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Scene is a movement and subculture that was started in the early 2000s out of the hardcore scene, and became popular in the mid-2000. Members of the original Scene subculture were nicknamed Scene kids, Scenesters, or Trendies. Scene is often confused with or used interchangeably with Emo, a subculture that formed from the music genre "emotive hardcore". Music connected to Scene, includes crunkcore, deathcore, happy hardcore, hyperpop, metalcore, hardcore, screamo, pop punk and post-hardcore, most notably.


Scene fashion changed through the years and will continue to depending on what's popular at the moment. In the mid-2000s scene kids would wear clothing that wasn't popular at the time, and as scene became more mainstream, the fashion became more exaggerated. Scene boys would wear clothing that was considered feminine, such as tight clothing and eyeliner, and girls would wear clothing that was not seen as popular at the time.

Popular items among scene kids include:

  • Bright, patterned clothing
  • Converse and vans shoes
  • Tight clothing
  • Hair bows
  • Flat ironed, teased or spiked hair (mostly dyed black or blonde)
  • Franchises and characters that were popular when scene was at its peak (for example, Gloomy Bear, Hello Kitty, Domo and Invader Zim)
  • Raccoon-eye eyeliner
  • Striped raccoon tails
  • Plastic Pearl necklaces
  • Oversized sunglasses
  • Skinny jeans
  • Studded belts
  • Band t-shirts


Like the fashion, scene music changed through the years as well. In the early 2000s to around 2005, scene kids would listen to pop-punk and emo-pop, while in 2005 to 2007 scene kids listened to hardcore, metalcore, deathcore and post-hardcore. In 2008, electronic music became popular within the subculture and a genre called crunkcore increased in popularity.

Popular bands within Scene include:

  • Bring Me the Horizon
  • Suicide Silence
  • Whitechapel
  • Job for a Cowboy
  • Hollywood Undead
  • Breathe Carolina
  • Hellogoodbye
  • Atreyu
  • Panic! At the Disco
  • Escape the Fate
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Cobra Starship
  • Brokencyde
  • 3OH!3
  • Metro Station
  • Attack Attack!
  • Millionaires
  • All Time Low
  • The Medic Droid
  • S3RL

Along with other acts that were incredibly popular in the MySpace era of social media.


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