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!


Nobody puts Gothy in a corner!

Thanks to Samantha Blake

Gothiness: 4 Sweatiness: 6
BobyGoth here is clearly not enjoying her time at the Country Club with her folks. What she doesn't know is that Undead Patrick Swayze is just waiting to whisk her off to a secret underground world of Industrialist Grinding and Gothabilly Bumping. Wait till she learns the secret of the 'Stuck in my coffin' move!

p.s. if you don't know how to dance goth, you could a lot worse than follow the step by step education at Lilith Gallery, and especially for anyslyenchanter and Cristina Jiminez (amongst others), I proffer you this piece of Gothy Sexyback from Tank9:


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG! Now I have cougar yellow fever! Did he just ruin thase $70 pleather boots in the saltwater? Gotta sacrifice for art, I guess.

Stina Jimenez said...

haha, YES! This was the first place I thought of when I found the video. Cheers!

~Stina Jimenez

chaz said...

Yegads. Makes me remember just how awful it was to be young.

So serious. So self-absorbed. So awful. Bless 'em.

Ben said...

I love how they've all found their own slightly different set of moves that they each repeat OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Also, I'm confused... this looks like it was shot professionally? Who... would... do that?

Mary said...

Today, my friend and I saw a goth couple while riding the bus home... I wanted to take a pic for this site, but I was afraid to ask because they might eat my soul or something :(

staghounds said...

I was buying it until they started with the smiling!

Anonymous said...

All those jokes about white people being incapable of dancing well were propagated by this subculture. Like, whoa.

Miranda said...

Don't be silly, the girl was simply caught mid-chew.

I'll skip the video...I'm a goth and my dancing is the *best*, I promise you.

Yes, I'm vain, but it's earned. ;P

Kylis said...

Happy Birthday Kylis!!!!

sry said...

what song is this???
dead can dance, right?

Chrissy said...

COVENANT! Can't you read? Dead Can Dance are basically goth world music. That dancing is terrible. The guy looks like he's doing a goth Macarena the whole time.

swoose said...

this has go to be Goth Angeles - no one's even watching (cept' the guy on the bicycle) as the Daystar wreaks havoc on their normal restraint.

Brian said...

you just got goth served..

Anonymous said...

I got 58 seconds into this atrocity before the music just made me stop it altogether. Ouch.

Allison of RockLove Jewelry said...

Did you guys all have the goth-impression game? We used to imitate one another's "key move" - that move you always end up doing the minute VNV Nation kicks on? Gawths always seem to repeat the same moves over and over... I know my particular arm-hip-stomp homebase and can tease every friend by imitating their own steps too.

Angry german stomp, belly dance tribal hips, hippie tree goth with arms overhead, angry dead arm crossing vampire movement, almost raving with air glowsticks, pop and lock kick, the goth robot thriller... we all have one.

DJ Creepshow said...

Nothing in this is goth. It's nothing more than crappy dark techno. This is the garbage that has ruined the goth scene. My god, this is just awful. No wonder regular people think goths are idiots.

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