Sigh. My favorite gothy club closes this week (I call it "gothy" bc some nights are goth, and yet I never go on a Saturday. Because bros.) I'm totally moping about it, so here's some pictures of me & my friends <3 Almost all these were taken by my lovely friend Geno, who somehow always makes us all look magic... Even at 3am.
A few years ago, I moved back to Seattle from San Francisco. My mom was battling breast cancer at the time (which thankfully has passed). I really didn't want to move back here. But you know, priorities. I had left Seattle for many reasons, but mainly - I was just over it. I was bored & unhappy - with everyone I knew, everything I was doing, everything about this place. How do you completely start over? You move away! ... And all of a sudden, I had to come back. The first year back here was basically: witnessing chemo, having almost no friends, and eventually going through a wretched & drawn out break up. Brutal.
How do you make new friends as an adult? I've realized that as I've gotten older, it's much more difficult. I don't know if this is true for everyone, maybe I'm just getting more cynical with age. I get along with almost anyone, that's stupid easy, but when it comes to real friendship... well. That's different. People my age, ugh.
There were two establishments here that really turned things around for me. One a bar (Bus Stop), one a club (Noc Noc) - both of which I loved for different, but overlapping reasons. The overlap is this: I met a bunch of genuinely interesting, honest, supportive, and passionate people. I danced, I laughed, I cried a time or two, I got a bit too rowdy, I had heart to hearts, I learned about new music, films, art, and other peoples lives. I became close with some incredible people. Hell - that's even how I met my boyfriend.
In the last 2 years, I came to see this city in a way I never had before. I now love it here. I see myself & others in a new way too... and you know what? I'm unstoppable - and I would not have said that before. I am so insanely grateful to know you all. The haunts may change, but the people won't. Seriously, love you guys.