I am an ’80s goth.
More importantly, I am a vampyre.
Being heavily involved in the scene, I am fortunate the goth life is completely inline with that of the vampyre.
What many do not know is that was the whole purpose behind goth- so vampyre could be themselves among humans and embrace all the elements of their lives, interests and lifestyles.
This is the reason goth has so many graveyards, bats, coffins, Victorian aesthetics, etc.
It just so happened that many of us were already punk and some punks naturally gravitated over to goth.
Thus, a scene was born.