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handbanana
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#1
Who's edge?
Who's not?
Straight Edge Hardcore - Love it? Hate it?
Edge - Cool? Not Cool?

Discuss
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yeah i remember when i had a good conscience. now i dont give a ****

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SeveredSurvival
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#2
I'm not edge, I don't hate it at all, people have an opinion and if people chose to be Straight Edge that is totally their decision and Im cool with it, what are some Straight Edge hardcore bands? I can't judge because I haven't heard.
I drink your milkshake.
handbanana
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#3
im also not edge and i feel the same as you about it.

if you want some straight edge bands check out

Floorpunch
Champion
Let Down
Force Fed

im sure others will add more
Quote by alm0st a skat3r
yeah i remember when i had a good conscience. now i dont give a ****

xxx
smoke weed, drink 40's, **** titties
alm0st a skat3r
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#5
not edge, love youth crew bands more than any other type of hardcore
Method of Groove




"Hardcore without punk isn't music, it's a genre of porn.
Punk isn't a genre of music, it’s a thought process."
likeomgtehtuck!
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#6
im edge, but im not like one of those xbeateveryonewhosnotedgefaceinx kinda kids. i do like straightedge hardcore, but i like the other types pretty much just as much. i never think about edge as the "cool thing" to be or do, especially since at my school its still cool if you drink and blaze
whitenihilist
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#8
The whole edge thing seems like immature eliteism too me. I mean really? Ok, you don't drink or smoke or W/e thats cool, but why are you going around telling EVERYONE?? Then most of them get all smug and start to adopt a group mentality about how low people who aren't "edge" are, and throw it around everywhere. Here is an example, I was at the mall a few months ago and I over heard this:

"Yea, our band is straight edge, we are playing a gig tomorrow at the Ridglea, check it out. Are you edge?"

"No, besides what does that have to do with your music?"

"Your not? pfft *walks away*"


Now I know this doesn't apply to everyone, just a genralization. I know a good amount of people that are clean and they are cool, but the don't go around making sure the every person in the world knows it, so don't respond to this with any malice. This is just my opinon on theis phenomion.

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pmeg568c
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#9
not edge. I think it is stupid. If you don't want to drink/do drugs/**** mad bitches, you don't have to make a name for yourself. you are just seeking attention. if you think that makes you a better, person, its quite the opposite. If you need to classify yourself just to feel comfortable with your life choices i feel sorry for you.

on a lighter note, i have nothing against straight edge bands and i like a lot of them.
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whitenihilist
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#10
Quote by pmeg568c
not edge. I think it is stupid. If you don't want to drink/do drugs/**** mad bitches, you don't have to make a name for yourself. you are just seeking attention. if you think that makes you a better, person, its quite the opposite. If you need to classify yourself just to feel comfortable with your life choices i feel sorry for you.

on a lighter note, i have nothing against straight edge bands and i like a lot of them.



At least I am not the only one that thinks this.
handbanana
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#11
well i have a lot of friends who are straight edge, and most of them have very understandable reasons for being edge. being 'straight edge' is a direct part of the culture of hardcore music. yes their are some people out there who can be assholes about it, but in my experience I have found that majority of them are pretty friendly and accepting. It sucks that there is a small demographic that put opinions like the ones above in peoples head
Quote by alm0st a skat3r
yeah i remember when i had a good conscience. now i dont give a ****

xxx
smoke weed, drink 40's, **** titties
whitenihilist
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#12
Quote by handbanana
well i have a lot of friends who are straight edge, and most of them have very understandable reasons for being edge. being 'straight edge' is a direct part of the culture of hardcore music. yes their are some people out there who can be assholes about it, but in my experience I have found that majority of them are pretty friendly and accepting. It sucks that there is a small demographic that put opinions like the ones above in peoples head



I understand this, just when I see people throwing around "Im straight edge, are you" like it makes them better than other people it really pisses me off. Like I said above, I am not saying everyone is an ass, just the people that go out of their way to make sure the world knows that they are edge, even when they are in a situation where it is completely out of context I.e. not around booze or whatever they find un-edge. Please don't get my wrong, also the cross section of the culture where I used to live is probably not a good one, as MOST of them were dicks about everything.
handbanana
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#13
like i have friends who rep straight and like X up before shows and stuff, but they will still come over and hang out while we drink and stuff. it just a personal choice.
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xxx
smoke weed, drink 40's, **** titties
whitenihilist
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#14
Quote by handbanana
like i have friends who rep straight and like X up before shows and stuff, but they will still come over and hang out while we drink and stuff. it just a personal choice.



That I understand. I have NOTHING wrong with the choice to not indulge in life's vices (even though it makes it more fun ) It seems though that all it took was a catchy name to bring every asshole out of the woodworks.
handbanana
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#15
not exactly how i would have worded it but it did make me lol
Quote by alm0st a skat3r
yeah i remember when i had a good conscience. now i dont give a ****

xxx
smoke weed, drink 40's, **** titties
JxD
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#16
I'm as straight as the line that you sniff up your nose...

I'm edge. I enjoy it kind of like how I enjoy breathing (it's not something that I think about very often, it just kind of happens). I don't really seek attention telling everyone that I'm edge, nor do I fight non-edge people, but perhaps I should. I need to participate in more stereotypes. Straight edge is also sweet because you can make fun jokes and join edge bands.
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#17
I'm edge. I don't really put it out there (dont go around saying it, don't X up, etc). I don't care if you are or not, really. None of my close friends, or even my moderately close friends are edge.

As far as edge bands, I don't really care. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. I don't see what sets them apart from other bands, other than a single belief.
pmeg568c
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#18
i should also add that even though i dislike "straight edge" I have nothing against the dudes. the majority of them are cool. I just think its silly.
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technicolour
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#19
Quote by JxD
I'm as straight as the line that you sniff up your nose...

I'm edge. I enjoy it kind of like how I enjoy breathing (it's not something that I think about very often, it just kind of happens). I don't really seek attention telling everyone that I'm edge, nor do I fight non-edge people, but perhaps I should. I need to participate in more stereotypes. Straight edge is also sweet because you can make fun jokes and join edge bands.


how exclusive of you.

I'm not edge, I like some edge bands, I don't see a reason for straight edge's "existence" but I don't rip on people who claim it..except the militants and morons of course.

I also enjoy xNegatronx
saxaxe
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#20
Edge is fine as a lifestyle choice, not as a gang. It doesn't make you any better than people who chose to drink, it doesn't make your music any better, it doesn't make you cooler, it's just a lifestyle choice. I don't judge you for it, don't judge me for choosing to drink and smoke.

(This isn't directed towards anyone in the thread, just a general statement).
Okeefe Is Legit
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#21
+1 with pretty much everything said in this thread.

Even when I didn't do drugs I still hated being labeled edge because I didn't want to be under a group label just because of what I chose not to do.

I do think that people should at least experience what not being sober feels like so there aren't idiots who tell me I've thrown my life down the drain because I've taken a few hits.
JxD
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#22
Quote by Okeefe Is Legit
I do think that people should at least experience what not being sober feels like so there aren't idiots who tell me I've thrown my life down the drain because I've taken a few hits.

I don't feel that someone should have to experience being stoned/drunk before claiming edge just to help them empathize with people choosing to indulge in such a lifestyle. I do think people considering going edge should try drinking or whatever to know what they're avoiding. Way too many people break because they're curious, which leads to 20-something year olds with the alcohol tolerance of a pre-teen getting absolutely smashed and trying to pick fights with goths or kids wearing crappy Rancid patches on the backs of their jean-jackets (true story).
whitenihilist
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#23
Quote by JxD
I don't feel that someone should have to experience being stoned/drunk before claiming edge just to help them empathize with people choosing to indulge in such a lifestyle. I do think people considering going edge should try drinking or whatever to know what they're avoiding. Way too many people break because they're curious, which leads to 20-something year olds with the alcohol tolerance of a pre-teen getting absolutely smashed and trying to pick fights with goths or kids wearing crappy Rancid patches on the backs of their jean-jackets (true story).



epic story man...and very true.
JxD
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#24
Quote by whitenihilist
epic story man...and very true.

It didn't happen to me (I'm still edge as **** XXX), it happened to my friend who recently decided to give alcohol another chance. Allegedly he enjoys fighting people that don't appeal to him.
technicolour
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#27
Quote by Manos15
Straight edge means I'm better than you.


Is this a line from a song or something? it looks familiar
willingvictim
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#28
Quote by technicolour


I'm not edge, I like some edge bands, I don't see a reason for straight edge's "existence" but I don't rip on people who claim it..except the militants and morons of course.


back in the early 80's there was a **** ton of drunk punx and ****, and when hardcore came around a lot of the hardcore punk kids werent into that and wanted to have a place to fit in, and then came straight edge.

and im not edge what so ever.. but i think the actual culture of straight edge (not the bogus xAFBx bull****) is awesome and real edge bands rule
intentionsthere
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#29
I'm not straight edge, but I totally respect people who chose edge as a lifestyle choice. On the other hand, I hate elitism in general and some straight edge people are kind of elitist.
technicolour
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#30
Quote by willingvictim
back in the early 80's there was a **** ton of drunk punx and ****, and when hardcore came around a lot of the hardcore punk kids werent into that and wanted to have a place to fit in, and then came straight edge.

and im not edge what so ever.. but i think the actual culture of straight edge (not the bogus xAFBx bull****) is awesome and real edge bands rule


Good for them. The counter culture of a counter culture
We'realltoBlame
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#32
Even though I don't smoke or drink or do drugs I would NEVER call myself straight edge because I don't even care for the straight edge kids I've met. lol
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MustangMan311
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#33
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im not edge cos i find comfort in smoking. dont like drinking though. any vegans here?

I find a Black and Mild from time to time to be therapeutic. Haha. I would agree on the drinking part.

I've never seen the Vegan / Straightedge connotation before. Like, why are they put together?
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#35
I'm straight edge its true, i think I'm better than you- cockpunch
thesceneislame
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#36
does anyone else get pissed off when people say "I'm 1/2edge" or "I'm gonna try being edge for a week"
"If the good die young, we'll fucking live forever"

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#37
^ive heard that a couple times. it made me mad.

im edge cause i used to be really bad into drugs and drinking, and ive seen what it does to people.
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#38
I'm not edge, I just don't like ignorance
"If the good die young, we'll fucking live forever"

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#40
noooo, when people say they want to be "straight edge for a week" is
"If the good die young, we'll fucking live forever"

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