Goth versus Emo

Goth was the reporter’s topic earlier in class. She talked about what it is to be goth and all that jazz. And then we came to the discussion of emo. Let it be known that emo and goth are two seperate entities.

When you talk about emo this deals with the emotion, the fashion and the music. Emo is a spin off of punk rock and has evolved from there. When one speaks of emo music wise one deals with the canons like Simple Plan, Siaosin and Jump Suit Apparatus who have begun the trends. Fall Out Boy which is the most popular emo band at the moment is considered a sell out by a lot of emo bands.

When one talks of emo fashion this deals with tight pants (a.k.a. skinny jeans), hoodies, and chucks. Being emo fashion wise also entails the all around bangs which usually covers an eye. Emos also don the black nail polish and black eyeliners. The said items are the reason that emos and goths are usually lumped together in the same spot. I assure you, there is a DIFFERENCE. To discerning eye, there are little signals which scream that an individual is your generic emo.

When one is emo one is alos emotional. This goes to say that you get upset over the little things. You cry about over almost anything and you whine about not being understood, nobody loves you, blahblahblah.

Now, on to a more interesting topic. Goth.

To subscribe to the goth trend one usually follows a certain trend in music and fashion. Goths are usually confused as emos and vise versa because both’s music belongs to the rock genre. While as emos lean more towards punk rock, goths on the other hand have their own particular brand of rock called gothic rock (what else would you think it would be called?). Some examples of gothic rock are Lacuna Coil, The Rasmus and Marilyn Manson who is already considered mainstream gothic rock.

Fashion wise, to be goth means a lot of black lace and black leather. To adhere to gothic fashion is to be timeless. Gothic fashion is all about vintage, black leather and old lace. It’s the type of clothes wherein one senses that the clothes belong to an older era, a time wherein tarrots and candles were of the mode.

To be gothic is to mix the pagan with christianity, the dark with light. Evil and the errotic are constant elements in this field. Oh yeah, and black nail polish and eye liner.

I heart gothic. X.X


One Response to “Goth versus Emo”

  1. i prefer emo, but im not interest

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