Coney Island… Growing up I had heard so much about this location it hardly seemed real. My head filled with images of non-stop carnivals and oddities. As a lover of all things bizarre this sounded amazing. Nothing prepared me for just how otherworldly it would seem when I finally got to see it. I went in October of 2020. The boardwalk I expected to be packed was mostly empty. The rides were shut down and there were giant statues wearing the largest face masks I had ever seen. This was far stranger than anything I could have imagined. While I didn’t get the Coney Island I was expecting, I still loved the whole crazy experience!