There she is ... Miss Gothic Massachusetts ...
January 24, 2003 12:28 PM   Subscribe

The long wait is nearly over; tonight, all will be revealed. Who will be Miss Gothic Massachusetts 2003? Come watch as they fasten their fingers to their foreheads with a piece of Victorian silk so as not to strain the gossamer skin on their delicate digits of doom. The Living Need Not Apply.
posted by yhbc (15 comments total)
Bold prediction: The one wearing black will win! You heard it here first!
posted by byort at 12:32 PM on January 24, 2003

2) The Talent Competition - up to 5 minutes of the contestants doing something they do best. It can be anything at all.

Goth babes have other talents than Bad Poetry?
posted by Stan Chin at 12:36 PM on January 24, 2003

I nominate Paisley Tinkle.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 12:36 PM on January 24, 2003

No photos... *sigh*

Can someone remind me when the photo's are up...? ;)
posted by twine42 at 1:00 PM on January 24, 2003

Ah, yes - credit where credit is due: it's now linked on the MissGothicMass page itself, but here's the Boston Globe article that drew my attention (and first did the "There she is ..." line).

And when pix are up, they will be here in all their undoubtedly morose glory.
posted by yhbc at 1:10 PM on January 24, 2003

also tonight will be the miss indie rock massachusetts awards at the milky way in jamaca plain.

and the miss punk rock massachusetts awards down the street from the goth awards at the middle east in cambridge.

me? i'm of the less goth, more rock variety, so i'll be seeing the tampoffs tonight at o'brien's in allston.
posted by VulcanMike at 1:22 PM on January 24, 2003

And the "Miss Gross and Greasy" competition held at Hi-Fi Pizza right on the corner there...
posted by tpl1212 at 1:29 PM on January 24, 2003

ManRay, the club hosting that, is on the same street as Central Square's two main concert venues, The Middle East and T. T. the Bear's. Every time I go to a weekend show, I end up walking past 870 people dressed in black with black eye make-up, etc. I always think "Is there a Morrissey show tonight?" before I remember about the goth club.

Also in that area in Central Square is a gay dance club called Paradise. There is also a concert venue/club on Comm Ave., named the Paradise Rock Club, often shortened to "The Paradise." I had a friend in high school, Dave, who had an insane mother. She's Hungarian (which doesn't have anything to do with her insanity, but made her screaming more colorful), and she was very controlling about what Dave was allowed to do. Dave had had tickets to go to a show at The Paradise (I can't now remember the band) for a while, but as he was leaving to go, his mother harangued him with a whole bunch of questions, "What show is this? Who are you going with? What is the name of the place?"

Dave ran out the door, answering the questions. "Blah blah blah, it's at the Paradise. Bye." He slams the door and we're off.

Now, Dave's mother had this charming habit of freaking out all the time. She'd get the idea in her head that she needed to talk to Dave and, come hell or high water, she was going to talk to him. Now, you can imagine the mixup that occurred when she decided that night that she needed to call the club to talk to Dave.

When we returned from the show, Dave's mother was visibly disraught. "David, why you not tell me you were at gay bar? I talk to bartender. DAAAAVIIIID."
posted by MarkAnd at 1:37 PM on January 24, 2003

and for those whose minds have already wandered to some news back in december, everyone's friend Moby was attacked outside of the Paradise on Comm Ave, not in Central Square.

thanks for the hilarious story, MarkAnd.
posted by VulcanMike at 1:43 PM on January 24, 2003

I'd like to see the reality show where Miss Goth, Miss Indy Rock and Miss Punk Rock all compete for the attentions of a guy who's not really in a freshly signed band.
posted by elwoodwiles at 1:47 PM on January 24, 2003

here is my nomination
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:46 PM on January 24, 2003

"Occupation: H.S. Student/ Dominatrix Mistress ", wow, school has changed since I was there.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:32 PM on January 24, 2003

And here's a lot of girls who may or may not be goths, but all have very nice glasses.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:34 PM on January 24, 2003

hee-hee...has anyone read the Sarah Vowell essay in which she takes a class on how to be a goth? They tell her to pick a new goth name, and she decides that most chilling, sinister name she can think of is...


(apparently the REAL hard-core goths wear pink.)

here is my nomination

wow, she's into Bettie Page AND duct tape? My kinda gal..
posted by Vidiot at 6:52 PM on January 24, 2003

How could they not hold the competition in Salem?! That's unbelievable, as I can't think of anywhere in Massachusetts more Goth than that town.
posted by Down10 at 2:48 PM on January 25, 2003

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