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November 06, 2011

The Height of Goth (1984)

A night at Xclusiv: Batley, West Yorkshire.

Of course it's Batley.

A blast from the past. Please note: this film has been rescued from an old mildewed-and-damaged VHS cassette tape so the quality in the first few minutes is pretty poor, but it settles down fine just in time for the action inside the club itself.

Featured Blitz Kids: Old school Goths, Gothabillies, New Romantics and at least one tranny who figured (correctly) this was the right crowd. Also, lesbians and besties dancing to Glenn Miller.

I have had two of these hairstyles and dated women with four of these hairstyles. No, wait, make that five. Meanwhile, right off the top, The Smiths.

I would have hit the dance floor with Temple of Love. The Flea Dance appears with Bauhaus, naturally. Or, more recently, to the bemusement of my students at last week's Hallowe'en thing.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 6, 2011 09:58 AM