There was awful, sauna-style heat at the venue in Roma where L.A.-based Christian Death showed up to play on Saturday night, but that didn't stop some people from donning some impressive, full-scale goth/punk looks, like the guy above. * Read more on the show and other stuff at my new post at LA Daily.
Now, let's consider an article that I came across while looking through the anti-emo blog Movimiento Anti-Emosexual Inc., which previously disavowed responsibility for any instances of anti-emo violence. The blog links to an article in La Jornada that cites researchers who argue the emos of Mexico are not a bonafide 'tribu urbana' because they don't have a political ideology. My translation:
The specialist in urban groups Héctor Castillo Berthier indicated that to consider the emos an urban tribe is incorrect, as they do not adhere to the characteristics necessary to be one, and they only represent a fad.
The phenomenon, he said, simply obeys market interests and does not have any social sense, let alone a political one, for which it only represents a trend that [emos] will leave behind once they work or change their interests. "These showy adolescents will simply stop being emos," he said.
* MORE: Kristoff in translation.