Wow, what a night on the interwebs last night! I don’t know about all of you, but I stayed up refreshing the Tickets.JuggaloGathering.com site for right at 5 hours. Finally, I was able to get our Ballers site for FLH HQ! Hope you ninjas had some good luck too!
That being said, at around 5 AM today, the Big Ballers Passes are all SOLD OUT. I’m sure that some shit will happen where they will be available sporadically, but you’ll have to keep checking back.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, if you haven’t seen it yet, JuggaloGathering.com is now LIVE! There’s not much info available, but they do have an introductory paragraph for the new location: Lost Lakes Amphitheater!
2017 GATHERING OF THE JUGGALOS – WELCOME
Put in those vacation time requests now, ninjas, because this year’s 18th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos is in FULL EFFECT!! First of all, have a DOPE new location in Oklahoma called Lost Lakes Amphitheater, which is the PERFECT place to host our annual family reunion in 2017, baby, where we be BEAMIN’ IN 17! Not only is there plenty of wide, open space to roam about and pitch a campsite in, but there’s also a big ass lake to swim in, lots of trees under which to sit in the shade with your homies, and a dope main stage that we have dubbed the Diamond Stage, where all your favorite Juggalo performers will be bringing the flavor every night! And while it’s not included in the admission price of your Gathering ticket, Lost Lakes also has a fresh waterpark next door that you can enjoy for an additional fee. Tell that sweltering summer heat to go fuck itself! So WELCOME to the official website of the 18th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, where we’ll be BEAMIN’ IN ’17! We can’t wait see all you Los and Lettes again in just a few short months! WHOOP WHOOP!! The 18th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos Wednesday, July 26 – Saturday, July 29 Lost Lakes Amphitheater 3501 NE 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73117 http://www.lostlakesamp.com/
Right now, only Psychopathic Records artists are scheduled to play. That lineup as of now is:
- Insane Clown Posse
- Anybody Killa
- Big Hoodoo
- DJ Clay
With the new location comes new stage names! They are as follows:
- Diamond Stage (Main)
- Red Moon Stage (2nd/Carousel)
- Won Fu Stage (3rd/Pendulum)
Now for the rest. This venue looks fucking AWESOME! It also appears that it’s still very much under construction. Don’t let that deter you though, because some other smaller festivals have already taken place there!
Our homies at Juggalo News have done some homework for you already! (It’s like they already knew where it was gonna be….!) So we’re going to echo some of that for you in here.
First, there’s a big fuckin’ water park! Will we have access to it? Will there be an additional fee? I’m not sure, but check out these slides!
Alright, now that my excitement over that has died down, let’s get you some important info for planning.
The nearest grocery stores are around 10 miles away, with the nearest Walmart being here: 14185 Mack Harrington Drive, Choctaw, OK 73020. That one is open 24 hours. You’d be surprised at how many I’ve run into that weren’t.
For HOTELS, you’ve got a lot of options within a few miles of the venue too. Find your favorite by clicking RIGHT HERE and searching nearby. Here’s what I came up with:
For those of you who are worried about the Weed Laws in Oklahoma, there may be good cause for it. But don’t worry too much. As of July 1st, they will be making ALL MARIJUANA POSSESSION OFFENSES MISDEMEANORS!
Oklahoma initiative makes all marijuana possession offenses misdemeanors!
Last update: November 17, 2016
On November 8, 58% of Oklahoma voters supported State Question 780, which will make all marijuana possession offenses misdemeanors. It will take effect July 1, 2017. Under current law, second and subsequent offenses are felonies, as is possession that meets other criteria —such as taking place on or near university campuses.
The legislature had already taken a step toward reducing penalties by passing HB 2479 earlier in 2016. That bill, which took effect November 1, reduced the penalty for a second marijuana possession offense by half, to a mandatory minimum sentence of one year, a maximum sentence of five years, and a fine of up to $5,000.
Oklahoma still has further to go, as the penalty for first-time marijuana possession will remain up to one year of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000. Removing possible jail time for marijuana possession altogether, as 21 states have already done, will allow police to focus on solving violent and property crime. In addition, enforcement of these laws is racially biased. According to this report by the ACLU, African Americans in Oklahoma are 2.9 times more likely than whites to be arrested for possession of marijuana, even though blacks and whites consume marijuana at similar rates. Please take a moment to ask your legislators to stop wasting tax dollars and ruining lives by incarcerating people for low level marijuana offenses.
So it could still cost you some jail time and fines. Just be careful y’all.
Finally, Hazin just happened to be in the area and was able to get some pictures and make a drive through the grounds! Take a look at that here:
See the photo gallery, additional info, and more from our JN homies here: http://www.juggalonews.net/news/psychopathic-records/gathering-location-lost-lakes-amphitheater-tons-of-info/