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Westword: Why the Gathering of the Juggalos Blew It Ditching Colorado for Oklahoma

The staff of Westword has published an article entitled, Why the Gathering of the Juggalos Blew It Ditching Colorado for Oklahoma.

This article features their top 10 reasons why  Psychopathic blew it by moving the Gathering of the Juggalos to Oklahoma instead the the originally announced Colorado.

Check out the article below.

The Insane Clown Posse blew it like a two-liter bottle of Faygo.

Last June, the horrorcore hip-hop group announced that the next location for its infamous annual festival, the 18th Gathering of the Juggalos, would be in Colorado. We were stoked, obviously, to have access to the epicenter of Juggalo culture, which has so long fascinated this publication.

Moving the clown wagons west, however, proved more difficult than anticipated, and ICP never announced a particular venue that would house the event. In March, Westword reported that the event had pulled out of its Colorado plans, though even the rep at Psychopathic Records couldn’t say where the Gathering would be held or what had gone down to prevent its move to the mountains. In April, ICP confirmed that the Gathering of the Juggalos will take place in a field outside Oklahoma City from Wednesday, July 26, to Saturday, July 29.

ICP clowned themselves by ditching the Centennial State. Here are ten reasons why the Gathering of the Juggalos should have happened in Colorado.

10. Oklahoma sucks!
This is a commonly accepted truth, even by people who live in Oklahoma. Go ahead: Google “Oklahoma sucks.” You’ll find lists of reasons to move away from the state as soon as possible, including lack of tourist and cultural attractions and a glut of franchised churches. Urban Dictionary defines Oklahoma as the state that “sucks so much that it keeps Texas from slipping into the Gulf of Mexico.”

9. The Juggalos have a deep history in Colorado.
Insane Clown Posse and company have legions of Colorado fans, and they know this. Violent J and other members of the Psychopathic Records “family” have made Denver and the surrounding area regular stops on tour, and the Juggalos and Juggalettes show up, covered in face paint and chugging Faygo.

8. Denver has a high chance for celebrity Faygo showers.
More high-profile entertainers, politicians and others pass through Denver than Oklahoma City, and some probably wouldn’t be able to contain their curiosity, popping up in the All-Star area at the Gathering. Hell, John Hickenlooper, governor and known music fan, would probably show up. Imagine the Faygo-shower possibilities!

7. Colorado has a range of superior venues.
The Gathering will be held at Lost Lakes Amphitheater near Oklahoma City, where ICP has performed in the past. The property does include actual dingy lakes and an Extreme Waterslide. That’s cool and all, but Colorado is a natural playground with tons of unique entertainment venues. The National Western Complex has hosted Riot Fest with appropriate grimy aplomb. Or imagine the insane clown carnival taking over Lakeside Amusement Park! In our dreams, the Juggalos gather at the Denver Botanic Gardens, which is always trying to attract different, younger crowds. What could be more different? Win-win, whoop-whoop!

6. ICP may have alienated some of its fans with this move.
Following ICP’s announcement of a Colorado Gathering, folks were excited. (Why wouldn’t they be?) But combing through the comments following the Oklahoma news, many fans were less than thrilled. On faygoluvers.net, a Juggalo wrote: “Moved away from Oklahoma for a reason. So you want me to pay $190 and drive 1800 miles for half the show, higher price, and not smoke weed for the entire weekend. I’ll be a juggalo till the day I die but does J have a tumor? One stupid thing after another lately.” To be fair, the price only went up $10, but we feel you, Ninja.

5. The lineup is weak.
This year’s Gathering doesn’t feature the usual big names like Twiztid and Tech N9ne because of beefs with ICP. Tech gave an interview on Shade 45 on SiriusXM, explaining why he isn’t playing the festival this year even though Tech N9ne has played the event in the past for far less than the usual rate. While Tech said he’s cool with ICP, Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin is not, and the label booked dates without holding a spot for the Gathering. While we can’t guarantee that having the Gathering in Denver would’ve solved the beef, Strange Music artists Ces Cru are playing three dates in Colorado the same weekend as the Gathering – which could’ve made for some serendipitous peace-making.

4. Have we mentioned that Oklahoma sucks?
Nature is trying to kill you in Oklahoma. There are snakes and mountain lions in your back yard, for example. God’s wrath jumps you in the form of tornadoes, and tornado season in Oklahoma runs March to August. If you don’t get swept over the rainbow, then the unrelenting heat will melt you into the dirt. And there’s plenty of dirt.

3. There’s no Westword in Oklahoma.
It’s no secret that we love writing articles about the Juggalos’ comings and goings. We find the feel-good Juggalo stories all year round. And while we may take some cheap shots, that’s part of the fun, right? We had our hearts set on witnessing Vanilla Ice getting Tila Tequila’d. Come to Colorado, ICP: They don’t love you like we love you!

2. You’re all going to jail in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma has implemented stronger alcohol-limit laws than other states. If you’re an under-21 Juggalo, you’re especially screwed, because Oklahoma has a zero-tolerance policy for DUIs.

1. Weed!
Come on, y’all. You can already guess what Oklahoma’s marijuana laws are. When announcing the Gathering in Colorado, Violent J sold it by saying, “You can walk into a store and buy an ounce of weed like it’s a bag of chips!” We rest our case.

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  1. Guest

    Guest

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 06:38 pm GMT -5 at 6:38 pm

    303!

  2. T.O.

    T.O.

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 06:42 pm GMT -5 at 6:42 pm

    “We had our hearts set on witnessing Vanilla Ice getting Tila Tequila’d.” …. they really don’t know anything about the gathering, do they?

  3. scruffy

    scruffy

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 07:01 pm GMT -5 at 7:01 pm

    this article is fuckin stupid.

  4. drizzache

    Comment posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017 06:42 am GMT -5 at 6:42 am

    I agree wit scruffy on this one. Dude said some really stupid shit as “points”

  5. Stonedhenge

    Stonedhenge

    Comment posted on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -5 at 3:00 pm

    Yes it is. But being someone whos lived in oklahoma, not everything said is untrue. Mostly about the heat. The humitidy is fucking insane there. But ima alittle bitch about the heat so..
    But you will have your pros & cons any place you go. But the most important thing this guy seems to have missed on this article is…
    THEY FUCKING TRIED TO GET IT IN COLORADO BRO!!!! THEY TRIED!! Oklahoma was never first pick ninjas.

  6. Cherryfuzz

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 08:50 pm GMT -5 at 8:50 pm

    Although this article is retarded and brought up some stupid points that make no sense, I do agree with some of those things. I’m honestly concerned for my fellow ninjas who are going into this gathering thinking it’s gonna be like the usual anarchist self sustaining community of juggalos at hogrock or legend valley . I have a feeling a lot of ninjas are gonna get arrested for flashing a sign that says “acid $10” which normally wouldn’t be a problem . Aside from it being in Oklahoma, the venue is very close to suburbs. I simply can’t picture it going down peacefully and anticipate a LOT of cop visits at lost lakes . Hopefully this is a one-year commitment , and they find a much more fitting place for following years

  7. Cherryfuzz

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 08:53 pm GMT -5 at 8:53 pm

    And btw, vanilla ice ain’t gonna get Tila tequila’d, but I can definitely think of some names that will, like lil Debbie

  8. hippiekush

    hippiekush

    Comment posted on Thursday, July 13th, 2017 10:21 pm GMT -5 at 10:21 pm

    They’ll probably hire private security for the gathering

  9. MisterMime

    MisterMime

    Comment posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017 03:11 am GMT -5 at 3:11 am

    Killarado has great weather, less chance for a heat stroke. The sky will piss on you at random though even during a sunny day.

  10. Toastalo

    Toastalo

    Comment posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017 07:01 am GMT -5 at 7:01 am

    Colorado is the shit but Oklahoma is hop and small skip from my house. 501 LITTLE ROCK MAIFA!!! not to mention most all drugs that find themselves at the gathering are likely to be illegal anyhow. This year gonna be the fucking dope…

  11. Deiko17

    Comment posted on Friday, July 14th, 2017 07:08 pm GMT -5 at 7:08 pm

    I will take two ICP shows over 1 Twiztid and 1 ICP show. So glad they aren’t going to be back at any future gatherings.

    And yeah, fuck OK, but don’t take it out on J.

  12. Guest

    Guest

    Comment posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 05:49 pm GMT -5 at 5:49 pm

    There is some truth in that Gill, but Riot Fest was an experiment and a one off and there are festivals that do pull it off here. The venues that could pull it off, don’t want to book you. Why don’t you just come play a show in Colorado? It’s been waaayyy to long. There are other venues besides Denver, ya know? Truthfully we don’t want Sigler here anyways, or his dumb costumes. Fire Sigler and you might be welcome.

  13. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 07:42 pm GMT -5 at 7:42 pm

    Guest, what did sigler do? try answering without wearing your white wig if you can.

  14. Guest

    Guest

    Comment posted on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 02:59 am GMT -5 at 2:59 am

    Im drunk so ya know what, i might as well just say it. I want Sigler’s dick, straight up. Could i talk this much shit and not secretly want get some Arabian Goggle action right up on my face? Come on…

  15. mikeysinder

    Comment posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017 04:39 am GMT -5 at 4:39 am

    haha what?! seriously tho Guest regardless of whether you want his dick or not, what did sigler do?

  16. Cherryfuzz

    Comment posted on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 06:58 pm GMT -5 at 6:58 pm

    But his dick in a jar and send it this-a-way

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