Since I started dating a guy I met at Bar Sinister, I’ve realized that Los Angeles has a really extensive goth scene. Being on the Westside, I hadn’t really explored the possibilities, but there is something for goths to do six nights a week. Especially on Wumpskate weeks.
Tuesdays, the two options are the Darkroom in Hollywood, or Little Cave in Highland Park. Last Tuesday, I was at the former. And it was actually perfect, for a Tuesday: populated but not crowded, softer music instead of industrial, and dark enough to take the edge off Day Two back at work after an extended vacation. Tonight, I’m checking out the latter, the Little Cave. I’m hoping their “Totally 80s” night is everything that the website hints at.
However, it’s not easy to get out of Venice on a weeknight (especially when you have a desk job) so I’ve limited most of my goth activities to Miss Kitty’s on Fridays, or Bar Sinister on Saturdays. But the last time I was at Miss Kitty’s, the goth-industrial room had been cancelled, and some sort of spanking apparatus had been set up. If they’ve resumed the goth-industrial room, I’d love to know.
Which brings me to the point of this post. I don’t know how many of our readers are on the goth side of the counterculture spectrum, but a few of us from blogging.la may well turn up at Bar Sinister this Saturday. And we’ve joked about a goth meetup, but really – why not? So those of you who are interested, or who would like to meet up, or who haven’t been to the goth clubs in L.A. because you don’t know people who go (which has been a major problem for me over the last couple years), please feel free to comment, or email me. It isn’t easy being this depressed all the time, but having a community to do it in has made it way more fun.
Oh, and only three more months to BATS DAY!