From the decadent deviance of The Court of Lazarus at the Madame X club in New York City, to sensory-pinnacle Perversion nightclub in Los Angeles, to the internationally-noted Castle in Ybor City, Tampa, the gothic fashion-music scene flourishes.
But tucked away in the sociological off-centered creases of small town societies, the “goth-industrial” music and style scene flourishes mostly undetected by the masses – and that’s even the case in Highlands County.
For the layman, “Goth” is a movement that began in England during the early 1980s in the gothic rock scene, which was a divergent, more fashion-minded switch from the disdainful fixation of the late-1970s punk rock movement. Its look and cultural preferences are often influenced from 19th century gothic literature and the classic horror movies.
The majority of this population, contrary to popular imagery and connotations, are hardworking students, careered professionals, blue-collar workers and self-employed entrepreneurs. But come sundown – or in some cases, sunrise – the workaday world evolves into a sometimes sensuous, sometimes sinister-like camaraderie of normative cohesion.
The night that Mary Shelley later described as the moment she came up with the idea for Frankenstein, rightfully regarded as one of the greatest…