World Goth Day May 22, 2018

According to Wikipedia:

"May 22 is World Goth Day. The Official World Goth Day site defines it as "a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world."[1]

World Goth Day originated in the United Kingdom in 2009. BBC Radio 6 was looking at a number of music subcultures throughout a week in May, including Goth music. Goth DJs Cruel Britannia and martin oldgoth got an event up and running. It was decided that May 22 would be the day when this event would be held regularly.[2]

The tradition continued and spread outside the United Kingdom, with a website being initiated to coordinate and advertise events worldwide.[3]

World Goth Day celebrates the sub cultural aspects of the Goth subculture. Aspects of the culture like fashion, music and art are celebrated by fashion shows, art exhibitions and music performance. Many of the events feature local Goth bands, and some have taken on a charity aspect with events in the United Kingdom and Australia supporting favoured charities like the UK Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity that tries to curb prejudice and hatred against subcultures. [4]

The event has evolved to be now celebrated by goths all around the world, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Macedonia and South Africa."

Are you doing anything to celebrate World Goth Day?

I'm considering attending Convergence 24 in Detroit from April 27th to the 29th, 2018.   

I was invited to be a vendor but my daughter gets done with college that week and we have to get her and all her stuff and bring her home for the summer (12 hour round trip drive). So vending is out, but I might be able to fit in something one day. I don't know, just depends on how the schedule works out.

According to the event page it is going to be great- I wish I could see Bella Morte. They were at the Flint Vampire Ball several years ago and they were awesome.

"Convergence has finally come to the darkest city in America..Detroit! Our music will be held at Small's in Detroit. There will, of course be DJed music and a band line-up that includes..

Bella Morte 
Sunshine Blind
Ego Likeness
The Bellwether Syndicate 
Acid Casualty
Curse of Cassandra

Come enjoy music and other Gothic activities such as an historic cemetery tour, a tea service, the Dark Art Show, vendors, and more! There are also activities for children so parents can bring the family. Come to Detroit this April, because hell is empty and all the devils are here!"

So I'm not sure how I'll celebrate World Goth Day this year. I think I'll have a sale on all my Gothspired creations.

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