Even if you hate the Insane Clown Posse you have to admit the Gathering of the Juggalos is a pretty cool thing of them to do for their fans. Juggalos get five days of their favorite bands, mixed with a ton of huge nationally touring acts, comedy, nudity and a BBQ all for $175. It seems like a pretty good deal. How often does your favorite band feed you hot dogs and hamburgers?
By day five nothing at the Gathering of the Juggalos is surprising but if you take a minute to realize what is happening at Violent J’s Beach Boy BBQ Blowout Bash it’s pretty surreal. You have this hugely famous musician in full clown make up wearing a god damned lei with his Air Jordans serving free food to half naked juggalos while DJ Clay spins a mix of Beach Boys songs and Psychopathic Records hits all leading up to a Michael Jackson cover band.
Seriously, there is a Michael Jackson cover band who played called Who’s Bad? That’s not a question, that’s just the name of the band… and they were bad ass. Violent J claimed they were his favorite Michael Jackson cover band which I would imagine is not a huge stretch, although I also wouldn’t be surprised if Violent J runs a Michael Jackson tribute band review blog on the side. At this point nothing about ICP surprises me. So yeah, let’s recap… Michael Jackson cover band, clown rapper serving hot dogs, Beach Boys and “wicked” juggalo music being spun by a DJ and topless girls on stage being sprayed with water guns full of Faygo. Oh, I didn’t mention that last part yet? Yeah we can safely mark this gallery NSFW. Moving on…
The Gathering of the Juggalos is a yearly music festival in Cave In Rock, IL created by the Insane Clown Posse that I have now photographed three times. Every year it produces some of the best photos I have ever taken. To see my complete GOTJ archives please click here.