Recently, it was the forty-year anniversary of Ian Curtis’ tragic and early death. This to me, was the third day the music died in the twentieth century (maybe fourth if I listen to the boomers who count the beatles breaking up as one), and is a desperately sad bookmark in the growth of modern British music in general.
And upon revisiting testimonials and a series of rediscovered pictures of Joy Division’s first gig at the hope and anchor in Islington, I discovered a really weird trend.
Essentially it’s goths posing with Ian Curtis’ grave:
It’s equally hilarious, just for the fits as well as the complete naivete of taking pictures with a dead person’s grave.
I think that’s the craziest thing about it, the fact that they are posing with the grave, and almost by accident creating some of the most greebo images ever seen by human beings.
Through these images, I found this pretty pretentious article from the NME blog about the anniversary of Curtis’ death, and low and behold… A picture of two people posing with the grave.
In all honesty, I have no idea who these two are meant to be. According to the article, these people may either be the “two Italian goths” the writer refers to, or just some other unidentified relevant people to the deceased.
Either way it got me into a kick of finding the most embarrassing photos of someone with a famous grave.
Here’s a montage:
Again, weird practice but I’ll leave you to answer the question based on what you’ve seen here.