In pictures: The faces of When We Were Young fest 2022

Headlined by My Chemical Romance and Paramore, Las Vegas’ inaugural When We Were Young was a massively fun dose of nostalgia. Here’s how festival-goers proved that it’s really not a phase…

In pictures: The faces of When We Were Young fest 2022
Emily Carter
Jenn Five

While we’re always so excited about the forward-thinking and creative new music that’s coming out, there’s nothing wrong with looking back a bit. And that’s what new Vegas fest When We Were Young did so expertly last weekend (and this coming weekend, too), living up to its name and celebrating all things throwback emo and pop-punk.

Bands and fans alike dressed for the occasion, with My Chemical Romance and The All-American Rejects going as far as to wear ‘old’ make-up to amusingly age themselves onstage. Meanwhile, festival-goers took inspiration from all angles – from Myspace vibes to band merch to simply just looking cool as hell.

Photographer Jenn Five had a wander around the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the first day of the festival (following Saturday’s unfortunate cancellation) to check out what everyone was wearing…

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