The magnificent meets the mundane in this photo story starring obvious newbies and evident veterans of Wave-Gotik-Treffen.
We hope you like the fruits of our three-hour photo expedition chasing darkness in the sun!
“Much as I adore Leipzig on any given day, I have never loved it as much as I do this weekend. Seeing so many interesting, quirky, stylish people dressed in shades and textures of black warms my heart.”
“Many foreign guests have missed out on WGT events besides concerts due to the language barrier. This year, with help from friends, I’ve been able to organize a series of lectures and discussions about the scene, by the scene, in English.”
“That Drifter’s ‘Moonstones’ can be found floating around the internet with only scraps of streams and downloads says more about that doomed scuffle for attention indie artists are facing than about the quality of the music itself – because from the first listen I was floored.”
As more and more goths begin to descend from the unseasonably darkening skies above Leipzig airport, anticipation in the city rises to a level that may actually be tactile. Leipzig is about to be rocked once again by alternative music’s most famous summer holiday.