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Goth Wannabes

On the flip-side of this respect for othe people's space, there tends to be a calm but deep disrespect, loathing almost, towards people who just want to be trendy. This explains the tensions between 'Goth wannabes' and 'real Goths'. The 'real Goth' believes in 'Goth' as a genuine lifestyle; the wannabe just considers it cool to dress in an attempt to intimidate. They have no perspect for the messages the bands are trying to convey about individuality; they just want to be part of a 'wierd, scary group'. The wannabes express their individuality by belonging to a group, while Goths belong to group by expressing their individuality. For a Goth, first comes the state of mind and then the dress code; for a wannabe It's the dress code first. Wannabes have a dubious mindset and a desire to remain part of the mainstream because they fear the reaction of 'society' if they were to deviate from it long-term. Goths on the other hand generally don't give a toss about what society thinks or does - as long as they are left alone..

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