Anyhow, it's so 1970's to seek attention in this way! Souxsie of Souxsie and the Banshees andher other half at that time, used to go to pubs around Croydon with one of them on a collar and leash.
Let's all sing the Boomtown Rats..."she's so 1970's...she's a modern girl, oh yeah..."
"...and suzie is a jewel, she flashes when she smiles..."
good point! we've all become far too jaded to even still react to that kind of behaviour except with mild amusement. when siouxsie did it in the 1970's it made a point, but now...
'Arrested development' is what comes to mind.
a couple of months ago i saw a kid on a train, maybe 18 or 19 years old, wearing the full goth regalia, the skirt with lots of zips, the big, clunky boots, the make-up, pink (!) nail varnish (so did that mean he belonged to the subgenre of gay goths?), the whole shebang, and i couldn't help but laugh. when i was 17 i'd have thought him the dog's bollocks in terms of coolness, but that was 1989. now he was trying so hard to be cool and rebellious and shock people, but the sad reality of it was that he probably wasn't even shocking his mom.
rebellion is in your head, not in wearing a fucking dog collar...