Here’s a chance to re-live your gloriously misspent goth youth. Ministry, decadent avatars of the Skinny Puppy/NIN/Front Line Assembly school of bummer EDM for bad people, play the TLA tomorrow night with Laibach and we have a coupla pair of tix to giveaway to some lucky recovering goth/Phawker reader. To win, all you have to do is send us an email at FEED@PHAWKER.COM and share some mildly embarrassing personal factoid (Example: “I actually liked the first Ministry album, back when they still sounded like pussies”) or anecdote (“The jocks at school used to call me ‘Flock Of Seagulls’ and it hurt my feelings”) from your goth days. Here’s a classic — and frankly unbeatable — example that a Phawker reader sent us when we gave away Skinny Puppy tix last year and first asked readers to share their mildly embarrassing memories of their gloriously misspent goth youth:
I swear this is true. I wouldn’t make it up. I consider this a proud life moment, though most people I share it with shudder with revulsion. Maybe my values are fucked. Or maybe everyone else’s values are fucked and mine are rock (no pun intended (see below) solid.
So… One late night (into early morning) during the summer of 2001 (I THINK; the dates are hazy for reasons which will become apparent) I smoked crack with Al Jourgensen (pictured, right), a locally famous dominatrix, and two decidedly infamous local crackheads. In Austin, Texas.
During the course of the 6+ hour (and $600+ costing), uh, ‘party,’ Mr.Jourgensen did not speak a single word. Only grunted. A lot. Quite Menacingly.
So there you go. We are shocked — SHOCKED, I tells ya — to learn that Al Jourgensen was allegedly involved in the consumption illicit substances back in the day. But live and learn, right? We don’t expect you to top this and, just to be clear, we certainly don’t advocate smoking crack. Send your anecdote to FEED@PHAWKER.COM along with your full name and a mobile number for confirmation. Good luck and gothspeed!