Wave Gotik Treffen: Let’s go!

I’ve wanted to go to Europe for a very long time. I find myself becoming extremely jealous when I hear other people’s tales of backpacking and European adventures. Oz and I often discuss going to Scotland so he can visit his home country — his mother’s maiden name is Dewar, as in Dewar’s scotch whiskey.

It was a strange morning, yet kind of normal for us. We listened to Darkwave, VNV Nation, and Johnny Vicious house mixes while I made breakfast. Then, Oz brought up Wave Gotik Treffen, the world’s largest festival for “dark culture,” which takes place in Leipzig, Germany every May 21-24.

Upon first glance, it looks like a Hot Topic festival.

Smiles: a rare thing at WGT.

But this is the real deal, folks.

At Wave Gotik Treffen, there are a variety of people. From Victorian Goths to gutter punks, to steampunks, there’s a little something for everyone. But it’s not just about the clothes and make-up, it’s about the music. WGT offers more than 150 bands and artists from various backgrounds  such as Gothic rock, EBM, Industrial, Noise, Darkwave, Neofolk, Neoclassical, Medieval Music, Experimental, Gothic metal, Deathrock and Punk.

Oz and I are both kind of scared of the festival, but we’re also very intrigued. I’d love to go experience something completely different like that, if only for the fact that I could blog about it after. Plus, Oz looks great in eyeliner.

4 thoughts on “Wave Gotik Treffen: Let’s go!

  1. Hehe, hey sarah, its alee. I’ve wanted to go to this for a while… just because I’ve always been a goth kid at heart… sort of. At least I’m a big VNV Nation, Darkwave, industrial ish… fan. The last picture is of this model (Apnea) who’s boyfriend/lover is a fetish photographer I’ve been in love with for a while.

    trekking across europe has always had its appeal. I’m thinking, Germany, London again, Thailand, India, Japan, China are on my top list.

    If you ever go I might find a way to tag along

  2. Go for it! I’ve been there a few years ago, it’s awesome, if only for just one time. Being held in Germany means it is extremely well organized, you’ll have no problem whatsoever. I’ve been there a few years ago, only downside, German people didn’t dance (well, most of them anyway) and didn’t really look like they were having fun, the would just stand still and watch the bands, or stay outside and take photos of themselves.
    The whole town is a festival (not just one area/field/building), and thus it is crowded with goths everywhere lol, it’s weird but nice!

    • It’s great to have an insider’s viewpoint on the festival. Thanks for your input! I will definitely take this into consideration whenever I do decide to go.

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