“I don’t know if this meets your criteria, but it’s worth a shot… This is a screencap from the video for Black No. 1 by Type O Negative, which I’m submitting to you because every time I see this bit of the video it reminds me of gothsuptrees. Type O Negative may not be a goth band, but they are liked by a lot of goths (like Rammstein, who you deemed goth enough to post a picture of) and this song is a homage to/parody of the goth subculture. The video also features lots of gothy individuals, including those up the trees. So, I put it to you: is a picture of some goths up trees (with Peter Steele in the foreground) in a rather gothy video for a song about goths worthy of being included on your site?”
Of course this bloody song is worthy of being on my site! I love Type O Negative and I haven’t seen this film clip in ages, otherwise I would have submitted it to myself. The screenshot is taken from about 1 minute into the filmclip and if you watch it you can see that there are others up the tree too. I have no idea why Peter is standing in front of a tree playing a double bass like a guitar while people up a tree wave their arms but WHO CARES.
The up-trees are high up, it’s night time and some of them look like they’re dressed as Droogs.
5 out of 5 - Enjoy Type O Negative in front of trees
Ettrick Scott from Newcastle (UK, I’m guessing) submitted this video with the comment “hi, video here of 80s newcastle goth band Slaughterhaus. at one point, they’re all miming up a tree (42 seconds) then at the 2.42 mark, the guitarist gets up into a tree and vandalises it. strong stuff….”
I’m just going to let you guys watch and learn from this lovely Novocastrian band of big haired goths. They’re up trees a lot. They’re hitting trees instead of drums a lot (tree abuse, to be sure). Watching the whole thing will probably hurt your eyes a bit due to blurriness but it will also show you that your hair could always be that tiny bit bigger and, if you’re having a craptacula day, you could always get up a tree and pretend to play an instrument and feel awesome. Enjoy!
I’ve been sent this one from about 6 different people (thanks to Abe and Per Hedetun more recently) and I’ve resisted putting it up because I don’t speak Swedish and I haven’t got a translation but, now I think about it, I don’t think you actually need a translation.
This is Goth-watching with Robert Gustavsson from the 90s Swedish TV comedy series ‘Percy Tårar’. Goth-watching as a sport = brilliant. Every Goth wants to be watched (in the nicest possible way). I absolutely love the call he makes to attract the “Goth”. Awesome.
4.5 out of 5 - Goth spotters unite
[edit: The wonderful Marcus Jansson sent me this translation! Thanks Marcus!
Ove Pihl - A leading Swedish goth-watcher and a member of the 300 club. To enter the 300 Club, you have to identify 300 different species of goth, and Ove has done it.
- I have been doing this for about 15 years now actually. I was hanging around 270 for quite some time. It is only recently I got those last 10.
Psst … there we have a really magnificent example. Oh look we were lucky. That one I recognize. It has also been seen several times at “Rock am Ring” and in London at “Camden Market”.
It was Tobias who saw the exact same specimen there.