Posi, short for "positive," is a sub-culture/sub-movement of the hardcore punk scene. The movement tries to free the hardcore scene from its violent and destructive stereotypes. Posi is closely linked to straight edge.

The positive youth:

  • has short hair on the head and a smile on the face
  • holds hardcore shows in VFW halls, and gets invited back
  • doesn't litter or curse
  • gets up at dawn for an early start on the day
  • practices good dental hygene
  • has the PMA (positive mental attitude)
  • sews patches onto his sweatshirt using a neat blanket stitch to avoid unraveled edges
  • prevents forest fires

Some positive bands include Bad Brains, Youth of Today, Crucial Youth, Positive Reinforcement, and Scholastic Deth.

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