Goths, I love 'em! I even used to be one for a bit (well, I was a Didi-Goth for at least 6 months). But there's one thing that troubles me about our cheery friends: what to do they do in summer? All that makeup, long black leather and rubber must get very sticky. I think we should show our respect for these poor unfortunates, struggling to stand out from the vanilla crowd despite blazing temperatures and sunshine that puts the rest of us in shorts and vest tops. Join me in celebrating the majesty of the Goth, who, eschewing any practicality whatever, still has the commitment to don a full length leather trenchcoat, stupid New Rock boots, and half a Superdrug counter of makeup. All hail the Hot Goth!


51st Sweat

Thanks to: Michael Wilson

Gothiness: 4 Sweatiness: 7
Congratulations to young Michael for representing NMA amongst the Gallic hoards of the Cap D'Antibes - Cromwell himself would have been proud of your insistence on wearing 18-hole boots and combats with Wayfarers - a rare cosmopolitan touch for a Goth.

7 comments:

Yorkshire Soul said...

Surely - "Too Close To The Sun" ;-)

The Impressive Clergyman said...

Young Michael looks alarmingly like Irish comic Ed Byrne, who clearly does his Vodafone commercials in full Goth clobber.

toast said...

cute!

loveurdictionary said...

hordes

brianne caitlin said...

be mine

toast said...

sometimes I just come back to gander and this man

DJ Creepshow said...

Anyone wearing a New Model Army shirt is fine by me.

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