Close your eyes and picture it: A Million Clown March. It’s weirdly easy to imagine! And it’s happening next year. After a 2011 report by the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center classified the Juggalos, ICP’s fans, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” the duo filed a lawsuit against the FBI. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2014, but an appeals court revived it last year. And now, the duo is planning a massive march on Washington to protest against the FBI.
The Detroit News reports that ICP member Violent J made the announcement at the duo’s Gathering Of The Juggalos festival this past weekend. It will be happening in our nation’s capital on the weekend of 9/16 of next year, and it’ll start at the Lincoln Memorial before moving down Constitution Avenue to the Washington Monument. That same weekend, ICP will play a free show at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, and they’ll also host a picnic for fans the morning after the march.
Violent J admits, “We don’t know what’s going to happen. We could totally embarrass ourselves, and there could be 25 people.” But even if you don’t like ICP’s music, you have to respect a group who will go to bat this seriously for its fans, especially in the face of some restrictive law-enforcement bullshit. Also: I can’t imagine a theatrical moment much better than a Juggalo march, and I am seriously considering attending this thing.