Scene points are a way of measuring the coolness of someone in the alternative music scene. Scene points are usually talked about in a joking manner, such as:

  • "I heard Johnny Disco went vegan, that's definite scene points right there."
  • "I think I'm going to cash in my scene points for tonight and skip the show."
  • "I'd get in the pit and dance, but I don't have enough scene points."
  • etc.

Scene points are gained by doing things that are cool or trendy among the scenesters of your local scene. They can be anything from claiming Straight Edge, going to a particular show, wearing certain clothes, or hanging out with the right people. Sounds a lot like high school doesn't it?