Steampunk in Morecambe- a beginners guide.

Q. What is steampunk?
A. It is Goth in the future from the past. Octopuses also feature.

I hope that has been of help.

If you want your child to stay off depravity and vice, I thoroughly recommend you getting them obsessed with death. A penchant for skulls and Victorian mourning jewellery normally seamlessly melds into a liking for a nice cake and a cup of tea from a pleasing vintage cup. There is no bar but in the Wacky Warehouse next door, there is no-one to be seen in seventeen petticoats apart from me.Looking like a Victorian prostitute whilst sitting on your own in a chain family pub in Morecambe is strangely edifying.

The market consists of very very lovely things sold by very very lovely people. If you don’t consider ‘very very lovely’ things made from glass eyeballs,cogs and superglue, then you have wasted the two pounds entrance fee. And I pity you.

When watching Ash Mandrake perform, I yearn to have the power to make him attend every primary school in the country instead of the general insipid live performances of Robin Hood. He is a one man band, storyteller and singer featuring satanic eyes, murky folk tunes, hypnotic loops and a double necked guitar. Genial Men with purple hair and waistcoats eat strawberry cake and clap politely.

It is not raucous here.

Carlisle Clog and Sword performers dance around with swords without killing anyone, an amazing feat for this card carrying dyspraxic to watch in-between working out how many petticoats are still in her pants after having a post Wacky Warehouse Echo Falls related wee. This is a sentence I never thought I would have to say.

I buy hairclips with ravens on in a post Echo Falls/ petticoats in pants haze from women in full Victorian attire.

It has been a splendid day out.

3 Responses to “Steampunk in Morecambe- a beginners guide.”

  • looby Says:

    Excellent — sounds jolly good. I associate the steampunk thing with all these histiorical reconstruction programmes, where ruddy-cheeked rural romanticisists go and make clothes with a blunt needle and sweat.

    Seventeen petticoats? Really?

  • cyberfairy Says:

    Well, seven tbf. No ruddy cheeks at a goth affair though ;-) But everyone is all charming and jolly despite being dressed like a dead person from the past..

  • narf7 Says:

    Tasmania is sadly lacking in the Steampunk work ethic however there is a small pod of goths working on transforming themselves into something vaguely akin to steampunk…great post and its amazing how interesting people look from the bottom of a wine glass even when they ARE affecting a genre…

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