Another Gathering of the Juggalos has come and gone, and with it thousands of face-painted, fun-loving freaks and misfits to and from the event's first year in Thornville, Ohio. While the move from the deep wilderness of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, to this year's decidedly more inhabited location did ma ... More >>
As our nation's culture and economy continues to deteriorate, more and more people are taking an interest in watching people beat the shit out of each other. While, under normal circumstances, these events are highly promoted and take place in giant arenas after two opponents carefully train, there ... More >>
Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.
Juggalo fashion generally involves great big pants and T-shirts that were possibly purchased at truck stops. Hair is best when it is braided and aloft in the style of Coolio, and everything looks better coated in a thin layer of sticky-delicious Faygo, of course.
"Please, we ask you to hold your Faygo until the wedding begins," a woman with electric green braids instructs the crowd. Standing anxiously nearby is the groom, outfitted in a Jack Skellington top hat. His big day has arrived -- he is about to be wed to the love of his life, here at the Gathering o ... More >>
Yesterday, TMZ posted a video of a juggalo stripper giving a lap dance to the belly button of an enormously fat man here at the Gathering -- a short film actually shot by DJ Paul of Three 6 Mafia/Da Mafia 6ix fame. The video quickly went viral. We know what you are asking yourself: Who is this man ... More >>
While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a ra ... More >>
What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.
One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comforts of your own home, you may be able to curb your pizza roll addiction into having just a civilized cup of tomato soup. At the Gathering of the Juggalos, you ... More >>
Festivities here at the Gathering of the Juggalos run every day from noon until 5 a.m., and then things start getting weird. That's not to say they weren't weird to begin with, but after hours of drugs and partying and wicked clown love, juggalos will begin displaying even more bizarre, hilarious be ... 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 >>
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow overheard by our numbed ears. The thin ... 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 >>
At some point in your life, you may find yourself sitting in a minivan in rural Illinois, stressed out as you wear a metal butcher knife pendant around your neck. Your ankles are covered in mysterious goo and all of your beer is warm. It could only mean one thing --you're at The Gathering of the Jug ... More >>
By its organizers' own assessment, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an event filled with the most misunderstood people of all time. Juggalos are generally looked down upon by "normal" members of society, thought of as losers, degenerates or outright criminals--even most recently as a full-fledged ga ... 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 >>
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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 >>
Throw your dubs up, this year's Juggomercial has finally arrived. It's 23 minutes long, confirms most of the performers we mentioned on Friday, and casts the Gathering of the Juggalos as the one remaining safe haven from the "sell-out zombies" who dominate the mainstream. "Freedom still exists here ... 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!"
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
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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 >>
The lineups for this year's Gathering included Vanilla Ice, George Clinton (in sequence!), Lil Jon, and a disgruntled Juvenile, to name a few. For more, check out our in-depth coverage of the weekend. All photos by Nate "Igor" Smith.
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 >>
Once again, Camille Dodero has decided to subject herself to the glorious festival that is the Gathering of the Juggalos, where she's joined by Charlie Sheen, Screech, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown, and more. She'll be posting on the event as the weekend continues, but here are some photos from the ... More >>
Juggal-uh-ohs will never dieYesterday, Charlie Sheen took to Twitter to confirm that the Access Hollywood creature would be hosting one night of this year's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Soonafter Sheen's four-million followers learned that Sheen is Down with the Clown, Psychopathic Records ... More >>
In May, we reported that Insane Clown Posse's label Psychopathic Records was actively trying to get Charlie Sheen to appear at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos because, well, it would be weird. "I don't know how good it would turn out or not, but I know everybody would want to see what happens, ... More >>
Please enjoy this year's Juggomercial. It's 27:03 minutes long, less than an hour old, and takes place in a spaceship traveling to planet "earf." It is allegedly here to inform the world that wrestlers like Rowdy Roddy Piper and King Kong Bundy will be doing stand-up at the Gathering of the Jugga ... More >>
Workaholics last week Last week's episode of Comedy Central's Wednesday-night Workaholics, a first-season show about recent graduates fumbling through a post-college reality as telemarketers, took place at the Gathering of the Juggalos. From the attention to detail, it was clear creators did their ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithDidn't even have to resort to Google Image Search for this. Fresh off their miraculous return to New York City, Insane Clown Posse are already gearing up for this summer's 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. "We're gonna outdo last year," threatened Violent J when we s ... 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 >>
Just your average Sunday afternoon. Pics by Chris, more below.Waffles & Tits 3: Heavy Metal Parking Lot House of Yes Sunday, October 24 Waffles & Tits, Brooklyn's traveling shit-show of a Sunday-afternoon party, is equal parts rock opera, Vaudeville revival, and Gathering of the Juggalos-esq ... More >>
Last one of these, we swear. Photo by Nate "Igor" SmithIn the week we got real cozy with some our subjects, Camille Dodero spent four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back best friends with Tom Green, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (who say it's happening again next year), the worl ... More >>
Pop culture -- especially music -- has always had its own respectively fringe and seemingly misunderstood populations. From Phish Phans, to Justin Bieber's bloodthirsty teenage following, and beyond, there always seems to be a group of people deeply saturated in a culture of fanatic obsession ... More >>
Jay-Z and Eminem kick-start Detroit's recovery. Photo by Kevin Mazur.In this week's Village Voice, Camille Dodero reports live from Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos, Michael D. Ayers compiles an oral history of Pavement's New York City, Tom Breihan heads to Detroit to see the fi ... More >>
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 >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithHannibal Buress walks through a city of lost souls, i.e. the Gathering of the Juggalos' Drug Bridge On the comedy stage of All Tomorrow's Parties New York this weekend is the recently minted 30 Rock writer Hannibal Buress. The local comic's been all over the festival circu ... More >>
Camille wouldn't let us use a photo of her in full juggalo facepaint. Credit: Nate "Igor" SmithLast week our own Camille Dodero staggered back into the office, having barely survived four days at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Now, later today, she'll be on WNYC's Soundcheck, discussing the o ... More >>
photo by Nate "Igor" SmithTila Tequila, trying to tame an angry mob with party-store supplies There was bound to be a problem at the 11th annual Gathering of the Juggalos--and there was. In one corner, we have a Playboy-model-turned-reality TV star who became famous only because she had the most fr ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>