALLY ITS REAL