Friday, 26 April 2013
Forty Eight Hours Too Late
We are off to Whitby today to see the Goth festival that goes on every year at this small Yorkshire seaside town.
The Goths choose Whitby because it is where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula and where his ship landed after sailing from Transylvania. And so every year, many dress up and head off for a weekend of fun.
Besides the Goths, there's Steampunks, Emos and people who just like dressing up as Victorians. So sadly that means that we will miss a fashion show of the more usual type in the form of the "48 Hours of Fashion". Which is like a scaled down version of London Fashion Week.
Here's the marquee that's been set up in the Old Market Square, ready for the shows over the two days. This is an improvement on last year, as they just used the two shopping centres and the streets.