Fantasy Makers black lipstick. Vintage necklace. Shirt from PacSun. Rue 21 jacket.
These are pictures from the night I saw Franz Nicolay, The Wild, Ninja Gun, Fake Problems, and Against Me! at the Masquerade in Atlanta with my friend Kristin on New Year's Eve. We stopped by Little Five Points before the show; Little Five Points is always an adventure. Someone tried to sell me jewelry by yelling, "Hey, goth girl! I got some goth jewelry! Made from real coffins!" I couldn't help but laugh. If I had cash on me, I probably would have bought some "goth jewelry", too.
The show was incredible. I enjoyed every band, but Franz Nicolay stole my heart. He played accordion, guitar, and electric banjo. ELECTRIC BANJO. He made self-deprecating jokes and wore this great suit and hat. Later, he came back onstage to play keyboard with Against Me!. He is multi-talented and charming and I would just carry him around in my pocket with me if I could.
Against Me! started playing around 11:50 or so. Tom was performing a new song when the clock struck twelve and 2011 was over. When he finished, the band went straight into "Sink, Florida, Sink," which is my favorite Against Me! song. I sang along, cried joyfully, and gave Kristin a noogie because that is how I show affection. I can't imagine any better way to spend the first minutes of this year.
They also played some of my other favorites, like "Re-inventing Axl Rose," "Baby, I'm an Anarchist," "Pints of Guinness Make You Strong," and dozens more.
I love Against Me! If you haven't seen them live, do it. Right now.
And since this is a "fashion" blog, I just want to point out that there are some great outfits in the third and fourth pictures.
Pictures taken with disposable 35mm camera. From top: a liquor store in Little Five Points; gold, glittery Doc Martens at the Masquerade; Franz Nicolay; got drugs?; Fake Problems; a Brazilian named Carlos (pronounced CARRRRRRlos); Against Me!; Against Me! again; one more Against Me!; Kristin at the corner store; me in Little Five Points.