Halloween & Gothy Stuff
|We love Halloween. Not just because it's the Costumers National Holiday, but it's also just plain fun! And it's followed only 2 days later by another personal favorite -- the Day of the Dead.|
|Our friend Amy
probably loves Halloween more than we do -- she got married on Halloween
in a haunted mansion. And she has a really great themed party
every year, right down to the food. 2000 was Alice in
Wonderland, 2001 was Saints, 2002 was Vampires, and
well, you'll just have to come back to see! We have pictures from most years; I'll put 'em up as I find them.
Horrific admission time -- frankly I'm too old to be a Goth. In my 20s, when I wore primarily black and did the whole "artiste" number, the term didn't exist. A lot of people joked that I wore mostly black because it matched my cat so the cat hair didn't show. Well I still have two black cats (& one orange) and wear a lot of black, but not exclusively. But I do have a tendency to dress boldly (part of my costumer nature). Karen and I "dress goth" at cons just to amuse ourselves.
|As for the whole Goth culture or phenomenon, I find the whole concept rather fascinating. Their sub-culture is based on looking different and enjoying things that others don't see as "normal". I can get behind that, I've had my fair share of being different in life. As in any visually significant sub-culture (including costumers) the Goths attract their fair share of posers. We'll try and think of it as imitative flattery.|
of a culture of outsiders is nothing new, every generation has had one.
The Beats, les Marveilleux, punks, Zoots -- counter cultures are either assimilated or they disappear remaining an historical if quaint footnote.
What will the next Goths be called?
favorite "gothy" joke; asking the younglings if they're Goths
The blank looks are particularly amusing.
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