The Nightmare Before Christmas streams on a flat screen behind the cherry-lit bar, and the smell of clove cigarettes wafts in from the sidewalk of the half-seedy, half-gentrified Hotel Street.
If you squint really hard, you could almost believe it was 1994.
But this sweeping downturn is arguably most striking on an island of just under a million people, where the farthest crowd a dwindling subculture can attract is no more than 35 miles in either direction. At the bar across the street from Kore, I once saw two dudes bang away on bongos as a DJ spun Avicii. I hung out at the Sub Club, Valentino's, Temple; events at After Dark, Access, Fusion, Rendezvous, 1739; and the ultimate bondage fete, "The Dungeon," with its multiple rooms, fetishes and dance floors, held once a month for crowd of up to a thousand.
Plus, you know, it's Hawaii, where a sunny disposition and a chill vibe reign supreme."Put on a reggae night and people will come," said longtime Honolulu DJ and goth promoter Nocturna, who, with choppy bangs and in a black tee-and-blazer combo, could easily be mistaken for Siouxsie Sioux's more casual cousin. The 80s may have invented goth, but alternative subculture climaxed in the 90s, making it the paramount time for young people in Hawaii who were sick of Jawaiian and surfwear to really thrive in the legitimacy of their community--whether that community was punk, metal, goth, ska or techno. These days on Oahu, however, alt culture is mostly comprised of EDM with a Burning Man flair.
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