I miss my clubbing days sometimes.
I can’t be the only goth in the Shenandoah Valley, for fuck’s sake.
So yea, after last Thanksgiving, I’ve come to the conclusion that…
I NEED NEW FRIENDS.
Seriously anyone who lives in the Shenandoah Valley, or near it, or shit, even Washington DC, and you don’t mind possibly being friends with me, let me know?
P.S. I’m tagging this post with a bunch of stuff so people can find it.
Being Goth does not mean only listening to Gothic Rock. It means knowing the subculture’s origins and respecting them.
I honestly don’t give a fuck if you listen to Gothic Rock only, or none of it, or “200+ genres” because your family was so musically eclectic (so is mine, by the fucking way); what I care about (and what truly irks me to no end) is the spreading of misinformation and false perceptions.
The Gothic Subculture is:
• A music and fashion based subculture that emerged in the late 1970s’ from the Punk movement.
• A subculture that has branched out into many variations.
• A subculture unbound by race, color, creed, religion, or political affiliation.
The Gothic Subculture is NOT:
• A lifestyle.
• A mindset.
• A religion.
This is not opinion. This is fact. You can dispute it ‘til your face turns blue (or black, whichever you prefer). I’ve had enough years of researching the subculture (library, university, and original accounts research, thank you) to confidently speak on this matter.
If you’re going to associate with a particular group of people, know what the fuck you’re talking about. Know your history. No other group, that I have seen, have people disputed that the history is “not really that important” more than the Gothic Subculture. You wouldn’t walk into a hunting lodge and announce “I’m a hunter” when you don’t even know how to properly hunt. Different scenario, same basic principle.
I really wish people would stop defending their ignorance. This is a subculture that is very near and dear to us, and all your misinformation does is make it seem like one big, fat joke.
Enough is enough.
Reblogging this for the second time since I first posted it because it’s currently relevant.