Okay, so these aren’t all from Hot Topic. But had you bought them in 2001 or maybe 2002, they would have been. For those of us that grew up in the early days of the 21st century, here’s the definitive list of things you would have had on your car, in your car, and hidden in your glove compartment…if it weren’t for the fact you were in middle school.
We’ve assembled this playlist for you to help set the mood as you read on.
Without further adieu, here’s our definitive list:
This Misfits Air Freshner
This super cool Jack Skellington seat cover
Some Happy Tree Friends bumper stickers
An EB Games shopping bag that contains this gem
A Samsung S300 charging in your cigarette lighter. Your parents won’t let you get a Sidekick.
A change of new dickies and your vans, cuz you never know
A dollz window decal you printed out yourself
American Pie on VHS – from Blockbuster
A vinyl CD binder for all your faves
The following CDs for your binder:
Avril Lavigne’s Let Go
NOW That’s What I Call Music! 56
A mixtape that includes Bowling for Soup, Linkin Park, Billy Talent, Evanescence, and Sum-41
AFI’s Sing the Sorrow
Blink-182’s Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
The soundtrack to Chicago
A Misfits CD you stole from your older brother and never listened to
Neon jelly bracelets. Everywhere.
A towel with the remnants of Manic Panic hair dye on it. Shhh.