The Rest Of The 2018 Gathering Of The Juggalos

I had planned for this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos to be seven posts, but it turns out it’s only going to be six, but at least we got everything up before the weekend. This will be a good place to come back to and check out all my coverage from this year’s Gathering. 

The seventh post I was waiting for an article on Vice about the Bunk Police who are people who go around to festivals and test people’s drugs for them. They sell kits so you can test your own drugs and maybe end up saving your life. Apparently the juggalos actually have really good drugs and almost all the MDMA they tested was real which is very unusual. There was some fake acid and terrifyingly they found some cocaine with Fentanyl in it which is really scary. The article should be out Monday and I will update this page to include the link, but it’s not really about juggalos anyway and the photos I took for it were mostly just photos of them testing drugs so it wasn’t that interesting. I pulled my 10 favorite shots and just threw them in this already massive post, but make sure you check out that article when it comes out because it’s really interesting. Check out the Bunk Police here. 

Anyway, the rest of this gallery is just everything else. It’s just 200+ photos of juggalos that didn’t make sense to put anywhere else. There’s a bunch of crazy shit in here. A lot of nudity and madness and juggalo tattoos and Faygo flying and general chaos. Just tons of stuff to look at. And remember if you wanna see all the nudity from the fest including a bunch of way too NSFW stuff for here you should probably go over to Girls of Driven By Boredom and check the GOTJ 2018 gallery out. It’s a lot. 

I don’t really have much else to say but I hope you guys have enjoyed another year of juggalo madness and hopefully you guys will be excited when my juggalo book finally comes out. I am so ready to start really working on it finally.

Now check out all my coverage from the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos below:

VICE:
Juggalo Couples Tell Us How They Fell In Love
We Embedded With Vigilante Drug Testers at the Gathering of the Juggalos
Juggalos Tell Us How They’ve Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis

Noisey:
Thank God For Juggalos 

Brooklyn Vegan:
Gathering of the Juggalos 2018: NSFW pics

Kerrang!: 
Gallery: Gathering Of The Juggalos 2018

Driven By Boredom:
The Gathering Of The Juggalos Returns
Music Of The 2018 Gathering Of The Juggalos
Mike Busey At The Gathering Of The Juggalos
Random Events At The 2018 Gathering Of The Juggalos
2018 Juggalette Wet T-Shirt Contest

And finally click here to see the rest of the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH!

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2018 Juggalette Wet T-Shirt Contest

Every year the Gathering of the Juggalos has a Faygo wet T-shirt contest and for several years I covered it because nudity and juggalos both bring a lot of traffic to my website and the combination is pure gold. But the contest is a lot of work between trying not to get gear destroyed by Faygo, getting to the Gathering early in the day (the contest is usually one of the first events) and trying to deal with some questionable “media” trying to take photos as well. I just had done it a bunch and I didn’t need to cover it again.

This year however I had to do more daytime stuff because we got their late on the first day and left early on the last day and I wanted to make sure I had enough photos for all my clients. I actually just sort of ran into the contest and it had already started. Mike Busey and his crew were hosting it, but the photos are so wild I felt like it needed it’s own post instead of putting it in the Busey gallery I posted yesterday

The light was rally harsh in places so these photos aren’t particularly good, but they are very not safe for work. In fact some of them were way too NSFW so I had to make them exclusive to Girls of Driven By Boredom. So if you want to see all of the photos sign up for that.

In other news, currently I am writing this whilst working as an extra in the new Troma movie. It’s incredibly boring for no pay but being in a Troma movie is a long time bucket list and I get to update my website while they are shooting scenes that I’m not in. So yeah, go look at photos, and I will go back to being some sort of rich asshole in a fat suit aka a pillow. 

Click here to see the NSFW photos from the 2018 Juggalette Wet T-Shirt Contest!

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Juggalette Wet T-Shirt Contest

Juggalette Wet T-Shirt Contest

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Random Events At The 2018 Gathering Of The Juggalos

Okay, let me dump one more Gathering of the Juggalos post on you today. This one is sort of a grab bag where I put photos that didn’t make much sense anywhere else. The Gathering has a ton of events during the day and then at 6pm the main stage band start. They end sometime after midnight and then the after parties start. The issue for me is that during the day the sunlight sucks and people are kinda hung over so it makes more sense to show up around 4pm and work until 2am or something, but then at night the light sucks too because you are shooting with a flash and the people you are traveling with talk you into leaving early.

So long story short is that I have a handful of photos from a handful of things. I think there are maybe two photos from some sort of Prince themed party and a few from a “Juggalo Yacht Club” party because that’s a real thing that happened. There’s a few other shots from some other after parties too but the gallery is honestly mostly fights.

I have blogged about the Juggalo Fight Club a lot. It’s a day time event thrown by the band Wolfpac who run one of the day time stages. It started out with juggalos on roller skates boxing and then over the years devolved into straight up bare knuckles boxing before eventually becoming a little more organized with a makeshift ring and MMA style gloves and things like that. 

This year I only got to see two matches (well 2.5) and I had to leave before the championship round but I did get to photograph the first ever female juggalo fight club fight which lasted about 15 seconds before one of the girls hurt her ear and quit. Fortunately another juggalette jumped in and actually won in pretty convincing fashion. The girl who lost bloodied the winner but then got her own head blooded by the ring and ended up having to quit after one round. She looked a little concussed but seemed fine shortly after. Let’s hope she is and let’s hope there are more juggalette fights next year cause feminism.

Oh and the ICP seminar is in here but the photos suck because they held it under a red tent so not the greatest lighting situation around and I am not gonna convert my photos to digital black and white like some hack. You heard me.

Click here to see the photos from the random events from the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos. 

Shaggy 2 Dope

Juggalette Fight Club

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Mike Busey At The Gathering Of The Juggalos

This is the 5th year that Mike Busey and his “Busey Beauties” have been at the Gathering of the Juggalos. They seem to be loved by both juggalos and fans of this site. I even went to visit his traveling sideshow of strippers and freaks at their massive compound outside of Orlando. They are a bunch of lunatics (and an Obama impersonator) and they fit right in at the Gathering and I have a bunch of photos that are a solid mix of “sexy” and “horrifying”. You will enjoy it.

This gallery is a mix of a few things. There are the photos I took on their bus with CKY and some of the Beauties just being drunk and fun on a bus and then there are the photos from their set up on the campground where they spent all week giving lap dances to anyone who bought a t-shirt.

There are also pictures from their stage show on Saturday night which at one point involved a “butthole beauty pageant” which is exactly what it sounds like. The judge was Flip Flop the Clown, a notorious weirdo, rapper, and foot fetishist who actually performed anilingus on one of the contestants leaving a perfect clown face make up stain on her which was easily one of the funniest things I have ever seen and when I Tweeted about it the photo went viral (very NSFW!). 

The stage show also featured to men taped dick to dick and have sausages shot out of a cannon at them in order to win tickets to next year’s Gathering (they both won) and a veteran getting a naked lap dance from all the girls (he was the naked one) and a ton of other horrifying things, many of which are too graphic to post on this website.

That being said, if you do want to see all the real graphic stuff, you can go to Girls of Driven By Boredom and pay a couple dollars to see all the shots (and a lot of other exclusive high res content). You can always cancel right after. Just saying.

Lastly, the Buseys also hosted a Faygo wet t-shirt contest which you can see right now on Girls of DBB, but will be up on my website soon (minus the truly graphic moments). 

Okay, that’s all I got for now, but there is a lot of wild stuff in this gallery so you should go look at it or whatever.

Click here to see Mike Busey and the Busey Beauties take over another Gathering of the Juggalos.

Mike Busey & CKY

Flip Flop The Clown

Bronx Obama, Natasha & DJ Paul

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Big LA

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Music Of The 2018 Gathering Of The Juggalos

This post should be a fairly quick one because The Gathering of the Juggalos is the only festival that I get sent to where people don’t want photos of the bands. In the past the festival has had some huge headliners but the last few years the festival has stuck to more juggalo friendly bands instead of big national acts. Clients of mine don’t really want to see photos of juggalo rappers so here we are.

I did shoot some music though and I will go through the gallery real quick. When I got to the Gathering Immortal Technique was playing. I would have shot him but I missed most of his set. The first photos in this gallery are of the day one headliner ABK. Unless you are a juggalo you have no idea who that is, but I assure you juggalos love him despite his lisp. I photographed some girls named Glitter Money on one of the late night tents but we were leaving so I don’t even know what they sounded like.

The next day I shot Ouija Macc cause I kinda know that dude and his old group Swag Toof was from NYC and so it’s cool that he’s now on Psychopathic records. Gwar also played that night which is always awesome except when they cut Donald Trump in half I got covered in his blood and I am not sure I will ever get it all off me. I have no idea who the one photo of one woman in a No Lives Matter shirt is, but my friend Contessa was listening to her and I took one shot as I was meeting up with her before we went back to the hotel.

Day three photos include some of RA Da Rugged Man who I actually think is a great rapper but also he hit my hat while I was trying to take his photo which seemed kinda unnecessarily agro so I’m n0t gonna hype him. The person I was most excited to see was Esham who invented horror core rap. Pretty much everyone who came out of Detroit was influenced by him. I assure you Eminem and ICP wouldn’t ever have existed with Esham. He played the Gathering once before when I was there but it was late at night and I missed it. He was punk as fuck. Hopsin played that night but I was doing some shit and didn’t get down in time to shoot him. TechN9ne played after that and I love that dude but I also have photographed him at every Gathering so let’s move on.

Lastly, we left early on Day 4 so we didn’t shoot ICP or Yelawolf (I have photographed them both a bunch so I wasn’t worried about it), but I did get to shoot my friend Contessa aka CuntMafia. Contessa just decided she would come to the Gathering with me and it was clear pretty quickly she belonged there. Whenever we would stop in middle America on our road trip, people would stare at her, but at the Gathering of the Juggalos she blended in. I asked the dudes in the Wolfpac if she could perform on their stage and they were all about it and she played 4 songs and kinda killed it to be honest. My new goal is to actually get her booked next year. It was awesome.

Okay, that’s all I got. This was longer than it was supposed to be and I got 5 more updates to go. Be back tomorrow with a couple more. Whoop whoop, etc.

Click here to see the music of the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH.

Ouija Macc @ GOTJ

Gwar @ GOTJ

Hopsin @ GOTJ

Ehsam @ GOTJ

Cunt Mafia @ GOTJ

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The Gathering Of The Juggalos Returns

I have now photographed 9 consecutive Gathering of the Juggalos. If you don’t know what the Gathering is, how did you even get to my website? I keep telling myself I am going to retire after 10, but I said that after 5 too. Hopefully this will be the year I finally do my juggalo photo book but then again I have been saying that for years too. Whatever the case I took 3000 photos of jugalos which I have edited down into seven galleries that will be distributed to you throughout the week along with some articles/galleries I did for other clients. 

This first post is sort of a “best of” gallery in that it’s my favorite portraits from the festival. Obviously there’s some crazy fun stuff in here that isn’t in this gallery, but it’s a good place to start. A bunch of these are in the Noisey article that came out today but there is stuff in here not in there and vice versa. There’s also a few photos in here that are also in other galleries but it serves as a good teaser of what’s to come.

I should also mention that I had a VERY NSFW tweet go viral from the Gathering, and if you want to see the high resolution photo from that Tweet I put it and a bunch of other NSFW juggalo photos on Girls of Driven By Boredom.

Lastly a couple things I should mention about the actual logistics of my trip and the festival. The festival returned to Thornville, OH where it had been for three years previous to last years last minute Gathering in Oklahoma. I drove there with fellow juggalo journalist Camille Dodero and my friend Contessa Suto who performs music as Cunt Mafia (more on her later). We rented a car and drove there to save money. Camille couldn’t leave Tuesday so we got to the fest late on Wednesday and had to return the car early Sunday morning so we missed most Saturday. We did spend a couple hours there on the last day and I was actually pretty productive so I don’t feel like we missed out on too much.

Okay so now let’s go look at some juggalo photos already.

Click here to see my favorite portraits from the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, OH.

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2017 Gathering Of The Juggalos – Day 4

Okay! This is it! Final post of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos. I know how much you guys like looking at photos of juggalos. This is probably the biggest gallery of the four days with nearly 200 photos. Gonna run through the day real quick and then end with a bunch of links to all my coverage from around the internets.

Oh and speaking of coverage, I got a name drop on the second to last ever episode of @midnight last night. That was kinda cool.

Day four was the final day and of course it all ended with a crazy set from Insane Clown Posse. Even if you hate their music, their sets, especially at the Gathering are totally worth watching. I always like watching them with people who have never seen them because they go from mocking to on board in about 10 minutes. Even at this under attended, last minute Gathering in Oklahoma the conclusion of their set was a hell of a moment.

Before ICP went on there were sets from POD and this dude Prof who was actually pretty great. People were throwing water balloons full of ketchup, mustard and brightly colored water at him and he seemed to love it. Personally my camera smells like mustard now so I was less excited.

The only other thing worth mentioning in this gallery was the piñata madness that happened. This juggalo who I have met a bunch of times over the years named Poncho walked around the campgrounds collecting shit for two piñatas and had everyone break them open on the last day. There was so much insane shit in them and juggalos basically tried to murder each other for shit. It was like in a movie when they throw a dead body in a pen of starving pigs. I ended up with a beer, a can of off brand Nutella and a clown nose. I still have the clown nose.

Okay, that’s all I got here’s all my coverage and then we will get to the day 4 photos at the end.

Voice Media Galleries (LA Weekly, Miami New Times, Houston Press, etc):
The Party Begins at the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
The Best Dressed of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
The Juggalos of the 2017 Gathering Show Us Their Ink
The Extreme Scenes of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
The Gathering of the Juggalos 2017: Welcome to Juggalo Island
Clown Love: The Cutest Couples of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos
The Grand Finale: The 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos Comes to a Close

Voice Media Article:
Turns Out Moving the Gathering of the Juggalos to Oklahoma Was a Bad Idea

Chicagoist:
Get Weird With Our NSFW Photos From The 2017 Gathering Of The Juggalos

Brooklyn Vegan:
Gathering of the Juggalos 2017 (ICP, Waka Flocka, Faygo, pasties & more)

@Midnight:
Juggalo missed connections (around the 18min mark)

Driven By Boredom:
For all Driven By Boredom’s Gathering of the Juggalos content over the last 7 years click here.

 

And finally, click here for the final, mildly NSFW gallery from day 4 of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City.

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2017 Gathering Of The Juggalos – Day 3

Okay, I promised two updates today but I lied. It’s 8pm already and no one wants a post at fucking 11pm so you get this one today, another one tomorrow and then back to naked people and party pictures on Monday. Let’s get into this shit.

Day three of the Gathering was my longest day there. I got there early cause I wanted to shoot a bunch of day time stuff for my “Juggalo Island” gallery. (Bonus content: watch this fucking video.) After being outside for an hour I wanted to die so I headed over to Psychopathic Radio to take some photos of the madness that Wolfpac’s gets into every day. The first event they had was a juggalo drinking contest. They had two juggalos take 10 shots each. One of them made it about two shots in before puking. The other crushed his. After he was finished and the other guy was done vomiting, the sick juggalo finished the rest of his shots. I saw him 45 minutes later and he had completely lost his fucking mind. Good times.  After that they had a round of the infamous juggalo fight club. Two brothers faced off and kicked the shit out of each other for three rounds. That was real fucking enjoyable.

At some point during all that my GOTJ date Gia Paige put stickers on her nipples which made the rest of the day interesting because every five minutes we’d be stopped by some juggalo who wanted to smoke weed with her or take her photo or in the case of a cop want to take her stickers off and put new ones on. Another cop just said “Niiiicee” to her which was creepier than anything the juggalos did. How delightful.

After that the bands started playing. I shot a mosh pit and ate a far too spicy burrito while waiting for Waka Flocka to go on. He played one of the best sets I have ever seen at the Gathering in 2015 and I was really psyched for his set. He did not disappoint. He called on juggalos to get him drunk and people threw beers at him which he caught and chugged. He then was handed a bottle of Fireball which he chugged as well. He jumped into the crowd and played several songs in there while juggalos and security chased him around. I jumped over the photo pit and followed him too. I even got off a couple selfies. After he got back on stage he brought some girls out of the crowd and that was fun too. Overall I took way too many photos of him and posted way too many of them here. Enjoy.

The night ended with fucking Vanilla Ice headlining. He was mostly promoting a home improvement show on the DIY Network or something. Honestly I stuck around for two songs, took some photos and went back to my hotel cause I was exhausted and let’s just say I wanted to hang out with Gia Paige more than I wanted to see a rap rock version of Ice Ice Baby. Sue me.

Now click here for a ton of mildly NSFW photos from the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City. 

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Vanilla Ice

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2017 Gathering Of The Juggalos: Day 2

Day two of the Gathering of the Juggalos was cool because Gia Paige showed up. I met her in LA right around the time my LA Weekly writer told me he couldn’t make the trip. I jokingly said she should come with me since I had an extra press pass and she actually said yes. She’s from Detroit so she was kinda familiar with ICP and seemed pretty unfazed by the whole thing. It was pretty great.

As far as stuff that actually happened on the second day I pretty much started out photographing the VIP meet and greet thing. I got to talk to some juggalos about their memorabilia and shoot the clowns with their fans. I shot a bunch of tattoos for a gallery I did for the LA Weekly and I shot a bunch of portraits that ended up in their “best dressed juggalos” gallery.

That night ICP played their album “The Wraith” in it’s entirety. The Wraith is the 6th Jokers Card and it was supposed to be the last album before the world ended in ICP mythology. Weirdly enough the world didn’t end when it came out, but Juggalos did get a surprise when it was revealed that the “Dark Carnival” was really just a juggalo form of Christianity. Seriously. If you haven’t heard “Thy Unveiling” do yourself a favor and listen to it. It’s way funnier than Miracles ever was.

Late night I shot Wolfpac cause their sets are always a total shit show. They aren’t quite as fun when nudity is outlawed but the photos are probably worth looking at anyway. Lil Debbie was supposed to play later that night but she didn’t show up. She Tweeted that she was playing the next night but I had no idea when so I skipped it. But I was real curious to see what her juggalo set was gonna look like. I still have no idea if she ever actually played.

Okay go look at photos now. Two more updates coming tomorrow…

Click here to see all the mildly NSFW photos from day 2 of the 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City.

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Gia Paige

Insane Clown Posse

Wolfpac Madness

Insane Clown Posse

 

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