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!


David HassleGoth

Thanks to Kathrin Hieronimus

Gothiness: 8 Sweatiness: 4
An ordinary poolside scene; children playing, mothers chatting, old men hanging around in the bushes looking out of breath - but hang on, what the Dave Vanian is that? Goth ahoy!

9 comments:

chicago office said...

I thought goths were afraid of water! I love your site btw.

Sabra said...

I think perhaps you've overestimated the sweatiness a wee bit. I'm guessing there's a 60/40 chance that Goth is female, & since she's not wearing a top, that has to knock off a point or two.

Jeff said...

"What the Dave Vanian" made me choke ok soda. 10 points to you.

Bill said...

1987 - 1988 I was a chunksome sweaty goth. Thank fuck I saw the light...still gotta love the tunes from back then though.
Totally love the site!

Anonymous said...

My god, the genius of this site. I had never considered the logistical problems that gothiness presents!

GothsInHotWeather said...

Give them thanks anon - they suffer so we may chortle and feel superior...

Anonymous said...

A friend sent this to me today...and holy crap do I ever LOVE this site. A HUGE thanks to you! I was a wannabe Goth in the late 80s (high school), but the hair only ever made it to duck yellow. LOL I had a number of friends who were much closer to Gothness than I in 1987, and going to the beach with them was confusing. Boots, leather jackets and jeans...at the beach! Gah.

Turner said...

Haha!! I actually know where this is. it's in a town in Germany called Bad Berka. I was there last year for the death metal festival Party.San open air. and yes...a lot of guys with long black hair and pale skin. not really goths, but the joke still works... ;)

Kat Clark said...

Lol I'm going to have to start saying 'What the Dave Vanian is that' from now on ;)

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