Summer is hard on goths. Black absorbs sunlight, vinyl doesn't breath, mascara runs and those clunky platform boots will ensure you're picked last for any softball game. Worst of all, longer days make for shorter nights, which means less time for cavorting with dark spirits.
Keep cool by checking out our gallery of goth musicians looking uncomfortable in the summer heat.
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