Teeny Gothers

4 04 2009

Last night I went out, and noticed a crowd of young people (Damn I sound old when I say that) who couldn’t have been older than 15 or 16. I don’t know how they got into a place where alcohol is served, but that’s a rant for another time.

Their appearance was reminiscent of proper goths, IE wearing all black, dyed hair and other goth like paraphernalia. They were like the anti-teenboppers of yesteryear, or even today’s modern teenybopper. What do I mean by “teenybopper”? Well basically any young teenage girl who follows the popular music, worships Zac Efron (or whoever’s hot these days) and has lots of posters of boybands and teen heartthrobs like the Jonas Brothers on their walls. Thus, I have created a new term for these anti-teenyboppers: The Teenygother.

A teenygother is identifiable by their unusual obsession with the colour black, anything to do with Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas or Corpse Bride, and other cutesy things that deal with death and other morbid topics. Their love of the colour black is offset by other colours that they use to accentuate the darkness, such as reds, dark blues etc. They will never be seen wearing just black.

Other identifiable traits include the overuse of short skirts (black of course) and long socks, often in multi-colours, red streaks in black hair, a skater boyfriend on their arm (also trying to look hardcore, maybe with a spike wristband), and of course being in a pack of other teenygothers who all look pretty similar.

Of course, teenygothers are usually not the “cool kids”. No, they are the aformentioned modern teenyboppers. So the teenygothers feel like outcasts, and they all wear the same things to show how different they are.

Music-wise, teenygothers enjoy the “harder” side of the radio. And emo bands of course. I’m talking about bands like Dashboard Confessionals, Funeral for a Friend, Rise Against, Billy Talent and possibly Bullet For My Valentine. Of course, deep down they all love High School Musical and Lady Gaga’s new hit, but they won’t admit that for all the black hair dye in South Africa.

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3 responses

4 04 2009
Brian

Awesome blog!!! Hey what does that make me? I mean i wear black . But just black. Lol

5 04 2009
Topics about Bands » Teeny Gothers « Bet This is Original

[…] Mike added an interesting post today on Teeny Gothers « Bet This is OriginalHere’s a small readingMusic-wise, teenygothers enjoy the “harder” side of the radio. And emo bands of course. I’m talking about bands like Dashboard Confessionals, Funeral for a Friend, Rise Against, Billy Talent and possibly Bullet For My Valentine. … […]

5 05 2009
Caroline

You always make me laugh, with your witty and apt observations

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