MTv’s program Guy Code took on the topic of the rise in ‘cute girls’ at hardcore shows and used it as an opportunity to make some sexist statements and gain some much needed media attention.
The truth is there is a rise in girls at ‘punk’ shows as fans, as magnets they’re there and they’re pretty obviously with agenda. I don’t consider modern day ‘punk’ punk at all, it is prepackaged sterilized pap for the Starbucks generation but this ‘harder rock’ scene is more than stoned boys in tank tops- it’s now cute girls in thigh highs and everyone is getting lucky because of it. When you take the adrenaline pump of a hard rock beat and lacy garters its time to get laid in restroom- problem is most of these kids are so socially inept that they can only text each other about it- too shy to speak.
But fueled by Adderal and Dubra they boys are swarming and the girls are stoked. The ‘selfie nation’ is alive and well and the mating dance now includes a circle pit and wall of death. Girls have every right to be at a show- they have no business at all in the pit or even surfing the crowd. As a punk girl purist I can assure you the best thing a girl can do is stand back to the wall watching the event with a smug expression- anything else is just silly looking and if you want someone to grab your ass there’s better ways than surfing.
I say good goin’ gals.. even though we all know you’re just there for the heavy concentration of boys. Anyone who starts barking theyre their for the music is really just kidding themselves.
Heres the guy code smack by Ethan Fixell:
My opportunity to get to the bottom of this came when Brooklyn Vegan and Red Bull announced a surprise Pig Destroyer performance at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. Once again, my experience-based assumptions were wrong, as neither chaos nor sausage were in excessive abundance at the door. Within a minute of entering the club, I met Sarabeth and Noa, two cute women who were also quick to support my hypothesis: “Oh, I definitely think the [girl-to-guy] ratio is evening out,” said Noa.
The change isn’t lost on the bands, either. Pig Destroyer bassist John Jarvis told me that while working at the Summer Slaughter Tour (featuring The Dillinger Escape Plan and Cattle Decapitation), he “never saw so many beautiful women before,” also noting happily that “side boob seemed to be a popular theme.”
Even Jeff, a bouncer at Saint Vitus, has noticed a change in crowd composition in just the two years he’s worked there. “There are more and more women at these shows. Especially more single women in groups. In fact, I’m trying to get laid tonight.”