There was a brief period in the UK at the beginning of the sixties when mods (scooters, pills, fancy clothes, The Who) fought violently with rockers (motorcycles, beer, leather, Elvis). These days in Mexico, it’s emo versus all the other subcultures. When I first saw the headlines on BoingBoing I figured it was some kind of prank, but no, it’s serious:
These days, motorcycle and scooter enthusiasts get together and have mods-and-rockers parties together. There is no rioting; it’s more of a get-together with talk about restoring old machines. Hell, there’s a clothing line named after the US equivalent, the Hollister riots. I wonder whether the emo vs. everyone else riots will have a similar nostalgia in 2038.