This Weekend’s Other Festival

We’re all busy basking in the (mostly) sunny weather of our Regina Folk Festival weekend, among (mostly) super lovely and conscientious concertgoers. At the same time, the Gathering of the Juggalos has been happening in Cave-in-Rock, Illinois, otherwise known as No Man’s Land until tonight’s over.

The big news from the annual festival/free-for-all for the die-hard fans of the Insane Clown Posse has been Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J announcing they’ll be suing the F.B.I., following the law enforcement’s decision to classify juggalos as a gang. The Village Voice has the press release and all the relevant details.

But what you really need to understand the Gathering is some on-the-ground, as-it-happens reporting. That’s why we should all thank our lucky stars writer Adam Graham went this year. For example, here’s the story of an unfortunate car, told over several hours and several tweets, that I’ve put in chronological order:

Heard about a guy who got his car flipped over cuz he robbed someone. “Juggalo justice isn’t always right, but it gets the job done.”

So that car? I found it. They did more than flip it. Juggalos COMPLETELY disassembled the automobile. Now walking around w/ parts as keepsakes. One guy wearing front fender as a necklace.

They’re still killing what’s left of the car. “Get the bigass blade!”

Lots of debate over what to do w/ the carcass of the car. Carry it to the main stage? Drag it to Lake Hepatitis?

WOW: The Car was just paraded thru the field in front of the main stage on back of a U-Haul. Dumped it backstage.

Author: James Brotheridge

Contributing Editor with Prairie Dog.