Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

When I looked at the schedule for the Gathering of the Juggalos one of the things I was most excited about was Method Man & Redman. They went on right before the Insane Clown Posse and the place was packed with people.  All of those people were there to see ICP but most of them were also pretty fucking psyched to see the stars of How High? (I was surprised as you are that they make music too!) When they came out people went nuts started throwing plastic bottles around the crowd.  These bottles weren’t like the stuff thrown at Tila Tequila, this was just people having a good time. Maybe a few of them just wanted to see ICP, but 99% of the people throwing shit were just throwing bottles of water just to get people wet.

Unfortunately I am not sure anyone told Method Man & Redman where they were playing.  They just kept calling the crowd “Illinois” as if these people all lived in this 350 person of Cave In Rock, IL. They also seemed pretty confused why no one was clapping.  Juggalos don’t clap… When they like someone they “Woop Woop”. You can’t “Woop Woop” very loud and you can’t do it for very long so I think the guys were feeling disrespected.  When people started to throw stuff Method Man said “If you see someone throwing something, punch them in the face”.  That was probably the wrong tactic because a few seconds later he got hit in the face with a full beer can.

He grabbed his face and threw off his hat and Redman stopped the show. When Redman saw Meth was bleeding he said “He’s cut, we are cut.” and was ready to walk off stage.  Method Man on the other hand was not.  He flipped out.  He grabbed a barrel full of water and threw it on the stage. He started screaming “Who the fuck threw that!” like he was going to go into the crowd and kill them himself. It was nuts.  He refused to leave and started the next song and absolutely killed it. Everyone was so pumped up. He had this huge gash in his face but just kept going getting crazier and crazier.  At one point he got into the crowd and was rocking it.  Even security that lined the front of the stage was dancing and getting down. It was awesome.

I am still not sure that the guys got who they were playing for.  They kept repping Illinois and were upset that the crowd wasn’t louder.  When they had everyone clap in unison the crowd did not do a great job of staying with the beat. It was actually pretty funny. The juggalos sensed that the Wu were not feeling enough love so they started chanting  “Fam-i-ly, Fam-i-ly” which they do to let artists know that they have been accepted into the culture.  They also started chanting “O-D-B” giving props to the former Wu Tang member Ol’ Dirty Bastard who actually recorded a song with ICP a few years before his death. The Family chants confused Meth and Redman who asked “is this good?”  When they realized what they were saying Method Man seemed genuinely touched and he pounded his hand to his heart and said “I hope whoever threw that shit at me can hear this. We are family!”  The guys then grabbed all the bottles of water left on the stage for them and threw them into the crowd.  It ended up being really great and I felt pretty much just the opposite of the way I felt when Tila Tequila went down. That shit was just upsetting.

Anyway Method Man is suing ICP too, so I guess he didn’t deal with it quite as well as I thought, but it was still a nice end to a moment that should never have happend. Who the fuck throws a full beer can at Method Man?  Fucking savages.

Click here to see the pictures of Redman & Method Man rocking the Gathering of the Juggalos and a lot of pictures of Method Man bleeding from the face.

And then click here to read my Village Voice editor’s report with quotes that are accurate and actual audio clips from the show.

Ps. They also talked about making How High 2. They better not be fucking with me…

For complete 2010 Gathering Of The Juggalos coverage please check out the Driven By Boredom GOTJ archives.

Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

Method Man & Redman @ The Gathering Of The Juggalos

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Comments (2)


  1. RC44
    August 19th, 2010 | 12:01 am

    Ummmm – last time I checked Redman wasn’t ever in the wu tang clan…

  2. August 19th, 2010 | 12:06 am

    Well shit. He probably should have been. I never really listened to them after 36 Chambers, although I do own a few Ghostface records. I guess I should fix the post…

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