canada africa partner reservation ‘Gothic Invasion’ is coming to Michigan’s Adventure this summer

‘Gothic Invasion’ is coming to Michigan’s Adventure this summer

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MUSKEGON, MI – A swarm of people dressed in their goth best will make their way to Michigan’s Adventure next month.

The Darkness Underground, an Illinois-based gothic events group, invites people to participate in the inaugural Gothic Invasion at Michigan’s largest amusement park on Sunday, June 30.

Organizer Aaron Bennett said the event is family-friendly and aims to be a welcoming place for goths to meet, whether you’re a classic ’80s emo or a metalhead.

“Because it’s a music-oriented subgenre, a lot of people are interested in the goth subculture but can’t go to the club, so this is a way to make it a family-friendly event,” Bennett said. “The subculture has been around for fifty years at this point, so the idea is to keep it going with the arrival of young people.”

From 12pm people can meet friends or chat with goths from different generations before a group carousel ride at 1pm, immediately followed by a group photo at the entrance. At 6 p.m. there will also be a chance for a group photo at the carousel

View the park map here.

The Facebook events page has become popular, with more than 3,000 interested and hundreds of people already set to attend. Some even come from out of state, Bennett said.

He said he was inspired to host the event at Michigan’s Adventure after the annual Gothic Takeover event at Colorado’s Lakeside Amusement Park, which featured live music, games, fun activities and more.

“I contacted Michigan’s Adventure and they thought it was a cool idea, welcomed us and asked if there was anything they could do,” he said. “It’s a place where people can get to know each other outside the club, when the lights are usually dimmed. No matter how many people come, it should be fun.”

No special ticket is required to participate. It only costs an additional $2 per ticket and parking if not purchased online. The $39.99 daily admission also includes WildWater Adventure Waterpark.

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