bay area people

My black punk experience so far...

So a few nights ago, I went to my first exclusively punk show at 924 Gilman in Berkley and it was AMAZING! Aside from me and my friends moshing together for the first time. A black women was there with her son and she came up to me and said “Im happy to see you because I dont see many black people at these shows”! It was a beautiful moment where she danced with me and my friends and it was this awesome moment of POC solidarity(one of the people with me wasn’t black to clarify) and the love of punk music.

With that said, I really encourage more black people and people of color in general to not be afraid to listen to punk/alternative music.
DONT be afraid to dress differently!
DONT be afraid to go to these concerts!
DONT be afraid to express yourself!
Because i am sure that you will give hope and inspiration to a little kid of color who feels like they cant be alternative because they aren’t white enough!

anonymous asked:

you'll never be treated as a Busy Responsible Adult as long as you live under your parent's roof. they'll always treat you as their little boy until you're gone there's no escape

I live in the Bay Area of Northern California.

People rent studio apartments for 5,000 dollars a month.

I make maybe 500 a month.

There is truly no escape. 

My Blog And Who Reads It

[The following copied from a chat.]

I just checked my stat counter.

Total number of people who’ve visited my blog exceeds the total population of my home country.

I am a Success; wow.

That or my country is Smol

I’m guessing this is a serious undercount of who sees my posts, though, because Tumblring happens via the dashboard.

I get about a fifth of my traffic from California and a tenth from the UK as a whole (UK is #2 country for traffic), with the UK traffic being very spread out across cities, while Cali visitors are about half Bay Areans.

(US as a whole is two-thirds of all traffic. Wow, I’m so America-centric.)

And Caribbean traffic is a rounding error. I’m such a traitor :O

I’m very confused about why I managed to meet more Tumblr people while in London than in the Bay, even though significantly more of my blog traffic is Californian than English.

And half of the Cali followers are in the same metropolitan area, while to meet all the English people I’d have to go beyond the home counties *shudder*

Are Bay Area people just less friendly? Or less inclined to cuddle? What gives?

Like, slightly fewer Tumblr people agreed to meet up with me in five months in the Bay than in one month in London.

And that’s really annoying!

Like, I want to live in the Bay! I want to know everyone there! I want to cuddle All The People! Why they no meet up with me??? =’(

Is it because I didn’t say I was depressed and desperately needed cuddles to survive? I feel like I shouldn’t have to reach a breaking point and scare people in order to get cuddles! That seems like a Bad!

Maybe people thought that I didn’t really want to meet them and were only willing to take my request to meet irl humans seriously when I framed it as a desperate emergency?

But then I feel like the issue is people not taking me seriously about being SUCH A FUCKING EXTROVERT, which is a problem in itself.

Like, in the UK, I was barely getting enough social contact to be my normal happy, functional self.

And I was meeting Tumblrs at vastly higher rates there than in the Bay.

The Bay is, like, empty by comparison.

Which is terrible, because I NEED PEOPLE. I need meetups. I need people messaging me like “Hey, wanna hang out on Saturday?” I need this really badly. The only reason I was also happy in the Bay is because there were a few people who I hung out with very frequently, like @endecision and @sentedelviento.

If I’d had to rely on the willingness of random internet fans to hug me, I’d have wasted away.

In fact, the “Betty bangs” look (especially since I wore it with chunky glasses and quasi-vintage looks) became so heavily associated with specific subcultural assumptions and became so subculturally marked that I quit wearing it, because I got tired of the creepy remarks I increasingly got from men, and the assumptions about me from people like potential employers.

I can’t wear the look within 30 miles of the Bay Area without people assuming things about my sex life. Though if I wear it here (in a further flung suburb), people are likely to assume I’m into hot rods.

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Was watching Cage the Elephant perform and guess who was watching, too? Knew those kids had to be related to Foster,which was confirmed when he said his family came from Ohio to watch him preform. Also think he said it was their first time in California. Lucky me at Bottlerock Napa was able to snap these pictures as Foster the People was going to perform next!