Inside the 2016 Gathering of the Juggalos. When one Juggalo steals from someone within the family, others will chant, "You fcked up," until the possessions are returned. But at the same time, when a group of Juggalos want to start a giant fire on the final night, they have no problem grabbing random tents to keep their blaze going.
White started organizing concerts in 1987 and co-founded Rocklahoma, the popular annual music and camping festival in Pryor. This years festival move to the central United States is great for juggalos like Scottie D, based in Dallas, Texas. Of course you are—you've got two ears, a heart, and a vestigial organ that processes Orange Faygo —and you're either at or on your way to the 17th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio.
There may have been a lot of people at The Gathering doing unwholesome and unfamily-friendly things, but they were his people and he trusted them instinctively, and that gave him the security to bring his daughter to a place that was borderline sacred to him.
An annual music festival known for its rowdy attendees has Hardin County and Illinois State Police on alert. With the exception of the one company they ended up using, the port-a-potty people weren't about to let Juggalos defecate inside their gross, gross outhouses.
Like the previous year, hundreds of fans charged the main stage during Insane Clown Posse's performance. 8 Bubba Sparxxx was booed offstage and has since left a mark on future Gatherings, as acts sharing similar fates have been said to receive the "Bubba Sparxxx award." Esham announced at the event that he had signed with Psychopathic Records.
Juggalo culture and events like the annual music festival called Gathering of the Juggalos provide fans with a voice and sense of community. 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City. Sex at the Gathering, I quickly learn, is inherently linked to the festival's flourishing drug commerce in part because so many hookups seem to be fueled by the goods, and in part because so much of the sex is used as a rival hustle.
When one Juggalo steals from someone within the family, others will chant, "You fcked up," until the possessions are returned. But at the same time, when a group of Juggalos want to start a giant fire on the final night, they have no problem grabbing random tents to keep their blaze going.
Shaggy and Violent J during The Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, August 2012. We have kind of a shared familiarity between Juggalos and Psychostick fans: We're kind of nerdy, we're not necessarily the cool kids, we're not trying to be cool, we like making fun of ourselves, we don't take this shit too seriously,” Rzemyk says.
No, they came to see what Juggalos approvingly describe as 'œthe wicked shit,' the kind of bloody, gothic 'œhorrorcore' espoused by Insane Clown Posse and its acolytes and protÃ©gÃ©s. Thousands of "wicked clowns" are set to descend on northeast Oklahoma City this week and not everybody is laughing.
It was time to experience this Gathering of the Juggalos. Despite the musics sometimes-violent song lyrics and themes, many juggalos emphasize the overall subculture embraces and endorses openness and friendship. But the Gathering of the Juggalos has remained outside the mainstream, fans say, and has not changed with the influx of tourists looking for a thrill.
3 Bubba Sparxxx was booed offstage and has since left a mark on future Gatherings, as acts sharing similar fates have been said to have received the "Bubba Sparxxx award." The Sixth Joker's Card was unveiled in two separate seminars, The Wraith: Shangri-La and Hell's Pit , given by Violent J. 4 The second seminar, detailing ICP's entire rise to fame, was captured on video The Strainger and released with The Wraith: Shangri-La in DVD format.