For those of you who are currently extremely confused, ‘The Perfs’ are a group of adolescents who banded together as a reaction against the ‘Tal-1K‘ (a group that requires 1,000 likes on your Facebook photo to be allowed to hang out with them).
These adolescents make style their main goal in life, and show that you don’t need a thousand likes on your pic to be worthwhile. It’s a cute idea on paper, but the cuteness fades fast when meeting them in person.
But what makes a Perf, so perf?
1. The Almighty Snapback
This accessory is the necessary to be recognised as a perf. No hat, no friends – simple.
2. Tank tops or crop tops are required
You must expose your noodle arms/bellybutton to even dream of becoming a perf.
3. Sweatpants or microshorts are the only trousers you can wear
Comfy and cool at the same time, these will be the last clothing items needed to complete your look.
4. Make a list of all your sexual partners
Remember all those people you made out with while half drunk in the middle of a club you shouldn’t be allowed into? Time to write them down and boast about them with your friends.
5. Hang out exclusively at Valletta
Your Saturday nights must be spent at Valletta doing absolutely nothing (except glaring at people walking past) with your friends.
6. Hate everything
You must snarl at anyone who is not part of your pack, and glare at everything that breathes. If they dare to answer back, you must fight it out. #tihbro
7. Carry a large speaker anywhere you go
Part of your training is learning to blast cheap pop/house tracks with your Dr. Dre pill speaker imitation at a moment’s notice.
8. Pretend you don’t care about likes on facebook, but tag everyone you know to get them
You’re not part of tal-1k and your validation comes from your inner beauty, but also you must get more likes than your peers at all costs.
9. Come up with weird names for everything
The iconic example is Beltos (that’s Valletta for all you peasants).
BONUS: To be a true perf, you must be escorted out of McDonalds by a police officer at least once
Standing up to authority has never been more pointless.