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CLUB CEMETERY & MIDNIGHT NECROPOLIS: TOKYO GOTH INDUSTRIAL 80S DANCE PARTY.

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Music and fashion will make or break a nightcrawl, as you saw from Saturday’s disappointing Dark Castle Halloween special. Sunday’s Club Cemetery (an all-nighter at Shinjuku’s Club Hoop) showed ’em how it should be done. Music? The flyer says it all: “Gothic / Dark Electro / New Wave / Psitive Punk / Death Rock.”

Fashion? Stricts-ville: “Lolita & Gothic Lolita & Casual & Pop Clothes cannot enter it.” What’s a Goth to wear (besides black) ? Check out the video below – I hope it makes you laugh! I waffled over the vintage Yohji Yamamoto leather-and-crystal-studs bracelet ($126 from 10/TOW in Shibuya), but I’m glad I treated myself.

Japanese spooky and scary cosplay teenagers at Club Cemetery. 80s music Japanese industrial and fetish dance party. DJ Chihiro spinning music at Goth nightclub Halloween party or event at Club Hoop, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Too often, you’ll run into foreigners who try to pick up chicks, or randoms who come to gawk at a freaky scene. I love D’s Valentine’s events because everyone is there for the music. DJ Chihiro started and ended the night; Kiki mixed 80s Goth and post-punk (we went wild at New Order’s Blue Monday). You may recognize Naohiro (bottom left) as the singer of †13thMOON†.

Goth DH EZ Go music soundtrack, Klaus Nomi vinyl, Depeche Mode album cover, Skinny Puppy album. Songs played at Japanese Club Cemetery, Goth nightclub Halloween party or event at Club Hoop, Shinjuku, Tokyo.

But the DJ that killed it was special guest EZ 2 GO. He was the only one who spun vinyl, propping up the album covers next to the dripping candles, mini-pumpkins, red-eyed skeletons, and RIP tombstones. He started his set with a stroke of genius: Kate Bush! Then came Thunderpuss, Nina Hagen, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode… even castrato-voiced Klaus Nomi!

Midnight Necropolis fetish industrial and goth nightclub at Club Marz in Kabuki-Cho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. DJ Taiki, BAAL visual kei spooky J-rock band, sexy gothic lolita fashion on teen girls.

Around 4am, we rolled over to Club Marz and snuck into Midnight Necropolis, ninja-style. We missed BAAL’s live act, but caught DJ Taiki’s set (described as “Electro / Industrial / EBM / Futurepop / Technobody.”) Taiki has been organizing Goth parties in Osaka since 1999 (Black Veil, Vampire Garden) and also runs a music & occult clothing store. When the lights went up at 5:30am, everyone took out their cameras and vogued. I think the only rule in fashion should be: Do What You Want, and try to Do It Yourself.

Do you like the video blog format? Shall I do more of them? Come back tomorrow for another reader favorite: Man Heaven.

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58 Comments

  1. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    How Adorable!
    How do you meet these weirdos?! ;)

  2. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    There's no such thing as weird… weird is good O_O I love the Candyman dude. He's awesome.

  3. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    haha candyman looks like I only write sins not tragedies-brendon :P
    this was funny :P Love your outfit too!

  4. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    The weirder, the better, if you ask me!

  5. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:17 am | Permalink

    Weirdos attract weirdos! hahah

  6. Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    well I'm on dial up at the moment so I couldn't check out the vid but I wanted to say that the last set of 6 pix are some of the best that I've seen since I started reading your blog. I absolutely love the gear everyone is sporting, yours and theirs. love! have you been to any places in the US that support this nightstyle?

  7. Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Wow, people still use dial up? :P

    These are the Necro Girls – they were part of the Midnight Necropolis event. Search for New York's Dances of Vice… you might like what you see.

  8. Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    How Adorable!
    How do you meet these weirdos?! ;)

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Weirdos attract weirdos! hahah

      • Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:32 am | Permalink

        LOL
        Oh so true!

  9. Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    There’s no such thing as weird… weird is good O_O I love the Candyman dude. He’s awesome.

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      The weirder, the better, if you ask me!

      • Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

        Yes!! =D I agree!!

  10. Posted November 3, 2008 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    haha candyman looks like I only write sins not tragedies-brendon :P
    this was funny :P Love your outfit too!

  11. Posted November 3, 2008 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Your vblogs are amazing :3

    I like how u keep them short and sweet ^^

  12. Posted November 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    well I’m on dial up at the moment so I couldn’t check out the vid but I wanted to say that the last set of 6 pix are some of the best that I’ve seen since I started reading your blog. I absolutely love the gear everyone is sporting, yours and theirs. love! have you been to any places in the US that support this nightstyle?

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

      Wow, people still use dial up? :P

      These are the Necro Girls – they were part of the Midnight Necropolis event. Search for New York’s Dances of Vice… you might like what you see.

      • Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:48 am | Permalink

        indeed, they have a myspace btw. and yes lol some of do still use dial up …sadly. my poor Mac :-P

  13. Posted November 3, 2008 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    No lolita? That's sad. Very, very sad.

  14. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    OMG you both are so fashion yummy! ;) Carmen.. love your outfit here even more than the last one and good that ya found a better club!
    Candyman/Jim… you sooo sound like tim Curry/Frank'n'furter when you first enter the video….

    Loving it guys!

  15. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Yes!! =D I agree!!

  16. Posted November 3, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Your vblogs are amazing :3

    I like how u keep them short and sweet ^^

  17. Posted November 3, 2008 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    You look amazing ^____^ And I really like your makeup in the very first picture- how did you do it?
    I absolutely love your video blog *O*

  18. Posted November 3, 2008 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much! Vlogging is fun.

    I simply applied grey eyeshadow from my eyelids to eyebrows and across the bridge of my nose. I used black eyeshadow around the eyes for definition. I bought playing card symbol stickers from Tokyu Hands and sticked them around my face… that's all! :)

  19. Posted November 3, 2008 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    No lolita? That’s sad. Very, very sad.

  20. Posted November 3, 2008 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    OMG you both are so fashion yummy! ;) Carmen.. love your outfit here even more than the last one and good that ya found a better club!
    Candyman/Jim… you sooo sound like tim Curry/Frank’n’furter when you first enter the video….

    Loving it guys!

  21. Posted November 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    yep yep yep more vids! as always loving your ourfit and your friend's homage to britishness…! is he actually english?

  22. Posted November 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    You look amazing ^____^ And I really like your makeup in the very first picture- how did you do it?
    I absolutely love your video blog *O*

    • Posted November 3, 2008 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much! Vlogging is fun.

      I simply applied grey eyeshadow from my eyelids to eyebrows and across the bridge of my nose. I used black eyeshadow around the eyes for definition. I bought playing card symbol stickers from Tokyu Hands and sticked them around my face… that’s all! :)

  23. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Livahpool!

  24. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I'm your biggest fan! Love the vid

  25. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    LOL
    Oh so true!

  26. Posted November 3, 2008 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Love your costumes! Cool party! And then….

  27. Posted November 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    yep yep yep more vids! as always loving your ourfit and your friend’s homage to britishness…! is he actually english?

    • Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:31 am | Permalink

      Livahpool!

  28. Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    I’m your biggest fan! Love the vid

  29. Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    Love your costumes! Cool party! And then….

  30. Posted November 3, 2008 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    “my candy!!!”

    “nooo giv it back!!!!”

    LOL go the candy man

    XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  31. Posted November 3, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    indeed, they have a myspace btw. and yes lol some of do still use dial up …sadly. my poor Mac :-P

  32. Posted November 3, 2008 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    forgot to mention
    that vintage studded crystal bracelet makes me drool lol I absolutely intend to find one.

  33. Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    Hello there, good to see you!!
    Just read these posts relating to my meeting with the deadly-candy-cane that is La Carmina.
    Truly, it was a Tokyo delight to jig to EZ 2 GO's fine selection of vinyl-o-phonics.
    If any of you have a facebook account be sure to say hello to my many faces. why not start with 'Jim McGee' and see where that takes you.

    and remember the Candy-man wears his heart on the left!

    Kiss Kiss Sugar!
    -The Candy Man

  34. Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    “my candy!!!”

    “nooo giv it back!!!!”

    LOL go the candy man

    XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  35. Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    forgot to mention
    that vintage studded crystal bracelet makes me drool lol I absolutely intend to find one.

  36. Posted November 4, 2008 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    I thought your heart's on the right… because it's too sweet? Or because it has Republican tendencies?

  37. Posted November 4, 2008 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    ohh fizzlesticks!! I made a mistake! :p

  38. Posted November 4, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Hello there, good to see you!!
    Just read these posts relating to my meeting with the deadly-candy-cane that is La Carmina.
    Truly, it was a Tokyo delight to jig to EZ 2 GO’s fine selection of vinyl-o-phonics.
    If any of you have a facebook account be sure to say hello to my many faces. why not start with ‘Jim McGee’ and see where that takes you.

    and remember the Candy-man wears his heart on the left!

    Kiss Kiss Sugar!
    -The Candy Man

    • Posted November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am | Permalink

      I thought your heart’s on the right… because it’s too sweet? Or because it has Republican tendencies?

      • Posted November 4, 2008 at 10:08 am | Permalink

        ohh fizzlesticks!! I made a mistake! :p

        • Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

          It’s okey, we all make misteaks.

  39. Posted November 4, 2008 at 4:24 am | Permalink

    It's okey, we all make misteaks.

  40. Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    “my candy!!!”

    “nooo giv it back!!!!”

    LOL go the candy man

    XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  41. Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    indeed, they have a myspace btw. and yes lol some of do still use dial up …sadly. my poor Mac :-P

  42. Posted November 4, 2008 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    forgot to mention
    that vintage studded crystal bracelet makes me drool lol I absolutely intend to find one.

  43. Posted November 4, 2008 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Hello there, good to see you!!
    Just read these posts relating to my meeting with the deadly-candy-cane that is La Carmina.
    Truly, it was a Tokyo delight to jig to EZ 2 GO's fine selection of vinyl-o-phonics.
    If any of you have a facebook account be sure to say hello to my many faces. why not start with 'Jim McGee' and see where that takes you.

    and remember the Candy-man wears his heart on the left!

    Kiss Kiss Sugar!
    -The Candy Man

  44. Posted November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I thought your heart's on the right… because it's too sweet? Or because it has Republican tendencies?

  45. Posted November 4, 2008 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    ohh fizzlesticks!! I made a mistake! :p

  46. Posted November 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    It's okey, we all make misteaks.

  47. Posted November 22, 2008 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    This article I so true, keep on writing like this, enjoyment to read :) 334