Like being a Goth without scaring your parents (or kids!)

Why is Steampunk so popular? I love this article. I think it highlights some really significant cultural trends and how people are responding creatively. It makes me think that in a sense, Steampunk is the new version of what the DIY music scene was in the early 90s. Well that’s my thought. So here for your delectation and amusement, another bit from this great article…

“3. LIKE BEING GOTH WITHOUT SCARING YOUR PARENTS. A lot of kids in today’s steampunk music & style scene used to identify with the goth aesthetic — and are pleasantly surprised to discover that normal adults seem intrigued by this new thing rather than alarmed. Well, yeah. People think of goths as weirdoes who take vampires too seriously, and therefore they can’t help being worried on some level that a crazy goth might, you know, want to make them bleed. Whereas steampunks are — what? Weirdoes who take pocket-watches too seriously? What are they gonna do, vehemently tell you what time it is?”

Full article: http://weirdtales.net/wordpress/2008/09/17/five-thoughts-on-the-popularity-of-steampunk/

In some of us older steampunk’s cases its a matter of “Like being Goth without scaring your kids”! In 2002 for a week I wore black nail polish, and it nearly did my kids heads in 🙂 And the people at the church I was pastoring at the time just looked on in disbelief. My techno DJing they could just handle, but Goth! Anyway, seize the day.

A picture of some steampunk ghostbusters I found somewhere

A picture of some steampunk ghostbusters I found somewhere

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