Recently on this very site I have been reading peoples post who are of a similar age to me complaining about how there is a lack of mods there age near where they live.
when reading these I could completely understand where they were coming from as I only have two friends who are into the scene. I can even consider my self lucky as many of these poor guys were the only mods they knew of and were desperately seeking out a scene.
Now the thing I am addressing is the lack of subculture in the teenagers of today, I have many theories on this one being that in a teenagers point of view they are not needed any more!
Mod was a way of escaping from the grey and boring world of adult life, using music and style to stand out from the crowd but alas that is apparently not needed any more as seemingly in todays world teens have youth life served to them on a plate with pop music being one of the worlds biggest industry's and multiple high street shops catering to the many needs of the modern teen. No wonder then that there is a lack of imagination in todays youth and no need to stand out from the crowd as there is nothing to protest against....
or so we think! As we know history has a habit of repeating itself, and it occurred to me that being the rebellious teens we are we become tired of the norm and realise that we don't want society tailored to our needs. we could reform back to youth culture as an escape from this just as those early modernist did from post war Britain.
so I tell you now don't worry about it as we might have a whole new wave of subculture coming right our way! and I bet you some from of Mod will be one of them!