We visited the NASS festival the other weekend, and we took cameras and stuff to help promote the new XCam’s 🙂 None of us really knew what to expect as none of us had been to a festival before!
The feedback from the cameras was brilliant, and the overall festival was pretty damm good too – but for me the thing that i found most fascinating was the emo/goth/skater dudes and how similar they all were!
If you take a typical skater type person, 3/4 lenght trousers, Etnies kicks, full tattoo sleeves, large piercings and a skatebaord under their arm and throw them into an elevator with a load of boring suit wearing people – the emo will stand proud as an individual and as someone whos trying to make a statement using the clothes on their back and the art on their arms.
Although, you go to something like the nass festival and you see these emo’s in a totally different light. They are all competing against each other in regards who can have the skinnyest jeans, the maddest tattoo’s, the biggest afro’s and the crazyest piercings.
When they are all together like that, they become exactly the same as 9-5 working stiffs in suits, or hip-hop loving rudeboys. They are all exactly the same!
So the next time i hear some emo skateboarder dude say they looks how they look as they wanna be an individual – im going to laugh in their face, and not just at their stupidly tight jeans! 🙂