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Jannus Live Sued after Faygo Injury at last year’s Juggalo Weekend

As always, Faygoluvers likes to keep you up to date on all things Juggalo related.  Today, an interesting article was shot to us via email.  Last year, a concertgoer was hurt during Juggalo Day at Jannus Live.  She claims to have fallen off the stage after slipping on Faygo, and then sued the venue about it and the “dangerous condition” of the venue.

She hasn’t named the Insane Clown Posse in the lawsuit.  You can see the full article below.

From TampaBay.com:

At Insane Clown Posse concert, Florida woman slips on Faygo and falls off stage — then sues Jannus Live

ST. PETERSBURG — During a recent Insane Clown Posse concert at Jannus Live, the horrorcore hip-hop duo known for wearing macabre clown makeup started spraying soda at the crowd.

Then they invited concertgoers to join them on stage.

Among the audience of fans, who call themselves Juggalos, was Sarah Hastings. As she joined in on the fun, Hastings slipped and fell off the stage, according to court records.

Hastings is now suing the security company hired for the Feb. 18 concert and Knight Global Entertainment, doing business as Jannus Live.

Splashing Faygo, a soda popular in ICP’s hometown of Detroit, at fans is a common staple of the band’s concerts.

But a complaint filed in Pinellas County this week alleges that THE Jannus Live staff should have ensured that the floor “was not left in a slippery and dangerous condition.”

The St. Petersburg-based agency Signature Security Services also failed to “correct the dangerous condition of an overcrowded stage by helping and assisting concert goers over the barricades and onto the stage,” records state.

It’s unclear what injuries Hastings sustained, or why ICP isn’t also named in the lawsuit. Her attorney, Darrell Kropog of Morgan & Morgan, declined comment on Thursday. Jannus Live also declined comment and Signature Security could not be reached.

This is not the first time an Insane Clown Posse concert resulted in civil action. A Texas woman previously sued the group for tossing a two-liter bottle of Faygo into her eye during a 2015 concert, according to a Daily Beast article.

According to the group’s Facebook page, Insane Clown Posse “emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene” in the early 1990s.

The group, comprised of artists Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, has a large following of fans who call themselves Juggalos, which comes from an ICP song called “the Juggla.”

Last month, a U.S. Court of Appeals dismissed ICP’s 2014 lawsuit against the FBI that alleged the federal agency violated their Constitutional rights when it called Juggalos a “loosely organized hybrid gang” in a 2011 report.

The National Gang Intelligence Center report also noted: “Juggalos’ disorganization and lack of structure within their groups, coupled with their transient nature, makes it difficult to classify them and identify their members and migration patterns.”

In September, Juggalos marched at the National Mall in Washington D.C. to protest the FBI’s classification.

On her Facebook page, Hastings updated her profile photo in October with the words, “I’m a Juggalo, not a gang member.”

Information from the Washington Post was used in this report. Contact Laura C. Morel at lmorel@tampabay.com.Follow @lauracmorel.

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  1. rudemark1

    rudemark1

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 10:10 am GMT -5 at 10:10 am

    Lol i remember seeing her stupid ass slip. She still got up there n twerked for thr crowd.

  2. HarryCox90210

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 12:32 pm GMT -5 at 12:32 pm

    Blah blah blah. Can’t can’t to get soaked in some faygo in March

  3. 505303

    505303

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 12:36 pm GMT -5 at 12:36 pm

    Security staff is 100% to blame I was at the show they block the only entrance onto the stage forcing Juggalos to climb over the barricade and jump onto the stage I myself had to jump from a speaker box to get onto the stage which I fell on the first try lucky for me lyte was under me and was able to catch me, main issue was i was part of the vip and security would not allow us to get on stage.

  4. WhoopWhoopKid

    WhoopWhoopKid

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 02:41 pm GMT -5 at 2:41 pm

    I know the feeling my friend bashed her head off the stage because R A rugged Man got people with their face paint up on stage and wanted them to Stage dive well my friend was one of the first ones to go up and try to Stage dive well the security lined up in front of the stage and my friend jumped and then the security guard caught her she she smacked her face off the metal railing and ICP found out and for the Faygo Armageddon before we went on stage they said Target the security with the Faygo

  5. backstabber

    backstabber

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 03:37 pm GMT -5 at 3:37 pm

    that was hilarious! V.I.P. got the bone! Fuck your V.I.P.!

  6. JDizzle420

    JDizzle420

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 05:26 pm GMT -5 at 5:26 pm

    @ 505303 – Security is not to blame. They were doing their job. If they were BLOCKING the entrance, it was to protect fans/performers to avoid bs like this. No one was FORCING people to climb over the barricade to get on stage…

  7. 505303

    505303

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:30 pm GMT -5 at 7:30 pm

    Yea but when people pay for it and icp has to say into the mic let them on the stage it causes chaos, but if the security would of just let us onto the stage J wouldn’t have had to say that and no one would have rushed the stage. So like i said 100% the security staff’s fault.

  8. backstabber

    backstabber

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:46 pm GMT -5 at 7:46 pm

    I got on stage, 4 free! it was awesome!

  9. 505303

    505303

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:48 pm GMT -5 at 7:48 pm

    Shit i made it up also and it definitely was awesome

  10. 505303

    505303

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 07:50 pm GMT -5 at 7:50 pm

    Seen alot of people Wipeout either getting up my self included or getting down it was a mad house.

  11. Bonesaw Wizardstick

    Bonesaw Wizardstick

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 09:18 pm GMT -5 at 9:18 pm

    They should just include a waiver with their tickets. It’s like a Gwar concert where you should go into it expecting the possibility of getting fucked up at least a lil bit

  12. scruffy

    scruffy

    Comment posted on Friday, January 12th, 2018 10:15 pm GMT -5 at 10:15 pm

    a lot of my older ticket stubs actually do have disclaimers on em. usually, ‘be aware of thrown objects’.
    been a while since ive noticed one, though.

  13. Deiko17

    Comment posted on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 09:39 am GMT -5 at 9:39 am

    “Juggalos’ disorganization and lack of structure within their groups, coupled with their transient nature, makes it difficult to classify them and identify their members and migration patterns.”

    Translation; We can’t at this time, prove they are a gang in any way. Turns out they might just be normal people.

  14. fishfetish

    fishfetish

    Comment posted on Friday, January 19th, 2018 02:20 pm GMT -5 at 2:20 pm

    You’re trying to make a quick buck, whatever. But don’t do some shit that will affect shit for the rest of us. There’s no way this person went to a show and didn’t expect to get hit with a faygo bottle. They’re going to get icp blocked out of other venues with this shit!

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