How to know you were a scene queen in 2007

March 17, 2014

In 2007 the scene-scene was all the rage, how HXC were you?

My sister Taylor in her glory days
My sister Taylor in her glory days

Lets set the mood:

1.) You’ve made out with a boy with a lip-ring, and it was awesome.

2.) You were all about plastic jewelry, over-sized plastic pearls were all the rage.

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3.) You either had gauged ears or wanted them.

4.) You thought Hot Topic was the gateway to Hell– until it was the only place you shopped.

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5.) You owned a studded belt. Bonus points if you wore the buckle on the side

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6.) Your skinny jeans were from Hollister (Thanks, Katie Clandestine)

7.) You proudly perfected the digital camera angles– a selfie queen before iPhones and proud.

Look at all those flat-back piercings!!
Look at all those flat-back piercings!!

8.) You were not “EMO” (and you’d deny it if anyone referred to you as “scene”)

9.) You’re borderline professional at editing photos.

10.) Most of your wardrobe consisted of band t-shirts from Hot Topic or Newbury Comics

Cute without the "e"
Cute without the “e”

11.) You have met real life friends on Myspace.

12.) You know what w4w or “whore4whore” means, and you probably aren’t proud of it.

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13.) There was a point in your life where you identified yourself as “straight edge”

14.) Warped Tour was the social event of the year, but any hxc concert was means for an entire album.

Sountrack to my summer tour '08
Sountrack to my summer tour ’08

15.) You had every color eyeliner, including yellow and red which made your eyes look infected.

16.) You’ve owned some sort of Hello Kitty,Invader Zim, Care Bears merch.

17.) You know what it means to be a “site model”, better yet– you were one.

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18.) You had a minimalistic profile on myspace, and probably only a top 4.

19.) Jeffree Star.

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20.) You regularly took self-asorbed surveys and posted them as bullitans.

21.) You knew HTML, and probably still can’t forget some of it. “If you didn’t know HTML you weren’t worth anyone’s time”(- Mella Morphine)

22.) You never left the house without a pair of converse, or your vans slip-ons.

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23.) Honesty box was your shit. Despite how emotionally abused you were on a regular basis.

24.) You wore little plastic bows in your dark, straight hair.

25.) The boys you liked wore tighter jeans than you.

the beanie, the gauges, the ironic sweatshirt, vans, and skinnies, OMFG THIS GUY IS THE SEX
the beanie, the gauges, the ironic sweatshirt, vans, and skinnies, OMFG THIS GUY IS THE SEX

26.) Your customized layouts were your pride and joy and the reason you were so reluctant to join Facebook.

27.) You were constantly on the lookout for the newest underground local band to discover.

28.) Friday night you were most likely loitering at the nearest mall.

29.) You’ve considered piercing your monroe.

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30.) Escape the fate, A Day To Remember, Metro Station, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Bullet for my Valentine, Under0ath, All Time Low, Panic! At the Disco, The Devil Wears Prada, Chiodos, The Used,Β Death Cab For Cutie, Boys like Girls & anything not yet on the radio.

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More about Mackenzie

Retired scene queen living in Astoria, New York with my boyfriend Ben. Accidentally started blogging in 2011, haven't stopped since. Lover of Nutella, hater of white jeans after labor day. Graduate of Suffolk University with a degree in Sociology. During the day I work for Petrossian Caviar, the world's largest caviar supplier and buyer. I have a wonderful life, and I'm excited to share it with you. Also, I have seen every episode of Law & Order: SVU.

  • sam terror~*

    sad that I can relate to almost all of these hahahha but you forgot sidekicks/via hiptop and all that hahah

    • Anna

      Dude yeah….

  • OMG dying! hahaha

  • yuck

    Is that really how young and stupid i looked? Oh my.

    • phanizy

      Dont worry you werent alone. I want to go back and slap myself

  • Christina

    Lol remember wearing belts on the outside of our shirts?

    • Kelsey


  • Yes that’s really how young and stupid we all looked

  • HA my life. Dying.

  • but you forgot the more layers in your crazy teased hair, the better.

    • lisa meehan

      Ha and you cut it yourself

    • Jakki

      The bigger the better! xD And you at least got one complaint a day from someone on how big and teased your hair was x)

  • Anna

    Wow!!! Spot on.. the cute blond girl in a lot of the pictures didn’t make sense though… you forgot something crucial! You had to have over 500 friends or you weren’t cool and everyone turned their name into something maniacal like … ahem… Annarexorcist… xD

    • lisa meehan

      I am pretty sure there’s a MySpace account for me named The Girl who Blocked Her Own Shot

    • Jakki

      You also had to be creative and change that name every month to something else band related/ animal/ manic like you said haha! *cough cough JakAttack, Jakalz, Jakkismiles x)

  • Anna

    Oh an everyone cut their own hair with a razor, or had a friend who did it. Coloured their own hair as well and pierced each other.


    Anyone who did this was a total fagina. Nothing close to a NY scene chick.

  • InevitablyMickey

    Don’t forget the big “scene” hair! I had a phase when I wore band tees, skinny jeans and layered dark hair with bangs and LOTS of hairspray! I was so young omg πŸ˜‚

  • Oh jeeze, this was me. It kinda makes me wanna see if I can dress up like that one day lol! I think I still have all my plastic jewelry! My blog name is actually my myspace scene name lmao.

    • Kelsey Dinae

      Oh my god, I was KelseyXKatastrophe bahahaha

      • Jakki

        Don’t you love that we remember our names!?! Hahah!

  • em

    let’s not forget the fact that if you didn’t own a Sidekick you were not a true scene kid!

  • Along with Warped Tour, the Free Hugs movement.

  • kittykatastrophe

    Don’t. Forget wearing TWO studded belts x.xalso blessthefall and those fugly coon tails I used to dye parts of my hair hahahaha omg other than those spot fucking on what the hell was I thinking

  • lucas

    Omfg this was my senior year in hs. What a blast.

  • ollie b

    hahahah this is so true it’s embarrassing. why didn’t any of our friends stop us? oh wait, it’s cause they joined us! ahaha I can’t believe my family took me out in public looking like that

  • Kiara

    Teasing your hair should absolutly be on this list… and dying it different colors, raccoon tails, when you tape stripes in your hair and dye it

  • Rush

    wow… that was my life precisely in 2007… xD
    …wtf’s up with the amateur chick though?? The pictures of that little girl completely ruin the whole feel of ”Scene Queen”. just no. sorry, not sorry!

  • dkayz

    What about having some stupid nickname like Murder Molly or Hardcore Holly? And then someone else already mentioned the scene hair thing that made girls look like they had a lion’s mane… Ha.

  • This was 2004 for me, but still SO accurate bahaha.

  • Alana

    Coontails. You forgot coontails.

  • jsyk. It’s ‘Bullet for my Valentine’ not A bullet…
    And only like three of the people in those photos even looks remotely scene.
    I don’t think that whoever made this actually did any of these things

  • Emily

    Oh my, the memories!!
    EMiLYxEXPULSiON I believe it was, along with 10,000+ friends on MySpace. I could make layouts in 5 minutes and oh god the hair! So big and so pink! Along with those horrid coontails. I wore the studded belts despite the fact I was allergic and it made me have a skin reaction, and off to the side! But I agree with the rest of those who are saying the girl in the pictures just sort of ruins the scene queen vibe. Not at all what I think of when I think of being “scene”.

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  • crust420

    Waste of time~~~~~

    • crust420


  • Yeah so this is about the most accurate thing I have ever read…. *Cringes at self*

    • rachieeee

      Dude .. that was so us 2006!

  • Plague

    God the memories, I was just going thru my old YouTube listening to the terrible scene shit that was out back then. I didn’t really change much tho now I’m just a manager of a Hottopic lmao

  • GlitterL

    Dont forget you deliberately spelt your name wrong, and added on “Violence” “Murder” “Slaughter” or “massacre” or various other words to shock and appall it along with a TM sign. You were “genuinley” either bisexual or bi curious because you kissed guys AND girls winky face. Guys who made out with guys were THE SEX OMFG SO HAWT <333 (L) (Y)

  • twigs

    Anyone remember that myspace-famous boy named alex evans? (google him, i’m sure you’ve seen his face)

    • Ashley

      OME he is THE sex. Future hubby.
      Pretty sure I said something along those lines when I was 14 haha.

  • Hayley

    It’s “stretching” your ears, not gauging. “Plugs” not “gauges”

    That’s why I’m almost positive the person who wrote this wasn’t really into the “scene” scene. Hahah

  • Riley

    this isn’t “scene queen” …that’s like audrey kitching and stuff like that. this is kinda… baby wannabe scene…. and the word gauges always makes me cringe… do research people!!!
    and there’s probably only one picture on here of a girl i would consider scene.. the rest are wannabes!!

  • Ashley

    Don’t forget taking those emo love story quizzes on XD.

  • Sadie


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  • lil bunny

    basic bitches

  • Zach

    I’m 23 and haven’t changed, still do all those things, still listen to the same music, still cutting my hair the same (and growing out when I start over), still wear the same type of clothes, I miss the early 2000’s

    • Saturos

      That’s probably not something you should admit, mate.

  • exscenester

    Bangs so far over to the side it defied gravity. And securing them with x crossed bobby pins. Raccoon eyes. And scene kid train bulletins on MySpace.

  • exmyspacewhore

    No real scene kids wore Hollister pants, lol. Most scene kids wouldn’t be caught dead in a Hollister or Abercrombie! And they also cringe when someone says “gauges” – you stretch your ear lobes to wear a plug and said plug is a certain gauge size. 10 years later and it’s still a pet peeve πŸ˜› I’m not trying to bash, just sayin! I love reading your blog. Remember whore trains on myspace? hahaha, classic.

  • Oh my goshh, is it totally sad that I still kind of thought that guy in the “killer” sweatshirt was kinda hot. Dear goodness, my inner 14 year-old is trying to claw herself out. So sad. Glad it’s fading away, the scene-scene anyway.

    RIP SammehSyanide