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PAGAN VILLAGE & METAL BANDS AT WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN LEIPZIG. NEW ROMANTIC PARTY, GERMAN GOTH PUNK CLUBS, NIGHTLIFE.


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I’m glad you are enjoying my WGT 2012 coverage! Thanks for all your feedback on my Facebook.

At the end of the day, a travel experience isn’t about the place — but the people you share it with. One of my favorite memories of Wave Gotik Treffen (largest Goth music/culture/fashion festival in the world) was drinking absinthe with friends from around the world.

On Day 2, we met up outside the Pagan Village, one tram stop away from the main festival site (Agra). If you don’t have a WGT wristband, you can’t access Agra or any of the concerts. However, you can purchase a separate ticket to enter the Village.

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WGT is a wonderful excuse to bring all your friends together. I met up with dark souls from Japan, Switzerland, Czech Republic…

Flower and metal fascinator, worn as brooch: provided by Angelica Brigade.
Purple pirate hat: gifted by Caribbean Rose (more photos and review)
Velvet vampire jacket: gifted by Lip Service
Gothic jumpsuit: gifted by Lip Service

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We shared “Goth-since,” 90-proof black absinthe from the Czech Republic.

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A wonderful moment, relaxing on the grass outside the Pagan Village.

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Inside, it felt like a Renaissance faire mixed with a heavy metal concert. We browsed shops that sold Medieval swords, mead, honey wine, and cherry beer (above – a fruity taste).

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We returned to the main site, Agra, for more shopping at the “Black Market.” Hundreds of stands with handmade, dark fashion and accessories. I loved the elegance of Bibian Blue…

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… and the space-Gaga corsets of Cyberesque.

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That evening, we went to the New Romantic party. I’ve never been to an event like this: undead aristocrats swaying to electric Renaissance sounds.

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Beautiful aristocratic fashion. Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it to the fetish and Japanese Visual kei parties, but I hear they are also excellent.

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Onward to Moritzbastei: a cavernous, maze-like club with five different dancefloors. The Japan gang reunited here — a perfect ending to the grandest festival I’ve ever attended.

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Here are more photos of WGT fashionistas, taken by my friends Truls and Ida of Dracula Clothing. We met up later in Prague for steampunk adventures (check back for the photos!)

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I don’t often see steampunk and fairy fashion in the clubs I frequent, so it’s a treat to view outfits like these.

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My friends photographed the band Eisbrecher.

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And Diary of Dreams.

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At the Victorian Picnic, DIY steampunk contraptions were on display.

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Have you worn Steampunk fashion before?

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Elegant ladies from past centuries.

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Such imagination goes into the outfits.

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This is why I love alternative fashion and subcultures, with all my heart.

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The Hello Kitty man is a WGT legend. He’s featured in my video (to be uploaded soon).

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I can’t thank Go With Oh enough for sending me on a life-changing journey to Wave Gotik Treffen!

For more WGT coverage, see my photos from the first day and Goth fashion snaps.

How about you — what draws you to alternative, underground cultures and style? How have they impacted your life?

❤ Inspired? Feel free to Like this post (below)…

22 Comments

  1. Posted June 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Love to you too dear heart! Your photos are beautiful as always. I was just thinking about you lastnight. Sending love to you and Sebastian. How come he is not in these photos?

    • Posted June 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

      He’s busy in Tokyo right now!

  2. Posted June 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    WaOw! That looks like so much fun :)

  3. Posted June 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    WGT looks like so much fun! Thank you for the coverage! I love all the amazing fashion and fun events, hope to experience one day

  4. Posted June 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Love the hat! 

  5. Posted June 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

     oo thats nice, i like your hat too O:

  6. Posted June 17, 2012 at 2:42 am | Permalink

    Looks to be so much fun. :)

  7. Posted June 17, 2012 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    OMG, so not steampunk, the rest of the outfits were dreamy, and I LOVE Yukiro Dravariouslittle witch hat.

  8. Posted June 17, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    The living world is plastic anyway, there’s only temperate myhtik. the world does not want custody without ants.

  9. Posted June 17, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

     Some absolutely stunning costumes on display!! ♥

  10. Posted June 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    I wish I was there lol

  11. Posted June 17, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Fashion Inspiration

  12. Posted June 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Good job!

  13. Posted June 18, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    There are so many gorgeous dress !

  14. Posted June 18, 2012 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    Very Cool :)

  15. Posted June 18, 2012 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    burlesque

  16. Posted June 19, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    These photos are great!  I would love to visit the Pagan Village and attend the New Romantic party.

    I just love the freedom to be whomever you please.  There’s more of a willingness to bend certain fashion rules and deviate from the norm.  I find that this freedom leads to more creativity and confidence.

    • Posted June 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

      Those were two of my favorite events :) This was a wonderful environment, so supportive and free.

  17. Posted June 23, 2012 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    The jacket you were wearing in the first picture is fabulous – where is it from? 

    The Pagan Village sounds great – I’d have tried to figure out if I could take a medieval sword home on the plane… :P 

    Bibian Blue’s corsets and costumes are absolutely to die for! I especially like the corsets with scales – they look like fairy armour, somewhere between being meant for burlesque and being meant for battle! Cyberesque do gorgeous neck-corsets with feathers… something else for me to covet!

    I was temporarily into Steampunk between my babybat goth phase and getting into a combination of Romantic Goth, Lolita, and EGA/Aristocrat fashion. The anachronism is fabulous, but if you’re on a tight budget it can be hard to pull it off convincingly, especially the impressive ‘gadgets’ and ‘inventions’ – those things look best when done with actual metal and leather, and even if you DIY, those materials are expensive. The two Steampunk couples in the pair of photographs in the middle look FABULOUS though! 

    I would have loved to go to the New Romantic/Aristocrat party! A club full of gorgeous anachronistic dresses and frock coats, vampires and dandies… That must have been something very special indeed! If I were a rich goth, I’d buy something fabulous from Bibian Blue and then wear it to the Romantic party! 

    The Victorian (and related anachronisms) party looks like so much fun!

    You’re so lucky to have gone to WGT and related events. 

    • Posted June 26, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

      thanks dear! The jacket is by Lip Service. You would have loved WGT… I’m so grateful I was able to attend. I’d go back in a heartbeat.

  18. Posted November 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    the girl with blue hair in the last photo is triztaess from deviantart, shes so awesome ♥
    i love this blog !

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