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The Culture of Goth Music

In my book, No Such Thing As Small Talk, I make a joke about moving to Germany to hang out and drink Absinthe cocktails, listen to Goth music, and take saunas. In the 10 years I lived there, I never even saw Absinthe, nor listened to Goth or even met anyone who listened to Goth , but I did enjoy the sauna-culture.

Since moving back to the U.S. I have met a few people who actually like Goth music – a few in San Francisco, but also a client in Germany who has become a friend. In fact, I’m going to my first “Dark Wave” concert with them. I have no idea what that means. But my curious-anthropological-mind thinks it’s a must-do.

I remember going with friends to see Beyonce (it was terrible) and Justin Timberlake (much better than expected) in Frankfurt. It was so loud, I embarrassingly needed to stuff bits of tissue in my ears. Rod Stewart was better since the crowd was older. We’ll see with Goth music, I may need full head gear…

Melissa Lamson

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Melissa Lamson, Founder and President of Lamson Consulting, is an author, consultant, and speaker who accelerates the business expansion goals of today’s most successful companies by developing global mindset, refining leadership skills, and bridging cross cultural communication.
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