Goths In Trees Day: An Introduction

Kevin Cole as a goth in a tree

DJ Kevin Cole, scared to be in a tree // photo by William Anthony

Come closer and see / See into the trees…” — The Cure, “A Forest”

This Sunday is Earth Day. This Saturday is the birthday of Robert Smith of The Cure. And to celebrate, this Friday, April 20th, KEXP presents Goths In Trees Day.

Inspired by the website Goths Up Trees, we’ll be featuring photos of your favorite DJ’s and KEXP staff dressed as goths… y’know, in trees.

We invite YOU to dress like a goth and climb a tree, too! Share your photos on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GothsinTrees and tag us at @KEXP. We also invite you to tag us on Facebook, and on Tumblr with #KEXP.

We’re not sure how the phenomenon began, but we can only assume it was the influence of the birthday boy, Robert Smith, whose band The Cure had a 1980 hit with the song “A Forest,” a song where Smith morosely implores us “into the trees…”

And why not into the trees? Trees help to filter our air, reduce noise pollution, provide shade, help prevent erosion, and so much more. Trees also provide an excellent backdrop for goth photos…

Stay tuned to the KEXP Blog all week long for more photos of DJs, staff, and YOU.

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  1. Michael Beck
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Hahahahahahahaha damn it’s too funny.

  2. joel
    Posted April 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    420 just got that much better

  3. Lisa B
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Oh my god. Just, wow.

    Please promise me that this and any other (staff)goths -in-trees will be blown up and put on the new walls of KEXP-to-come. Please.

  4. Lisa Voisin
    Posted April 17, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    This just made my day!

  5. Lori Dyann
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Love this!! Both the theme and the Kevin Cole photograph.

  6. Jacques
    Posted April 18, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Isn’t this what he always looks like? I went to the DJ picture page and he really does not look any different. Is this supposed to be funny…I feel like I am missing some joke here. Thank you please.

  7. mikeinseattle
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    absolutely amazing!!

  8. Jay
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Come closer and see!!!!

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