Millennials relive emotional chaos of youth at emo reunion tour

Millennials are embracing nostalgia. It began by reviving things we never lived a first time, with vinyl, 80s-soaked music, tight pants, Polaroids, and retro versions of everything.

Millennials, people who entered adulthood in the 2000s, are now reliving for the first time their own childhood and adolescence with the Pokemon Go app that has people swarming our streets, parks and cities trying to “catch em all.”

Those who were into emo music– a style of music that originated in hardcore punk and often emphasizes emotional lyrics and antics– had a chance to relive their chaotic youth at the Taste of Chaos Tour on Tuesday at the Concord Pavilion, an hour’s drive east of San Francisco.

The tour’s headliners brought together two of the leaders of the emo revival about a decade ago: Taking Back Sunday and Dashboard Confessional. The Early November and Saosin, two bands with their own large cult followings, opened the show. The bands had updated hair, clothing and cellphones, but brought the same emotion that gave so many kids an outlet and a haven through post-millennial pre-adulthood.

Here are some photos:

Saosin

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Taking Back Sunday

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Dashboard Confessional

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