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 Wichita, KS  67202
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Emo Night: Taking Back Wednesday at Barleycorn's

Emo Night: Taking Back Wednesday at Barleycorn's

Alternative, Punk, Rock, Club Music
It’s a Wednesday night in Wichita, and the crowd inside Barleycorn's is losing it. Women are wearing black garb from emo holdovers Panic! at the Disco and the Academy Is; men sporting Deftones caps and Alternative Press magazine merch jump and air-punch wildly. Brand New plays from the stage—it’s "Seventy Times 7," a clear crowd favorite tinged with angsty overtones of hatred and betrayal. When the instrumentals cut out the audience continues to scream along with the sacred words of frontman Jesse Lacey: “I hope there's ice on all the roads. And you can think of me when you forget your seatbelt...” Friends grab and shake each other by the shoulders, overtaken by the power of nostalgia—the feeling of being 15, angry, and wanting the world to know. These people are here to listen to their favorite bands. Blink, Brand New, Saves the Day, Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, the list of the emo music genre’s most poignant acts goes on and on—they aren’t headlining. Instead the audience is gathered for Emo Night, a weekly evening dedicated to partying hard with fellow “emo kids” to emo-classified hits from the last two decades. People our age, I think we have gotten to this point where this is the music we grew up with, and you hit kind of this quarter-life crisis moment. Now you have all these tough decisions to make about life, It’s overwhelming…The teen years were times we didn’t have to worry about any of this crap... so Emo Night is just kind of a way for people to be kids again. No cover. Party time, excellent.
Emo;Alt rock;Punk;fun
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