Now, there was a lot of discussion on that post about Bar Sinister bouncers refusing entry because you weren’t Goth enough. Not wearing all black? Tennis shoes? Black jeans? Nope, you can’t come in. WTF? Is Goth a state of mind or a fashion statement?
Apparently it’s all about fashion. I’m waiting in line to get in. There’s a group of about 5 people in front of me. The bouncer starts harassing one of the guys because he is wearing black Vans with white shoe laces. He’s telling him he can’t wear tennis shoes, but these aren’t your Nike variety. They get up to the front of the line and the bouncer refuses entry to Vans guy and the whole group is like up-yours to the bouncer and left. I thought this was really stupid, it’s not like the group was dressed in Khaki and Vans guy was wearing all black.
This put me in a critical Goth fashion mood. Once I was in the club I later notice a patron wearing nothing but some standard black jean, black converse and a nothing special t-shirt. Then there was the girl dress in a flowing white belly dancing costume. And how Goth is a little bo peep outfit?
It’s not the first time Bar Sinister bouncers have acted like jerks to b.la-ers, and I guess I’m happy they didn’t direct their fashion requirements on me. Or in the immortal words of Jay Bushman, fellow b.la-er:
“I firmly believe that 98% of all the world’s conflicts can be boiled down to some variation of the “I’m more Goth than you are” argument.”