Going to goth nights?

hi all, sorry if my formatting is terrible as I'm on mobile here. I wanted to know how often you attend goth club nights etc? There have been quite a few in my city but I've not been able to go any so far as pretty much unanimously no one will go with me and I don't feel like it's safe to go by myself. How do you make friends who are happy to go to these kinds of events with you? I'm finding missing out on such a key part of my subculture is really depressing me so I'd like advice on how to build relationships that would help with that kind of thing, as well as juat asking whether going much (or at all) is sustainable for the people here. Thank you for your time!

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more bands like Inkkubus Sukkubus?

hi! im a babybat and the first goth band i felt in love first was Inkkubus Sukkubus, i have already heard most of their discography and i wondered if you guys could recommend other bands like them, thanks!!!

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Being goth in a nordic country is hell

I am so fucking tired of getting barked at by guys in nike tech suits and gucci caps, and getting laughed at by blonde girls with ungodly amount of fake tan. Everyone here dresses the same, I’ve only seen a few goths in my entire life. I get bullied in school, I barely have any friends. It totally sucks, everyone here is an asshole to someone who doesn’t fit in. You might think “Well, don’t dress goth then!” but I think it’s better to not be one of them. Why fit in if it results in hiding yourself? It’s far more painful pretending to be someone you’re not.

Any nordics experience this too?

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Am I overreacting? WGD Event experience

Hi everyone, first time posting here. I have been a goth since high school, it shaped my worldview and life and "saved" me from a tough time in my life. Goth has been a very big part of who I am.

In my lifetime and place where I live, I have met very few alternative people, goths only a handful. I've had not so good experiences in meeting people "like me".

This early May, there was an event for World Goth Day in my city, I decided to go. I decided to participate, to finally join 'the scene'. I am very introverted and socially anxious but thought "fuck it, let's do it". I applied to put my art as part of the exhibition and I was accepted. I was thrilled. The day finally arrived and I was so excited.

The event went along and I got approached by some people (very few) to ask me about my paintings. That was it. I never got included in conversations, or any kind of socializing. The organizers seemed familiar with the other artists and said hi to them, talked and even included them in group pictures. When they passed by my side, nothing, as if I was invisible.

Fast forward to the day after, I see the event organizers put up a gallery of pictures on Instagram and a few reels. I am no where to be seen. They took pictures of the place, the decorations, the artists, the people… but in not a single picture or video am I to be seen. Not even my work was posted. It's almost the end of the month and I'm still wondering why I was not included in any of the pictures or videos of that day. Its like I wasn't even there.If not my face, then just my work, which was the main point of me being there in the first place.

I feel sad but mostly very very upset. I thought the "bad experiences" I've had before with people from the scene was just because of age (being a teen and all that). But no, grown ass organizers that are like 7, 8 years older than me are doing this. I also think if maybe it's just because they don't really know me?? and I am being silly or dramatic. But still, why was not even my artwork posted like the other artists there? Anyways, thank you for reading this and let me know if anyone has any advice or has experienced anything similar.

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I miss Vampire Freaks.

I recently went on the Wayback Machine, and I looked at the old Vampire Freaks site. I was active on it like…Sixteen ish years ago, but I remember it being the best. (I've since heard about the madness that came later.) As a young person who identified as "Alt/Goth", it was by far the easiest way to meet other people who also identified as some sort of that lifestyle. This was also back when "Goth" was kind of the accepted term for all of the different flairs (but not in all circles, of course…)

I even found my old profile. I also saw that some guy had posted some trash talk on my account page, two days after my last ever login…So I never saw it. So, naturally, I must hunt this guy down. Revenge! (Just kidding, if that wasn't obvious.)

Also, I lived in the epicenter of where it was created, so there were so, many, people. It exploded and was everywhere. Then, when I moved across the country, not expecting it to be there…Bam, there it was, and I met even more people! And I liked the vast majority of people I met. It was like, Myspace, but better.

Modern day Social Media just isn't the same. It's so full of…Scammers, and OnlyFans, and…Everything seems so fake. I miss those old days, when everything and everyone seemed genuine. As crazy as it sounds.

Anyway, I just wanted to rant about this, after my Wayback Machine trip. Didn't know where else to go. Thanks for reading!

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1986 Siouxsie and the Banshees poster from Germany

just wanted to share as I love this poster and my aunt gave me it along with a bunch of other posters she had collected from that time

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leaving the scene?

did anyone else have some urge and thoughts about just calling it a day lately?

i know it might be a weird place to ask but i am kind of lost at the moment. the gothic scene and subculture just doesnt feel the same anymore like it did 20 years ago in various aspects. i remember back in the day, you could go out and it was a very cozy place with nice people and it felt home and theres always someone talking to you. right now it does not.

when we go out today, the scene around the clubs feels very bizarre in a way. like as if you re physically there but everyone is just watching from far away distance. i rarely meet new people anymore either. its mostly the same people every weekend, everyone is inside their little bubble an rarely interested in new people so everyone just comes as a group and leaves as a group. it feels very cold and unwelcoming, and unhealthy. and if you re single ontop its also almost impossible to meet new people because well… its always the same people.

and its not just the people. also in terms of music. its the same music playing that was playing 20 years ago too because there is almost no new stuff. it almost gives me a feeling of running circles. its not going anywhere or evolves into something. been there, done that, same stuff over and over.

i honestly feel bored, a little exhausted, and kind of stuck. like as if as soon as you re inside the bubble, you re trapped and you watch the outside world go by and everyone around moves on and does new things and evolves and then you look around and nothing is moving or changing. black gets quite stale aswell.

my taste in music is quite varied tho and i dont experience the same type of feeling in other genres or subcultures. for example i can guarantee you, if i go to lets say a metal bar tomorrow or some sort of festival or go to some techno rave, i will meet so many new people every time that i have never seen before and talk to new people and most people will be very welcoming and interested in you and you can just have a good time. the opposite is true if i go to any of the goth clubs. you pretty much just go there to dance for yourself and then leave.

i kind of miss exploring things and the world around and meeting all sorts of people and trying new stuff out and going forward. even tho i will always carry some of the experiences and influences with me and some of the aesthetic influences will prob. allways be with me and some of the songs will always be in my playlists, yet i keep feeling that i dont really want to be part of the bubble anymore and take part with the subculture almost as if its holding me back going forward and most other parts of the world dont even exist inside the bubble because the entire scene is so closed of in many ways.

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Modern Bands?

Hey, I've listened to some of the classics (Siouxsie and Sisters of Mercy), but I had a reccomendation from idk who for Nuovo Testamento and love them too. Any other reccomendations for goth bands still producing music? Thanks, and have a wonderful day!

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Renaissance Noire – Sous Le Soleil De Novembre [1992 darkwave, France]

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/r/Goth’s Self-Promo Saturdays!

Welcome to Self-Promo Saturdays, where you can post your own music!

Please ensure that it still fits within the subreddit rules and music genres guideline. Any dark post-punk, goth rock, deathrock, coldwave, darkwave, ethereal wave, etc. is absolutely fine!

So get posting your own songs, we look forwarding to listening.

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