I really mean no disrespect to anyone in the 'punk' scene, but I always find it interesting that people like Fat Mike never grew out of the 'punk' fad like I did. I was young, I had funny colored hair and patches on my cloths. I did the cliche' 'punk' things, but then I grew up and grew out of it.
I don't have a lack of respect for someone like Fat Mike, but I always kind of expect that since I grew out of the fad, these guys should have too. Sometimes it's hard to think that just because something was a fad for me, doesn't mean it's not a lifestyle for other individuals.
Just something interesting that I had bouncing around my head, wanted to see what you guys think.
I think in those situations, the people that had it as a fad were never really truly resonating with that lifestyle, they liked the rebellion aspect of it but it was more to do with the angst of being a teenager and also because their friends etc. dressed/acted the same. The people that it wasn't a fad for resonate more deeply with those ideals because it is something more deeply ingrained than keeping up with the times. These are the people that have kept punk rock alive, because thats who they are. The passerbys who join the punk movement for a short time liked the ideas, but were never truly Punk to begin. That's just my view anyway