Rip My Heart Out, Emo Girl
[Side note: Do you know how excited I am about Dashboard Confessional's new album that comes out next week? I cannot contain myself. It should be noted that every emo guy has a huge man-crush on Chris Carrabba.]
I'm going to see Taking Back Sunday tonight at the Nassau Coliseum. I am willing to travel to Long Island to see a concert at which I could quite possibly be the oldest person in attendance. I will be kindly reminding my friend who is accompanying me that "taking in the scenery" at this show is not the best idea. You can look, but it's best not to touch. There is roughly a 99.8% chance that they're underaged.
How do I know this? Because I have the musical tastes of a 16 year-old girl. This is a proven fact, not a theory. Well, it was just a theory, until last spring.
CHRIS, EX-GIRLFRIEND, and her female 16 YEAR-OLD COUSIN are in the ex-girlfriend's car. CHRIS is driving, with EX-GIRLFRIEND in passenger seat and 16 YEAR-OLD COUSIN in the backseat. CHRIS turns on the now-defunct K-Rock. "Work" by Jimmy Eat World comes on.And scene!
CHRIS: Ooh ooh! I love this song!
16 YEAR-OLD COUSIN: Oh my God! Me too! Chris, you have really good taste in music!
She's 18 now, so you might argue that I have the musical tastes of an 18 year-old girl. Doubtful, as she has probably grown out of her emo phase... and at 24, I still have not.