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The history of the straight edge mentality can be witnessed in several eras and decades of punk, hardcore punk, and post hardcore music. The sXe way of life can also be broken up into several ideologies, gangs, factions, crews, and types. Nobody really cares though. All the stupid hullabaloo can pretty much be summed up with the fact that some teenagers went to a concert and got an "X" drawn on their hands by security in sharpie, so that bartenders would know not to serve them alcohol. Feeling left out by being too young to enjoy themselves, they started a super special club with each other to spite the grownups. This club was so super, and so special, even the adults got jealous and started to join. The rest is history.
|This guy looks like he knows how to have a good time.|
|It makes a lot of sense that the breakthrough straight edge act was called "Minor Threat". A lot of sense.|
So what makes the act of being sXe not metal? As we all know, beer and whiskey are a vital part of a balanced metalhead diet, along with ample servings of meat, cheese and lightning. Getting dangerously cocked at a show, out with your dudes, or at home by yourself is as metal as it gets. Let's also not beat around the bush here: We owe the very creation of heavy music to the artistic assistance of alcohol, mary jane and psychadelic drugs. Whether you're into that stuff or you're not, you at least need to respect that fact. The rock music you kids live your life through wouldn't even exist without the drugs you align yourself against so fiercely.
|It says a lot to me that you're stone sober and still manage to get tattoos like this one.|