A scene kid (also called trendie, scenester) is a member of the scene subculture, a musical and cultural movement from the U.S. that was popular among teenagers from the early 2000s until the mid 2010s.
The two angles for the movement were music and fashion.
Members of the community mainly listened to metalcore, crunkcore, deathcore, electronic music, and pop punk.
The outfits mostly consisted of a set of colorful clothing, skinny jeans, dyed and straightened hair, and often piercings.
The controversy of this term is that oftentimes it was used to deroge those who are not true scene kids but just posers who are trying to fit in with the actual trends of the time.
The scene subculture inherited its roots from emo culture, which existed on more of a global scale during the same time period, and bore similar attributes.
The difference, however, is that while emo was a nonconformist and underground movement, scene kids were part of a new mainstream hype that gathered in millions, thus losing the essence of emo’s rebellious attitude.
The term was used in everyday dialect from 2002.
From the early 2000s until the beginning of the 2010s, scene was an undivided and massive subculture in America, and scene kid was a recognized term in cultural life.
Bands like Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria also helped popularize the trend under this era.
The huge success then has led to quick dissolution and almost complete vanquishing from teenage culture by the end of 2019.
- Thetab.co.uk – The cringe things you’ll remember if you were a scene kid in the mid-2000s
- Wikihow-fun.com – How to Be a Scene Kid
- Fandom – Scene Wiki