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WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 26: A Gothic enthusiast poses during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival on May 26, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. The event began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and makeup for which they require hours of painstaking preparation and that also show a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today's Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk, have emerged that blend bold colors, Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century factory accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 26: Gothic enthusiasts take a break during the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival on May 26, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. The event began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and makeup which is a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today's Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk have emerged that blend bold colors with Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century fashion accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
WGT 2012 Wave And Gothic Festival In Leipzig
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 26: Gothic enthusiasts walk through the annual Wave-Gotik-Treffen music festival on May 26, 2012 in Leipzig, Germany. The event began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and makeup which is a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today's Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk have emerged that blend bold colors with Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century fashion accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
WHITBY, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Goths and Steampunks walk through Whitby during Whitby Goth Weekend on April 27, 2012 in Whitby, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism, Victoriana, Cybergoth and Steampunk. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
WHITBY, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: A young goth poses near gravestones during the Whitby Goth Weekend on April 28, 2012 in Whitby, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism, Victoriana, Cybergoth and Steampunk. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
Enthusiasts Participate In The Annual Whitby Goth Weekend
WHITBY, ENGLAND - APRIL 28: Goths take a tea break during the Whitby Goth Weekend on April 28, 2012 in Whitby, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism, Victoriana, Cybergoth and Steampunk. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - JUNE 11: A Gothic rock music enthusiast walks on the street during the annual Wave Gotik music festival on June 11, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and make-up for which they require hours of painstaking preparation and that also show a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in todays Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk, have emerged that blend bold colors, Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century factory accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - JUNE 11: A costumed woman stands on the street between venues during the annual Wave Gotik music festival on June 11, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and make-up for which they require hours of painstaking preparation and that also show a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in todays Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk, have emerged that blend bold colors, Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century factory accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
Goths Gather In Leipzig For Annual Music Fest
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - JUNE 11: A costumed woman stays in a park during the annual Wave Gotik music festival on June 11, 2011 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival began in the 1990s and has since grown into one of the biggest gatherings of Goth scene followers in Europe with around 20,000 participants. Many of those attending wear elaborate outfits and make-up for which they require hours of painstaking preparation and that also show a departure from the traditional black of the Goth scene. Punk remains a strong influence in today«s Goth style as witnessed in Leipzig, but newer trends, with names like Cybergoth and Steampunk, have emerged that blend bold colors, Victorian fashion elegance and 19th and 20th century factory accessories into a look reminiscent of a mutated Venetian carnival. The five-day festival includes performances by around 200 bands. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Participants in an annual Wave-Gothic fe
Participants in an annual Wave-Gothic fe
Participants in an annual Wave-Gothic festival pose on May 21, 2010 in Leipzig, eastern Germany, where more than 20 000 people are expected to attend the festival attracting the friends of gothic romanticism. The festival offers a very special spectacle with a range of concerts, historical markets, theatre and cinema, gothic scene performances, exhibitions, readings and parties. AFP PHOTO DDP/SEBASTIAN WILLNOW GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN WILLNOW/AFP/Getty Images)
Wave Gothic Festival
Wave Gothic Festival
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 30: Participants attend the Wave Gothic Festival on May 30, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany. The music festival, which started out in 1992 with a small line up of only ten bands, has grown to span four days and dozens of musical acts playing inside and outside venues across Leipzig. (Photo by Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)
A woman participating in an annual Wave-
A woman participating in an annual Wave-
A woman participating in an annual Wave-Gothic festival poses on May 29, 2009 in Leipzig, eastern Germany, where more than 20 000 people are expected to attend the festival attracting the friends of gothic romanticism. The festival offers a very special spectacle with a range of concerts, historical markets, theatre and cinema, gothic scene performances, exhibitions, readings and parties. AFP PHOTO DDP/SEBASTIAN WILLNOW GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read SEBASTIAN WILLNOW/AFP/Getty Images)
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
WHITBY, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 27: The bejeweled hands of Goth Tony Lightowler during his Gothing Wedding at St Mary The Virgin Church during Whitby Gothic Weekend on October 27, 2007, Whitby, England. Tony and his wife Angela of Stockton-On-Tees were married two and a half years ago but decided to take their vows again during Whitby Gothic Weekend with themselves and their guests dressed in Gothic clothing. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism and Dracula. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
WHITBY, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 26: Two goths walk along the promenade during Whitby Gothic Weekend on October 26, 2007 in Whitby, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism and Dracula. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
WHITBY, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 26: Goth Ian Bricknell poses on the promenade during Whitby Gothic Weekend on October 26, 2007 in Whitby, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism and Dracula. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
Goths Join Forces For The Annual Gothic Weekend
WHITBY, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 27: Azadeh, dressed in Goth style, poses beside a gravestone in a churchyard for photographers during Whitby Gothic Weekend on 27 October, 2007 in Whitby, Yorkshire, England. Whitby Gothic Weekend, which started in 1994 to celebrate all things dark and mysterious, has now grown to a twice yearly event for Goths. Whitby was partly chosen because Bram Stoker wrote his famous Dracula story in the fishing town with the Gothic Whitby Abbey as his inspiration. The weekend has now grown from providing a few bands to include followers of Romanticism and Dracula. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Marilyn Manson Plays Sydney
Marilyn Manson Plays Sydney
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Goth rocker Marilyn Manson performs on stage in concert at the first Sydney night of his national tour for his recently released sixth album "Eat me, drink me" at Hordern Pavilion on October 6, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)
Wave Gothic Festival
Wave Gothic Festival
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 25: Participants of the annual Wave Gothic Festival roam the camp site of the four day music festival showing off their costumes and make up on Friday, 25 May 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival, which started out in 1992 with a small line up of only 10 bands, has grown to span four days and dozens of bands playing outside and inside venues across Leipzig. (Photo by Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)
Wave Gothic Festival
Wave Gothic Festival
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 25: Participants of the annual Wave Gothic Festival roam the camp site of the four day music festival showing off their costumes and make up on Friday, 25 May 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival, which started out in 1992 with a small line up of only 10 bands, has grown to span four days and dozens of bands playing outside and inside venues across Leipzig. (Photo by Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)
Wave Gothic Festival
Wave Gothic Festival
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 25: Participants of the annual Wave Gothic Festival roam the camp site of the four day music festival showing off their costumes and make up on Friday, 25 May 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival, which started out in 1992 with a small line up of only 10 bands, has grown to span four days and dozens of bands playing outside and inside venues across Leipzig. (Photo by Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)
Wave Gothic Festival
Wave Gothic Festival
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - MAY 25: Participants of the annual Wave Gothic Festival roam the camp site of the four day music festival showing off their costumes and make up on Friday, 25 May 2007 in Leipzig, Germany. The festival, which started out in 1992 with a small line up of only 10 bands, has grown to span four days and dozens of bands playing outside and inside venues across Leipzig. (Photo by Katja Buchholz/Getty Images)
Vocalist Fu-Ki of the Japanese group Blo
Vocalist Fu-Ki of the Japanese group Blo
Mexico City, MEXICO: Vocalist Fu-Ki of the Japanese group Blood performs during a show at the Comic Convention "Manicomix" in Mexico City, 04 February 2006. This is the Goth band's third tour visit to Mexico. AFP PHOTO/Alfredo ESTRELLA (Photo credit should read ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images)
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