For five magical days in August, Cave in Rock, Illinois hosted one of our favorite events, The Gathering of the Juggalos. Our photographer, Nate "Igor" Smith, took thousands of pictures at the Gathering, but some of the folks he captured stood out more than others. There was the naked BBQing Juggalo ... More >>
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that ... More >>
Update: Reached by phone on Sunday afternoon, Hardin County coroner Jessica Cullum released the name of the man who died as Cory Collins, 24, of Harrisburg, Illinois, a town about 35 miles northwest of the music festival. Cullum said the cause of death was still pending. More details about the fata ... More >>
Even as we enter day four of our time here at the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, we still haven't yet exactly mastered the art of being productive, functioning people in a kingdom of hedonistic insanity. As we ascend the mountain of madness and slime, more and more things becom ... More >>
[Editor's note: Daniel Hill and Drew Ailes are covering the Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.] The Gathering of the Juggalos' infamous "drug bridge" is closed today, following reports of a fatal overdose. Ambulances were on the scene at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois around 2 p.m. local ... More >>
For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial. For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest ... More >>
There's the Juggalo whose annual tradition is barbecuing naked, except for an apron. There's the Juggalo who walked all the way to the Gathering from Oregon. There's the Juggalo with the Batman mask, the Speedo, and the protruding belly named Mikey who dressed that way on a dare. There's the devil J ... More >>
CAVE-IN-ROCK, ILLINOIS -- Last fall, the FBI officially named Juggalos "a loosely-organized hybrid gang." This afternoon, Insane Clown Posse announced at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos "seminar," a veritable State of the Juggalo Union address given to "the heartbeat of the entire Juggalo world ... More >>
Last week, the U.S. Marshal's Service issued a press release with this headline: "Gang Member Removed from New Mexico's Most Wanted." The apprehended menace in question was 20-year-old Mark Anthony Carlson, a white 140-pound male wanted on a felony bench warrant for missing probation. His gang affil ... More >>
The Gathering of the Juggalos, a post-apocalyptic five-day wicked-clown festival we may have told you about once or 379 times, begins tomorrow in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Tomorrow, as in not today. Yet this has not stopped Insane Clown Posse fans from traversing the far ends of the Juggalo universe t ... More >>
If the Internet meme machine has seemed a little slow this summer, it's probably because the Gathering of the Juggalos is less than a month away and Insane Clown Posse's industrious label, Psychopathic Records, has yet to release 2012's endlessly watchable Juggomercial. That's already more than a mo ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithYour home away from home: Lake Hepatitis. Happy Juggalo Day! That's at least what Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records are calling today, February 17, 2012. Why? "Because we say it is!"
Down With the Clown?
courtesy Jason Wade, Unitus Arts & Entertainment Festival Jesse Waters a/k/a "Scarab," photographed here on August 7, 2011, didn't necessarily identify as a Juggalo. His name was Jesse, but he went by Scarab or Drake. He was 24, stood five-feet, nine-inches tall, and had reddish-brown shoulder-len ... More >>
all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithCharlie Sheen smiles from the wings. More photos from this year's Gathering of the Juggalos here. Charlie Sheen Hogrock Campground, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois The Gathering of the Juggalos Saturday, August 13, 2011 Better than: Two and a Half Men It's probably our faul ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithJuvenile, pre-tantrum The Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual four-day camping retreat for followers of Insane Clown Posse that's currently underway in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. Juggalos have a long tradition of throwing things at performers they hate, including Southern ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithCome visit beautiful Lake Hepatitis. And so the wicked-clown army cannot be stopped. Reality TV star Tila Tequila may've vowed to end the annual "juggalo gathering" after getting rocks, rubber dildos, beer cans, Faygo containers, Stryofoam cups, liquor bottles, cigarettes, ... More >>
Revenge of the losers! Or, what it's like at a four-day reunion of 'the most misunderstood people of all time'
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithSee you next year After a fusillade of dense, viscous, and gross objects were thrown at Tila Tequila during last month's Gathering of the Juggalos, a Cave-in-Rock, Illinois event you can read at length about over here, the reality TV personality/internet lady vowed publicl ... More >>
The 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos begins tomorrow. There are over 100 performers booked for this event. They all lead up to one thing. . . the headlining onslaught of Insane Clown Posse. There is already an entire Internet full of jokes here. You do not need me. Instead, let us simply co ... More >>