|Bloomer-clad moi, sight-seeing in York.|
|Screaming Banshee Aircrew|
|Ready for the Thursday night clubnight!|
Our hostess and Mistress of Ceremonies at the Duchess was ex-March Violets' Rosie Lugosi, who as well as being hilarious and whipping the crowd into a frenzy each night looked absolutely stunning. She also treated us to a duet with one of the performing bands... unfortunately I can't remember which. >.< Sylvia Lancaster, mother of Sophie Lancaster and head of the S.O.P.H.I.E. campaign, also paid a visit to the Duchess to talk to the assembled Goths about the work that the Foundation is doing, which I think may have brought tears to a few eyes.
The festival organisers had laid on a city tour specifically for the Goths - this seemed very underused, in fact on the tour we went on it was just us and Nen. Chris, the tour guide, was very informative and delighted in telling us all the grimmest, goriest parts of York's history (and believe me, there were a lot). However, after two hours of hiking about the city in the rain wearing New Rocks and a tiara, we called it a day and headed to the market.
|Dolled-up for the tour|
|At the pub... I'm on the right.|
Faderhead was another standout performer, and I bumped into Jay from Deviant UK during the Faderhead set - literally, I think I stood on his foot, and he did NOT look very impressed. o.O
I also thoroughly enjoyed Inkubus Sukkubus, they are one of my very favourite bands so it was a real treat to see them live, although I think they suffered technical difficulties at one point, and Candia kind of wandered off the stage for a while, not sure what that was about. Ciggie break perhaps? Anyway, hearing Wytches live was definitely one of the highlights of my whole year.
|Inkubus Sukkubus <3|
|The Eden House, featuring Candia from InkySuk|
|This hairstyle got the thumbs-up from Evi ^^|
R O M A N C E were a new band for me, and though they were young (it was rumoured that their mum was in the audience, awww), they were absolutely awesome and I have been trying ever since to get my hands on an album.
|R O M A N C E|
|A crap pic of Pretentious, Moi?|
|I wasn't actually trying to look angsty... dammit.|
Note: Sorry, guys, but there will be no post tomorrow as I'm dashing off with Jodie to see Die So Fluid almost straight after work. :-( Bear with me, I'll be back soon!