Darkness in the heart: how the Leipziger Wave-Gotik-Treffen could emerge from the GDR

Darkness in the heart: how the Leipzig Wave-Gotik-Treffen could emerge from the GDR

Released on 02.06.1998

  • The power of the facade: One Visitor to the 30 edition of the Wave-Gotik-Treffen puts on her make-up on the campsite Agra site in Leipzig. Photo: Tobias Seeliger/Imago
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    30 years ago the WGT took place for the first time in Leipzig instead. Even if the festival, which

    is now welcoming visitors again after a two-year corona break, apparently only has little to do with the start: the roots are remarkable and also long-lasting.

    “Carnival!” As apt as many, from the touched scene people to the mockingly unsympathetic onlookers, may find this constant accusation against the Wave-Gotik-Treffen: Firstly, it is as old as the meeting itself, and secondly, it overlooks the essentials, that perhaps not under the facade easy to recognize, but nevertheless after…

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