The Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual summer pilgrimage for people who know they are among the most hated on earth. Insane Clown Posse have wisely turned this cultural leprosy into an elevator pitch. Over the course of nearly two decades, the wicked clowns, who bought their mamas houses on cartoon massacres and butt, nut, and slut jokes, have sold more than seven million releases, racked up three gold and two platinum RIAA-certified records, and accrued millions of dollars in merchandising. As high-profile lowbrow exiles, Insane Clown Posse have become magnets for hundreds of thousands of fellow outcasts who call themselves Juggalos and Juggalettes, bonded by their outcast status. It is also an opportunity to shower in a trailer, ride in a helicopter, and get tattooed in the back of a pick-up truck. For 96 hours in mid-August , Psychopathic Records transforms HogRock Campgrounds into a shantytown psycho-porn amusement park. The police force of surrounding Hardin County consists of a sheriff with only four deputies.
His dispatch follows. We finally made it into the Dark Carnival, the 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. We had lofty ambitions of broadcasting a live stream from the festival, but it turns out that 3G coverage in Cave-in-Rock, Ill. Imagine that. Paul Wall ended up cancelling his 7 p. Pissing off the juggalos is a bad idea. The crowd eventually rebounded when MC Hammer came on stage, went completely nuts when he jumped off of it and made the wait worth it with a giant dance party stage-rush. But when MC Hammer left, it was back to waiting. Dark Lotus was supposed to close the main stage at midnight — Busta Rhymes came on at almost 1 a.
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Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Maybe you've been lucky and you've never come face-to-face with a Juggalo or Juggalette in full grip of a homicidal sugar rush. Don't fool yourself, though, they're out there, guzzling gallons of Faygo, hoarding unholy amounts of candy, flashing their floppy titties, touching up their scary mugs, and plotting crazy evil shit. Back in the late '90s, "Juggalo" cropped up as a nickname for the fans of Insane Clown Posse. But over the course of the last decade, these hardcore makeup enthusiasts have expanded into all kinds of antisocial activities including murder, beauty pageants, burglary, porn, and the throwing of human poop at Tila Tequila. Video via 12seconds. A couple of weeks ago at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos , a rabid mob of face-painted freaks attacked Tila Tequila , hurling firecrackers, feces, full cans of Faygo, bricks, and broken bottles at her face. Why were the Juggalos so pissed off?
Kent Russell. Published in Issue Conversion Experience. Publication date Fall Red-green corn sidled closer to the road until it stooped over both shoulders. That early in the morning, a mist was tiding in the east. I figured I had to be close. A couple of times I turned off the state road to drive past family plots where the houses were white, right-angled ideals. On many of these plots were incongruous strips of grass—homespun cemeteries. I wondered what it would be like to grow up in a place like this.