Hot Topic sucks because they will shelf a Care Bears sweatshirt right next to a Slipknot shirt and the people who shop there will wear both at the same time.
The ensemble is completed with a $54 pair of pants with brown streaks down the front that are supposed to look like stains. Apparently, you have to spend fifty bucks to show people that you don't have enough money to buy new-looking clothes.
Come to think of it, I think I hate Hot Topic customers (and staff) more than the store itself. I bet Hot Topic is owned by some smart old guy who would never shop in the store but who realized he could profit off all these trendy poser assholes.