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Dancing Goths From 1984: Those Were The Days


In the “80s, goth dancing was mostly flapping & stomping like a chicken. No weirder than what passes for dancing now.

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Date: 11/02/11 02:20 PM

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  1. Profile photo of cleanergirl
    cleanergirl Female 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Link: Dancing Goths From 1984: Those Were The Days - In the `80s, goth dancing was mostly flapping & stomping like a chicken. No weirder than what passes for dancing now.
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    QualityJay Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm
    boot scootin boogey
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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    O_o
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    The Cult isn`t even a goth band.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:44 pm
    poop shute boogie
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    It looked like an autistic square dance. Did I see one (1) female?
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    That`s old school punk rock
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    jofo Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    My dear American friends, those are not Goths. That`s either New Wave or Post-Punk.
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    Finker Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    @DrProfessor, the Cult were played at loads of goth nights in the 80`s (in the UK), although it was a bit at the rock end of things, and since Goth pretty much came out of punk originally you gotta expect a bit of crossover. Enough talking about the past tho lets just go to a gig somewhere and see something new.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Goth? How is this goth?
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    other than being a complete sausage fest, it looked like a pretty good time.
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
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    November 2, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    There were no goths in that shot, they were punk
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    Not goth. Probably post-punk.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    No such word or click as "Goth" in `84

    Them thar creatures be called "UK Punks"
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    November 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    They all dance like Mick Jagger...
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    loonytoony Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    And not a single fatty.
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    andfrank03 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    soooo much emotion.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    awww im so sad i was born in 88, i missed out on all the best music =/
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    Yes as others have mentioned goth was not even a concept yet in 84. Punk however was at it`s peak as far as I am concerned. The mohawks and UK Decay as well as all that leather should be an indicator this is punk.
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    tleking536 Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm
    I think the guy in blue denim is going to hump the mirror.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm
    6 minutes too long
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    sausage fest
    <leaves bar>
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 12:14 am
    Too long... but brought back memories. The good old two step, Hard Rock hairspray and Diamond White by the pint (ugh).

    I remember clearly f*cking the two step up good and proper in the "Hope and Grope", wearing a long duster and caught my foot in the coat as I went backwards, did a full backwards roll and exited the dance floor stage right...
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 12:18 am
    @corpsecrank and the other arseholes who think they know what they are talking about, what date are these lyrics suckers?

    "Somebody tell me about the rhythm of the 4th floor
    Somebody tell me about the rhythm of the dance floor
    Somebody tell me about the
    I need to know about the

    Me I`m lost and the radio`s dead
    Now I`m relaxed and the radio`s dead
    The rhythms gone, the radio`s dead
    And the damage done inside my...
    "

    1ove
    an old goth.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 12:20 am
    The cure was at the punk end of the broad brush that was Goth.


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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 3, 2011 at 12:39 am
    God- brings back a few memories- between heels and hair I was damn near seven foot tall, eyeliner came halfway down my nose and I thought I was hot..... thank god no photos are extant!
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 12:47 am
    @madduck - I bet you were hot.

    ..at least when walking back from Sainsburys on a hot summers day.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    November 3, 2011 at 5:06 am
    anyone else notice at 1:01 the guy in the blue shirt has no reflection? coincidence?
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    Khronnus Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    Goth? Punk. Goth didn`t exist.
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 2:10 pm
    That was the beginning of Goth. It was called Death Punk, obviously it was an offshoot of the Punk scene.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    November 3, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    Oh ffs. goth came out of many things that were stirring in the late 70s. bauhaus. siouxsie atb. The cure like the banshees, like mosy groups worth listening too are too diverse to confine to a narrow genre.
    Sisters of mercy, arguably the flag bearer of industrial goth rock crackled into life with "damage done" in 1980. The two stepping skinny black army were firmly in force by the black october tour of 1984
    So if you werent there..or you were too busy whacking off to U2. Stfu!
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    Guvnor73 Male 30-39
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    November 4, 2011 at 4:14 am
    Too many d!cks on the dancefloor...
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    milkovaldes Female 18-29
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    November 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    I love you old goth.
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    Finker Male 40-49
    505 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 3:50 am
    @DrProfessor, the Cult were played at loads of goth nights in the 80`s (in the UK), although it was a bit at the rock end of things, and since Goth pretty much came out of punk originally you gotta expect a bit of crossover. Enough talking about the past tho lets just go to a gig somewhere and see something new.
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    swils Female 18-29
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    December 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    So many flailing limbs.

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