The UK's Gathering of the Juggalos party ended up being a hot mess

Sep 12, 2017 at 8:57 am
click to enlarge 2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City. - Kelly O'Neill
Kelly O'Neill
2017 Gathering of the Juggalos in Oklahoma City.

While America's version of Gathering of the Juggalos boosts hundreds of Juggalos for a weekend party solely devoted to ICP, the British version is usually equal in spirit but lacking in numbers, understandably. (They do ship in crates of Faygo for the occasion, which we totally love.)

While the weekend usually gathers 100 or so Juggalos to a campground and normally goes off without a hitch, this past weekend's gathering was a different story.

According to reports from Vice, when the Juggalos checked in to the campground, their spots were all separated, where in years past they all camped near each other. One Juggalo told Vice that, "In previous years, we had complaints with noise, but we always made sure it was contained, taking the party inside after 9 PM and that. Sometimes, we even had other guests come and join in the party."

Everything seemed to be contained until 3 a.m. on Saturday when the campground officials decided to kick out all the drunk Juggalos from the campgrounds. Of course, when a crowd of drunk people are told to do something they don't want to is when shit turns south real quick — and that's exactly what happened here.

According to reports, Juggalos and the staff got into a scuffle, while other Juggalos called police because they blame the campground staff for starting the outburst. One Facebook post alleges that the police immediately sided with the campground security guards and abandoned the Juggalos.

This isn't the best look for the Juggalos or ICP as the Juggalos have been labeled a type of gang by the FBI. ICP claims that police now profile people who might be Juggalos and pull them over/give them a harder time.

The Juggalos are taking the matter into their own hands this weekend when they march on Washington D.C. to demand equal Juggalo rights.