Welcome to Warped Tour 2006. The sun is hot and all the items you’ve decorated yourself with only make it hotter. Donned we then our regrettable apparel, and we’re here now to reflect, facepalm and highlight the fleeting aesthetic of the time with a nostalgic closet-cleaning.
Did you partake in any of these trends? Which others should we have put on this list?
Not only did they serve no real function, they were often itchy and ended at an awkward place on your arm, like your elbow pit. Yet we wore them. To Warped Tour. In100-degree heat.
Coontails are but one part of a hair trifecta we will cover in the following points. These were segments of your hair that were dyed in a horizontal striped pattern so they literally looked like a raccoon tail. You could switch up the animal you imitated, as well. Leopard hair was also a thing in the more punk-rock circles.
If you didn’t want to brave dyeing your hair, there was an option for you. Clip-in extensions: very thin, often elaborately colored strips of fake hair to create the illusion of length–and your expertise as a hair stylist.
TO HELL AND BACKCOMB
With those aforementioned extensions, you might have had a shorter style for your natural hair, which you would abuse by teasing daily to make it appear your head was seven times its normal size. Add that to the dangling, stringy extensions at the bottom and ee-gawds.
If you weren’t in Avenged Sevenfold or something, you really had no business sporting this look, which has now been co-opted and given the honey-highlight treatment by basically everyone’s mom at some point.
Multicolored and shaped,these hair accessories were worn in mass quantities anywhere you could stick them.
Myspace circa 2004-2006 was a nightmare playground for colorful, morbid scene youth. Your Myspace URL spoke volumes to your scene cred, and if there were fewer than 2 “X”s in it, you were nobody. We’re looking at you, XxXxRazorBladeLiesxXxX. You know what’s up.
Or, as I like to call them, “throwdown rags.” These were worn into the pit to show everyone you were about to stomp, flail and burn the house down. Except, usually, we just wore them around our necks to the mall like a bunch of sad cowboys.
CHECKERS, STRIPES, BROKEN HEARTS, GUNS, CLOUDS, SKULLS, RAZORBLADES AND BLOOD SPLATTERS
It was tough to be an alt kid in the early ’00s and not have at least one of these motifs surface in your wardrobe. We’ll chalk it up to the profitability of the culture and clueless designers who thought, “Hey, this looks creepy. Put it on a T-Shirt. Over and over and over and over…”
Sent via HipTop.
Or, glitter used in morbid ways. Glitter inside pills on a necklace. Glittery blood.Glitter on your eyes, glitter under your eyes, glitter in your hair, on your hands, up your arms, on your clothes.
Warped Tour wasn’t Warped Tour for a scene queen without a shiny, gold bikini top.
In case people didn’t know you were hard, this would show them. “I decorate myself with items you can purchase at a hardware store. Fuck with it.”
There was a myth within the parental circles and among some crazy kids that these bracelets signified some kind of sex game.Nah, they just looked real cool.