Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson

American Media Once Again Shows It Has No Idea What "Goth" Music Is...

I've been wandering around various international news sites to see what the reaction is to Lordi's win at The Eurovision last night.

Generally speaking it's been really positive.

I was understanding that they were a ROCK or METAL band, but according to CNN they apparently have a large GOTH following.

"Saturday's showdown was broadcast live in 38 countries to a TV audience estimated at 100 million. Some 13,000 fans packed the indoor arena used during the 2004 Olympic Games, from Goth supporters of Lordi to cowboy-hatted Germans supporting Texas Lightning. Some 3,000 police officers were on duty for the event." - Monsters of Pop Take Eurovision Title (; Saturday 20th March 2006)

The BBC also have a very nice story about the origins of Lordi How Horror Rock Conquered Europe (BBC News Online; Sunday 21st May 2006)

I must say seeing the band go up on stage and collect bouquets of flowers was certainly a Kodak Moment :p

The Press Conference of The Winner (; Saturday 20th May 2006)

Eurovision TV Meets Mr Lordi (Interview - pre event) (;

“Kids love us. We look like their toys.”

What is Mr. Lordi scared by? After a long pause, “That’s a good one… Horses, I think. They’re so big.”

“You know, we are meat eaters in a vegetarian café,” said Mr. Lordi when asked how the band feels to be in Eurovision. Your first monster was the animal from ‘The Muppet Show’. What kind of things did you play with when you were a child?

Mr. Lordi: Not when I was a child – I still am a child. I still collect Muppet’s toys. I played with Star Wars figures, with Masters of the Universe figures, well, monster figures. I loved little spiders, dinosaurs.


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