Watch for spikes!!
Watch for spikes!!

If there’s one piece of advice I can give regarding dancing at the goth club, it’s to watch out for all of the sharp bits. I can think of few dance floors that are more hazardous than a goth club on foam night…

I actually had to stop wearing my really awesome spiked bracers because I’d forget about them while dancing and nearly take out my own eyes, or go to hug one of my friends and gouge them in the spine. And, in one particularly painful incident, I managed to crack my funnybone against a nearby dancer’s spiky shoulder piece. Owwwww!!!

Thankfully, I’ve never danced with anyone skinny enough that their mere flesh was a hazard, but I *did* lift Ravenia’s description from one of my RL friends, who described her dancing partner rather similarly.

News: Posted January 12th, 2012 by Alina

^ 10 Comments to “Watch for spikes!!”

  1. Johan Broad Says:

    File that under “Problems That Goths Have”!

    I remember getting stuck to a friend at a club once. She gave me a hug and her fishnets got tangled in my jewelry!

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 3:55 am
  2. Jared Says:

    Some of us skiny goth boys have to be carful dancing or we’ll rattle.

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 4:08 am
  3. Jenny Lööw Says:

    I know exactly.. Even more idiotic is to forget the long spike on your spiked neckless and poking the poor guy in the throat… hehehehe
    no bloodshed thankfully!

    Love the comic!
    /Jenny

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 5:08 am
  4. Davyd Says:

    The other thing I’d say is: the dance floor is for dancing, not talking! I hate people who just stand around in the way. If they were dancing, they’d be making spaces one can move in and out of; getting that rhythm going is part of the fun! But when they’re just standing there, they’re just in the way. I have way more collisions with “visitors” just standing around than I do with “regulars” who are wildly flailing about.

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 10:46 am
  5. v2 Says:

    why would you have foam night at a goth club?

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 12:23 pm
  6. GBeans Says:

    A tiny (5 ft) friend of mine had her face cut quite badly at a Mission gig – because she was too scared to tell the giant goth behind her that his metal gauntlet was carving up her face.
    Ironically he only had his arm over her shoulder to stop her from being crushed into the crash barrier.

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 2:35 pm
  7. Quinn Says:

    The combination of spikey people, and people wearing latex and other rubber things… one puncture and that stuff is done.

    But, hey Alina a friend of mine managed to knee himself in the face while dancing at the old Suburbs in Edmonton.

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 3:39 pm
  8. FSilvermane Says:

    I have seen those skinny/boney goth guys at the club many times,…whats really bad is the guy at our local club who is the skinniest and the guy who is the worst about spikey bits is the same guy,…. he wears spiked collar around his neck,… a few wrapped around his boots,… a few riveted on his jacket [I am sorry I ever agreed to rivet them for him], pyramid studs on his belt which is triple wrapped [made for a much bigger guy],..and he does the most wild Bad Goth Tai Chi dancing where he does full extension kicks and such. So yeah you can imagine he is a disaster on the dance floor and a fair emergency just walking through the crowd,…its gotten tot he point that we have had to physically [in a friendly way] restrain him and put rubber tips on some of his spikes just to feel somewhat safe around him,..its one thing to get knocked in the shin by steeltoe boots,… you kind of expect that at the club,..another to get hit by steeltoes that resemble “Klingon boots” with toe spike and all,…..

    Posted January 12th, 2012 at 4:04 pm
  9. Mmm…I have had the my skirts caught on some of my friends spikes and the mesh of the petticoats torn from it. I was never much one for the spikes myself, I lean more Goth-Loli to be honest, which out this way (uni in Iowa) is really not common, most of the goths out here are the spikes and Mohawk type, or the raver-goth mix, so believe it or not I got strange looks when I first went into the club; The bouncer even asked if I was lost. Admitidly I did have my Doctor Who scarf and a TARDIS hat on at the time…

    Posted January 13th, 2012 at 12:26 am
  10. Draginbeard Says:

    …..Goth mosh pit…..EMT nightmare! Visions of patrons leaking like punch fountains, with the vamp crowd going wild!!

    Posted January 13th, 2012 at 10:05 am