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They whitened their faces and wore blood red lipstick. They donned paisley dresses with tights and wore Doc Martens. They listened to Bauhaus on tape decks, sat in graveyards and lit candles. They were spectacularly romantic and deliciously different. Coiffured towers of hair, makeup applied like kabuki masks, the Goths of s Auckland were a tribe that provoked fascination and fear in equal measure. Their mystique was magnified into a moral panic by evangelical Christians who derided them about from pulpits - satanic, dangerous, a sign that the end was nigh.

Those enmeshed in the subculture saw things very differently. Pennie Blair aka Pennie Black, ex bFM programme manager and Auckland music doyenne embraced the music, fashion and ethos of Gothism from age She found camaraderie and identity within its strong-but-icy embrace. You could tell they were part of your tribe. We were different in the first place because we liked music, art, Reddit goth dating and weren't sports-minded, obsessed with rugby or anything.

Goths, punks, metallers, Reddit goth dating, skaters, boy racers, bogans. The 80s and 90s were dripping with youth tribes and it took a nanosecond to tell who belonged where. The boat shoe-wearing wannabe yuppies, the pimply kid with the mohawk and tartan pants. Box them up, give them a label, and off you go. Before social media, teen identity was played out through fierce musical allegiances and fashion. But fast-forward a few decades and normal is the new norm.

At bFM a station Reddit goth dating for its nonconformist attitude Blair witnessed this first hand. He's had his finger on the pulse of youth culture for years, being on the front line in both these roles, and also working as a manager for hip-hop crews around Auckland.

He agrees that young people don't delineate themselves around musical tastes as much as they used to. Oldfield says Reddit goth dating when Reddit goth dating comes to fashion, the s reign supreme. Kids growing up in the era of Seinfeld and Everyone Loves Raymond are taking their fashion from stars that dressed like middle-aged suburban dads. They have brought the styles they saw in their childhoods with them. Sociologist Ron Kramer, from the University of Reddit goth dating, says that all subcultures have fractured with the development of the digital universe.

Running alongside this is the dearth of real-world environments, in which "spectacular" subcultures like punks and goths could congregate.

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Back in the 80s and 90s, the acquisition of music was almost ritualistic. Record stores like Real Groovy in Auckland were places of pilgrimage where lost youth acquired the relics of their religion. Rare vinyl, new CDs, and music magazines were purchased and devoured for days. The digital age has changed the way in which we consume music Kids have the world at their fingertips literally and a smorgasbord of musical delights to pick and choose from at will.

Music venues have become an endangered species as gentrification Reddit goth dating up the operating costs of such venues. And if there is nowhere to gather, there is nowhere to be seen. The "spectacular" tribes may have disappeared from the streets, but according to Oldfield there are still some music-based youth tribes who are happy to wear their cultural affiliations with pride. Hip-hop is also alive and kicking. Oldfield says that hip-hop crews are very common Auckland, with rappers and Reddit goth dating creating scenes around different Auckland locales.

Many of the hip-hop tribes are drawing their inspiration from the s. Ti-Maya Dorcil 19 Reddit goth dating hip-hop crew OmniPotent, says his heroes are straight from the s the likes of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur and his style is influenced by them.

Classic sport brands and street wear also play a major role in his wardrobe. Musically affiliated subcultures may be less visible than they were a few decades ago whatever Reddit goth dating to emos? He says subcultures based on "performance" continue to thrive. And street artists are another 'tribe' that is very visible in New Zealand. While they may not look as daring, Blair says the kids these days are actually a lot more sophisticated and open in their tastes and attitudes than the mohawked teens of the s.

She loves Joy Division and Talking Heads, art and live bands. Reddit goth dating Taylor 17 doesn't consider herself "alternative" but others do. The college student from Ponsonby has parents who lead the way in the subculture stakes. Her dad hosts an Americana-themed radio show and her mum "used to be a punk".

She's seen pictures of the Goths, punks, and new wavers of the 70s and 80s. And while she agrees that today's subcultures aren't as visible, they certainly exist. Then there are the kids like me, who are fully into music and art. She says that the fashion differences between today's tribes are "very subtle".

For the initiated, the style of jeans and T-shirt you wear speaks volumes. Taylor recently shaved her head which has been "quite the statement" but chooses to wear basic clothes - baggy jeans with a belt, T-shirts, Doc boots. For Taylor, the need to stand out has visually has been eroded by the developing of a society that is more accepting of difference. She thinks the extreme style tribes of the past were a reaction to a more conformist and restrictive society.

Reddit goth dating we've become more open and accepting, the need for such rebellion has lessened. I think people are more confident with their identities and don't have the need to be so obviously Reddit goth dating. Mia Tayler has been singing since she Reddit goth dating 4.

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When Tayler Reddit goth dating Long Bay College, she instantly gravitated to other actors. They are a tribe that's not restricted by age and she soon found friends among the older students. When I tried out for the production I met some older kids who were also actors, so I'd spend my lunches in the acting studio with them. While many of her contemporaries are attracted to the idea of theatre, her dream is to perform on screen in comic roles.

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She also loves Taika Waititi. Graphic design student, Reddit goth dating, and Reddit goth dating Harrison Gerrard has been gaming since his dad bought him his first X-Box when he was 5. Harrison Gerrard 19 has always loved gaming for the sense of escape it offers, the way in which it can transport you away from the daily grind.

It was an amazing escape from stuff that was happening in my life at the time. He moved on from his early X-Box to a MacBook So a few years back he Reddit goth dating up the components for a bespoke PC and created a dream machine that allowed to him to play uninterrupted.

It runs really smoothly. Then there's the Reddit goth dating. Gerrard says that players of games such as Skyrim an open-world action role playing game attracts the "typical nerds" - Lord of the Rings fans, the people who would have been drawn to Dungeons and Dragons. League of Legends players a multiplayer battle game would be typified as "young Asian guys who never see the sun and Counter Strike which Reddit goth dating plays is filled with "regular white males, aged from mid-teens to early 20s".

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