Remember about ten years ago when all you did was listen to Fallout Boy, Brand New, Panic! At The Disco, Thrice, Hawthorne Heights, Dashboard Confessional and whatever else had guitars and screaming and crying in?
That obviously doesn’t apply to everyone reading this of course, but chances are you almost certainly knew someone like this. Chances are they mooched around with their piercings and shit tattoos, wearing tight t-shirts, lurking around on MySpace and pretending that they cut themselves because they were so sad. They would also inevitably insist that it wasn’t a phase and they would always be an emo and would never ‘grow up’.
Well guess what? It turns out that it was all a phase and all of them grew up and are now regular members of society with families and jobs like policemen, bank managers and firemen. Who would have thought it?
Thanks to Reddit we can now view the before and after pictures of emo kids, along with their life stories. It’s especially crazy when you hear them because I doubt anyone could have ever predicted that they would have stopped listening to depressing music and turned into regular people, right?
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Reddit user okkido: Damn. Too late for this. Then I was studying to become a designer listening to Brand New, Death Cab and Blink. Now I’m a designer listening to Brand New, Death Cab and Blink and having my first kid in a week.