What's the big attraction of mod for young people who weren't even alive during its peak? Scooter enthusiast Gries thinks he knows: "It's a revolt against the shoddiness of early '90s grunge. When I first went to Shout! and On!, I was so surprised to see so many well-dressed, good-looking guys who aren't gay."
Nick Marc has a similar explanation: "It's all about pop songs and feel-good music. If this scene stands for anything it's being against depressing bands who take themselves way too seriously."