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Monday, May 18, 2009

I'm Just a Juggalo

Posted by on Mon, May 18, 2009 at 3:50 PM

Man, Twiztid at El Corazón was completely sold out last night. This left a whole lot of sad juggalos and juggalettes wandering around outside, drinkin' Faygo, and talking to each other, often, in sign language...




More photos after the jump...

Also, in case you were wondering, The 10th Annual Gathering is August 6-9 in Illinois.











All photos © Kelly O


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Jug-heads posing in front of piles of garbage ftw.
Posted by Eric Grandy on May 18, 2009 at 4:00 PM · Report this
lar 2
I smell a coffee table book, Kells.

Actually there's a lot of smells coming off these pics.
Posted by lar on May 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM · Report this
These are the worst humans on the planet.
Posted by Nick on May 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM · Report this
Wicked Virgin 4
I'm totally cool with the Juggalos when there's a show in town. Just don't do that stupid clown makeup shit the rest of the time. Just wear a fucking t-shirt or something.
Posted by Wicked Virgin on May 18, 2009 at 5:07 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 5
amurka's ambassadors to the world.
Posted by Max Solomon on May 18, 2009 at 5:12 PM · Report this
@3...really? The worst?
Posted by tacomagirl on May 18, 2009 at 5:18 PM · Report this
Dougsf 7
Wait, can you buy Faygo is Washington or something, or does it come with the Juggalo kits they probably order from Troy or Pontiac?
Posted by Dougsf on May 18, 2009 at 5:18 PM · Report this
Regardless of the whole juggalo thing, that first picture is awesome. Nice work!
Posted by defman23 on May 18, 2009 at 5:24 PM · Report this
You can get Faygo at Ezell's Chicken. That's the only place I've ever seen it for sale in Seattle.

I used to live in downtown Detroit. I can't drink Faygo anymore after seeing the condition of the Detroit Faygo Bottling plant. Not even Rock & Rye, which is weirdly delicious...
Posted by Kelly O on May 18, 2009 at 5:25 PM · Report this
Super Jesse 10
And some people wonder why we've never met any aliens, it's because they look our planet and see a few dozen scholars and visionaries and then billions of poor people and these fuckers. It's like meeting the family of your soulmate and finding out they're all hillbillies.
Posted by Super Jesse on May 18, 2009 at 5:31 PM · Report this
blip 11
faygo is sold nationally -- in snazzy glass bottles, usually at high-end grocery stores. it's a far cry from the 29-cent 2-liters michigan natives are more familiar with.
Posted by blip on May 18, 2009 at 5:33 PM · Report this
Super Jesse 12
Kelly, I think you deserve a fuckin' medal for being able to take those pictures without falling into a giggle coma.
Posted by Super Jesse on May 18, 2009 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Jessica 13
@7: Ezell's sells Faygo, and at one point, so did Hot Topic.

I used to work in a record store, and I've never seen such insanely dedicated fans. If it was ICP-related, you had to get 20+ copies of it in the first day or the Juggalos would be sad. And while they might not be the brightest bulbs, they were always some of the most polite customers I had. If they didn't get to the store in time before something sold out, 99% of the time, the disappointed Juggalo was happy that so many people were buying the album.
Posted by Jessica on May 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM · Report this
I am amazed that this sub-culture has survived. Who knew a crap band from 10 years ago would have such a rabid following with the youth of today.
Posted by carrma on May 18, 2009 at 5:46 PM · Report this
Queen of Sleaze 15
@6: Really..... The WORST.
Posted by Queen of Sleaze on May 18, 2009 at 5:55 PM · Report this
Estey 16
I always get the grape Faygo at Ezell's when I get my two piece. Didn't know the proceeds lead back to ICP ... but we have evidence above!

I want to know the literary iconography of a Juggalo; we know that Deadheads (the most automatically comparable group, but with lots more disturbing qualities, supposedly?) can read Tom Robbins, Ken Kesey, Kerouac -- even Arthur Magazine if they're evolved enough. But what do Juggalos read? Stephen King novels, maybe? I am honestly curious. Is there a Stewart Home = skinhead/neoism, Guy Debord = punk/situationism, Jugaloo = (equivalent), or is it all under the strange musical genre umbrella of Insane Clown Posse inspired various artists? (Are there Juggaloos who aren't that much into ICP? Is that a really stupid question to them? Would anything be really stupid to them besides good taste?)

Every time I roil in my Id-obsessed self-proud/secretly shameful repulsion/attraction to them, I can't help hearing a tone of familiarity in how older music fans looked at punk and hip-hop of recurrent generations and deemed them similarly disposable. Maybe it's not what they are -- which is wholly fascinating and revolting, based on every level of unironic (completely?) banality, an ontological Geist of the "icky" -- maybe it's what we're seeing of ourselves in their rejection of our lingering, lofty aesthetics.
Posted by Estey on May 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Still don't get why westside crips is their preferred sign of choice. I can think of a couple places I'd like to see them flash it.
Posted by Mr. Poe on May 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM · Report this
TheMisanthrope 18
@15 They're only really bad in Novi. Or, Metro Detroit.

On another note, I need to go get me some Ezell's. So I can go get some Faygo.
Posted by TheMisanthrope on May 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM · Report this
DOUG. 19
WC is for "worthless crap", right?
Posted by DOUG. on May 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Don't these photos qualify for Dan's ECDAMAF posts?
Posted by Happy Fun Ball on May 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM · Report this
fourfingersdown 21
I saw that faygo stuff at Capitol Hill Market on 12th today. I also had lunch at Ezell's, that's weird.
Posted by fourfingersdown on May 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM · Report this
You know, at a second glance (they are fun to look at), it looks like they just flash whatever-the-fuck-ever comes to mind. A rendition of Every Sign, Junior High, but with Aids. Is that really how they have conversations? It's hard not to be gullible here. Just look at 'em.

"Am I coooool yet guize?"
Posted by Mr. Poe on May 18, 2009 at 6:36 PM · Report this
Baconcat 23
Oh goody, it's like I'm back in Inkster.
Posted by Baconcat on May 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM · Report this
we are stepping towards an epic Armageddon battle, it'll be the Juggalos vs. the Christians. they're both breeding like crazy.
Posted by Postum on May 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM · Report this
I don't get people who get Faygo at Ezell's when you could get fountain soda. Cherry Pepsi and Spicey Chicken Strips with ranch dip is amazing.
Posted by danton d. on May 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM · Report this
nickcfeldman 26
I'll be fine with them emerging from their holes every once in a while when they stop shooting people:…
Posted by nickcfeldman on May 18, 2009 at 7:04 PM · Report this
Cracker Jack 27
Why are they throwing WC? Are they looking for a bathroom?
Posted by Cracker Jack on May 18, 2009 at 7:44 PM · Report this
J. Burns 28
I still want to make a documentary about them, but it's got to be better than Juggalo Parking Lot, as entertaining as that would be.
Posted by J. Burns on May 18, 2009 at 8:43 PM · Report this
I feel the exact same way about Juggalos as I do about middle age men who believe 4 year old girls are in love with them.
Posted by Dave M on May 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM · Report this
#28. Gotta go to the 10 Year in Illinois. I know I want to go...
Posted by Kelly O on May 18, 2009 at 9:01 PM · Report this
alithea 31
my favorite day (and also worst day) was when i saw two topless jugalettes wrestling in cowen park with a fully naked juggalo referee-ing. it was also really hot out so their makeup was smearing.
Posted by alithea on May 18, 2009 at 9:17 PM · Report this

Im surprised they stayed out so late. Didn't their moms tell them to be home by 9? It's a long drive home to Redmond.
Posted by JesseJB on May 18, 2009 at 10:49 PM · Report this
Fenrox 33
Yay! I would take juggalos over hipsters for my "Kids dress like morons" out-of-date-perspective any day!
Posted by Fenrox on May 19, 2009 at 7:47 AM · Report this
A bunch of disgusting retards. They should all be killed. Of course there are TONS of them in Seattle, where shitty taste in practically everything reigns.
Posted by another reason why seattle sucks rotten anus on May 19, 2009 at 7:54 AM · Report this
estey! ontological Geist of the "icky" ftw
Posted by andrewmatson on May 19, 2009 at 8:21 AM · Report this
Greg 36
Kids these days.
Posted by Greg on May 19, 2009 at 8:34 AM · Report this
Fuck their couch.
Posted by muggleluccy on May 19, 2009 at 8:54 AM · Report this
They swarm the rave scene now, too when there isn't an ICP concert or something. It's brought a different feeling to the scene. I'm pretty sure the ones under the Georgetown bridge require a sacrifice every once in a while. Of humans. Fuck their couch.
Posted by muggleluccy on May 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM · Report this
reverend dr dj riz 39
you can get faygo at red apple on 23rd and jackson
Posted by reverend dr dj riz on May 19, 2009 at 11:15 AM · Report this
roland of the gilead 40
Leave Stephen King out of this!!!!
Posted by roland of the gilead on May 19, 2009 at 11:38 AM · Report this
Grist 41
@16: They can read?
Posted by Grist on May 19, 2009 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Fenrox 42
Duh, Its always bad to hate something.
Posted by Fenrox on May 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM · Report this
dan10things 43
"I am amazed that this sub-culture has survived."

Well, the goth subculture has survived like 30 years. I didn't think it would last past the '80s.
Posted by dan10things on May 19, 2009 at 2:19 PM · Report this
generational one-upmanship to shock the squares. Wonder what's next? Steampunk and emo seem too pansy
Posted by Postum on May 19, 2009 at 4:55 PM · Report this
Estey 45
Juggalos making out. Juggalos validating each other emotionally; Juggalos never alone, slopped together snogging say in a bathtub at a three day Juggalo party. Who's parents' house is that paty at? Or -- do Juggalos OWN HOMES themselves? Do Juggalos have mortgages on these homes; do they collect clown art and show it off to younger Juggalo friens. Do Juggalos like to give each other massages after a long day of Fucking Shit Up in front of Rite Aid in the Ave; or view gentle human touch with contempt? Do they save to go on trips (WHAT do they save? Are they from wealthy families or maybe never had a job?) or just go to their festival, actually jumping boxcars; do they despise a good make-up job, do they cut when we bleed them?

ECCE JUGGALO ... the end of the race?
Posted by Estey on May 20, 2009 at 4:28 PM · Report this
Estey 46
It was after 4:20, sorry for the typos.
Posted by Estey on May 20, 2009 at 4:30 PM · Report this
I think the negroes are an interesting peoples.
Posted by Anne Hathaway on June 5, 2009 at 12:47 AM · Report this
wickedcl0wn 48
My lette and I are the couple in the third pic from the bottom. I READ alot of the comments on the board, and as always we give no #@&%. You don't understand us, that is known. You want to crack jokes, because some of us can't read, and some of us live on the street, and dont have jobs. Understand our culture, and thats what it is, is only getting bigger. We come from all walks of life, we are everywhere from alaska to spain.

@ Estey There is an answer to all the questions you post, you come across as an intelligent person, so in the intrest of generating a real an positive discussion about the Family, I'd be happy to clarify any confusion.

1) Juggalos throw up whatever sign their set is from, but that is generally something other juggalos would recognize. The much seen WC means wicked clowns, simple.

2) Our background is so diverse that to say anything about all juggalos is difficult. What unites us is our love of the wicked shit. If you've heard it then you feel me, if not it isnt something that can be understood by reading a message board.

3) I know people that hitch-hiked across five states just to get to the gathering of the juggalos last year, and I know juggalos who brought thier own RVs with custom clown paint jobs. We are called a cult, a gang, whatever. Call us what you will, we don't care. You have called us names all our lives, we didnt change our ways then, and the names that you call us and the tired jokes you keep making havent made much of an impression.

4) Oh, its 4:20 see you fools later, Its all about Much Clown love!
Posted by wickedcl0wn on June 19, 2009 at 5:02 PM · Report this
@wickedcl0wn Whoop whoop my friend! Very well put, I couldn't have said it better myself.
Posted by BommJuggalette on June 20, 2009 at 3:49 PM · Report this
wickedcl0wn 50
Word out BommJuggalette! Seattle Juggalos representing all walks of life in this facko. We're taking over!
Posted by wickedcl0wn on June 20, 2009 at 4:40 PM · Report this
Estey 51
wickedcl0wn, thanks so much for posting. Seriously. This thread really needed your input. Some of my questions above may seem sarcastic, but (as you could adeptly tell) I really wanted to know the perspective of a Juggalo, and am happy that you and Bommjuggalette got on here. Best to you and your lette, and if we run into each other on The Ave we should share some smoke.
Posted by Estey on June 22, 2009 at 1:33 PM · Report this
#48 and #49.... Can I be invited to a party someday? I'll trade you photos.
Look at the last juggalo party I went to!…
Posted by Kelly O on June 22, 2009 at 2:59 PM · Report this
wickedcl0wn 53
@ Estey Thanks for the warm welcome! For me, and I know I speak for many of my Family, being down for the clown is just something we feel deep inside. The music moves us and the beat is so fresh. Just like in any group there are some bad apples, and juggalos are no different in that regard. Some kids act like fools and do the shit they do thinking just because they wear clown make-up that its cool. We refer to these people as juggahoes. We try to police our own, but alot of these kids are just being dumb ass adolecents and have no supervision, we cant beat them all up.

Our music is our way of telling theworld how we feel and what we think is messed up about this country we call free.

I don't listen to anything that doesnt bear the psychopathic label. Period. I couldnt tell you what the radio is playing, I havent turned one on in YEARS. I don't know what so and so's hit new album is and I dont care, their music means nothing to me. They aren't speaking TO me, or ABOUT me, or anything having to do with my life. So why bother?

Watch that video kelly put up. See how not one person there has even a stitch of family gear? What is that a PANTERA T-Shirt? Hooters? WTF.... And some fake mainstream tatoos... I find their antics to be stale as hell. Where is the hatchetman? they arent even playing any ICP songs. Just whack all whack.

To Kelly O. I think your pics are great ! Thank you for doing what you can to put our faces out there, and objectively doing your reporting... I'd be happy to trade pictures with you, but realize, we dont have our parties in mom's basement like these kids. We have our own place, and Dad wont be there.
Posted by wickedcl0wn on June 23, 2009 at 3:10 PM · Report this
I'm a juggalo, and I listen to every genre of music. An attempt to classify juggalo's is like an attempt to classify every member of mankind into a few words, meaning that you simply cannot do it and expect to be correct.The word is just a word without a true meaning, and it was created out of a bond, but they obviously have abused this word and turned it into one of the best marketing schemes ever created. I know this is a short post but I'm in a rush... on my way to the gathering.

Posted by no-named-ninja on August 4, 2009 at 10:01 PM · Report this

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