Where have all the goths gone?

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I simply don't see very many any more. Not just where I live but anywhere in the UK where I've been lately. Ten years ago, I think that there were much more goths.

Do you feel the same way? Why is this? Are you a goth? Are you dying out?

I suppose it's not really the weather for them.
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Milton Keynes.
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Marilyn Manson's got fat. They've moved on to greener pastures.
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Lack of good metal killed them off and brought on the Emos.
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Well I know a load, you need to move to South Wales :p:
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Probably became more normal looking to get jobs and the influx of the youth didnt replace them because they're more emo.
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(Original post by AwesomeAnt)
Lack of good metal killed them off and brought on the Emos.
Thankfully goth music isn't metal, otherwise it would've killed us off.

Goths still exist, we just change the places we hang out in as we get older and the scene changes.

If you want to see a goth, go to Angel on a Saturday night after 11pm and hang out behind the tube station, by Electrowerkz.
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(Original post by AwesomeAnt)
Lack of good metal killed them off and brought on the Emos.
Even emos as in shorter supply these days than they used to be.

Don't get me wrong, it's a good thing. But I'm just weary that the next fad to come along will be even worse. Afterall, Goth was worse than the ravers that preceeded them, and emo was worse than Goth. Next up - who knows, but it can't be good.
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(Original post by Hylean)
Thankfully goth music isn't metal, otherwise it would've killed us off.

Goths still exist, we just change the places we hang out in as we get older and the scene changes.

If you want to see a goth, go to Angel on a Saturday night after 11pm and hang out behind the tube station, by Electrowerkz.
You're a Goth?
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They turned into emos. Emos stemmed from goths
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(Original post by AwesomeAnt)
Lack of good metal killed them off and brought on the Emos.

WWOOAAAHHH!

I'm sorry but i feel that metal has only got better in recent years.

I mean Darkest Hour, Unearth and many others.
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(Original post by Phugoid)
You're a Goth?
Well, the majority of the music I listen to comes under the term "gothic", I go to goth clubs, go to goth gigs and have been known to dress in goth clothing on such occasions, so I believe I would be called a goth.


(Original post by planetearth)
They turned into emos. Emos stemmed from goths
Emo stemmed from Hardcore in the late 80s. Hardcore stemmed from Punk.

Goth stemmed from Punk in the late 70s.

Thus Goth is the uncle of Emo.
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When it's dark outside they probably blend in.
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Good point. Dunno!
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It's summer. They've retreated to their caves to avoid spontaneous combustion.

(srsly, fashions fade in and out of, well, fashion. those who stuck with it are older now, so you see them less.)
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It became "cool" to be goth. It became somewhat of a paradox and they all imploded.
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The Emo's took over :evil:
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(Original post by little_red_sox)
It became "cool" to be goth. It became somewhat of a paradox and they all imploded.
When was it 'cool' to be a goth?
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Goth music isn't popular anymore I think and the strength of a fad comes from its music scene.
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(Original post by cornford4)
When was it 'cool' to be a goth?
The 80s.
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