panic romance

Okay but has anyone else noticed that all of the bands in the emo trinity have bassists/guitarists whose surnames begin with W like

Mikey Way

Dallon Weekes

Pete Wentz

Jon Walker

Brent Wilson (formerly of Panic!)


but it’s not just emos


Lindsey Way (Bass, Mindless Self Indulgence)

Jason White (Guitar, formerly of Green Day)

Paul Wilson (Snow Patrol)

Cliff Williams (AC/DC)



idk i keep thinking about this

Ok but can we talk about how emo, as a genre, defied gender roles in a big way? Like, everything about the culture, from the guys wearing makeup and womens’ skinny jeans, to the way they got unabashedly emotional in spite of the “men aren’t supposed to cry” narrative they’d obviously been socialized with, was just this complete “fuck you” to the idea that there’s a certain way to be a “man”. 

And a lot of their detractors called them “girly” or “gay”. And they didn’t give a fuck! Fall Out Boy has a whole song entitled “Gay Is Not A Synonym for Shitty”, which referenced a famous Pete Wentz quote, where he basically said that if you thought his band sucked, to just say it sucked, and not be a “homophobic asshole” about it. 

And, then, geez, My Chemical Romance took it a step further, and Gerard Way outright kissed one of his bandmates at concerts purely to infuriate homophobes who were at his shows.

 A lot of these bands were openly for LGBT rights, for womens’ rights. I remember one instance where some band MCR was touring with asked women to flash their tits in exchange for backstage passes. And Gerard was so horrified by this, and told his female fans to “spit in the faces” of misogynists in the rock scene. 

Like, god, these bands were so progressive. And they still are. Right after the Pulse tragedy, Brendon Urie literally danced around in a pride flag and told his queer fans what they meant to him. Pete Wentz said that “Uma Thurman” was meant to show his female fans that they could be “badass”, too. And Gerard pretty much admitted in an interview to somewhat identifying with the label “nonbinary”. 

That’s the most lasting impact that emo is going to have. Showing fans of all genders that there’s nothing wrong with being whoever the fuck you are, that there’s no specific way to be a man or woman. And, god, I just fucking love that. 

  • normal people: wow that new twenty one pilots video was nice wouldnt you say?
  • me: THE TWENTY ONE PILOTS VIDEO FOR HEAVYDIRTYSOUL WAS A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE THAT TOUCHED ON TYLERS EMOTIONAL DISTRESS BY MAKING BLURRYFACE DRIVE THE CAR AND THEN THE CAR FALLS APART JUST LIKE HIS DEMONS BECAUSE HES LEARNING TO LIVE WITH HIMSELF AND I JUST CANT HANDLE THAT IM SO TOUCHED AND-
  • boy: falls out
  • disco: gets panicked at
  • direction: is singular
  • dragons: are imagined
  • summer: lasts five seconds
  • sirens: being slept with
  • vampires: on the weekend
  • pilot: multiplied by twenty one
  • moon: walked on
  • cities: are capital
  • authors: are american
  • monsters: of themselves and men
  • day: is green
  • my chemical romance: breaks up
An Emo (Pop Punk) Christmas

Just a compiled lists of christmas songs/covers:

All I Want For Christmas Is You - My Chemical Romance

Every Snowflake Is Different (Just Like You) - My Chemical Romance

Merry Christmas Kiss My Ass - All Time Low

Fool’s Holiday - All Time Low

White Christmas - Panic! At The Disco

Sickly Sweet Holidays - Dallon Weekes    (Bonus ft:Amelie Weekes)

Christmas Drag - Dallon Weekes

Don’t Jump (It’s Christmas) - Dallon Weekes

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out - Fall Out Boy

What’s This? - Fall Out Boy

Christmas Time Is Here(Live) - Fall Out Boy

Nothing For Christmas - New Found Glory

Ex-Miss - New Found Glory

This Christmas - The Summer Set

Christmas Lights - Yellowcard

I Don’t Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You - The Ready Set

I Won’t Be Home For Christmas - Blink-182

Happy Holidays, You Bastards - Blink-182

Xmas Sux-Frank Iero

Don’t Shoot Me Santa - The Killers

O Holy Night - Brand New

Right Where You Want Me To Be - A Day To Remember

Last Christmas - Jimmy Eat World

Ho Ho Hopefully - The Maine

Do You Hear What I Hear? - William Beckett

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - Issues

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Bowling For Soup

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Tyler Joseph

Christmas By The Phone - Good Charlotte

Merry Christmas, I Missed You So - Taking Back Sunday

My Christmas List - Simple Plan

30 Days - Nevershoutnever

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - The Academy Is…

Winter Passing - The Academy Is…

This Christmas (I’ll Burn It To The Ground) - Set It Off

Bonus:

Brendon Urie singing Christmas songs on periscope 

Seasons Greetings from:

  Cobra Starship

Panic! At The Disco 

Fall Out Boy

Ryan Ross

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