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Insane Clown Posse's Weekend from Hell

Dear music industry: Insane Clown Posse feels not your pain. In a world where tour revenue keeps declining for everyone from indie upstarts to former legends to current top draws, somehow the Gathering of the Juggalos –  a 4-day event in Kentucky border town Cave In Rock, Ill. – continues to not only exist, but thrive. This year’s 10th annual event kicks off with appearances tonight by Ice Cube and MC Chris, followed by three nights of rap, rock and… well… whatever else a12-year-old with a behavioral disorder might want.


Between and the accompanying linked video, which Videogum hilariously dubs “a 14-minute infomercial for the Lilith Fair of garbage monsters,” this weekend’s festivities range from the expected (sets by ICP, Twiztid and apparently the entire thug/clown/musician demographic) to the ridiculous (hayrides, bouncy boxing) to the confusing (groups like GWAR and Onyx relegated to side-stage, pre-breakfast timeslots) to the just plain sad (do the Posse's infamous Joker Cards fortell who will prop up Jimmy “JJ” Walker for his 2am performance at the oddly named Seminar Tent?).


As much as this is looks like an absolute nightmare to anyone with two ears and even the slightest amount of taste, it still costs money to run something as big as this and apparently ICP either doesn’t, or is willing to, go in the red if it means giving something to their millions of fans. No one may have necessarily asked for events like helicopter rides or a Ms. Juggalette contest (correction: no one did), but like a good shower, disciples of these wyckyd klownz may not have known they needed them until the opportunity was present. [Videogum]


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one quick question, have any of your trash talking "articles" ever gone platinum, yeah I didn't think so. So you either write this out of jealousy, or because someone pays you eight dollars an hour to trash talk a group that has made millions more than you and has a deep rooted following far greater than you'll ever have. Dont screw with the Juggalos, cause we will bite back


I'm sure it doesnt take too much effort for a jealous nobody, to sit behing their computer and bad mouth the most successful underground music movement in history. I am proud to be a juggalette and you Mr. Article Writer are nothing in comparison to our family. Their are millions of psycopathic record listeners and our lives have been greatly affected by the artists on the label. I will always rep the hatchet on my back. MCL, and haters can f**k the f**k off.


how many people were taken away in an ambulance? did people die?


Dear Jim Hanke, chances are that no one besides juggalos will read this garbage. Ironic isnt it? Im willing to bet that you do this in your free time as well. Its rather hard to believe ANYONE would pay you to write this crap. By the way, you fail at life, and journalism.


wow. you commenters are pretty into this retaliation crap. obviously mr. article writer just gave your crowd a lot of advertisement. even bad publicity is publicity, and i don't see the members of your precious ICP caring about what anybody says. maybe you should take a hint from them and go create yourself some kind of "movement" as you call it - instead of sitting on your asses whining about how a writer's opinion is different than yours.


i am proud to be a juggalette hahaha i got mass buds every where around this world whoop whoop


Are you serious? Haha ICP has gone platinum AND they are underground. they're living it up. do you think they give a sht about this article? Ha! NO! This dude prolly makes like 10 dollars a week and all he does is trash talk. Us juggalos gots way better things to do than critisicing someone's work. i only got here cuz im just looking at what icp's influence is on the world


if u dont like it u can f**k! off trash talker!
whoop whoop

clown gurl

...because going platinum is considered "living it up" hammer went platinum- look at did sisqo...and aaron carter...(cough)


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