Oh No: The Gathering Of The Juggalos Is Canceled

Pour out some Faygo for this year's edition of the fest...

April 23, 2020

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So000OOOO0000oooo time for some bad (or good) news, depending on how far you live from the festival site and just how much face paint you've got stocked up in your medicine cabinet, as Insane Clown Posse's annual event, The Gathering Of The Juggalos has officially been postponed 'tll 2021. This, of course, joins the slough of pretty much every other festival which has either pushed back dates (Coachella) or canceled entirely (Governors Ball), or you know, just still not announced anything at all (Lollapalooza).

In an announcement shared today via Instagram, Clown ring leaders (this meant as a circus reference, and not a gang, as there is some debate over whether or not Juggalos should be classified as such, which is... quite literally a thing the American government does) expressed their unwillingness to put fans in harm's way saying, "The bottom line is simply that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times".  

Which somehow manages to seem more sane than most of what we're hearing from our own government figures these days (looking at you, beaches of Florida).

Much like the aforementioned Lollapalooza, no line up had been announced, with the Psychopathic Records founders also expressing in their joint statement that "the entire music industry is at a dead halt due to the quarantine ... and this has made it impossible to move forward. This, of course, all comes after last month's viral ICP video, in which 1/2 the duo, Shaggy 2 Dope, expressed one might just simply eat dirty snow to avoid contracting the virus, before... you, know, proceeding to eat the dirtiest brown snow ever.  Because hey, in a pandemic why not do the things you wouldn't even in the best of times.  

Then again there was also that time last year when he attempted to dropkick Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst on stage like it was still 1999 so who knows what's really going on over in the crack team minds at ICP HQ anyway.

If nothing else, at least we still have the clown's musings on the wonders of science to enjoy from the safety of our homes, while we hatch plans for next year's gathering, which we were all definitely planning on attending in the first place.