The Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial dropped today
In case you’re unaware, the Gathering of the Juggalos is an annual festival now held in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois that celebrates the unique subculture that of Juggalos. Juggalos usually come from the middle of the country, paint their face to look like clowns and idolize the Insane Clown Posse.
Every year before the festival and as a way to drop the lineup (interestingly enough, it seems as the lineup is really irrelevant to the festival as Juggalos and Juggalettes come in droves no matter who is playing) the Insane Clown Posse create a 30-minute-long infomercial with a different theme. From an amazing cheaply-made “Star Wars”-spoofing space excursion to a last-bastion escape from the mind-controlled country’s mainstream zombies, the infomercial seems to get more and more ridiculous every year.
This year Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are Guy Gorfey and Fats Pepper—two local news anchors bringing you, the people, all the news about the Gathering. You’ll have to go ahead and watch the video for yourself as words do not do it justice. This year’s festival features the likes of Vanilla Ice, Rahzel, Kaiju Big Battel, Lil’ Easy-E and many more bands you have never heard of. Oh yeah, and you can also go on a damn helicopter ride! Beat that, Coachella.
Take a swim in Hepatitis Lake. Stroll down to the Drug Bridge. Check out midget wrestling. Get a tent side ghetto tattoo. Enjoy a real or fake breast competition. Or just get very fucked up and enjoy the scenery. All these things can be had at the Gathering.
While it would be easy just to read this and categorize them as white trash you would truly be doing yourself a disservice. They are a band of misfits who truly don’t give a shit, who shout “Family” over and over as that is what they are, one big messed up family.
If all of this sounds interesting you can pick up tickets here.