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Why go people today confuse the goth look with “emo” ?

I love emo bands like Sunny Day Real Estate , ex pilots but they are the last people that I would associate with that look .

I must be missing something .

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A lot of people seem to have forgotten what “gatekeeping” even means

As this is one of the same five dead horses that get beat in the sub, I'm sure everyone here knows about the accusations of this sub gatekeeping and other trivial conversations about it that occur daily here. However, the people that make this claim seem to have the idea that not just letting their favorite bands be called goth is gatekeeping. No. Actual gatekeeping within the goth subculture would be gushing to someone about some super cool band you've found but refusing to tell them who the band actually is out of some weird superiority complex from a sense of individuality in knowing obscure bands. Acknoweledging that a certain-doom-metal-band isn't a gothic rock band isn't gatekeeping goth because anyone interested is fully capable of "getting through the gates" (finding and enjoying goth music), they just don't like what's inside. Nothing is being kept or hidden behind closed doors in this context, many of you just like music that isn't goth which is OKAY. Not every vaguely dark or ominous song you hear is goth, and that doesn't make anybody a shunned exile from the evil r/goth subreddit. Quite literally the opposite of gatekeeping is done here, with exposure given to lesser known bands every day through reccomendations and the like. I know I'm really just furthering the congestion of these repetetive eye rolling posts, but I think some people would do well actually creating the mental image of a literal gate being kept to understand what the buzz word actually implies.

Edit: Typo.

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As a goth dj I can’t wait until people stop requesting She Wants Revenge.

They are spooky Interpol for people with shit boundary issues in their relationships. I am guilty as charged for using Tear You Apart as a weapon for shortening smoke breaks in the past, but it has officially become the Enjoy the Silence of goth nights.

I actually respect crowds more when I see it fall flat on them now. I give out a lil unheard sigh that gets buried under the music when I see them on request sheets. One of the members running a sketchy club known for burying allegations doesn't help either!

The more of their music I listened to, the lyrics sound like someone with controlling dominance behavioral issues reliving their prior toxic relationships and waving the red flags in your face. I get that it's catchy, but of all bands out there, is this really the one that deserves the pedestal given? Thanks for listening to me rant while the caffeine hits my blood stream.

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has anyone else noticed a rise in bullying over people having different interpretations on what is and what isn’t goth?

Please correct me if I am wrong about this and I am fully open to criticism:

For a while now I have seen a rise in berating others, especially baby bats, for interpreting a band or song as goth that another person disagrees with it/makes fun of them for thinking it is goth. I have seen legitimate harassment level messages such as death threats due to someone interpreting something as goth that another person deems incorrect. Music genres, especially this one with so many genres and subgenres, get incredibly blurry in some areas with other music (such as new wave and non-goth postpunk) and it feels wrong to say that there is an exact hard line everyone has to agree on between what is and isn’t be considered goth. Obviously not saying that BTS or Arianna Grande are goth due to interpretation as that would be straight up wrong, but for example the debates on Molchat Doma and similar seem to go wayyyy further than should. Why can’t we just “I interpret this song/band as goth” “I interpret this song differently and not as goth” “that is okay”?. The subculture is very important to me so I know that keeping the genres meanings are important, but the recent rise has kind of concerned me and a lot of the “protecting the meaning” has gone way off the rail. Has anyone noticed a similar trend? Is this a common sentiment and I’m just late to the party? How can we better approach this issue and help prevent toxicity?

Thank you!

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Do you ever struggle with finding people to go to gigs or parties with?

I’ve always had this problem & I’m not sure what to do anymore. There are very few goths in our country & I’m desperate for a party buddy, my fav gigs are coming up soon and I have no one to go with

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Happy goth. In a genre that people think is gloom and doom, what song makes you happy?

I'll start, the live version of joy division covering sister ray.

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How do you deal with people taking pictures?

I'm wondering how do you deal with people taking pictures of you without your consent? I was on the train today, listening to Bauhaus as one does, and (I think) a woman took a picture of me, and I'm wondering what I could/should have done. I guess it at least means I looked goth enough?😭 (Tagged it as Help, let me know if it's wrong 🙂 )

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Why are people so concerned about whether or not they’re allowed to be considered goth?

I follow several music/subculture reddits and almost none of them have people asking if they truly fit the title or not, absolutely none have near as many people asking this as I constantly see here in r/goth.

As far as I've always been concerned, the only opinion that should matter is your own when it comes to self image and applying labels is futile, you're allowed to enjoy something without being boxed in by the eyes of others. That's kind of a major point of punk/goth/metal's foundation as far as I understand it.

I'm not trying to disparage, but I am genuinely curious why this seems so consistant here. Any speculation as to why this particular subreddit seems so desperate for the approval of others and some silly sense of permission to consider themselves a part of the culture?

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playlist of goth bands with black people

a couple of days ago i made a playlist of bands with black people in it or all black bands and ig i just wanna share it. there isn't many bands in here because i need to do some more digging around, but this is what i have so far!

https://deezer.page.link/ofk4X6AZwviDGbNo9

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How to meet goth people as a minor.

I’m a minor, and I consider myself a goth. I listen to a lot of 80s gothic and some modern stuff too. Since I’m under 18, I can’t go to a lot of goth events like bars and clubs. i’m quite shy but I would like to meet more goth friends. I live in Philadelphia. thanks! 🙂

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