I spent a really lame (...or awesome?) saturday night watching goths call each other posers on youtube.
It was pretty amusing. Apparently all it takes to be goth is to listen to Bauhaus. What does Peter Murphy think of all the goth posers who listen to Bauhaus so they won't seem like posers even though they are? He'd think, "I could use more methamphetamine right now" because Peter Murphy likes methamphetamine.
|Nice t-shirt, poser. did you buy that at a store?|
Sorry kids born after 1990, you can't be goth. I, a rivethead* (good luck googling that, kids), recently met someone who wasn't even ALIVE when Broken came out. This 22-year-old will always be less of a person to me. True story: unless you had my upbringing, you'll always be a poser. How could you know who you are unless you're watching some dude's dick getting ripped off on a bootleg VHS while you're ditching school? I don't know. Kids these days. I guess he'll just google it on his iPad or something. Whatever.
*(By the way, rivetheads (and I think i'm the only person who still uses this term) had a different way of identifying posers. It was the opposite from goths. If you listened to NIN or the five major bands, you were automatically a poser. That's why there's like none of us around. You had to go down the rabbit hole of side projects and indie bands until you were in another state at a show with 5 people. It honestly kind of sucked.)
|the fuck is this?! not enough black, poser.|
You have to know the history of goth. Here's the wikipedia link. God, posers, how lazy and dumb can you be? Typical millennials. Oh and, to those of you who say that "goth" started in the post-punk era, how about the Victorians? that's goth as shit. Beowulf is the first goth book, I'd argue in my freshman lit class. The cavemen had a fascination with death too...they lived to like 18 years old. Everyone was dying all over the place. One could, perhaps, argue that they were the first goths. I'm particularly fascinated by their burial practices...... What about you, poser?
If my sarcasm hasn't turned you away, I now present my final answer on what makes someone a goth: if a person self-identifies that way. If they say they're a goth, it's good enough in my book. I just believe them.
|ugh whatever. trying too hard.|