Artists and fans react to When We Were Young festival’s epic announcement
After the When We Were Young festival was announced earlier this week (Jan. 18), Twitter was flooded with posts about the festival. Emo kids rejoiced, commenting on everything from the lineup to the graphic design of the poster. Check out some of our favorite tweets below.
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Paramore and My Chemical Romance headliners
There has been lots of excitement for the headliners, especially for two iconic bands of the emo revival, Paramore and My Chemical Romance.
let’s discuss how paramore is headlining the festival along with mcr like they really are at legend status
— issa phae | aot spoilers (@mizphantasm) January 18, 2022
Paramore headlining kicks so much ass. Hayley once again slaying the male-dominated emo pop punk genre https://t.co/0TZErS5UjT
— Alana Haim’s Oscar 🏆🧹 (@MrBabyhaim) January 19, 2022
mcr headlining a festival with paramore in 2022 is something out of a tumblr imagine and i’m here for it
— mere | tbobf spoilers ! (@violetghibli) January 18, 2022
After noticing the jam-packed lineup, many were quick to make jokes on the design of the flyer itself —mainly how it feels like a teenage dream come true. It practically could be a Tumblr edit or something a middle schooler would draw on the back of their binder to make sure everyone knows they’re a scene kid (as if the Dr. Martens and the black nail polish weren’t a dead giveaway).
when we were young fest: pic.twitter.com/BoNXBim3MU
— maeve ⋆ (@shutupmaeve) January 18, 2022
just gotta figure out how to get to Vegas 😍 pic.twitter.com/ObjBjmPavV
— craig reynolds (@reynlord) January 18, 2022
2010, that you?
The biggest thing the When We Were Young festival has finally proved is that being emo is not, in fact, a phase [swoops bangs]. The announcement sent many reeling into nostalgia, leading to lots of old-school emo jokes (rawr XD).
get in loser, we’re going to the when we were young fest pic.twitter.com/H3VNhUA6XS
— luna ᵖᵗᵛ₂₀₂₂ (@selfishmqchines) January 18, 2022
When We Were Young Fest is God’s way of saying sorry you were bullied in middle school, go get fucked up with your friends and relive the emo years baby
— hai van (@haiIeyvan) January 18, 2022
when we were young festival looking like this rn pic.twitter.com/ZRKKOOb01w
— ⋆ rachel ⋆ (@racheIaIi) January 18, 2022
the When We Were Young fest graphic designer: pic.twitter.com/FEGjgChr1K
— Luc (@ellkay_) January 18, 2022
rumor has it the when we were young festival wristband will be an i heart boobies bracelet
— Molly Sheban (@iiLayEggs) January 18, 2022