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!


Where's Normo?

Thanks to Steve Hernandez

Gothiness: 10 Sweatiness: 8
A Friday game for you (albeit a pretty crap one)! Somewhere in this Misery of Goths (I think that's the collective noun, but am prepared to be corrected) stands a terrified Norm! He's been kidnapped and forced to play a macabre version of Where's Waldo - can you find him before his soul gets subsumed by the Dark Side? Can you rescue him before he is forced to watch Rocky Horror and don a basque and suspenders? Will he taste blood and want more, or will you pull him back to his vanilla life and promising career in middle management in time? First to tell me what he's wearing wins no prize at all...

19 comments:

Sarah said...

Come on, easy as pie. It's gotta be the guy in a green Hawaiian shirt and glasses. With a grin plastered on his face, but really he's screaming "OH MY GOD GET ME OUT OF HERE!"

GothsinHotWeather said...

Hey, I never said it was hard ;)

annrkiszt said...

It's not easy, I can't find a guy in a hawaiian shirt. I can barely make out which blobs are faces vs t=shirt decals. Is it my browser that this image seems crazy low res?

choperena said...

Actually, his Hawaiian shirt fits in much more than his girl friend...

Megan said...

A "misery" of goths...I like that!

Mary said...

Yep, I found the geek in the Hawaiian shirt as well. I want a virtual cookie.

aj rez said...

I'm torn between Mr. "Warning I Bite" t-shirt who looks like he mostly nibbles one ears of corn, and the girl in the bikini and the pink flipflops, with all that skin exposed to the Daystar.

Mags said...

There's also the guy in the acid yellow tee and a backpack with his back to the camera (right). Clearly so shamed at his failure to meet the dress code that he's hidden his face...

BurnUnit said...

It's gotta be that guy flippin' the bird. I'm pretty sure it's like a cry for help.

And I think it's a "glom" of goths, innit? Or maybe it's a "glum".

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Photographer Leia said...

The ironic "Warning I bite" shirt man or the Hawaiian Shirt man? They both have my vote.

Misery of Goths ... I like that.

Lauren said...

Man...I happened to look at this site today, after not having looked at it for a while...and LOOKY what I found. I know 90% of these people. They're from Richmond, Virginia. I find it especially funny that I can name every person mentioned in the other comments. This kind of made my evening, and that's a little sad.

Azurafae said...

Does it help that I know the neon shirt had a picture of Carlton Banks on the front? I know of him and he's not a normal. I also know about a forth of the people in that picture. It was taken at a yearly gothy outing at Kings Dominion.

Fiona said...

aw yay! i'm in there....being a tool as usual. this was indeed a fun day. and yes, it was a fluorescent carlton shirt.

PacManFan said...

Haha, I'm the one wearing the lampshade hat with the orange puppet to the left. This was from "Freak Day" at Kings Dominion. It's kinda like "Bat Day" at Disney. Good times!

Loki the Jester said...

The guy in the "Warning I Bite" t-shirt looks a little stunned, like he's not sure how he ended up where he is. The guy in the green and white hawaiian shirt has a kinda cheesy grin going on, but the shirt could be ironic. I also wanted to guess it might be the guy in the day-glo t-shirt and backpack, but that's been vetoed already. There's a guy near the front, toward the right end of the photo, wearing what looks like a white sleeveless t-shirt and a ball cap who might be more of a normal than most. Just a few guesses, but it's a really good picture. :-)

Philip Shade said...

The guy in the hawaiian shirt is out at the club most every week, so he's not so much wanting to get out of there.

Probably the "most" normal is one of the guys in the middle who's listed as one of the top divorce attorneys in the state.

Ashbet said...

Hahahah -- I thought that looked familiar! If I'd been feeling better that weekend, I would have been in this photo -- that's the yearly "Freak Day at King's Dominion" outing in Richmond, VA (as noted elsewhere in the comments.) Nice to see some well-known and fondly-remembered faces!

rustryu said...

I thought that was freak day PKD. some familiar faces in there.... still and I haven't been since 98

JIMMYWINTERS said...

yea I wore a Bright ass Yellow Shirt on freak day. There was no dress code. All i hang out with is Goth kids and go to goth clubs. Fucking sue me for being myself. My back wasn't turned to the camera in shame ... i was getting a finger in the ass and turned around real quick as to see who was messing with me..

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