Culture devoloped from punk in 1979. Sterotype wears black clothes, nail polish, eyeliner and has black hair and listens to the very un-goth Marilyn Manson.
Many types of goth. Examples:
Loves plastic, nightclubs and the future. Loves (gasp!) bright colors and usually has plastic hair.
Often Satanic. Sucks blood from partner and has sex in coffins.
Very elegant. Wears lots of velvet and lace. Aims for Medieval/Victorian look. Loves vampires and poetry.
Listens to Marilyn Manson. Wears only black. Is a right saddo.
Goth music: Bauhaus, The Cure, Switchblade Synphony, etc. MARILYN MANSON AND LINKIN PARK ARE NOT GOTH MUSIC.
Remember, GOTH is just a label made up by a bunch of losers to call the darker ones.. Real 'goths' do not label themselves. A self-proclaimed goth = big poser
. Gothic stereotype = morbid, suicidal and black-clad. Not always true. You could dress like PARIS HILTON
and still be part of the 'goth' scene.