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!


Fallen Goths

Thanks KJL08 (Flickr)

Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 10
Sadly for some Goths, the heat just proves too much, even with the cooling power of Snakebite and Black. Here two have collapsed in a field. Probably a field of the Nephilim.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think this is at Infest in Bradford.

Wedding Skulls said...

Aw man, I totally own those same pants!

Anonymous said...

Aw they're wearing the same shoes!

Anonymous said...

LOL in a Field of the Nephilim ROFL That's put a smile on my face for the rest of the day

The Steampunk said...

Reminds me of Golden Gate Park.

Anonymous said...

im goth and ive had heatstroke 5 times. its a terrible experiance

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