Ugh, fucking ravers.
Way to ruin cyberpunk, assholes.
Where's Glowstick the Barbarian when you need him?
Then I picture the same awkward pause that you normally see between tracks as Glowstick and the overpass ravers stare each other down. As soon as the music starts, glowstick and his band of followers slaughter them 300 style.
Respect to Evilhomer for using his correct name. "Techno Viking" my ass.
These aren't ravers, technically, if you want to get into labels. They're cybergoth which is sort of a pussy-fied sub-section of the goth/industrial subculture and they're like a fucking cancer on the scene and the music.
Also known as "gravers"... take what you will out of that.
Allow me to stroke my black-and-red-dyed goatee for a minute: it's unfair to say the cybergoths "pussified" a scene which, at it's core, is little more than an excuse for mopey androgynous bisexuals to read bad poetry, smoke cloves, and dance in a dimly lit setting. Instead, I'd see it as a sort of compromise, a bridge if you will, between the shrinking effeminacy of the Goth and the ultra-macho fascism of the Industrial. Yes, historically speaking, the cybergoth movement was a bastard outgrowth of the goth/industrial scene catalyzed by the rise of various "happy techno" movements. The cybergoth's embrace of color, of flashing lights, of various aesthetic and musical tropes embraced by ravers; all of these things were a subcultural culture shock on par with that felt within the "rap metal" movement of the late 90s/ early 00s, and in that sense, cybergoth can be viewed as a betrayal (or weakening) of The Scene. But Goths have always been pussies. And Rivetheads are simply pussies with a lot of pent-up self denial. Cybergoths/gRavers fit snugly in the middle!
Then again, the fact that I love batshit bipolar girls in respirator masks might be clouding my judgment.
So, essentially, like Reeses Peanut Butter Cups: the chocolate's not that good and the peanut butter's not that good, but it still persists.
I'm sorry I inadvertently opened this can of worms. DARK, SP00KY WORMS, but worms nonetheless.
Lemme just say I've known a shit of ton of people like this (in the video, I mean) and they were all insufferable.
Oh, they're insufferable, I'll give you that! I just want to make it clear that their whole family tends to be insufferable, and it's unfair to single them out.
STOP ARGUING OVER PORKY CHICKS AND GAWKY DORKS WEARING BLACK AND DAY GLO
I wonder what kind of a huge loser dork DOESN'T have an entirely negative view of these people and their activities.
Looks like fun to me. Time to bust out the black pvc!
|Hammer Falls |
For the girl at 0:37, which just looks like a sped-up version of any random dancing girl at a goth club.
I just really like all the parts where the music slows down, and they stand around awkwardly waiting for it to pick back up. Like, if there's not a skullcracking bassline telling them what to do, they're completely lost.
This is the worst generation.
|The Townleybomb |
Let's also have some love for the 3 rightfully embarrased people hanging out in the background.
Making hipsters look responsible and well-adjusted, one arm warmer at a time.
|THA SUGAH RAIN |
I have a suspicion that the guy in white is totally taking the piss on this. He seems to be taking it comically over the top and then starts playing with a squeeky dog toy - like he organized this so that the other people would make fools of themselves. "Well its saturday and Im bored, I bet I can get chad and his friends to dance around like monkeys in the middle of a highway."
I second that. He also is the only one dressed up in something that could pass as a halloween costume. Some kind of zombie mummy or something.
I think this might be some kind of cybergoth dance crew, actually. The related videos have the same people in the same costumes dancing in other spots back in 2010.
Dance crew or not; that still doesn't excuse them of dancing in the middle of the day under and overpass.
The Dream of the 90s is alive in Utrecht.
Does the guy with the braided extensions and respirator ever get together with the girl with the braided extensions and respirator or what?
I fucking hate it when people voluntarily wear respirators.
They all heard rumors that there would be ecstasy there.
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