5 Unexpected Acts Playing This Year's Gathering of the Juggalos

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It's the most magical, miraculous time of the year, as this week the good people wicked clowns at Psychopathic Records bring us this year's Gathering of the Juggalos. No longer at Cave In Rock, Illinois, this year's festivities will take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, or as the 2014 commercial installment would have you believe, "Heaven." RFT Music will be there -- look for that coverage later this week.

In the meantime, here are the biggest head-scratchers in the event's lineup.

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Beware of Fake Ass Gathering Tickets

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Watch out, dear juggalos. There are some fake ass Gathering tickets going around, according to a press release from Psychopathic Records. And these fake ass tickets are being passed off and sold as the real thing by counterfeiters, much to the chagrin of those who shelled out hard-earned, real ass money for them.

See also: In Defense of the Juggalos

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In Defense of the Juggalos

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Nate "Igor" Smith
There's something to be said for non-conformity. We tend to think of non-conformist types as pioneers: free-thinkers, uninhibited by the expectations and opinions of others and unafraid to stand out in a crowd. We admire their courage and originality, and secretly wish we could be so brave. We've held many of these people up on a pedestal throughout human history, and as a society tend to think of their free-spirited nature as a virtue.

That is, unless those people are juggalos.

See also: Our complete Gathering of the Juggalos coverage

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The Gathering of the Juggalos is All Yours, Ohio

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Nate "Igor" Smith

After residents of Kaiser, Missouri essentially ran it out of town with everything short of pitchforks and torches, the fifteenth edition of the beleaguered Gathering of the Juggalos will now be taking place at the Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio. The announcement was made Friday night via the Hatchet Herald, Psychopathic Records' source for all things juggalo news.

Thornville, Ohio is located just east of Columbus, about eight hours away from Missouri, with a two-state buffer separating us -- so you can relax and holster your weapons, Kaiser citizens. Your war is won.

See also: Gathering of the Juggalos Driven Out of Missouri Already


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

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Nate "Igor" Smith
According to a press release issued by Psychopathic Records director of public relations Jason Webber, the Gathering of the Juggalos will no longer take place in Kaiser, Missouri this year, as we previously reported.

From the press release: "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."

See also: "Where Did My Dick Go?: The Gathering of the Juggalos' Best Overheard Quotations

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Oh Dear God, the Gathering of the Juggalos Is Moving to Missouri [NSFW]

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Nate "Igor" Smith
We've just received word that the Gathering of the Juggalos, the Insane Clown Posse's yearly, weeklong congregation of its face-painted fans, will be moving to the Show-Me State in 2014. This was all a fun, laughing matter for the last several years when it was our neighbor Illinois that was besieged, but now that the Ill side has successfully run the clowns out, the group is seeking refuge here.

Start bracing yourselves now.

See Also: Our complete 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos coverage

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Huff Post Live Interviews RFT Music's Drew Ailes About Juggalos

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And he managed to get a decapitated head into the shot, behind him.

RFT Music's own Drew Ailes was invited this week to appear on Huffington Post Live for an interview about our coverage on the Gathering of the Juggalos. The ten-minute piece aired yesterday evening at about 6:12 Central Standard Time.

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- Our Complete Gathering of the Juggalos Coverage


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Juggalo Aftermath: Things We Found on the Ground at the Gathering

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Drew Ailes
I worked as a garbage man for a few months back in North Carolina during a dark period of my life. It was awful. I'd get in a pick-up truck every day at 9 a.m. and watch my boss drink beer and smoke weed on the way to being immersed in disgusting waste. In retrospect, if he had been younger, my boss probably would've been a Juggalo because, holy hell, these people are surrounded by an impossible amount of garbage. Although a sad reminder of how we've wrecked the planet just for fun, we've decided to make you feel better about the time you threw away those plastic Chinese food containers instead of saving them.

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- Our Complete Gathering Coverage


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This Incredible Make-A-Wish Teenager Went to the Gathering of the Juggalos, Got a Lap Dance (NSFW)

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Cody Morin, juggalo and Make-A-Wish recipient.
We first heard about seventeen-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the fourteenth-annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that there was a kid from the Make-A-Wish foundation staying at a cabin that was rented out to visitors. After a quick phone call to the family, we went to the cabin and met with the young man, who has a congenital defect in his liver that prevents it from producing one of the enzymes required to do its job properly. His one wish was to meet the members of ICP, his favorite band, and he has traveled over 26 hours from Vermont to make his dream a reality.

Cody's a pretty quiet kid, but like any teenage boy and self-respecting juggalo, he's also psyched to see some titties.

See also:
- Our Complete Gathering of the Juggalos Coverage


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Here Are the Things That Happen After 5 a.m. at the Gathering of the Juggalos

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Nate "Igor" Smith
...And this is all before 5 a.m.
Festivities here at the Gathering of the Juggalos run every day from noon until 5 a.m., and then things start getting weird. That's not to say they weren't weird to begin with, but after hours of drugs and partying and wicked clown love, juggalos will begin displaying even more bizarre, hilarious behavior. Here are a few of the things that happen after 5 a.m. at the Gathering of the Juggalos.

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