Happy World Goth Day: an ode to the cybergoth dance meme, one of the world’s best memes

On September 7, 2011, the Internet was blessed with a diamond in the rough: a home movie of a team of German cybergoths gathered under a concrete overpass, enthusiastically demonstrating their best electro-industrial dance skills. On this day, the tenth annual celebration of World Goth Day, we humbly thank you for your service.

This handful of cybergoths, named for their passions that intersect for Gothic style, industrial aesthetics and the EDM raver esprit de coeur (not to be confused with Invisigoth, the hacker hero of a 1998 X-Files episode, although she would probably identify as both) – I could not have known it at that time, but her contribution to the creative spirit of the Internet would inspire one of the best online memes, when another YouTuber Solitaire discovered something incredible: his masterful interpretation is combined with any kind of song imaginable.

Well, that's not completely true. Most of that song should come somewhere around the 106 bpm tempo. But otherwise, the sky is the limit, friends. Contemplate magic and celebrate the joys of cybergoth dancing meme.

Future & # 39; s "Mask Off":

The theme Bill Nye the Science Guy :

A Christmas flavor, with Mariah Carey's "Everything I want for Christmas is you ":

Edition meme-inception, with the sweet melody of the iodized child of Walmart:

Even the subject of Guile of Street Fighter :

] They even inspired several spin-offs:

And so as not to overlook it, it's important to keep in mind that the meme only works thanks to the unbridled enthusiasm of the dancers themselves. So have fun over there, cybergoths. Enjoy your day. You have earned it. And you won this too: