a week or so ago, famed phenom "crunkcore", band ( i almost just typed the word "artists", but hesitated) BROKENCYDE played denver. over the past year, i would keep returning to their bizarre, misogynistic, confusing, hilarious and horrifying video for their breakout "hit" called "freaxxx" . whenever people watch it a common question is "why is he screaming?!" .
to me it represents everything that is wrong in suburban youth culture. a steady diet of suburban alienated screamo, MTV reality shows, youtube, and the worst aspects of pop radio somehow are alchemically equalized inside of their rabid/vapid teenage fanbase.
but somehow out of all of this, a really interesting and fascinating subculture of kids started basically because of brokencyde and bands influenced by brokencyde.
always interested in subcultural identity, fashion, and groupthink, i rode my bike down to photograph the line of youths outside their sold out show.
most of the kids were really excited that i wanted to photograph them.
the results were beautiful.
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