Celebrities At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

At times in this post the word “celebrity” may be used a little loosely, but please know that in my mind Jimmy Walker is pretty much as big as they come.

From reading about the Insane Clown Posse and actually talking to them during the Gathering it has become pretty clear to me that one of the reasons ICP throws this huge party every year is so they can see some of their favorite artists and meet some of their childhood heroes. The Gathering of the Juggalos doesn’t make a lot of money for them, if anything at all… they do it so their fans can have a crazy time at least once a year.  But at the same time ICP invites artists that they love even if their fans don’t give a shit.

When Camile Dodero asked ICP who they were excited about they gushed about Paris, a 90’s gansta rapper than 95% of juggalos had never heard of until he did a track with Anybody Killa. You got the feeling ICP just wanted to share the stage with him and maybe show juggalos what Paris was all about.

Anyway, the point is the Gathering is always crawling with weird celebrities you probably forgot existed. Last year it was Gallagher and Todd Bridges.  This year it was Jimmy Walker and Dustin Diamond. Ron Jeremy has been a constant presence both years, bringing willing juggalos back to his trailer. Famous wrestlers from long ago hobble the campgrounds like wounded veterans. X Pac and Razor Ramon spent their days riding in golf carts posing for pictures. Plust the comedy night brought out the hilarious Harland Williams and Brian Posehn.

And then of course their are the musicians.  George Clinton and Ice Cube are as big as they come.  Xzibit was there as a rapper but people I talked to couldn’t name a song by him but knew him from Pimp My Ride. Flavor Flav hosted Sunday night and hyped the crowd like he has been doing for decades. On top of that Psychopathic Records stable of artists featured home grown celebrities like Twiztid, ABK, Boondox and Blaze and of course the newest edition to the Psychopathic family… Vanilla Ice.

But the big story at this years Gathering was of course Charlie Sheen.  Without a doubt the biggest celebrity to ever show his face in Cave In Rock, IL Sheen was the topic of plenty of media both before and after the event. Despite what I have read online about juggalos pelting him with garbage, Sheen was universally loved by juggalos. They throw shit at everyone and unless they are throwing glass, urine or human feces you are doing okay.  Charlie Sheen caught one can of Faygo out of the air to huge applause and another glow stick on his way off stage. It could not have been perfect.  In our interviews with ICP and Twiztid both groups had nothing but good things to say about Sheen and how he went out of his way to talk to them and was cool to everyone back stage.  He even posed for a picture for me when I yelled at him from off stage. He bent down and posed for longer than he should have while I dealt with my malfunctioning Faygo soaked camera. I have always been a Charlie Sheen fan, and recently he obtained hero status and nothing he did at the Gathering changed my mind.

Anyway, I have about 50 shots I dubbed “celebrity” shots and while most of them are just of Charlie Sheen yelling “Whoop whoop winning!” on stage the gallery is still worth checking out.

Click here to see all the photos of celebrities at the 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos.

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

Charlie Sheen @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Flavor Flav, Violent J & Mystikal @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Brian Posehn @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Jimmy Walker @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Dustin Diamond @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

X Pac @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Xzibit @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Comments (4)


  1. A. Biro
    August 19th, 2011 | 4:40 pm

    X Pac lolz a-plenty

  2. October 26th, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    If you ever get the chance i recomend checking out Kung Fu Vampire. it’s one guy dressed in a Japanese robe with his face done up like a vampire. I remember his first tour with Psychopathic everyone was ready to boo him off before her even came out and he came out and became an instant Juggalo favorite. You can find his music and videos on youtube. Check out the songs Too Late To Pray and Dead Girls Don’t Say No. And check out the video Grinder.

    Anyways thanks for the love. And the pics you took last night at the American Psycho show last night at The Hammerstein Ballroom and can’t wait to see how the pics of me and my lette came out.

  3. October 27th, 2011 | 12:57 am

    The American Psycho pics should be up tomorrow. And I saw Kung Fu Vampires bus at the Gathering but I missed their set…

  4. stonerbeck
    December 29th, 2014 | 4:42 pm

    whoop whoop mmfwcl fam

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