When I moved back to my old school senior year, I was friends with kids that most people would call the “punks.” Honestly, why? My bestfriend at the time was friends with them and hung out so I’d just tag along, going to shitty shows in run-down buildings listening to thrash music that made no sense to me and instantly gave me headaches. Ive known most of these kids since we were like thirteen years old. Now, I understand following a trend and wanting to look/act a certain way to fit in with specific people. What I dont understand is how changing the way you look should effect your morals and the way you treat everyone around you. If you want to walk around looking homeless and dirty that’s your decision. If you want to pretend your parents treat you like shit, and your “suburban home-life” is the worst thing in the world, dont even fucking look at me. You have loving parents, with great jobs, huge houses, tons of land, they let you throw parties, support your shitty “punk” bands, and give you free jobs, cars, money if you need it. Would you ever invite your parents to your “new apartment” over for dinner? Probably not. Your couch doesnt qualify as “vintage” if you pulled it off the side of the road and has a few dirt stains and probably some bed bugs. The band t-shirts you wear, the leather jackets, your “motorcycle” boots, stupid pompadours and one earring don’t make you “punk rock.” They make you just as pathetic as the person who wore it before you because they thought they looked cool. You’re not better than anyone at all. You never have been. You think you’re “mischievous” and a “bad-boy” but really? You’re some of the biggest pussies I’ve ever met because you can’t even be yourself. Too fucking scared to admit you dont like The Nerves, or your pants are so tight they cut off circulation to your balls, you haven’t taken a shower in a week cause you don’t wanna smell cleaner than anyone else you hang out with. Sorry if this makes me a bitch, but a certain style of music doesn’t by any means create the trend that follows. Its the assholes like you that turn something so vital into a lifestyle that completely misconstrues and misrepresents what you’re trying to support. Stop ruining things that dont belong to you. “Punk” wasnt yours and you didnt make it. Stop being the reason people cant stand to listen the music. You wanna call someone a poser? Look in the fucking mirror. You dont have to be a walking billboard for any B-rated indie flick that was influenced by “punk.” To some it is a lifestyle, but to all of you it’s a goddamn rocket to the number one spot for scumbags. Thanks for ruining half my friends, half my music, and a minimal part of my city. You wanna act like your life was terrible growing up, and that you hate everything and your young and poor. Cold reality is, these days we’re all young and poor we just dont feel the need to advertise it for attention. Get over yourself. High school’s over. It’s time to grow up. Get a job and get your shit together before you dont have to pretend your dirty and homeless.