The Musical Acts Of The Gathering Of The Juggalos

One thing that may have slipped past you when you were mocking my decision to travel to the Gathering of the Juggalos was that the bill of non clown related acts was absolutely incredible. I hit Lollapalooza the weekend before the Gathering and there were maybe three bands I was mildly exited to see. At the Gathering there were one or two bands every night I was fucking psyched about.

No matter what your beef is with the Insane Clowns you cannot fuck with a bill that includes Ice Cube, Bobby Brown and George Clinton.  Oh, did I mention Lil Jon, Xzibit, Mystikal, Busta Rhymes, Juvenile and Tech N9ne? Wanna go old school? How about MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice, E-40, DJ Quik and Paris.  For the rockers you got bands like CKY, Saliva, Kittie and Hed Pe.  Plus about 100 other bands that I have no fucking clue are but I am sure are at the very least entertaining to watch. People kept telling me about a band made up of Kung Fu Vampires. You probably should not fuck with that.

A few notes about the bands before I give you guys the pictures:

  • MC Hammer fucking killed it. Seriously. That guy is probably better now than he ever was and went over so surprisingly well. He had the juggalos eating out of his hand by the second song and he spent most of his set in the crowd with them.
  • Paul Wall never showed and may or may not get murdered via hatchet in the next few weeks. Juvenile walked off the stage after two water bottles came near him. It was really embarrassing. And Busta Rhymes went on two hours late, perhaps due to pineapples, but then redeemed himself by rocking the crowd and seemed genuinely moved by the love the juggalos showed him.
  • The moment I realized I am turning juggalo was when I heard Mystikal walk off stage and tell his boys “That was so fucking fun.” The juggalos threw so much shit at him and I was afraid he was going to pull a Juvenile and walk off but after 6 years in prison I am sure the Gathering was a peice of cake. The dude killed it and walked off part of the “Family” and I felt a lot of pride cause I guess I am part of that family too.
  • Ice Cube opened with two N.W.A. songs and I almost lost it. I could barely take photos while I was screaming the words. It was amazing and that dude is so pro juggalo and said he would keep coming back as long as they would have him.  If it keeps him from doing a sequel to “Are We There Yet” I support it.
  • Wolfpac was the only band I photographed from start to finish. They were on a side stage and had strippers with them. I’ll post those pictures in their own post in a few days.
  • And George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic? Holy shit. Fucking amazing.

Okay, that’s all I got. It’s time to look at fucking pictures.

Click here to see all my pictures of the non Psychopathic Records musical acts that performed at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos.

For more Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Ice Cube @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

MC Hammer @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Busta Rhymes @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Tech N9ne @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Bobby Brown @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Juvenile @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Lil Jon @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Lil Jon @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Comments (2)


  1. August 18th, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    when did busta get fat? dang!

    i thought the line-up looked fun as hell this year. i’m a former juggalette though so what do i know 😛

  2. August 18th, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Trust. He is not fat. He is full of muscle. I shook his hand at an XXL Mag party and that dude is monstrous.

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