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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Any *old school* goths out there?! I mean anyone like me who's old enough to remember Goth the first time round....bands like Sisters Of Mercy, etc..?

Ani R xx <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hehe dunno about first time round but i went through a goth phased in about 95/6...Sisters of mercy, type 0 etc..

    Long time ago
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Erm, yeah possibly <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif">.

    Sisters Of Mercy are ok, I mean I'm not a huge fan but they're alright.

    What kind of era are you talking?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was one from '88 onwards.
    Best days ever grooving down the banshee in manchester. Going to see the sisters of Mercy, knowing all the words to all the Bauhaus songs. Fab Goth Boyfriend, BLACK BLACK BLACK!

    Gave it up in 92 when the square club in Cardiff closed, and I got a job.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was one from '88 onwards.
    Best days ever grooving down the banshee in manchester. Going to see the sisters of Mercy, knowing all the words to all the Bauhaus songs. Fab Goth Boyfriend, BLACK BLACK BLACK!

    Gave it up in 92 when the square club in Cardiff closed, and I got a job.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, I've been into all that Goth stuff for about 14 years now. Fave band are The Mission...(two of them used to be in The Sisters). Followed them around on several tours and had one or two adventures! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; Lovely bunch of lads.

    Ani xx <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, I've been into all that Goth stuff for about 14 years now. Fave band are The Mission...(two of them used to be in The Sisters). Followed them around on several tours and had one or two adventures! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt; Lovely bunch of lads.

    Ani xx <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i hope to god there's none from the "first time around"...they'd be several hundred years old by now. <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/rolleyes.gif"&gt;

    If there's anything more important than my ego around here, i want it caught and shot now
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, I'm nearly 32...so I suppose to you *youngsters* out there, that makes me nearly several thousand years old! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/wink.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmm, that wasn't an attempt at humour now was it? god forbid, that would almost mean happiness, and happiness just doesn't go down well with goths. :P

    anyways, i think the gothic "culture" that seems today to inspire misery and such is a misnomer. the goths were reasonably happy people. the darkness traditionally asocciated with gothics is very wrong, considering one look at gothic architecture tells u they're all about light.

    anywyas, people make mistakes. i'm sure u'll grow out of it.

    If there's anything more important than my ego around here, i want it caught and shot now
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    *Isn't even going to BOTHER arguing her point to a turtle*

    But look, she is 32 and has been a goth for 14 years (I think), she's hardly gonna grow out of it.

    It's like pointing at someone and saying "Hey, look!! You're a male..but it's ok, you'll grow out of it..."

    See?

    How stupid!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    dont worry, i'm only stirring up trouble with those last couple of comments.

    but i'd be interested to hear your arguments. i merely said that to culture ani and others partake in a) seems to inspire misery in many people and b) is a bit of a misnomer.

    all other comments were snide and pointless. argue, im intereted.

    If there's anything more important than my ego around here, i want it caught and shot now
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I suppose that I DID 'grow out of it' at least I gave up on the all black, heavy make-up look because quite frankly it took too much time and effort and I looked a mess. I much prefer the natural no-make up look these days, and can't abide tassles on skirts, but that's just me I guess... Still like the music as well but my tastes are a bit more eclectic these days.
    I was into Bob Dylan before I was a Goth so there we go.

    I'm 32 next year so I guess that makes me old too
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    this topic always causes trouble! <IMG alt="image" SRC="http://www.thesite.org/ubb/smile.gif"&gt;
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was a goth in 1987/88. Used to listen to The Sisters of Mercy, Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim, Alien Sex Fiend, Christian Death, March Violets, Skeletal Family, The Cure etc.
    Then I started taking acid and ecstasy and got into rave...and the rest is history...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Turtle:
    <STRONG>hmm, that wasn't an attempt at humour now was it? god forbid,
    </STRONG>

    Nah, that was *angst*
    <IMG alt="image" SRC="tongue.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Blagsta:
    <STRONG>
    Then I started taking acid and ecstasy and got into rave...and the rest is history...</STRONG>

    In other words you saw the light.. <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">

    Each to their own although personally I like to look a little smart. Couldn't be without Ben Sherman, Henri Lloyd, Levi's and a nice pair of white classics. <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I like buffy the vampire slayer does that make me a goth,.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Anarchism:
    <STRONG>I like buffy the vampire slayer does that make me a goth,.</STRONG>

    erm, no. It makes you sad, but not a goth. <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know a few Goths (altho am not 1 myself) and they r all very happy people.

    Ive got a theory (uh oh) - Most people (myself included) keep their darker tendencies and desires inside, this can cause a bit of unhappiness as uve gotta keep all these things in. Goths however, 'wear' their darker side on their sleeve and so have nothing to keep inside and are therefore happier people.

    Looking back on that theory its a load of crap!
    ah well, another day, another opportunity to say something stupid.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i am only 15, but i like all the recent goth music, i think Goth people are sooo cool. they dont care about wot people think, and they r individual.

    I respect them for wot they do.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i know a few goths. they are perfectly nice people. i just dont like it when others descriminate against them because of what they wear and their beliefs. i think everyone should be free to dress as they please and have their own beliefs.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by *Groovaybaby*:
    <STRONG>I agree with the above posts. Goths are nice people, they are not bad. I think people have too strong a view on the
    xxGBxx</STRONG>

    Same here. I myself couldn't give two shits <IMG alt="image" SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dido to the above, Each to their own!

    Personally I'm as colourful, loud and opposite to them as you can get...

    Different people make the world a more interesting place... <IMG alt="image" SRC="smile.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Magickal_faerie_witch:
    <STRONG>i think Goth people are sooo cool. they dont care about wot people think, and they r individual.</STRONG>

    Gothic... cool? No, they are the kids that got bullied in school and don't go to the school disco, thats not cool. I think thats the opposite to the view most goths actually want anyway.

    They do care what people think, everybody does. They just pretend not to care, like it's below them. As REM's Mr Stipe would sing, "...everybody hurt's ...sometimes".

    They are individual? Right, thats goths, always unique. Theres only one goth. Being a goth is as conformist as wearing a damn uniform.

    Just before you all get up in arms, I realise this is a stereotypical view, but stereotypes are often based upon common factors shared by most individuals in any given group. I don't care if you are a goth or not... I'm not part of that scene and am thus liable to pass critical judgement upon it. I am not slating any particular individuals.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    For a start, I know of at least three subdivisions of gothness. And I'm no expert. It isn't all just black clothing and eyeliner. Besides, with the rise of 'alternative' culture, it's the cool kids, the ones who are really in a position to assert peer group pressure, who are succumbing to alternative fashions and music.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Felicity:
    <STRONG>For a start, I know of at least three subdivisions of gothness.</STRONG>

    Which are?
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