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!


HorsePunk

Thanks to Tobias Kremple

Punkiness: 9 Sweatiness: 7
Tobias tells me this shot is "Not quite the same as goths in hot weather, but there isn't a punksinhotweather.com, and the horse ads such charm to the shot! " Couldn't agree more Tobias - watch your spikes on that mane punky cousins!

Sidenote for the pedants: Yes, they're not Goth, nor are quite a few people on the site. It may have escaped your attention, but this blog is there AS A JOKE, and I like to include all our fellow alternative types - Goth, Punk, Psychobilly, even the Emos. Yes even the Emos. Oh, and anyone who thinks Cyberpunk isn't Goth - you're deluding yourselves ;)

7 comments:

Dirgesinger said...

Thats funny - great shot!

Diesis said...

Post more punks in hot weather! <3

Elegant_Androgyne said...

Well, I could say that they're more goth than most goths, if they're really keen on bands like Sex Gang Children, Christian Death, .45 Grave, Alien Sex Fiend or Specimen...

Drucilla said...

Isn't that The Casualties?

VonHottypants said...

Oh my goth! I know that guy on the left! That's Squints from The Bloodclots!

pyromantik said...

Cyberpunk is goth?? Screw you then >:| unless of course you mean a cybergoth who calls themselves a cyberpunk to try and forgo the goth label; in which case, carry on I spose.

Julie said...

Hahaha! It is the Bloodclots (a Seattle Punk Band)! They still look like that. How funny! You should see some people wearing the heavily riveted jackets in the summer. It's hilarious! At least punks are allowed to be in sun. In Seattle we all look that pale.

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