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).

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Oct22

Aurelio Voltaire At the Church in Dallas, TX!

The Church, 4322 Elm St, Dallas

Date of show: November 15th, 2020 Name of venue: The Church Address of venue: 4322 Elm St Ticket price: $10 Age policy: 21+ Time doors open: 7:00pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime: 9:00pm Facebook event page: @thechurchdallas Website for more info: www.thechurchdallas.com

Oct31

Aurelio Voltaire at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA

The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www,thelonglosts.com Aurelio Voltaire (www.voltaire.net) King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings

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Oct22

Aurelio Voltaire At the Church in Dallas, TX!

The Church, 4322 Elm St, Dallas

Date of show: November 15th, 2020 Name of venue: The Church Address of venue: 4322 Elm St Ticket price: $10 Age policy: 21+ Time doors open: 7:00pm Aurelio Voltaire showtime: 9:00pm Facebook event page: @thechurchdallas Website for more info: www.thechurchdallas.com

Oct31

Aurelio Voltaire at the Logan Mansion in Shreveport, LA

The Logan Mansion presents: Labrinth!, 725 Austen Place, Shreveport

Explore and experience our gothic-inspired nooks and crannies inside and outside at the historic 1897 Logan Mansion. In the spirit of Halloween under a blue moon, the mansion will have the vibe of a Goblin-Esque labyrinth of exploratory spaces. This adults-only Halloween event will feature one of the most popular global gothic musical talents, Aurelio Voltaire, along with New York performance artists The Long Losts. in addition to local fav, an energetic DJ to carry us through the night. Great food, costume contests, tarot card readings by the Mambo of North Louisiana, Mama B, special bar elixirs, and more. General Admission - $75 Per Person Includes: Two bar coupons and Food* Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" VIP Tickets - $125 Per Person Pre-event Meet and Greet with Voltaire Custom PPE mask and gloves designed by Voltaire Open Bar VIP Section Seating during Artist Performances Tarot Card Reading from "Mama B" On The Performance Stage: The Long Losts https:///www,thelonglosts.com Aurelio Voltaire (www.voltaire.net) King & Queen of the Goblins Costume Contest and Crowning (cash prize) Best Costume Contest (cash prize) Underground Cavern Tavern "Mama B" Tarot Card Reading Dent Main Tent Lair Canapes from Cariere Catering Evening Options: (priced separately from Labyrinth event) Oakland Cemetery Zombie Walking Tour - TBA Costumes Required Disclaimer: By purchasing a ticket to this event, you automatically give permission to the Logan Mansion to use any imagery or photography for promotional materials. No refund on tickets No rain dates COVID-19 Phase 3 social distancing rules will be maintained for outdoor settings