What is it about Goths and Brisbane? The capital of what tourism Queensland calls “The Sunshine State” seems to have more than it’s fair share of cure loving, black nailpolished, blood red lipsticked vampire dwellers.

Don’t get me wrong, I find their looks quite striking and enjoy listening to Marilyn Manson and Robert Smith. I just don’t get why you would wear long black clothing in the middle of summer during a heat wave. Supposedly Brisbane has more goths than Melbourne or Sydney and if there was ever a place for goths, Melbourne would be very good candidate. The Brisbane goths even have a meetup group

So why Brisbane? Is it a way for teenagers to show how deeply unhappy they are or a not so subtle way of getting out of wearing swimming togs and tank tops. How do they deal with white makeup in the humid wet afternoon storms that is a constant of Brisbane summers?

I know that the trend has spread to the Sunshine Coast as there were a few swampys lurking around Nambour when I was growing up. Does the Gold Coast have them too? Does Melbourne actually have any?

These are all important questions that must be answered.



5 thoughts on “It’s dark in the sunshine state

  1. u_kno_who says:

    hi all its gerry here tht goth thing is pretty damn strange not tht i have nething against them its jst they go around being sad and who wants to do tht. also with tht wats it one the pause thing ur a wuss amy its not hot in Brisbane come on spend a day in townsville or mt isa then tell me its hot. also do u eva answer ur phone cause ive called u and called u and ur neva there happy bday pauline
    bi bi love gezza

  2. Amyo says:

    Of course I don’t answer the phone! That’s old technology. Send me an email and I’ll answer in 5 mins.

    Ok, there are hotter places in the world than Brisbane, but are there goths there??

  3. u_kno_who says:

    fine ill send u an email miss ‘5 minutes’ and c if u can give me a response

  4. u_kno_who says:

    fine ill send u an email miss ‘5 minutes’ and c if u can give me a response

  5. u_kno_who says:

    im cloggin the posting site here hehehe but wats ur email amy cause i pretty well darn dont kno it…wait tht waz gay jst tell me plz


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