The Goth. The most blatant oxymoron of a fad. The sheer irony of these kids always will amaze me. Think about it. The Goth kids are the anti-society, colored-haired rebels who don't give a shit and have an attitude that screams, "screw-the-world!" Right? Riiiiight. This is what they think.
Well, Goth kids listen to my perspective on things. You wake up at least an hour earlier than everyone else in the morning just to show how much you hate the world. You buy pants with chains on them, which has to take an extra few minutes to:
I mean come on those pants are a walking disaster. Take a wrong turn and your shoe winds up in the awkward criss-cross straps that are your pants (link or pic). You take at least fifteen minutes every morning drawing on layers of black eye-liner and caking on that black eye shadow. I mean dayummm those Goth kids in my middle school wore more make-up on a day-to-day basis than Krusy the Clown does. (the goth makeup... OR a much better look...)
My personal favorite part of the Goth fad was the other classifications that branched off, but were “completely different” from gothic. Though the Goth kids are still around today, most of the Goth kids at my middle school went through a full-scale evolutionary cycle that started with Goth and has transformed into hipster. Apparently when being Goth loses its appeal there are many other options to choose from including: punk, scene, emo and hipster. Let me help breakdown the differences:
Evolution of the pants of the goth to the hipster…
Another one of my favorite memories of the Goth kids was their transition from middle school to high school. A significant portion of the Goth middle schoolers gave up their chained pants, colored hair, black eyeliner and combat boots as they entered high school. I guess they, too, realized that it was just becoming a hassle to wake up so early to hate the world as they decided to shift from anti-conformists to average teenage students. The shift was shocking, however, for those of us who spent the last three years knowing a student as a Goth, equipped in their Goth attire. It was kind of like a, “Holy $hi%! You have blonde hair??!!” type of revelation. Now if I was surprised to see this immense transformation I can only imagine the parents of these kids. I mean it had to be a giant sigh of relief when your daughter goes from wearing this to school to this.
For some reason or another being Goth peaks throughout ones middle school years. Perhaps it’s the awkward transition into puberty that drives kids to adopt this lifestyle. Perhaps it’s a blatant opposition to one’s parents throughout these tough years. Whatever the reason may be, I have one suggestion for all the future Goths of the world:
Drop the act by high school. If you are still dressing up in all black to put your middle finger up at society in high school, you need to check yourself. It was funny and entertaining for three years, but by high school join a club or organization that professes these ideals you hold cuz let me be quite frank, unless you are a member of Kiss, people will not consider your ideals [whether or not they are valid] in your freaky Gothic attire.