Fucking ridiculous. Isn't Halloween good enough for you deprived bastards? What on EARTH makes people think that if they make a day for themselves that everyone will celebrate it? I enjoy the music I listen to any day of the year regardless of what day it is or where I'm at. I don't think anyone in their teens or 20s necessarily needs an excuse to dolly up and go outside. It's ridiculous. If anything, this is an attempt by bastardized neo-goths to promote our all ready dying scene. It's completely disrespectful and it's going to ridiculous lengths.
Will there be a gathering? Probably in SELECT areas so far off from a majority of people that it won't make one bit of a difference either way. And honestly, I don't think anyone is going to drop their whole schedule for a day that is pretty much self proclaimed by those who are completely ignorant. I think people today are putting too much emphasis on the goth genre and as a matter of fact we aren't the only victims of this example. There are other genres of music which have been recently invaded, spaded and molded to the likes of our youth. If you ask me, its desecration to the extremes. I would rather see this hopeless and lost folks take inspiration from gutter punks. That way, I'd feel more comfortable because they'd get their asses kicked.
I'll be being myself as I am now on this day. I won't treat it like a holiday or engage in any similar act. As a matter of fact, I'll probably treat it like any other day and just live through it. Because in the end, when you finally lay yourself down to sleep at night, thats all it is. Just another day.
Coming from a country that is filled with passive lurching around and a gothic movement that is struggling to keep its head out of the water (that would be Singapore by the way. Or sadly, where I am at), here was something that I noticed while we organised an International EBM Day event on Feb 24th this year;
With the subculture still taking root in its infancy, I observed the obvious contrast between the two generations while I mingled between both groups and wanting to know their opinions in regards to the event. While the older generation were recounting past memories back in their youth and in their home country (almost all of them were expatriates in contrast to the younger generation who were majority locals) the younger generation just wanted to drink and mingle with their friends and when asked, knew almost nothing about the music played. Yet, the goth head in my Singapore still wanted to have a WGD celebration due to the great turn out on that day but after realising how these kids would simply just hype about it for attention and not really appreciating the music, I think I'll have to oppose with the idea of organising one in my country. As one of the guys from the older crowd pointed me out; All of this publicity just obscures the true meaning of what its all about. Gone are the days of hanging out in the basement and playing mix tapes and if anyone could bring back that vibe, it would be worth turning up for.
Forget the need to make it grand if the significance isn't there, I think I'll settle for a night out with friends and chilling out in the basement playing Specimen, .45 Grave and the like. At least we are able to talk about the subculture proper, cheers
i don't see the point in it either. especially since most of the people who are going to "celebrate" it are most likely going to be posers who shop at hot topic, can't name 3 deathrock bands, and are just trying to fit into the scene so they can exploit themselves.
I think it's a good idea for clubs and such, you know, having a night where they play goth music. But, ironically, the only two people I know who give a shit are preppy and emo, so I guess to the actual scene, no, it doesn't matter. If you're goth, you don't need an excuse to get dressed up. Then again, it would be nice if this meant we could go all out at school/work without getting yelled at for looking different, if only for a day.
The people who "celebrate" this will just throw on some random black clothes and run around in circles screaming that they're goth, then go back to dressing however they were the day before.
In the end, it really doesn't matter in regards to the scene itself, but it has potential for clubs. Although many clubs have a goth night once a week anyway, so maybe not.
There's really nothing wrong with people wanting to celebrate who they are. It's the same as Veterans Day. Those people are Veterans everyday, but on that day, they get some respect. Nothing wrong with positive vibes .
I don't understand why the subculture needs to be more popular. I remember 4 or 5 years ago goth was very popular but the base of it was a bunch of stuck up kids who had no respect or knowledge for the true culture. Why would we want that?
Veterans do a little more than listen to Bauhaus and wear eyeliner.
No one really celebrates WGD anyways, its like a footnote more or less. i didn't even see any listings for goth events anywhere either on the day. if it did matter, i'll take anything i can get. if i can walk into a club and not hear industrial rave music i'll be happy (don't get me wrong, i like industrial rave music, just at my raves... not my goth club)
Also, having a more popular scene means more mainstream acceptance. more concerts, cheaper clothing, more clubs, more radiostations. We're talking more real goth culture not more hottopics and more tripp pants.
Theres this fear when someone says "i wish goth was more popular" what they usually mean (if they know their scene) is "i wish i could go to a real goth show now and again." or "i wish my club would play deathrock music" But people think what would end up happening is that the streets would be filled with mallgoths.
Although if people got their wish, we'd all be complaining about mall-deathrockers...
They tried it, but the sound of thousands of teenagers comparing the 'trauma' of awful 1st world problems like not being allowed to get pierced at the age of 13 and why is size 8 the smallest they do in those really tight jeans (that usually look better on their sisters) was so loud, it scared most of them away.... either that or they were just too Emo for a gathering of that size...
I honestly dont really care but I dont really like the idea of "Goth Day" what is it supposed to be about is it towards goths or "normies" if it's towards goths I guess its some what okay but towards normal people I dont know...
Ive never even heard of world goth day,I know there are festivals held in Germany and other places in Europe,I doubt it will promote the goth scene,what honestly will resurrect the goth scene will be a brand new darkwave/gothic rock band that gets mainstream.