This isn’t a phase, mom! This is who I really am!
First off, the store was more than a little intimidating if you’d never gone in there before.
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The gigantic wall of band merchandise was a sight to behold.
Beyond that, there were a lot of skulls. Skulls everywhere, and on everything.
Hot Topic was your one-stop shop for bad-ass, fingerless gloves.