Mike Busey & The Busey Beauties

You may have seen a giant man named Big LA getting a lap dance from a stripper on TMZ or some other terrifying space on the internet recently. That video came from DJ Paul of Da Mafia Six who was selling his BBQ sauce at a booth hosted by Mike Busey. Mike Busey is supposedly the nephew of Gary Busey (and they look identical so it’s probably the case) who runs some sort of insane business where he gets dudes to pay him to come hang out with him at the “Sausage Palace” some sort of low rent version of the Playboy mansion in Orlando that looks like it’s probably a lot more fun than the Playboy mansion. There’s also a touring live show…

Whatever the case he built an open air strip club at the Gathering of the Juggalos and they sold DJ Paul’s sauces and seasonings there and there was a sexy dwarf and this massive dude who has been all over the internet. They also hosted the main stage one night, one of the after parties and were fantastic to photograph. I also got to personally carry a dwarf from the stage to the crowd so she could crowd surf which happened to be #38 on my bucket list. You can read more about Busey and Big LA here or just check out Busey’s insane website. I just hope I get to photograph them all again one day. It was pretty magical.

Click here to see the obviously NSFW photos of Mike Busey and the Busey Beauties.

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Mike Busey & The Beauty Buseys @ GOTJ

Comments (0)

Juggalo Night Court

One of the things people seem most interested at the Gathering of the Juggalos is the concept of “juggalo justice”. I remember when I first went to the Gathering 5 years ago I heard they put people in cages if they break juggalo law. Then a few years ago someone was caught stealing and juggalos destroyed his car completely. When my reporter friends talked to the cops this year they told them that “Juggalos have their own court system. They police themselves.” Is juggalo justice a thing?

Kinda. Juggalos are pretty cool to each other, certainly more than at any other festival I’ve been to. One of the food vendors in his 60s told me that it was just like Woodstock. Of course there are a lot of really shitty juggalos there too and if you get caught stealing or something, God help you cause juggalos will fuck your shit up. But the juggalo court system is not a real thing… it’s just something entertaining to do in the middle of the night.

If you go to juggalo night court you can take someone to court and “Judge High Bone” will hear your case and juggalos will vote on who has to spin “the wheel of bone”. If you win you get a free t-shirt. If you lose you get tortured for juggalos amusement. The whole  thing is pretty entertaining, but the cases are rarely actual complaints, just shit made up to get a free t-shirt and see their buddy get fucked with.

The photos I took of the whole thing are pretty mediocre but Daniel Hill of the River Front Times wrote a great article about it using my photos so just read that and then if you really want you can…

Click here to see all my photos from Juggalo Night Court at the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos. Oh yeah, they are NSFW.

Judge High Bone

Wheel Of Bone

Juggalo Night Court

Juggalo Night Court

Juggalo Night Court

Comments (0)

Juggalo Fight Club

One of my favorite moments of Gatherings past was when Wolfpac while hosting Psychopathic Radio had people box blindfolded on roller skates. It seemed like a funny idea, but it wasn’t until two fighters decided to take off the skates, blindfolds and boxing gloves that it got good. I happened to be passing by on a golf cart when I jumped out to photograph the end of the fight. The winner didn’t matter because both fighters brutalized each other and hugged at the end. It was both brutal and inspiring.

Cut to a few years later one of those fighters was back. His name is Nebraska and oddly enough he is from Nebraska. He fought not one, but TWO fighters and beat them both soundly ending the second fight with a knee to the guts that made it pretty much impossible for the other fighter to breathe. Any fighter knows that it’s the gut shot that will put you down before the head shot and Nebraska worked the body after taking several shots to the head.

There was a fight in between featuring a Canadian grappler and a dude who seemed to relish getting punched in the face. It ended after four rounds with the Canuck giving up after realizing he was going to have to murder the other fighter if he wanted to end it. He ended up forfeiting rather than destroying the other dude which I am pretty sure he was capable of. He got made fun of but it was a pretty reasonable move.

The whole event was MC’d by Wolfpac & the Kottonmouth Kings and you can read a more elaborate play by play from my friend Drew Ailes who wrote about the event for the Village Voice. There’s a profile of Nebraska in there as well. He seems like a really good dude. Worth reading.

And lastly click here to see all the wild pictures from Psychopathic Radio’s juggalo fight club!

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

Juggalo Fight Club

 

Comments (0)

Music @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Aside from the insanity the Gathering of the Juggalos is at its heart a music festival. In 2012 it was probably one of the best music festivals in the country. Last year they took a step back and stuck mostly with bands that primarily juggalos were into (I am sure their case against the FBI had to do with some of the missing star power) but this year they had some pretty serious headliners.

Cypress Hill and Yelawolf made their first Gathering appearances and Hopsin returned a much bigger star since the last time he played for the juggalos. Da Mafia 6ix returned after a Three Six Mafia appearance in 2012. Tech N9ne played again and even Shock G aka Humpty of Digital Underground played a late night set (which I missed sadly because I had to file by 8am). On the rock side they had Cannibal Corpse and Biohazard which both went over great with juggalos and created some fun mosh pits to photograph.

As far as juggalo bands go, I skipped Dark Lotus, The Psychopathic Rydas, ABK and Blaze because I have photographed them all several times and no one cares about them outside of juggalos and I figured my time was better spent elsewhere. I did however shoot Twiztid and of course ICP. I also shot Big Hoodoo for some reason as well as none Psychopathic Records artists Kottonmouth Kings, Wolfpac & Whitney Peyton. Oh, and I also shot Jellyroll cause that dude is hilarious.

Okay, I think that about covers it. And here is the link to all my GOTJ coverage over the last 5 years if you want to look back.

Now click here to see all the musical acts from the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH!

Insane Clown Posse @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Cypress Hill

Mosh Pit

Yelawolf

Cannibal Corpse @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Da Mafia 6ix

Hopsin

Biohazard

Tech N9ne

WTF

Comments (0)

Welcome To The 15th Gathering Of The Juggalos

The 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos took place in Thornville, OH this year. It’s a return to Ohio after years at Cave In Rock in Southern Illinois. This is my 5th Gathering and my first not at the terrifying Cave In Rock. Thornville is very close to Columbus, OH and there were two gas stations within feet of the camp grounds. I stayed in a hotel a quick 10 minute drive away. It certainly took away some of the “holy shit we are in the middle of nowhere” vibe and made it the most media heavy Gathering yet. It did have some advantages and as always I took a million crazy photos but it just wasn’t quite the same.

I covered the Gathering for Voice Media Group and for Rolling Stone. In the past VMG has published cover stories on the Gathering in both the Village Voice and River Front Times. The Voice cover story by Camille Dodero our first year sort of broke this festival to the world and the rest of the media world has jumped on board. I miss the days when there were just a handful of media there but I guess that just means I need to find some other underground shit to exploit right?

In my first of 11 updates from the Gathering of the Juggalos I am going to start with my favorite juggalo portraits. I don’t know why I would put all my favorite images into one update but fuck it, this is the shit I am moderately proud of.  There’s gonna be a lot of updates so I am just gonna leave you to the photos. Hopefully I will have three more for you tomorrow but this is it for today. It’s a pretty good update though I think.

If you wanna see past GOTJ photos click here. And there is some mild nudity in this gallery so it’s NSFW or whatever.

Click here to see all my favorite Juggalo portraits from the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos.

Juggalo Portraits

Juggalo Portraits

Juggalo Portraits

Juggalette Portraits

Juggalo Portraits

Juggalo Portraits

DJ Paul Of Da Mafia 6ix

Juggalo Portraits

Sugar Slam

Juggalo Portraits

Juggalo Portraits

 

Comments (0)

This Is A Post

Hey guess what kids! It’s 6am and I just finished turning in my final edits for the Gathering of the Juggalos. Tomorrow evening I head back to NYC and then after 24 hours of sleep to get over any sort of juggalo related illnesses I will start uploading my pictures. There are a fucking ton of them. I have over 1000 images to share with you guys so get fucking excited. We are gonna get juggalo crazy around here for a week or two.

In the mean time you can check my Tumblr and my Instagram for a bunch of photos I have posted over the last few days. Also, you can check out this sweet video from the Superchief art show at Culturefix that I had some photos in. You can see my photos in the background a lot and you can see Rosario Dawson in the video so theoretically she has gazed upon my photos which is great since I have had a crush on her since the mid 90’s.

Anyway, the video is cool and I need to go to sleep. Let’s hope I make it back to Brooklyn alive.

YouTube Preview Image

 

Comments (0)

NSFW Juggalette Gathering Pregame

It’s that time of the year again! I am headed to the Gathering of the Juggalos tomorrow! I tend to have very little internet and very little time while I am there so this might be my last post for a few days (but also maybe not – trying to plan a couple updates before I leave town). You can check my Tumblr for daily updates but to hold you over until then I got a good one for you…

Last year I shot the Gathering for Hustler Magazine as a “Girls of the Gathering of the Juggalos” type of feature. I shot nude portraits of a ton of Juggalettes. I had to wait a while before posting them here because they were for the magazine and then I sort of just forgot about them. So other than the Gypsy Ninjette photos I already posted I have a TON of naked juggalette photos to still post from LAST year.

I went through all the girl shoots I have ready to go and I figured out about five or six posts worth of juggalette nudes still waiting to go up. Most of those are girls I did more involved sets with, but I also have a post featuring a bunch of girls that came to the GOTJ with the band Wolfpac. I will get all that stuff up sooner or later.

But for now, I just have everything else. I put together a gallery of a bunch of girls that I did quick shoots with. The shoot includes two girls in face paint, a girl I shot in “Lake Hepatitis”,  a girl who was selling hamburgers topless aka “Tittyburger”, a girl in a port-a-potty, a girl laying on a “Juggabaygo” and other exciting things like that. Plus, if you have the Girls of DBB app there are some extra bonus photos of Gypsy Ninjette and Chelli of Passed out Juggalos fame!

So wish me good luck at my 5th Gathering of the Juggalos and make sure you check my Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram for up to date Juggalo fun while I am at the Gathering!

Now click here for a bunch of NSFW of Juggalettes from the 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos!

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Naked Juggalettes

Comments (4)

I Have No Idea What’s Going On

Hey guys. I meant to update yesterday telling you all about the Superchief art show at Culturefix but I have been on a road trip for no reason and I was staying at a random casino in Southern Indiana and I could not even begin to explain why. But anyway, I had two big 20″x30″ photos in the show, as seen below, that you could probably still go look at if you happened to live in NYC and wanted to go see them. Culturefix is a bar too so you could get drunk while looking at them and then get so drunk you buy them. Good plan.

Okay, so yeah I am on this random road trip and right now it’s 1:45am I am in Bowling Green, Kentucky which is something I never thought I would say but there is a Corvette museum here and while normally I wouldn’t care, they had a sink hole open below the museum and I want to see it before they fill in the hole. Seriously, it’s just a giant hole in the middle of a museum. I am gonna check it out tomorrow morning and then from there head to Nashville and then the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Alabama, then hit Atlanta and hang out with a Coathanger or two and then try to make it all the way to South Carolina. Five states in one day isn’t bad. I should be back in NYC sometime Sunday and then I head to the Gathering of the Juggalos on Tuesday. Yup, it’s that time again.

In preparation for Juggalos I have some naked juggalette photos I still need to get up from last year. It’s a long story and I will share that with you Monday (or perhaps from my hotel Tuesday night). I also have some lovely Shay Laren nudes that are ready to go but for a reason I can’t quite explain at this moment I can’t quite post them yet.

Also, today I took some insane photos at the Creation Museum and I can’t wait to share those with everyone but I can’t real with that until I get back but I probably won’t actually have time to deal with that until I get back from the Gathering so just be on the look out.

Long story short, I have no idea what’s going on, but I have a lot of stuff happening and a lot of stuff ready to go up but that won’t actually go up quite yet. In conclusion below are the two photos I have int he Supercheif show, one photo of a juggalette, one photo of  Shay Laren and one from the Creation Museum. Just to make everything weirder I am going to post the photos out of order so you are going to have to use your deductive reasoning skills to figure out what is happening right now. The answer mostly involves lack of sleep mixed with sleeping pills.  See you bastards soon.

Kayvon Vand

Shay Laren

Veruca James

Creation Museum

Gathering Of The Juggalettes

Comments (0)

4Knots Music Festival – 7.12.14

The Village Voice is my oldest client and I got to shoot their 4Knots Festival for them on Saturday. I used to shoot their Siren Festival in Coney Island and I shot the first ever 4Knots Fest but I have been out of town for the last couple of them. Glad I got to get back to the fest this year.

I headed down to the South Street Seaport a bit late and then I got kinda lost. It’s sort of amazing that I have lived in NYC for nearly a decade AND I have a phone with maps on it and I could still get lost. But I did anyway. So that’s a thing. I finally got down there in time to catch Nude Beach on the second stage. I thought they were really good which says a lot considering how “over it” I tend to be about everything.

I headed over to the main stage for Those Darlins and Mac Demarco and then spent some time on the giant pirate ship looking VIP area hanging out with important Instagram influencer Marnie The Dog. I also got to meet Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and then headed down to shoot the legendary Dinosaur Jr. Then I bonded with some Voice staffers and ate a steak. Over all a pretty good day.

Now click here to see all my Village Voice 4Knots Festival pictures from the South Street Seaport. 

Mac Demarco & Marnie The Dog

4Knots Fest

Dinosaur Jr

Nude Beach

Kim Gordon

Mac Demarco

Those Darlins

Marnie Stern

4Knots Fest

Marnie The Dog

Comments (0)

Next Page »