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    Younger generation

    Post by Skajosh on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:17 am

    After going wakey it was nice to see a more younger generation gandering around the campsite and all.
    Many weren't in the scene as much as we are by having scooters etc.
    But, it's just nice to see more of a different crowd of youngsters roaming and actually acknowledging the scene for what it is.
    I think in a few years time there will be more younger ones around, so lets keep spreading the word of YG and keep it sound Smile

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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:36 am

    I don't think its a dire as other people do. I think the older lot are the worst for doom mongering about it. I tend to find I'm always looking for younger people at rallies where as I don't think a lot of the older lot do. They don't notice it till it stares then right in the face.


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    Post by tomdavidwsp on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:38 am

    When I started rallying 6-7 years ago you'd see nobody over 13 or under 35

    There really are alot more teenagers and twenty somethings kicking around now

    Mersea island is always proof of this, and I think this has alot to do with the darkside movement.
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    Post by Skajosh on Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:45 am

    That is true, with the darkside movement tom.
    In all honesty, the scene has appealed more to the younger crowd now because of the current fashion trends that are in't UK at the moment.

    Youth are mad for fashion and understanding were it originated from and at this current time the mod and skinhead fashion is coming more to streets with doc martens coming more into fashion along with everything else.
    Obviously it's not fully understood but it's noticeable.


    I'm lucky to have been introduced into the scene and all.
    But as it's been mentioned the youth is coming in bulks now which is good because that means more fanny for me and a larger scene.
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    Post by Anthony Anscombe on Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:19 am

    Skajosh wrote:

    Youth are mad for fashion and understanding were it originated from and at this current time the mod and skinhead fashion is coming more to streets with doc martens coming more into fashion along with everything else.
    Obviously it's not fully understood but it's noticeable.

    Yeah and at mersea i also noticed trakkies and trainers... the kind that looked like they would rob your scoot rather than admire it lol. But all were a lovely bunch i'm just joking around :p

    And if anything the older people caused more trouble than the youngsters ! And it was great to see all the youngsters join in the games and get involved Very Happy
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by A5_butterfly on Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:49 pm

    Not really much to do with the Darkside, at the actual Darkside rally there werent many young people, other than a few ped boys (but they just complained how shit the music was) and the few young guns who made it.
    Same with Shed, only young ones in the Darkside tent were the few yg's
    I have been a rally attendee all of my life, and now, having been to over 300 scooter rally weekenders I'll say there has always been the same ammount of young people. Not many my age unfortunately but theres always been a vast number of them..

    (oh and thanks to those who came to listen to my sets in the Darkside tent at both Mersea and the IOW....its now official, I'm a Darkside DJ Very Happy)
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by tomdavidwsp on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:04 pm

    That is simply not true, there are by far more under 30s attending rallies now there was 5 years ago.
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:16 pm

    I notice more and more younger people than my first rallies 4-5 years ago.


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    Post by A5_butterfly on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:26 pm

    I disagree, I have always had a group of youngsters to knock about with, more about 7 or 8 years ago than now, now im on me own...
    Maybe as you have got older you realise more? I really dont think there are as many now (as in rallies this year) going back a few years the dancefloors used to be filled with youngsters....not anymore.
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:31 pm

    Is that because the average age had gone up? All the guys that looked a bit youngish are now aging quite a bit?



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    Post by A5_butterfly on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:55 pm

    No not at all. im on about people aged 15-25 - finding far less now than about, as i said 7 or 8 years ago.
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:01 pm

    Maybe its a regional thing?


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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by Skajosh on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:19 am

    Aye, theres always a fair few young ones around at the North side of things. I always tend to notice the young lot, there was loads at wakey must be a good 30 aged between 15-25 and it's only a small rally.
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:36 am

    I personally think the future of the scene is safe. The main problem is all the EU laws regarding type approval etc...


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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by MH 13 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:36 am

    i think there are more now, because the ones who latched onto the scene during the mod revival in the 80's who then had kids in the 90's are at that sort of age now where there children are old enough to be part of the scene and they have come back to the scene from raising kids,

    5 to 6 years ago, i hardly saw anyone my age (when i was 17/18)
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by rhyshill1 on Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:36 am

    When i first started to come on rallies when i was 10, i saw 3 or 4 people my age around at rallies, i uised to hate hanging around with my dad and his mates. But now, especially at Mersea i have certainly noticed a big change in that. I see all sorts coming into the scene now. I even see kids coming on rallies just for the music and fashion not just for the scooters. I think scootering is becoming younger and younger every year with more and more teenagers flooding into the scene, hearong about it from friends and family
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    Re: Younger generation

    Post by NorthernJordan on Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:29 am

    The look does come in and out of fashion and the scene is definitely smaller round my way nowadays than a few hears back. But I think more younger people are into, and I'm sure people keep drifting in and out of it.


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