World’s Rarest Tribes Vanish Forever
Explorers stumbled upon them in the jungle, strange creatures with painted faces and wild body coverings, speaking in languages no-one could understand – but now it seems they’re gone.
Yes, the tribes of London have finally left the urban jungle. Goths, Rude Boys, Skins, Punks, Mods, Rockers, Psychobillies, Hippies, E-Gen, all vanished. Me, I was a Blitz Kid, photographed at the Blitz nightclub in Mayfair, in suave togs and a Bros flattop, and I have some very dodgy pictures to prove it.
The Guardian reports that the only tribe they can now find is Haul-Girls, probably the most tragic tribal phenomenon I’ve ever heard of. Girls go shopping, then go through what they’ve bought item by item on camera for YouTube. As political statements go it’s a bit of a non-starter, unless the message is; My parents have money.
As Alex Petridis says in the Guardian; ‘It’s hard not to be struck by the sensation that, emos and metalheads aside, the 20th-century idea of a youth subculture is now outmoded. The internet doesn’t spawn mass movements, bonded together by a shared taste in music, fashion and ownership of subcultural capital.’ It just consists of everyone broadcasting little bits of lives which are remarkably similar to one another.
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