Once upon a seventeen year old, stuck somewhere in West Jutland 😂 ah 2005-2009 was such a magical time to be “alternative”, I myself was blasting jrock, nu-metal, power-metal and punk-rock. To think mainstream media in Denmark played tracks from AFI, Slipknot, System of a Down, Good Charlotte, 30 Seconds to Mars and lots and lots of other rock artists.
Visually standing out from the mainstream however came with a price of people trying to humiliate you for your appereance, I myself remember how alot of “normal” people would yell and throw cuss words at me, even assaulting in worst case. I remember especially being led down by some of the “true metal people” of Aalborg that could not accept my choice to dress in a visualkei fashion, some people whom I considered friends turned their back on me because of this, sometimes it’s quite astounding how little it takes for people to walk out of your life.
But with the departure of some, others stayed around and most of these people I still share friendship with today, so to those that stayed around throughout all these years and took this journey with me, thanks for being awesome kind souls 🔥