so Saturday was the "big day" for wearing my grey Natural Form outfit to the Natron & Soda community meeting at the 20th Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig. I had been really looking forward to it, as I wasn't able to go last year (because of the exam). I was really excited to finally meet some users in real life and see some of them again (e.g. the local users and Kleine Frau). Of course I was also very excited to see all the great and gorgeous outfits everyone made (and also those of many other festival visitors).
Friday night I quickly added a green ribbon to my carpet bag as this is a distinctive feature to recognize community users. I have one on my other bag, but I didn't want to rip it off there, so a new, better one it had to be.
You see my username is quite complicated to write (but people also recognize it this way... "Oh right, the one I can't spell..." *lol*) and even more to speak (well actually it's simply spoken "Keelin"), so you get why it shrank down to just "Cao" over the years. ;)
However Saturday morning I got up at 6 a.m. (I ordered waking service ala Mommy^^), put on the chemise and did my hair first. I didn't know how long it would really take me, so I thought doing it at first would be the best, as I can easily rush with the breakfast or take it to the train ;). But it went well and after a good 30 minutes the hair was done. After breakfast and getting on the rest of the outfit (surpringly the hat kept fixed on the first try *yay*) I was off to the train around 8:15a.m. The few people I met on my 6 minutes footwalk to the trainstation stared at me a bit bewildered. Most looked curious or even in awe but some looked just "WTF??" Ah well, not that I had expected any differently.
The trainride itself was rather uneventful, got a few looks, but nothing more.
In Leipzig I met with my parents then and we took the chance to get a pic of me with this old steam engine.
So as the CT was only in the afternoon, we walked a bit through the city. I also accidentally came across Natron & Soda themselves sitting in a coffee shop (?) having a relaxed morning. What an honour to finally meet them in person. They btw recognized me by the green ribbon (yes, it really works);D.
So we strolled through the streets, admiring the people, taking pictures and getting photographed in return. I already lost count then.
Unfortunately not all pictures endep up clear enough, so here are the ones that got good.
As there still was some time until the CT, I decided that I'd give it a try and go to a museum where a lecture /special tour was offered on historical fashion and stuff. Snowlady and her friends had the same idea, so we met up there.
I really love her outfit.So we made tour through the general exhibition (I even got a ticket for free, although I had no festival bracelet *wohoo*), but we didn't get onto the special tour. There were soooooo many people and they could only take 50 at one time. They offered to make a second tour about 1.5 hours later, but that would have been too late for us. While waiting for the tour I took some more nice outfit pictures.
So we (Snowlady, Blaue Aster and myself) made our way back towards the park where the CT would be. On our way we were again photographed a lot.
When we arrived at the park already a few other users were there. I will just show pictures of the CT without many words, but be sure we all had a lot of fun.
Kleine Frau, me and Annelie von Uebel
I just looooove this dress, so awesome ♥ (this is the lovely Mywiel, like just stepped out of a Tissot-painting)
one of the best uses of DITTE I have ever seen ;), beautiful
While chatting we spoke about the advantages of hoop skirts... freedom of the legs, always enough space around you and hiding non-matching footwear, which Antoinette Nightmare proved right there and then ;)
And I got a nice picture of the community founders. Thank you for your great work, ladies!
Soda & Natron
Btw. goths are really funny people... far away from moping around depressed... our favourite weapon?
Oh and there was a duck hunt
I guess you have seen in a few pictures that there were a lot of photographers around. As the N&S CT is a regular "event" at the WGT by now, they know where to find us ^^ Paparazzi-alarm.
And of course where the paparazzi are, the (internet)-TV isn't far.
A few of us got interviewed.
Here you can see the video (I pop up around 2:20-2:50 for a few seconds)
On my way back to the train station I again got photographed quite a few times...if anyone finds a pic, please tell me.
Also the goth-juniors were interviewed while their mothers laughed their asses off
That's all pictures from the WGT and CT, I only need to show you one more... my petticoat after a day in in Leipzig... I have no idea how to get this clean again... any advice?
So if anyone wants a bigger version of pictures or wants their pictures to be taken down, just comment, email or PN me.
Thanks for watching, see you soon..