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#1
I'm super positive right now for some reason. I should go back to Worcester with all this positivity.

What do you think the best thing about punk is and why?

I'll tell you what I think when I get more time to formulate my thoughts tomorrow. I'm more interested in what you have to say though!
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#3
my favorite thing is how you can have a local community where everyone knows each other and is friends and also how you can go to another city and look for the punx and automatically make a connection.

Also the way we do things our own way despite the odds, like putting on shows wherever a show might be possible and having cool houses and safe spaces and wonderful things.
#4
I love how most punks are anti conformist and yet all dress the same
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#7
it has the br00talz of metal but there is actually some substance to some of the lyrics. plus a punk show is impossible to beat.
#8
i love the sense of community. I know exactly who my friends and who my enemies are. Not many people get me, but the punks always understand where im coming from.
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#9
Okay guyz. You can stop the jokes. You guys are joking right?

My favorite thing about punk rock is pretty much what whyvern and sargasm mentioned. The community and DIY shows and such. It's all really great.
#11
^ i loves the anarchies! My friends and i draw em on bathroom walls, school desks, and sometimes building walls(at night and if no one is around)


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^ i loves the anarchies! My friends and i draw em on bathroom walls, school desks, and sometimes building walls(at night and if no one is around)


We spread the hXc rebellion and wreak havok in my area. They dont know what hit them.


#13
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whats wrong? you some kinda poser?

im not, in fact i smoked a cigarette today. I didnt cough, not even once
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#14
The nods of punkness acknowledgment you get from random strangers for wearing a band shirt (I'm not fond of the times when the nod turns into a convo though.)

Also the music is groovy.

I've never experienced the community aspect everyone talks about but that's fine. Not having punk friends just means I can't put on a punk CD during road trips.

So we play Taylor Swift.

Which I have started to enjoy. At least in the context of the road trip.
#15
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The anarchies.


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#16
I love that there´s practically no wider and more tolerant genre than punk. From Nausea to Television, it´s all inside and most of it is really good. People come round with each other and nearly everyone who is similar fits in directly. It´s community, but on a completely other base than nazi commnity or something like that.
Though I have to admit, that I think lots of people who are accepted and stuff like that abuse "punk" of being drunk the whole time and find it great and it´s awful sometimes that lots of people look like poster punks who´ve checked some catalogue and coloured their spikes and cut their jeans.
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#17
I'm with you all on the sense of community you get that comes with punk.

There isn't really much of one round here, so it's really nice when you do meet other punks. There's a little club/pub round here though where all the best punk shows are and you can guarantee, even if there isn't a band playing, that there will be a few punks, skinheads, rockabilly's & generally just other like minded people in there each night/day even if they don't look like they should be listening to the music they do. That's the best place to go for community
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#18
You want to know the awesomest thing about punk?

None of the original punks who are now bald old men with receding hairlines think that they're better and more punk than young people because they were around in the day.

Oh wait...
#19
The Politics. Definitely. Also, I can dance like a moron while listening to punk and people don't laugh, they just give me a funny look. It's a great excuse for stupid behavior.
The People are cool (even though they're huge jerks) but sometimes they're pretty big hypocrites. But, so are many, many other people.
#20
i love the girls, yummie yummie punk rawk girls.
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#21
The best thing about it is that its not a competition.

It's not about being the most technical.
It's not about being the most brutal.
It's not about being the most poetic.
It's not about being the most obscure.
It's not about being the most popular.
It's not about being the fastest, the hardest, the most complicated, the simplest.

It's about writing a good tune.


Of course certain elements do have this to it, but I've found punk to be one of the few genres where bands dont seem to be competing with each other.
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#23
Sniffing coke through the queens face and making shallow models feel empty and useless is pretty punx.


You guys can do it through slaveowners faces for extra punx points.
#24
the best thing about it is that there is so much arguing and division amongst fans as to what punk is and isnt
#25
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the best thing about it is that there is so much arguing and division amongst fans as to what punk is and isnt


To me, that's one of the worst things. Can't we just stop arguing about what is punk and what isn't and just listen to it? Is it really THAT important?
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To me, that's one of the worst things. Can't we just stop arguing about what is punk and what isn't and just listen to it? Is it really THAT important?


it isnt but some people get so worked up if u say a band is punk that they don't think is that they become total jerks about it and get all elitest about how cool they are
#27
And maybe we should argue about what's punk and what's not, but just not let it get in the way of liking the music. I'm a bit of a fan Blink 182, but I don't think they're punk, does that mean I like them any less? No.
#28
Punk rock changed my life. It changed how I thought about myself, it changed how I thought about society, and it changed how I thought about music. Without punk, my life would probably be dull, gray, and even more meaningless than it currently is!

Even though my musical pallet has expanded beyond the confines of punk (not that those are narrow confines, as the other Tom pointed out), I think I can safely say that no other genre will ever have such a great effect on my life, and that's why I'll always love punk!

#30
I like it because it's the only music with any form of meaning to the songs. Every song is about something, but only punk songs are about important things. Also, it is one of the few genres that establishes a community.
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#31
The music.

Everything else I have mixed feelings for, at best.
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#32
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I like it because it's the only music with any form of meaning to the songs. Every song is about something, but only punk songs are about important things. Also, it is one of the few genres that establishes a community.


I know what you mean but I disagree completely. Folk music, especially back in the day, was very meaningful. Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, etc. were all great and the music was VERY meaningful. That was also a huge community.

I would say Punk is more often meaningful, but it's not the only genre that does that.
#33
The best part about punk is the music... I'm not some crazy political activist, and for the most part I don't even pretend to care about politics in general... but I have a strong connection with just about every punk song dealing with self-identity and social structure.
#34
i like the simplicity about the music, and how its not about being the fastest, or the best guitarist, bassist or drummer, but each song is deeper than most other genres and so much effort is put into the lyrics
#35
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0V__Nm1NY4

this is my favorite thing about punk
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#37
The true answer? No Radiohead fans in punk.
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#39
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No doesn't count, the video description does not mention how they want to suck Thom Yorkes' dick, they didn't try as hard as possible to sing it in an annoying falsetto, and they played Creep, which every Radiohead fan hates because Thom Yorke hates it.

They are probably mocking Radiohead fans which not only makes them super punx but also means that I am right.
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#40
Good thing I don't count pop punk as real music!
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