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NOWNESS Covers the Gathering of the Juggalos / The Wicked Shit

At this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos, a documentarian named Joshua Gordon experienced the 4 day festival complete with a cameraman (using some vintage equipment), and a genuine curiosity about our Juggalo Family.  Between running around like a mad man, I actually had the chance to speak to Josh about my life experience as a Juggalo, and even recorded a little snippet which you can hear in the 8 minute video that was recently released.

Along with that, you’ll see a freestyle, several shots of Juggalos in our element, some bare knuckle boxing, dancing, fire-breathing, questions answered by Vinnie the ICP Kid, and many other sights and sounds from our Shangri-La on earth.  Take a look at the description below.

From Nowness @ Youtube:

No doubt you’ve heard of the Juggalos—the wild fanbase of face-painted American rappers Insane Clown Posse, whose fans (it’s estimated) number well over a million. Once a year this disparate group convene in Ohio for the Gathering of the Juggalos, a festival of fire-spinning, smoke breathing, and bare fist fighting, accompanied by a soundtrack from ICP’s label, Psycopathic. Enter Joshua Gordon, director of underground hit Krahang, which dropped on Dazed earlier this year. Gordon, an obsessive documentarian of extreme communities and fanbases, has “been interested in Juggalos since I was a little kid,” as he explained to NOWNESS. It made absolute sense, then, for Gordon to attend the much talked about annual gathering in order to dispel some myths about this daunting and seemingly diabolical community. What he walked away with was a strangely warm and tender portrait of a group that has been classified as a gang by the FBI. Speaking about his time spent with this compellingly clownish community, the Irish-born director explains: “They’re a diehard community with a strong presence online and a very unique personal style. I’ve seen a number of short films on them but always found them a bit bland and obvious,” continues the London-based filmmaker, “so I wanted to meet some of them and make a film about them in my own style, something more tender and less sensationalist. “My idea was to make more of a moving photo book then a traditional documentary, and to film it, direct it and do the sound on my own so I could make a more natural connection with the jugallos and jugalettes, just hang out with them for a week and see what they’re about.”

Here’s the video which I think you’ll definitely enjoy:



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  1. Jor MF D

    Jor MF D

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 11:28 am GMT -5 at 11:28 am

    If there’s over a million juggalos, why did icp only sell 8 million cds? People only buying the great melinko what? It should be a million multiplied by how many cds they got haha

  2. SpOOky J

    SpOOky J

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 11:59 am GMT -5 at 11:59 am

    Realistically I bet it’s close to 10 million in their entire catalog. Accumulative total including special releases and DVD’s.

  3. Jor MF D

    Jor MF D

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 12:41 pm GMT -5 at 12:41 pm

    My bad, a million multiplied by the albums available for purchase haha I know it’s more than 8. It’s weird to me how all the joker cards didn’t go platinum.

  4. SpOOky J

    SpOOky J

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 02:05 pm GMT -5 at 2:05 pm

    2 did! And 4 of the other 5 went gold I believe…. Way fresh!

  5. Jor MF D

    Jor MF D

    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 02:12 pm GMT -5 at 2:12 pm

    Oh yeah I know, I mean all of them lmao

  6. scruffy


    Comment posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018 07:02 pm GMT -5 at 7:02 pm

    answer is obvious: there are not a million juggalos.
    myself, i doubt there is even half a million, at any given time. and most of em wont pay money for music.

  7. BtkStrangler


    Comment posted on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 09:00 am GMT -5 at 9:00 am

    Highly agreed!!!! It’s to easy to get shit free these days! So if u go gold or platinum these days it really means a lot

  8. Jor MF D

    Jor MF D

    Comment posted on Sunday, October 21st, 2018 07:45 pm GMT -5 at 7:45 pm

    Hell yeah! Whoop Whoop!!

  9. Karacalla


    Comment posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 12:00 pm GMT -5 at 12:00 pm

    The Gathering of the JUGGALOS attendance been looking a little light in years past anyway.

    Lol at people associating a bands fan base with actual record sales, especially Juggalos!!

  10. Cherryfuzz


    Comment posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 04:46 pm GMT -5 at 4:46 pm


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