Bet Mickey’s pierced, too

Michael Feldman notes that this Sunday is Bats Day at Disneyland, a day for all of the sunny Southern Californian goths to descend upon the Magic Kingdom and… wait…

The last time I tried to get into Disneyland in eye makeup–and admittedly this was in 1991 or so–they gave me nothing but trouble. I was also wearing a crown of eucalyptus, and I guess they thought the kids would mistake me for Thickerod, King of the Eucalyptus groves from Snow White and the Seven Dorks. Anyway, I was willing to part with the eucalyptus garland, but was unbendable on the eye shadow. I always wore green eye shadow, I argued, and I didn’t want to cause a fuss, but they really shouldn’t have different makeup rules for male and female patrons. They finally let me in, literally, “just this once.”

And now they’re letting hundreds of goths traipse in unchallenged? I guess a decade really makes a difference.

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5 Comments

  1. Jenn
    Posted 8/24/2003 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Green eye shadow? I see you in a whole new light now!

  2. Posted 8/24/2003 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    I know. Green eye shadow was so 1983, but I was retro before my time.

  3. Posted 8/26/2003 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Wow – there are still Goths?! ;)

  4. Posted 8/28/2003 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    I’ve actually been surprised how many Goths I have seen around in Chicago in the 11 days that I have been here.

  5. Alex
    Posted 8/28/2003 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    The real question is if there are still non-Goths. I guess there are: they keep Abocrombie in business. But I was amused during a recent foray to Target (the two words rhyme!) to find jewelry and clothing that screamed some combination of Goth and S&M. Works for me.

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