Marge submitted this photo with the comment “Here’s one from the Spring bank holiday net.goth picnic in 1997.. it was Thomas’ birthday, he’s the one in the white shirt on the right of the middle standing group, looking to his left. It’s Chris, Kieran and Charles in the tree on this occasion, and I’m sitting at the front, on your left. :)”
Another submission for the net.goth up-tree series! We haven’t had a group photo for a while so this makes me happy. There’s quite a bit of smiling going on, but I imagine that’s because this group of netgoths only ventures out to see each other and this tree once a year and, lets face it, everyone needs to exercise their facial muscles now and then (and smiling looks far less ridiculous than facial yoga).
The up-trees are looking intimidating. I’d like to think other people wanted to get up the tree but these three said ‘no’ in their best bouncer voices and tried to take up as much space as possible by stretching out. It looks like a summery day but they’re mostly in the shade. The supporting cast are interesting, as always. It’s Thomas’ birthday which is why he is excused from looking at the camera. I think that guy second from the left is wearing a cape. Bonus points for cape-wearers. Always.
4.5 out of 5 - I wonder if these net.goth dwellers still meet at this sacred tree? I think we need a log (get it!) of coordinates of good trees to climb.
Sharon submitted this photo with the comment “I knew I had this somewhere… 2001, I believe. More goths, same tree (I think… It was a while ago!)”.
Another in the net.goth series! I love to see this tree through years/seasons. This photo is a bit different to the others because it isn’t posed and the goths appear be relaxed in their natural habitat. It must be Summer or these goths are just too awesome for warm clothes.
What, exactly, is going on in the tree? Some sort teddy bear party? The supporting cast are an interesting bunch. The girl in the medieval clothing is conspicuous. Was she skipping through the forest and happened upon this group of goths and just stood and stared in confusion? ‘My, what merry happenstance! A gaggle of black-wearers. How shall I engage such fine people in conversation? I know, I’ll compliment them on their choice of footwear’.
4.5 out of 5 - This must be some kind of sacred netgoth tree.
Bekki submitted this photo with the comment: “Netgoth picnic, 2002/3, Golders Green London (me holding tiny leopard baby to left of photo”.
Only one person up a tree in this shot but we have a lovely supporting cast of netgoths. I just checked the submitted net.goth picnic photo from 1996 and it’s THE SAME TREE. Obviously, this is a tradition. Where are the photos from other years? Are there any? If so, send them on in! I wonder whether we have some of the same goths in both photos? Most of them are smiling, it’s a sunny day, the goth up the tree is at a reasonable height. Bonus points for the up-tree tradition.
4.2 out of 5 - netgoths off the ‘net and up trees
Maya submitted this photo with the comment “This was the London netgoth picnic at Golders Green/Hampstead Heath, summer 1996. I realize that only three of us are in the tree, and that the photo would have been vastly improved by having us all up-tree, but I seem to remember coaxing the others in vain. (I hope I may at least merit some points for being the highest-treed goth in the tableau.)”
Hooray! This photo wins the prize for largest number of people in one shot yet. It doesn’t win the prize for the most Goths up one tree but I enjoy a massive supporting cast and what a supporting cast it is! OK, this photo is a teeny bit fuzzy, but we can get a general idea of what’s going on. The camera can’t focus because there’s too much awesomeness in one photo!
There’s quite a lot of smiling going on here from the supporting cast. The goths up the tree look quite solemn (perhaps because they couldn’t encourage everyone else to get up the tree). It is daylight and I thought that the netgoths would be happier to be picnicking at night time, but never mind. Extra points to Maya for being the highest in the tree and looking a bit like she’s hanging.
4.2 out of 5 - Too many netgoths spoil the camera focus.