Gigs: Are you doing them wrong? I’ve briefly touched on gig etiquette failure before (see “What is there to talk about?” re-blogged from ‘Let the rhythm hit them’.) Here’s the top 10 gig etiquette failures from ‘Dancing About Architecture’ Do you have any other gig etiquette peeves? Let me know about them in the comments […]Read more "10 Gig Etiquette Failures (by Dave Franklin)"
This is a blog post from a colleague of mine who’s a regular gig-goer and who writes his own blog: let the rhythm hit’em. This post touched on a pet peeve of mine; People talking during gigs. Whether you’re goth or not, I’m sure you’ve experienced this at some point or another. There you are, […]Read more "What is there to talk about?"
Another beautiful day dawned in Reading as we headed out in search of breakfast. I was slightly hungover and craving a bacon sandwich while my partner in crime needed a caffeine fix. A Wetherspoons was found where both our needs were met. Later on, we found ourselves back at the Butler and the afternoon […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: Day Three"
9:30am, Saturday morning. Goths in the Penta Hotel (otherwise known as ‘Goth Central HQ’) got a rude awakening when the fire alarm went off and everyone was forced to exit the building at short notice. A sea of black issued forth from every doorway with a few perplexed tourists being swept along amongst them. Those […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: Day Two"
Day 1: Friday 25th September Just a few weeks ago, before college stole my life, I travelled to Reading, England for Sacrosanct Festival. This festival, resurrected from the 90’s and re-booted in 2013 is now in its third year and getting better all the time. Here’s what you need to know about it: While […]Read more "Sacrosanct 2015: The little festival that could"
If you are a regular attendee to Whitby Goth Weekend then you know that Sunday afternoon is ‘footie match’ day. Time to wrap up warm and drag your weary hungover corpse to the local football ground to see our own Real Gothic FC take on Whitby Stokomotiv in the twice yearly charity football match. Even […]Read more "Cheering on the ‘all blacks’ – Whitby Gothic charity football match"
Last week, I traveled to West Yorkshire for Whitby Gothic Weekend. This festival, founded by organiser Jo Hampshire, is now in its 21st year and has become one of the biggest events in the Gothic calendar for gig-goers, bands and those involved in the Gothic lifestyle. However, in recent years, it seems that the festival […]Read more "Whitby Gothic Weekend – Victim of its own success?"