Town comes alive for fashion, football and fun

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Whitby went back to black last weekend for Goth weekend which saw the town come alive with a spectacle of music, fashion and fun.

The April Goth weekend is seen as the kickstart to the summer season of events in the town and did not disappoint.

Freya Wright, a young Real Gothic FC supporter''w131702y

Freya Wright, a young Real Gothic FC supporter''w131702y

With many choosing to make a week’s holiday out of it, it has provided a welcome boost for guest houses, pubs and rastaurants.

Once again Victorian costumes seemed to be the most popular with many goths putting their own creative stamp on them with twists on steam punk and fairytale.

By night it was all about the music which is how the Goth weekend was born, back in 1994. Bands such as Voltaire and Doctor and the Medics headlined at Whitby Pavilion on Friday night with more music throughout the weekend.

There were also events at Whitby Rifle Club and the Resolution and on Saturday night burlesque troop, Vixenne’s Kittens, brought the house down at The Met which was a sell-out event for the first time. On Sunday, the Gazette retained the trophy with a 7-1 victory over Real Gothic at the Turnbull.