Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Insane Clown Posse festival leaves Illinois for Missouri

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS - An annual festival headlined by the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse will be staged at a Missouri farm's campground after seven years in southern Illinois, promoters of the trouble-plagued Gathering of the Juggalos said.

Suburban Detroit-based Psychopathic Records Inc. offered few details on the shift from the Hogrock campsite near Cave-In-Rock - the gathering's home since 2007 - to the CryBaby Campground in Kaiser.

The Missouri site, on a 300-acre farm near the Osage River that promoters labelled Harlequin Park, offers a similar intimacy the gatherers enjoyed at Hogrock but has amenities the Illinois location lacked, including cellphone reception and nearby hotels and shops, the promoters said.

Psychopathic Records spokesman Jason Webber said, "Kaiser is perfect" for the four-day event in August.

"Juggalos can expect something very special for our 15th annual family reunion," Webber said.

While drawing some 10,000 people each year, the festival has developed a reputation for unruliness marked by drug overdoses, fights, arrests and deaths of Juggalos, the moniker of fans of Insane Clown Posse duo Joseph "Violent J" Bruce and Joseph "Shaggy 2 Dope" Utsler.

In 2010, fans pelted actress Tila Tequila with stones, bottles and feces, and a fan was stabbed. One attendee drowned the following year while trying to swim in the nearby Ohio River. And last year, a 24-year-old fan, Cory Collins of Harrisburg, Ill., was found dead on the festival's grounds, where dozens of attendees were arrested on drug-related and disorderly conduct charges.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha c5a67b4c8beb4ce4828499571e97229b
Top Classifieds
  • AKC Papered Lab Pups For Sale! 7 week ... Details
  • PILLOWTOP Mattress Sets, NEW in plast ... Details
  • RUNNING, fixable, junk vehicles, equi ... Details
  • Corner Lot, 1 acre Kevil $16,500 2704 ... Details
  • 1 brm & bath w/ hardwood flrs, fi ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details
  • JOE'S BACKHOESERVICE Install &am ... Details
  • Beautiful 1985 Mercedes sports coupe ... Details
  • Bluegrass Honda has an Automotive Tec ... Details
This Week In Photos
Most Popular
  1. Nations that ignore God's laws suffer consequences
  2. GLUT Time has arrived to lift oil export ban
  3. Today's Agenda
  1. Man arrested on theft charge
  2. Turn lanes change amid safety concerns
  3. MCU pupils get payment options
  1. Nations that ignore God's laws suffer consequences
  2. GLUT Time has arrived to lift oil export ban
  3. Today's Agenda
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...