I don't think I've ever asked anyone's opinion about this particular store. Friends usually tell me it ruins fashion and music, and I tend to agree. Occasionally they have good stuff there but what ruins the experience for me is the music they play in there. I f*cking HATE screamo! It's the epitome of teenage stupidity. It's loud, obnoxious and isn't even that creative, it's just repeating the 1/16th note on guitars and mostly scream about violence or anything that teens think is "hardcore." That and the crappy rap we have today and pop. There used to be a time where Hot Topic was about punk and metal but they sold out when they started bringing in the grozit pop cultures like the "skaters" and "gangstas" and I use that term VERY loosely. So you tell me, is Hot Topic good or is it an atom bomb on the intelligence of people?