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Faygoluvers Looks to Document Incidents of Excessive Force by Security at Underground Events

Whaddup fam? It’s the lady Rachel here.

It’s on a serious note that I am writing to report that we here at Faygoluvers recently received a number of disturbing messages from juggalos and juggalettes who claim to have been the targets of the use of excessive force by security staff at certain venues.

In one particularly disturbing message, we received the following photos from an anonymous juggalo and juggalette who claim to have been assaulted by venue security at the St. Patrick’s Day Twiztid concert. Please consider their testimony and photos for yourself:

My girlfriend and I were snatched up out of a concert by security because of a disagreement… we were shoved up against walls and slammed on the ground even after we said stop we are leaving… after we got home upset and distraught, we discovered many bruises all over our bodies…. it is not ok to man handle people like that… we will be pressing charges. 5 security guards choked and slammed me and my 100lb girlfriend like it was nothing… it was not right and I’m extremely disappointed on the way the whole situation was handled… they did not try to talk to us… the were just pushing, shoving and cussing at us. Very unprofessional. Being a security guard doesn’t give you the right to assault someone…. especially not when they are telling you to stop. They were dragging us out in sleeper holds and slammed me against the wall and threw my girl to the floor… n the whole time we were yelling chill the fuck out we’re leaving… but they wouldn’t let go of us…. there were 5-6 of them. There were 3 on me and 2 on my girl…. and they had both of us by the throats
When we got home, we took this pictures of what they had done to her:

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In a completely separate correspondence, another anonymous juggalette reported that she and two costumed friends were maced and handcuffed by security staff during an RA the Rugged Man event in Minneapolis, Minnesota. RA personally commented about the event on his Twitter:

“Last night at my concert there was a guy dressed in a HAMBURGER costume who got Choked Out by security. There was also a guy dressed like a TACO who got his nose broken.”

It is not our intention to open up a Pandora’s Box of unwarranted criticisms here. However, as one of the top fan sites in the juggalo community, the staff at Faygoluvers feels that it is important to keep all lines of communication open, especially in light of these messages. If juggalos and juggalettes feel that particular venues unfairly target, harass, threaten, or harm patrons, particularly via unethical security practices, then these incidents should be documented. It is a matter of raising the awareness of everyone involved in underground music, including the artists, club management, security staff, and the juggalo family, with the goal of ensuring that everyone can enjoy a safe and fun time without incident at events.

It is important to note that FLH is by no means saying here that these or other reports of unwarranted violence are unquestionably valid, as there are always two sides to the story. Nor is it our intention to unfairly lambast any establishments or hurt any businesses. We also especially sympathize with the booking agents, promoters, labels, and artists who work hard to establish and maintain their relationships with venue management so that they can continue to successfully tour and show the fans a great time.

That said, our goal here is simple: We want to ensure that ALL juggalos and juggalettes can enjoy musical performances without being exposed to the use of excessive force by security personnel. If a club is notorious for unfairly handing patrons (as many are these days), then the community, artists, and concert promoters should be aware of this.

Juggalos and juggalettes–We here at FLH want to emphasize that you have a voice and are free to write us at [email protected] if you feel that you have been physically harassed, manhandled, or brutalized by security staff during an underground event. Please send your stories, photos, and information to us for inclusion in a larger archive.

And, yes, we realize that we do run the risk of sounding like a medical malpractice infomercial here, but in all seriousness, we want everybody to stay safe out there, fam.

Thank you for reading. Much love.


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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. scruffy


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 09:20 am GMT -5 at 9:20 am

    good shit.
    couple legal actions will bring the jerkoffs back in line a bit.

  2. djscrubb


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 12:23 pm GMT -5 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve seen where they can be dicks that’s for sure (here in Florida)! But no beatings, that I am aware of. I know in Detroit there usually really cool…pretty use to the Juggalo crowd.

  3. BlackSand


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 01:07 pm GMT -5 at 1:07 pm

    I’m not 100% percent on this but at the moment I could almost swear…

    In San Diego, location: Cane’s Bar and Grill. Back during the Bizzar Bizzar tour I was with a homie of mine watching ICP and dude told me he was going to use the bathroom, I’m like “cool” and he walked off. The bathroom entrance was right next to the backstage entrance with both house security and tour security chillin’ in that spot.

    Anyways, I glanced over towards that direction right as my homie closed in on that area and a large security ‘looking’ dude in a Hatchet Man jersey sneaked up behind him as to deliver a sucker knock out punch from behind, but didn’t at the last moment as to act jokingly to the house security. I focused in real clearly on the guy and it ‘appeared’ to be Billy Bill. Whether or not it was him, nothing happened but that always stuck in my mind afterwards.

  4. ganjadude


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 03:21 pm GMT -5 at 3:21 pm

    hmm, Cant say ive ever been yoked by security at a show nor seen it at the venues I generally am at

    the chance poughkeepsie
    woosta ma

  5. ClownPaintAndFaygo


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 04:02 pm GMT -5 at 4:02 pm

    ive seen it happen so many times at st.andrews hall .at this years ballaz the i.d/wristband security guard trying tellin one of my homies he was stumbling and wouldnt let him in then proceded to try and take him around back to try and fight him for no reason other than he was explaining he hadnt been drinking.

  6. ganjadude


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 04:03 pm GMT -5 at 4:03 pm

    also to be fair, I look like those guys after a good metal show, so who really knows

  7. Juggalotus

    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 05:31 pm GMT -5 at 5:31 pm

    Headliners Music Hall in Louisville Ky has some of the worst security in the area. I have been assaulted for simply carrying an electronic cigarette through the door.

  8. Novocaine, The Blue Collar King


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 08:32 pm GMT -5 at 8:32 pm

    i choose to reserve judgement until i know more. i cant speak for the security in these situations, but all the people i know in security have this shiot happen and i can tell you they used acceptable force and only because the people were causing trouble.
    im sure the guy and girl were saying stop were leaving but what happened prior to that. im a cynical bastard and in alot of cases ive come across security is only doing there jobs. when its your job to put up with all sorts drunken assholes who wanna take a run at you like jeremy steelman up there, it can do all sorts of shit to your mindset.
    Are the ‘abused’ juggalos the victims? and also, if every other person in the venue is a juggalo/juggalette, is it really viable to say “you attacked me because im a juggalo?” i find that incredibly hard to believe. if they hadda been at some random concert and the only los/lettes it would be different. why did they focus on you in a room full of targets? because you were doing something shady as fuck or starting trouble thats why.

  9. Novocaine, The Blue Collar King


    Comment posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 08:34 pm GMT -5 at 8:34 pm

    and jeremy steelman, you talk a big game, but i reckon when you come up against a 6’6″ 350 pound Samoan demon man, you will piss your pants and give him your wallet.
    Don’t be a tough guy and a wannabe hero, noones impressed.

  10. Mr.Bitches


    Comment posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 07:26 am GMT -5 at 7:26 am

    Ive heard security talkin shit n runnin there mouths about Juggalos at a few events….Does it realy suprise anyone that they treat Ninjas differntly than some Justin bieber fans?If they get a chance,They’ll put ur ass on the ground.Just like the police.

  11. dramaman127


    Comment posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 10:53 am GMT -5 at 10:53 am

    i know the twiztid fri 13th show in clifton park , ny sercurity was relentless with people, just watching that shit sets me off.

  12. dramaman127


    Comment posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 10:54 am GMT -5 at 10:54 am

    worecester ma security are the nicest i ever ran into

  13. V_Ron

    Comment posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 08:26 pm GMT -5 at 8:26 pm

    I’ll second Worcester, MA. Love the Palladium, one of the best venues I’ve ever been to. ^

    Hope this gets sorted out. Damn shame to see things like this happening at shows.

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