There is a lot of posturing that goes on, especially among young people. I’m not a psychiatry scientist, but it probably all comes down to the basic human need for love and acceptance. We crave it. And there is no shame in that. We all adopt outward social and cultural signifiers to some extent in order to demonstrate to the world that we are members of one particular community or another. But let us be very honest and so real right now: we all wish that we were at a Miley Cyrus dance party. Even if you think that you are the coolest Mr. Cool Hat in the world, who hates fun because “fun is for the weak,” you still know that it would take about two seconds of a Miley Cyrus dance party for you to wear the corduroy patches right off that slim-fitted houndstooth blazer.
Case in point, check out these kids at a hardcore show in Atlanta that featured bands such as Trapped Under Ice, Cruel Hand, Naysayer, and Foundation. You might think that if anyone would not be into a Miley Cyrus dance party, it would be a group of hardcore kids at a hardcore show, right? Wrong. Everyone is into a Miley Cyrus dance party. FACT. Oh, and at the Miley Cyrus Dance Party, please check your irony and your borrowed sense of superiority AT THE DOOR.
I love everything about this. Because the second best thing to a superfun Miley Cyrus Dance Party is superfun video footage of a superfun Miley Cyrus Dance Party. (Via Amil.)