Gathering Of The Juggalos

One of these years, I swear to god I’m going to this thing. Every year, when the Insane Clown Posse post the willfully ridiculous YouTube infomercial for their Gathering Of The Juggalos festival, it feels like an internet holiday. This year, the absurdly entertaining infomercial went for a well-chosen zombie-apocalypse theme. And within the 23 absorbing minutes, the infomercial also announced the lineup for a festival that looks like serious fun, as long as you can get used to the Juggalo company.

Obviously, ICP themselves and all of the Psychopathic Records roster will be there. Beyond that, though, there’s a whole lot of fun rap stuff: all three reunited Geto Boys, DMX, Master P, the Game, Raekwon, Danny Brown, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, the Pharcyde, Tech N9ne, Kool Keith, Project Pat, Mack 10, Warren G, the Fat Boys, Biz Markie. Seriously, that is a great rap festival lineup.

Also! Ric Flair will host the main stage on the final night. Virtually every B-list late-’90s/early-’00s nu-metal band will play: P.O.D., Static-X, Fear Factory, Soulfly, Mushroomhead, (Hed) PE, Kottonmouth Kings. The comedy stage isn’t exactly on the cutting edge, but it does have some big names: Cheech and Chong, Bobcat Goldthwait, Ralphie May, Jamie Kennedy. And then there’s the pro wrestling, which brings together bloodthirsty indie brawlers like Necro Butcher with faded big-league gods like Vader and Scott Steiner. If I’m being entirely honest, the wrestling would be the biggest draw for me, personally. Here’s the infomercial:

The Gathering comes to Cave-In-Rock, IL 8/8-12. You should go and tell us how it was.

Comments (20)
  1. This is a good video, with a good message and all, but I gotta masturbate at least once, I MEAN DAMN!

  2. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Rubberjohnny guest post on this

  3. Rakewon, Danny Brown, Geto Boys? Man, this festival is getting too commercial, I remember when it was all about the Faygo and neden, man.

  4. August 8, and they’re announcing it on July 12? Seems like pretty short notice to take that much time off from your jo… ohhh… Right. Never mind.

  5. Terrible. No Ass Dan OR Mrs. Potato Dick.

  6. I wonder what the bath salt scene will be like there. Also, it’s been a while since I heard anyone drop the term “heffer”.

  7. Seriously. How many acts playing are Detroit-based?
    Besides the 8 signed to Psychopathic, I count at least 2 more based on name alone.

  8. It’s Illinois, not “Illinoise”

  9. after falling asleep at the pitchfork fest yesterday, I can’t help but think this rap line-up alone would make it worth the trip (and if rap music live wasn’t so hit or miss). The other music I could do without but between the lawless lord of the flies-ness, people watching, wrestling, and bobcat this may be the best festival of the year.

  10. Wait wait wait…(Hed) PE AND Static-X?!?! My 14 year old self just shit himself with excitement.

  11. The 23:00 magic minutes of bombast distilled to the essential elements in 28 screen caps:

    Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho will announce his candidacy for US President at this year’s event.

  12. Wait, did he say Haystack and Jellyroll TOGETHER, where’s my clown make-up

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