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Schadenfreude and the ‘When We Were Young’ Festival memes

“The internet was recently rocked by the announcement of “When We Were Young,” a one-day music festival featuring the most beloved pop-punk and emo bands from the early aughts. Sounds fun — or does it?”

emo carFor a certain demographic (my daughter, for example), this strikes me as another of those imaginary Venn diagrams showing the intersection of truth, humor, and pain. For the preceding generation, that diagram rings true, and familiar, and is fuel for a roaring, rousing fire of schadenfreude.

‘Twas ever thus.


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