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This crowd gets emotional: It's emo night Taking Back Tuesday
This crowd gets emotional: It's emo night Taking Back Tuesday

On a Tuesday night in February, the line to get into the Echoplex stretched all the way down Glendale Boulevard. Hundreds of mid-20s to early-30-somethings waited with huge grins on their faces, ready to hear the music that changed their young lives. Once inside, they crowd-surfed, moshed and hoisted beers with their best friends. They hadn't felt this good about rock 'n' roll in years. The band? There was no band. There were three young DJs spinning weepy emo-rock songs off a laptop. But that night still probably drew the most enthusiastic club crowd in L.A. "Strangers were holding each other and singing," said Morgan Freed, the 30-year-old co-founder of...

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