WHAT IS GOTH?:


This book is now SOLD OUT and OUT OF PRINT

 

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Weiser Books (August 1, 2004)

  • What Is Goth? dispels the false stereotypes and reinforces the true ones surrounding Goths and Goth culture. "To the mundane," Voltaire writes, "Goths are weird, black-clad freaks who are obsessed with death; they are sad all of the time. Take a closer look at the Goth scene, however, and you will find a rich tapestry of ideas and practices and a menagerie of colorful characters. Oh, dear. I said ‘colorful.’"

     This illustrated answer to What Is Goth? shows readers how to:

     • Identify the anatomies of different kinds of Goths: CyberGoths, Rivet-Heads, Romantigoths, Goth-a-billies, and more

     • Write a poem (Mad Libs style) with the Gothic Poem Generator

     • Properly dance the dances of darkness: "Cobwebs in the Attic," "The Gothic Tai Chi Dance," "Pulling the Evil Taffy"

     Yes, Goths are pale, wear black clothing, love black makeup (on men and women), mope, listen to real downer music, and perfect the art of living in a perpetual state of ennui and melancholy. But there’s so much more to being Goth. Goths come from all walks of life. Many are teenagers who live with their parents; others are doctors, lawyers, musicians, and so on. Most Goths are highly literate and creative, but all real Goths have to dress the part. In other words, "Abandon all hope ye who enter a Goth club in khakis!"

    Eerily illustrated, What Is Goth? is the perfect book for any Goth, Goth wannabe, or "mundane" who is hopelessly confused by all the gloom.

    What is Goth? cemented Voltaire's place as an authority on the Gothic subculture and lead to TV appearances on Fox News, MTV and others. You can see those videos on the TV page here on Voltaire.net ( http://www.voltaire.net/on_camera )


    This book is out of print.  Check Ebay or Amazon for used copies (though they have been known to sell for many times the original cover price).

UPCOMING SHOWS!

Oct3

Aurelio Voltaire in Richmond, VA at Fallout

Fallout, 117 N 18th St , Richmond

Date of show: 10/3/20. Rescheduled from 6/13/20 venue: Fallout address of venue: 117 N 18th St Richmond, VA 23223
ticket price: $10 Adv/ $15 Doors age policy: 18+ time doors open: 9pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime: TBD Other bands/acts if any: TBD website for more info: www.falloutrva.com facebook event page: TBA Advanced ticket sales: www.falloutrva.com

Aurelio Voltaire in Denver, CO at Three Kings Tavern

Herman's Hideaway , 1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

Date of show: Saturday, October 10th (Rescheduled from Saturday, June 6th)

venue: New venue is Herman's Hideaway in Denver. All 3 Kings tavern purchases will be honored for the new venue.

address of venue:
1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210

ticket price: $15 advance/ $20 at the door

age policy:
21+

time doors open: 7 PM

Aurelio Voltaire showtime:
9:30

Other bands/acts: The Siren Project / DJ Katastrophy

website for more info: www.ritualnoize.com

facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/216881866127870/

Advanced ticket sales: https://ritualnoize.com/events/28159/orders/new

Oct17

Aurelio Voltaire in Sacramento CA at Sinister Creature Con! POSTONED TO A LATER DATE TBA

Aurelio Voltaire in Sacramento CA at Sinister Creature Con!

(Rescheduled from June 20th)

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