Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Tonight, while discussing our upcoming nuptials, my soon to be brother in law, who will be marrying us on Saturday courtesy of the Universal Life Ministry, introduced me to a new cultural phenomenon - Juggalos. We are planning a night out in downtown SLC Friday night with all the wedding people in town and he said we had to watch out for the Juggalos. Not gigilos...juggalos. A visit to Wikipedia and a whole new world is introduced to the byway...


Juggalo or Juggalette (the latter being feminine) is a name given to fans of Insane Clown Posse or any other Psychopathic Records hip hop group....The term originated during a live performance by Insane Clown Posse. During the song "The Juggla", Joseph Bruce addressed the audience as Juggalos, and the positive response resulted in Bruce and Joseph Utsler using the word thereafter to refer to themselves and their friends, family, and fans, including other Psychopathic Records artists.[2] Juggalos have compared themselves to a family.[3][4] Common characteristics include drinking the inexpensive soft drink Faygo and wearing face paint.[3] They view the lyrics of Psychopathic Records artists (which are often violent in nature) as a catharsis for aggression.[5][6] 

I especially like the section on "Juggalo related crime."

"There have been numerous incidents of Juggalos committing violent acts including murderkidnappingassault, and arson[22][23][24][25] (though studies have noted a lack of evidence linking music with violence or crime).[26] Although Juggalos have denied any connection to gang activity[4], authorities have classified them as a gang in Utah,[27] Arizona,[4] Monroe County, Pennsylvania[28][29]and Modesto, California.[30] Because of this, some schools have prohibited students from wearing Insane Clown Posse related paraphernalia

Apparently they are big in Utah. My new home state. Also in Monroe, Pennsylvania. My original home state. I had to look that one up. Near Scranton. The only thing I know about the Insane Clown Posse is that my best friend from my home town partied with them one night a few years ago in some random hotel in Virginia - and you know who you are! I bet you didn't know about Juggalos.

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