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Goth Nite II: Return of the Bats!

January 6 @ 8:00 pmJanuary 7 @ 2:00 am

Goth Nite II: Return of the Bats!
Saturday, January 6th
Doors & Show: 8 PM
Advance & Doors: $20
19+ | ID Required
You asked for more and we heard your laments! From elder goths to baby bats and newcomers alike, we invite you to spread your wings and swarm the VEC once more. January 6th, your favourite Goth Nite DJs return to bring you the most danceable postpunk, goth rock, deathrock, darkwave, EBM & industrial tunes, all night long.
This is our second instalment of the extremely well-received Goth Nite (Did the name give it away?). November’s Goth Nite premiere brought us a packed dance floor and an incredible crowd of passionate music lovers who demanded more, more, more! After tallying up an unprecedented 197 tickets sold, we knew we had to deliver, and quickly. Here’s hoping for another jam-packed floor so we can keep delivering the music you love!
Your local Goth Nite promoter is in solidarity with all marginalized identities, including BIPOC. Please keep this in mind when deciding what to wear and ensure your garb is culturally appropriate (ex; no nonblack “dreadlocks”, bindis on non-Hindu folks, makeup mimicking traditional Indigenous tattoo designs, etc.) In reigniting the local goth scene after a hiatus, we have the opportunity to prioritize diversity and challenge aspects of subculture that, let’s face it, are outdated. Let’s all do our part to make this scene a safe, comfortable, and welcoming one for our BIPOC friends & community members. Beyond that: dress to express and remember to have fun!
For questions on refunds, accessibility and more please visit our FAQ page: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/about/faq/
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Code of Conduct ≪
At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending an event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at the venue. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund. Respect, as well as, consent are of utmost importance. Those who touch or photograph anyone without their permission will be removed and may be banned from future events at our venue. For more information contact safety@victoriaeventcentre.ca
≫ Refunds ≪
We do not offer refunds on tickets. If you need to sell your tickets, the best way is to reach out to your social circles or post in the Facebook event discussion.
If you would like to transfer the ownership of your ticket to another person, you can do so from your Universe account. See more on how to do this here.
≫ Accessibility ≪
The VEC’s full accessibility report and elevator instructions can be viewed here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/
Accessibility at the VEC is an ongoing project, and we continue to work to make the space more accessible to all kinds of folks. There are also a lot of different barriers to accessibility that have been identified, that we continue to work on. As part of this process, we ask guests: If you are able to do so, use the Broad Street stair entrance and multi-user washroom. There is only one accessible entrance and washroom, help make sure those who need it can use it. Do not move tables or chairs without venue permission. Keep aisles clear at all times and please return your glassware to the bar.
≫ Substance Use Policy ≪
As per our liquor license we have a zero tolerance policy for outside alcohol in our venue. Bag checks can be performed by security and outside alcohol will be confiscated. There is no smoking or vaping allowed inside the venue. We may refuse liquor service at any time, but commit to practices that are non-judgemental of intoxication, regardless of its form, cause, or base substance and we will treat everyone with dignity and respect. We may, in some situations, have to ask intoxicated people to leave our venue due to circumstances that put the safety of others at risk. We will not do this lightly, or without significant reason. If you require assistance at anytime please come to a staff member for support. See our full policy here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/about/transparency/