Psychopathic Records’s infamous Gathering Of The Juggalos, an annual underground music festival held for Insane Clown Posse fans, known as Juggalos, will be making its way to Australia in 2015 according to Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope.
Speaking to the crowd at this year’s gathering in Thornville Ohio, Violent J told the crowd, “Next year Psychopathic Records will be putting on a mini-Gathering of sorts in the country of Australia.” See the announcement at the 12.28 minute mark below.
After being “corrected” by Shaggy 2 Dope that Australia is in fact a continent, J informed the crowd that if they wanted to party with some “Australian Juggalos” at the impending 2015 gathering they better “start fucking saving up in your fucking piggy banks for that plane ticket”.
“The tickets for the Gathering itself in Australia will be nice and cheap, because we love you,” he added. “But for the plane ticket, you’re on your own. Think about that, though, going all the way to fucken Australia and partying with Australian Juggalos!”
Shaggy 2 Dope told the gathered Juggalos they could look forward to seeing “kangaroos jumping around and squirrels with pouches on their necks” next year and let them know that it’s “very, very, very hot in Australia”.
Just last month, following almost three years of legal battles, a US judge has declared the government can legally continue to categorise Juggalos, as gang members and presumably treat them as such. The ruling followed several lawsuits brought against the FBI by Insane Clown Posse.
Insane Clown Posse were in the country late last year for a run of shows and Shaggy 2 Dope spoke to Music Feeds about the less than favourable public image that ICP and the Juggalo Movement have accumulated over the years.
“People think that the gatherings are super dangerous and crazy shit happens there and it’s out of control,” he says. “Nowadays people from the media are coming in a reporting on it and seeing that…it’s just everybody having a good time. Sure, drugs taken, yeah. People getting drunk, yeah. People falling and getting hurt and stuff, yeah. But what festival does that not happen at?”
Watch: Gathering of the Juggalos 2014 – ICP Seminar
Photos: Insane Clown Posse, Boondox, Big Hoodoo, Kid Krusher – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane 05/12/2013