Missouri Fights Back, Gathering of the Juggalos Driven Out of Kaiser Already

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Nate "Igor" Smith

The 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Is Moving...But NOT Cancelled!

Psychopathic Records and Insane Clown Posse released the following statement on the morning of Thursday, February 13, 2014, addressing news reports that the 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos would not be held at Crybaby Campground in Kaiser, Missouri as earlier reported.


"First of all, we at Psychopathic Records want to apologize to all the Juggalos as we announce that the owners of the campground that we have dubbed Harlequin Park in Kaiser, Missouri have decided to not allow the Gathering to take place on their property. This was a hard decision for the people of Harlequin Park and they did not make it lightly.

Before we get into the details of what happened, we want to assure everyone who bought tickets/passes/campsites that their money will be refunded in full. We plan to work day and night to refund every last ticket promptly so please bear with us.

We also want to add that the owners of the campground did not have a problem with the Gathering being held on their property and have mad love for all people, including Juggalos. We have been working with them to make sure this was going to be one of the greatest Gatherings ever and they have been nothing but supportive, kind hearted and open minded. They also fully understood what the Gathering was and were fully willing to welcome us with open arms (after all, this is the same spot that hosts a biker rally every year).

However, after we signed the contract and announced the location of the Gathering, some of the people that lived in the surrounding community began to raise hell. Not all of them, mind you, but enough to bring a lot of heat to the owners of the campground. Not only that, they also experienced a media blitz and their phones would not stop ringing. This was no doubt amplified because of the recent lawsuit filed against the FBI by Psychopathic Records and the ACLU for wrongly accusing the Juggalos of being a gang, as well as the reports of last year's Gathering losing money. Some people in the community where the Gathering was to be held must have believed the nonsense because they kept saying a "gang" was coming to their town and we heard reports that some people were starting to arm themselves. Unbelievable!

Because of this, the owners of Harlequin Park were getting non-stop calls from angry neighbors and some even stopped by their property threatening to boycott their campground and even started a petition against them. It was just too much of an onslaught of negative energy coming at them for them to handle. They endured the unendurable and suffered the insufferable to the point that they couldn't take it anymore and decided to pull the plug. We want to add that we at Psychopathic Records hold no resentment toward the people of the campground. They really tried to make this work but with threat of their business suffering long after we have left, it's understandable why they chose to do what they did. There was no way to prepare for how much attention this was going to get and how negatively some people were going to react to the Gathering coming to their town.

So ... we DO have a plan B. Since we first realized that things were shaky with the campground, we have been aggressively looking into other areas to hold the Gathering and have a couple places already lined up. Now we realize that for some the news of the Gathering being moved is going to be a major setback. It's even sadder because the ticket sales this year have far surpassed those of the past several Gatherings. Apparently it was the right spot, the right time and the right mix of flavor because practically everyone and their momma was going to attend.

We are now hard at work to make sure there is a new location locked in soon and even as the forces that be continue to oppress us and try to thwart the Juggalo community at every turn ... we will endure. Even as close-minded people threaten us and accuse us of being less than human and close the gates in our face ... we will march through. Even as they try to keep us from gathering as we do each year for our epic family reunion and people cry and complain ... we will prevail. It has always been the Juggalo way to never bow down to the oppressors and to continue on, no matter the obstacles we face. Bear with us a while longer and we will soon be announcing a home for this year's Gathering of the Juggalos.

Again, we apologize to all Juggalos for any inconvenience this may have caused you and we will strive hard to make this right."

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245 comments
Manuela Biener
Manuela Biener

Wow your typographical and spelling errors are extremely annoying.

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

So if a bunch of white people are gathering they must be selling meth?? or is this just a Missouri thang??

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

TRUTH its usually non juggalos that goto shows get the wrong idea and start problems..

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

Laura your being an internet troll looking fro bad things

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

Because teenage pregnancy inst already a huge thing in KAISOR.. come on its counrty

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

yes why dont you come with us so you can open yours eyes, and get out of biget racist KAISOR

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

wow love how you people think your so better.. your country hill billy cow fuckers

Matt Thomas
Matt Thomas

Way to challenge those preconceived notions Jeremy. Lol.

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

you have never been haw can you say anything.. just another scum bag

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

I have two jobs and my family owns a business tell me again how your better... scum bag

Jeremy Laird
Jeremy Laird

what a scum bag theres not a brave person in kaiser just a bunch of racist

Winkler_Mortgages
Winkler_Mortgages

If you've ever been to a festival in rural Missouri, it would be hard to not reach the conclusion that the Juggalos arrived decades ago, and mated with the locals.

Mikayla Leveling
Mikayla Leveling

yep, and most of us will have more then they ever will. definetly a lot more happiness because we don't feel the need to conform to the social norm.

Mikayla Leveling
Mikayla Leveling

right. theyre just hateful cuz we know how to have fun lol

Anna Christmas
Anna Christmas

They would never know a lot of us were juggalos if we didn't have on psychopathic gear

Mikayla Leveling
Mikayla Leveling

Anna, of course were all bums. didnt you know? apparently none of us have jobs or cars or showers lmao. I bet if half of those assholes met me without me wearing anything psychopathic they'd never know I was a juggalo since I don't meet the "criteria" of being a bum.

Rob Lee Newman
Rob Lee Newman

These people are sick...need help and new makeup

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman

I wonder if ICP came out and said they were gay clowns if you asshats would be more accepting!?!

Shayne Cordevant
Shayne Cordevant

Maybe if they didn't act like fucking morons they'd be able to throw their party. But unfortunately it's not acting. These people literally believe it's a way of life. Too bad they're living the way they're told to by a couple clowns...

Jay Lowther
Jay Lowther

Neil Aimaro, I applaud you for extending your comment to include the word lifestyle. Only a complete idiot would actually consider ICP music.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

I don't like ICP but this is unjustifiable.

Smok Eingspirit
Smok Eingspirit

what happened to the land of the free why dont we drive out these taliban who want to stop the american free expertion

Sean Foley
Sean Foley

Then get out of that dumpster and quit jacking McD's wifi.

Tori Ramsey
Tori Ramsey

I don't live in my mom's basement.....

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Just because you don't approve of the music/lifestyle does not mean you have discriminate.

Greg Bradley II
Greg Bradley II

First, a shower. 2nd, a haircut. 3rd, brush their teeth. And finally, fill out a job application.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

I don't like ICP but not allowing them to have a concert is disgusting.

Chris Gee
Chris Gee

East st. Louis Is a great place to hold one of those clown parties. And I'm sure it would be really cheap too! Lol

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