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Goths gather in the sun at Leipzig festival

The Local · 28 May 2012, 11:40

Published: 28 May 2012 11:40 GMT+02:00

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Goths from Iceland, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia and Australia were among the some 20,000 participants attending the gathering, organisers said. The four-day festival ends on Monday and includes more than 200 bands and DJs.

And if putting chalk on your face and black on your eyes isn’t your thing, opera singer Montserrat Caballé was also part of the program.

Other musical offerings include the bands Dark Drive Clinic, Final Selection and Brighter Death Now.

Last year the goth festival coincided with a Bach festival, producing an interesting culture clash.

Click here for a photo gallery of goths in Leipzig last year

One highlight of the event is the “Obsession Bizarre Fetish” festival within the festival. Only those 18 and over can participate in these events, which have a worldwide following.

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14:05 May 28, 2012 by lucksi
And the World Sunburn Convention was held on the very next day ;D
01:06 May 29, 2012 by marimay
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20:13 May 29, 2012 by Mark S.
What is Chango Mutney for? Why would anyone make posts like that? Why doesn't he call himself "Intolerant Internet Weirdo"?

How does it feel to be on the receiving end of a hateful comment?

The Goths are having fun doing their thing. They don't hurt anybody by not conforming to your preferences in clothing. What is it to you? I don't see why anybody would have a problem with it, but if you do, they probably don't approve of you either.
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