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10 April 2012

It's easier to be a Goth in..


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Thruth is, not all countries are "goth-friendly" as you may have noticed yourselves. I thought about a few places where it's easier to be a Goth, become one and where the chance to meet another is way higher than in other places.

But first..What makes a place more goth-friendly than another?

Surely the overall mindset. If the people are close minded they will give you hard times being a goth. A place where you don't get stared at and pointed at as you were the demon's child just because of your "weird" clothes and make-up is surely an advantage for goth culture to grow. Also the presence of clubs or other places playing goth music and giving the chance to create a group of people with the same tastes in things is surely a great imput for the culture to spread.

In my opinion, from what I've seen and heard, it's easier to be a Goth in England, where the culture was born. There are a lots of gothy places to go, alt shops and really everything you look for!  (Camden Town being in every goths must-go-at-least-once-before-I-die place list) and also hosting the famous Whitby Gothic Weekend for example.


Second place for sure is Germany! Hosting every year the most famous goth festivals like the WGT and the M'Era Luna! Birthplace of many gothic industrial bands.

Another country I think can be in the top 5 is surely Japan! With the famous Gothic Lolitas! Though it seems a very strict country it actually gives a lot of space to creativity and creative people like Goths.

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Surely United States are in the top too. With the phantomatic "be free to be yourself" phylosophy that favourited the abundance of alternative styles, Goth included, all throughout the country.

Personal experience, Italy..my country. Let's say there could be more support to the gothic culture! Alternative music is NOT supported at all. Lately though I've seen more and more people embracing the culture (probably thanks to the internet) and more shops and clubs opening! It seems to get better..hopefully! ;)

What about your country? How hard or easy is it to be a Goth there? 



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