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Disneyland Goes Dark: Photos From The Spookiest Place On Earth During 'Bats Day In The Park' Goth Invasion

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This is what happened on Sunday at Disneyland. Born of the goth/industrial/deathrock scene, Bats Day In The Park, which began as a simple gathering in 1999, has turned into a three day convention of all things dark n' brooding with vendors, activities, and parties culminating in a full force park invasion. And because no one feels the Monday pain quite like Azrael Abyss, Prince of Sorrow, here's a little Goth Talk to put things in perspective...