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Whitby Goth Weekend.
Anyone who has had a good poke around on this blog probably knows that I absolutely LOVE Whitby Goth Weekend. Having missed a couple of events over the past year or so I was all set to head off to the home of Goth for the Halloween WGW last year when disaster struck. Boggle Hole YHA inexplicably decided to cancel all of their bookings over that weekend at the last minute. Of course by that time there was no accommodation left within a 20 mile radius of Whitby ….Grrrr didn’t they know I needed my Whitby fix?
Anyway, patience was finally rewarded, and this weekend I got to stay in Abbey House (my favorite YHA – right next to the Abbey ruins and St Mary’s graveyard) and wander about a variety of historic settings in Whitby dressed in full Victorian Goth regalia and enjoying some fantastic bands in the evenings.
This years events are special because Whitby Goth Weekend is celebrating its 21st anniversary. Jo Hampshire probably never imagined how her alternative music festival would mushroom over the years. These days the Music festival element can seem a little swamped by all of the weekend Goths, Victorian enthusiasts and the ever-growing steam punk invasion, but for those who still remember the original raison d’être for the weekend there were some fantastic bands on at the Spa Pavillion including Abney Park, Jordan Reyne, Manuskript, The Chameleons, Doctor and the Medics and The Damned (to name but a few).
Anyway, here are some of my photos of this weekends event…
St Marys Churchyard and the 199 Steps
Down in Whitby town
Whitby Goth Weekend Saturday Night at the Pavillion
A Night Walk
All photographs by Lenora
Whitby Goth Weekend Music Festival