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!


We're all Gothing on a Summer Holiday

thanks to Ben Kitchen and Graeme Dickson for the link

I suspect that this is what all Goths are really thinking on the inside

10 comments:

Sakara said...

thinking?...2 summer's running me and bunch of mates did it!

Miranda said...

Here were I live we have Red Bull instead of Irn Bru, but it works just as well. :)

I would *love* a weekend at the beach like that, but my goth ass is stuck working 3 jobs to pay the bills so... *sigh*

Dirgesinger said...

Ha, Miranda, the same here. But nice to think of it anyways.
(We don't even have a seaside here lol).

Moxy Jane said...

That sounded a lot like Feargal Sharkey's voice.

Heggy said...

@Moxy Jane, it is Feargal Sharkey.
The song is Here Comes the Summer, by the Undertones.

The Impressive Clergyman said...

One would hope so. It's by The Undertones. Who are so NOT a Goth band.

Moxy Jane said...

Ah...I only knew Feargal as a solo artists, as his self-titled debut release was one of the first cassettes I ever purchased. It was in a discount bin in front of a mall music store. How's that for goth;-)

Angrygoth said...

i am actually kinda appauled at this advert, its insinuating that us goths need outside stimulus to have a good time. i know that me and my gf (also goth) have a lot of fun just like that without needing outside help

The Steampunk said...

Wow, goth must be huge over the pond to warrant this kind of advertising campaign...here in the states, maybe not so much...

*Deep Lonely Goth-ass Sigh*

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I should be mildly offended, or go out and buy whatever the hell this is. Decisions, decisions.

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