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Ask a Juggalo: Is discovering your inner Juggalo or Juggalette the equivalent of someone finding their inner peace? 

Q: I've been down with the clown and freak shows and the Psychopathic since '03. Back in the day, I used to rep it all in terms of T-shirts, face paint, and blasting it through the radio. I stopped listening to them for a few years because I wanted to hear new music. About one year and a half ago, I got back in touch with my inner Juggalo again and listened to some old-school music. My question is, do you believe that discovering your inner Juggalo or Juggalette would be the equivalent of someone finding their inner peace?

A: Absolutely. At the end of the day, you never lose it. I feel so bad for those that have gotten the tats and then gotten them covered up. Or for those who were once really into it and now speak negatively about it. The shame of it is, it's still within you or you never had it at all. It's like anything else: You may not be exactly what you're claiming to be, but it's easier for you to just pretend and lie to yourself or whatever. Inner peace and to be comfortable with yourself — it's all the same. The soul of the Juggalo, if it's within you, is always within you. You don't have to blast the music and you don't have to go to all the shows. You don't have to represent in that sense. Still, it's always gonna be within you. Once it touches you — oh, man! — you're never gonna lose that inner peace. Having the carnival within your soul, man. That's the beautiful thing.

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