Good evening all, I hope you are preparing to be proud of who you are, as it is World Goth Day on May 22nd! Once again, all our thanks to DJ Cruel Britannia and DJ Martin OldGoth for giving us a day to get our Goth on!
Tomorrow, I’ll be plugged into as much social media as I can manage. Ideally, I’ll be doing this from a bar in Newcastle with at least a jukebox I can put a decent playlist on, or the friendly rock surroundings of Trillians Rock Bar in city centre. I attempted belatedly to organise an event, and had DJs… but no venue. Next year!
I’ll also be sharing a couple of articles I contributed to – BBC3 and The Independent newspaper both reached out to me for comments, which is really heartening.
I’ve maintained that a key objective of The Blogging Goth is to be a resource for journalists, so we don’t end up with inaccurate, laughable or dangerous articles in the press – I trust both the journalists I’ve spoken to, to do a good job. These will be published tomorrow.
If you’ve spoken to the media about being Goth, please let us know! I’d love to share your stories and the way it’s presented in the press. Challenging negative presumptions about depression, devil worship and deadbeat teenagers is something we should all feel passionately about.
Stay involved with #WorldGothDay on social media, and let us know what you’re up to.
A big issue with the Goth scene is its fractured, tribal nature – even from city to city, here in the tiny United Kingdom, there is a disconnect between local urban scenes. It can be easy to forget there’s a worldwide subculture out there that we’re all a part of.
That’s just one more good reason to have a day to celebrate each year.
So whatever you’re doing, keep it dark and delightful. See you out there!