Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues
Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus
Dave Vanian photographed by David Arnoff, 1985
AHHH CUTIE DAVE VANIAN
I’ve never seen Patricia in the sunlight before - and I’ve certainly never seen her wearing pastels! What a lovely couple they are.
LOOK AT THEM. LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THEY ARE.
THEY’RE SO CUTE OMFG
MORTICIA AND GOMEZ
[Color pics of Dave Vanian, with and without fans]
Dave Vanian and Patricia Morrison, 1985.
The beautiful Dave Vanian. Sorry if this is a repost, just can’t help it. He’s just that brilliant. Source unknown.
[B/w animated gif of a gang of Dave Vanian impersonators strutting down the road]
Jon Moss: “From London on, I’d seen Captain around. The next thing I heard was that Rat had gone completely off his head and tried to throw himself out of a window. The obvious contender for the job was me. I had about a week to rehearse at Shepperton, and that was the first time I met Dave properly. I wasn’t quite sure if he was being serious or not. He had a big black fedora and cape and his make-up, but the thing is, he’s not weird at all and that’s what’s so weird about him.
"From the beginning of the tour with The Dead Boys, I shared a room with Dave. He was very charming and he used to say ‘You use the shower first’. So I used to go in and then go to bed and he’d be in the bathroom for another four hours. In the morning he freaked me out. He used to sleep on his back and when he woke up, he’d just sit straight up. He had the whole act right down."
Lu: “Dave’s living it up to the hilt. He keeps walking into plate glass doors. He claims he can’t see his reflection. When I first joined the band and went to Mont De Marsan, the PA was emitting high frequency signals and all these bats, thousands of bats, were gathering, checking out the PA. Vanian dragged himself along a bar about ten feet up and he got right under the eaves around the top of the bullright, he was just sitting looking at the bats. He was so happy.”
from Carol Clerk, The Book of the Damned: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, The Official Biography (London; New York; Sidney; Cologne: Omnibus Press, 1987), 23-31.
[Animated gif of Dave Vanian on stage, engaging in tough guy finger snapping]
Happy Birthday Dave Vanian!
(Reposted because it looks like the original poster of that photo deleted their post.)
Dear Mr. Vanian, would you and your lovely wife please consider turning me into a vampire? Thank you.
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