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Father Torque
08-05-2009, 09:58 AM
I was attempting to clean my room today and took a gander at my vast Vans shoe collection. I have been wearing Vans since the dawn of time "aka 1995" and remembered buying my first pair for the first day of Elementary school. Since this was my first pair of non-LA Gear light up shoes w/ velcro I was worried that the other kids might not adjust to my rebellious change of style. My new kicks looked fresh with a purple pair of sweatpants and matching sweatshirt so I dedicated my feet to a lifetime of comfortable Vans commitment.

It seems these days that every average young person turned psuedo-Indie rockstar is wearing Vans because they are "alternative" and make you look cultured. I'm upset that my beloved shoe has become subject to a pop culture fad and that I am viewed in the same light as these imposters.

So I ask you fellow Swampies, what did/do you rock that got stolen by the masses?

MrWally
08-05-2009, 11:36 AM
I listened to Coldplay ages ago, back when none of my friends really knew who they were. Then all of a sudden they got noticed and everyone thought they were cool and started listening to them, then they got REALLY popular and everyone started making fun of the fans as "sheep" who just listened to Coldplay because the media liked them.

Achilles
08-05-2009, 01:00 PM
hehe, as someone that grew up in the 80's I find it humorous to hear someone complaining that a new generation is wearing Vans. :D

http://barryjude.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/SpicoliDude1.jpg

Spicoli (played by a very young Sean Penn) sporting his Vans in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High

RoxStar
08-05-2009, 06:02 PM
I was a liberal before 2005.

Achilles
08-05-2009, 06:42 PM
I was an atheist before 2001.

BongoBob
08-05-2009, 08:18 PM
I don't wear Vans/DCs because they are "alternative" and make me look cultured. I just hate Nikes/Adidas style shoes, and find Vans to be more comfortable. That, and because the Vans store at the mall is the only place I find that reliably carries size 14 shoes in store. Even in their outlet stores I can occasionally find some nice cheap ones.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
08-05-2009, 08:37 PM
I listened to Coldplay ages ago, back when none of my friends really knew who they were. Then all of a sudden they got noticed and everyone thought they were cool and started listening to them, then they got REALLY popular and everyone started making fun of the fans as "sheep" who just listened to Coldplay because the media liked them.


same here. my sister got a disgusted reaction from someone when she said she liked coldplay with the reason "(ew,) thats so mainstream."

but my sis only liked coldplay after she heard my albums about two years ago. ive loved them since, like, '99.

Kain
08-05-2009, 08:41 PM
I watched Invader Zim before Hot Topic...

I listened to Ill Nino before Freddy vs Jason...

Troopr-Undr-Fir
08-05-2009, 09:18 PM
So I ask you fellow Swampies, what did/do you rock that got stolen by the masses?

I remember saying rock phrased in this way back in 1996 in high school. Now I hear boring morning radio show hosts using it. Makes me cringe.

Darth Avlectus
08-05-2009, 10:06 PM
1) Long Hair. I was the only dude in my school with a mop down to my waist--when it wasn't cool. Started from a short mullet-esque haircut (short top and back w/ shaved sides). Been letting my hair grow ever since. By sept 21st, it will be my 11 year anniversary since I got my last true haircut.

Now I see everyone +/-5 years than me has taken the hint and are growing their hair out when they used to talk Sh*t about it a few years ago. I could kick an old lady.

2) Listened to Ozzy and Cradle of Filth before everyone else did in my school; rather I re-initiated it into popular culture at my school. Also add hair metal like Quiet Riot, and ICP in a category of their own.

Air Band a couple years and all of a sudden I'm "cool" now. >_>
Only a couple years before I was bad guy "most likely to go columbine"?...wtf??? Is it just me? I thought freaks just did airband because it was "natural to air" not for fame or prizes. F*cking cheerleaders still get first place, though despite the popularity being in my favor. Meh.

First insult: The Osbourne's TV show. They milked it. Such fakery and drama. Ozz will continue to be cool, but I just wanna take a lawnmower to all the DVDs.
Second insult: "Oh wow, I'm so cool b/c I listen to THAT too!" Suppose it's the new generation, but I still don't like damn emos.

3) Beavis and Butthead is cool again now. Man, I been watching them since they first came out as part of the oddities. When the shows were considered "social disease" and "tome of anti-christ". I saw when principal McDicker first lost his hair. Oddities The Maxx and sh*t like that.

TiE23
08-05-2009, 11:12 PM
We should make a thread where you still follow trends that died years ago...

You know, like the Stewie from Family Guy thing...

DarthAve
08-05-2009, 11:16 PM
I can't think of anything because I am a teenager, and therefore am a mindless drone to following trends. =|

Although, I was wearing scarves before all the scene/hipster kids in my area thought it was cool...

EnderWiggin
08-05-2009, 11:28 PM
same here. my sister got a disgusted reaction from someone when she said she liked coldplay with the reason "(ew,) thats so mainstream."

but my sis only liked coldplay after she heard my albums about two years ago. ive loved them since, like, '99.

I just saw Coldplay in concert a few months ago - we were in the mosh pit (not that we were moshing to Coldplay though) right in front of the stage.

And they were good.

_EW_

Mike Windu
08-06-2009, 01:43 AM
I used to be into God before he got popular.

BongoBob
08-06-2009, 03:55 AM
Pft. Posers! I was hating Zoidberg before it was cool.

For some reason that quote didn't pop into my head until just now.

Kjølen
08-06-2009, 03:59 AM
I was playing Pokemon before it was cool.

leXX
08-06-2009, 08:05 AM
Playing Pokemon is cool?


:xp:

Pie™
08-06-2009, 09:04 AM
Listened to some bands like Children Of Bodom and Nightwish back before they made it big, when I was maybe 11 years old. I've since outgrown those bands, but back when they started becoming insanely popular it annoyed me a lot.

LordOfTheFish
08-06-2009, 03:43 PM
Heelys...

Man, I wore those things back before anyone. I was probably one of 10 people in town that had them. But with in 6 months, every kid in town, and a handful of adults we're all wearing them.

ET Warrior
08-06-2009, 06:23 PM
I used to be into God before he got popular.According to my calculations that makes you at least 1700 years old. :dozey:

Boba Rhett
08-06-2009, 06:34 PM
I invented the grape, disposable cameras, and the unicorn in 1990.

Q
08-06-2009, 07:08 PM
I was wearing Vans in 1987.

I switched to Simple around 2002, because it seemed at the time that the quality of Vans was starting to go down the drain.

Mike Windu
08-06-2009, 08:44 PM
According to my calculations that makes you at least 1700 years old. :dozey:

1706. :)

And Squirtle and his evolutions are the best pokemans.

Anthony
08-06-2009, 11:50 PM
I was into video games before mostly everyone born in 1990 that went to my high school.
Then they became insanely popular and then i got bored of (many of) them. go figure.

BongoBob
08-07-2009, 12:24 AM
1706. :)

And Squirtle and his evolutions are the best pokemans.

Ain't got s*** on Charizard :p

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
08-07-2009, 03:38 AM
I just saw Coldplay in concert a few months ago - we were in the mosh pit (not that we were moshing to Coldplay though) right in front of the stage.

And they were good.

You sir, have class. o_Q

jon_hill987
08-07-2009, 07:22 AM
According to my calculations that makes you at least 1700 years old. :dozey:

Depends which god, some of them were popular long before that. We could be talking 20,000 years here.

Pie™
08-07-2009, 08:15 AM
I invented the grape

I totally misread this. :indif:

RoxStar
08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
I totally misread this. :indif:


I, too, read this as rape. I liked Dane Cook before he was popular and subsequently hated him before he was popular to hate.

Det. Bart Lasiter
08-07-2009, 03:08 PM
I, too, read this as rape. I liked Dane Cook before he was popular and subsequently hated him before he was popular to hate.

That's pretty much anyone who pays attention to stand-up comics. His last special wasn't half bad though.

Kjølen
08-07-2009, 05:14 PM
I was into video games before mostly everyone born in 1990 that went to my high school.
Then they became insanely popular and then i got bored of (many of) them. go figure.

1990? Pffft! I was playing Mario on the original NES in 1990!

TiE23
08-07-2009, 08:00 PM
For my age group I was a gamer, internet fiend, and a technophile before everyone turned into one. I was playing M-Rated games before everyone else... at around 8 years of age, and witnessed them at around 6 or 7 on a regular basis. (Hexen, Doom, and Unreal)

Anthony
08-07-2009, 08:00 PM
1990? Pffft! I was playing Mario on the original NES in 1990!

You didnt go to my school jackass :p

Kjølen
08-07-2009, 11:17 PM
Your school? Who said anything about that? I'm saying you're too young to appreciate, you know... stuff. Things.

acdcfanbill
08-07-2009, 11:41 PM
That's pretty much anyone who pays attention to stand-up comics. His last special wasn't half bad though.

Well color me a trendstarter because I've hated Dane Cook since the first time I laid ears on him. This was around 2000-ish I think, and we've developed a healthy hate relationship since where-in I avoid anything he touches like the plague.

MrWally
08-08-2009, 02:33 AM
I laughed at Dane Cook for a while when I first heard his stuff, and I suppose it conjures up a chuckle every now and then, but I refuse to say that he's "good."

Why? Because he claims to be a comedian. Dane Cook isn't a comedian. Dane Cook is an entertainer who tells long stories, makes stupid noises, and phrases sentences awkwardly all while flailing his arms all over the stage. Over. And over. And over again.

Dath Maximus
09-11-2009, 11:53 PM
im still doing other folks moms and burning witches, both were once popular and than became unpopular, im sure kids will be doing them again soon