Kate Hennessy dons her blacks and joins 20,000 Goths in Germany at the world’s most un-colourful festival.
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He stalks by the tram stop in head-to-toe black PVC, thighs squeaking like rodents. Sunlight glints from studs around his neck long enough to skewer a steak and his face scowls out from behind a fragile scaffolding of chains and piercings. Yes, I think. We’ve arrived.
Each year in May or June, the German city of Leipzig hosts the biggest Gothic and dark culture event in the world – the four-day Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT). More than 20,000 of the Gothic diaspora heed the call to come and swamp Leipzig in black.