In smaller towns they don’t have the opportunities that suburb/city kids have to go full tilt overboard. The druds and such are there but not so easy to get or as popular. There is less peer pressure as well.
But the net is a great equalizer in a lot of waus, bringing all of the mental aspects of Emo culture to the smallest of places. And the peer pressure, if only online.
Sure there are the ‘normal’ kids that dress the part and thats about it. That’s no biggie. But the entire culture is as destructive to a family and to society as a ‘cultural’ movement gets. All my ranting aside, spend some time searching “Emo” on the web to get a glimpse of what it’s really about. It isn’t fun and games. The suicide rates prove that.
Fair warning, you will come across a LOT of self-shot porn.
I will not look for it - I can see enough when we drive an hour into suburbia to go to a mall. I’m glad the closest article of clothing my youngest has is a black graphic Tee with angel wings across the back and on the front an antiquated cross with lots of filagree design around it...aside from that some wild nail polish colors. She just started switching over to all white pants and white graphic tees.