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kleinbl00  ·  227 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: This video.... NOT AT ALL SAFE FOR WORK

I get it. Juggalos, like furries, are one of the last cultural groups you can pick on without fear of reprisal. But a bunch of poor white trash gathering in rural Ohio to watch Tech Nine, Yellawolf and Gwar? I refuse to look down my nose at that. That is a truly victimless crime. Did you check out the vendor page?

    Tall Jess’s Druglord: The Game & Alligator Jesus ( Tall Jess presents Druglord, a boardgame that puts the world’s supply of weed, pills, cocaine, and heroin in your hands, as well as custom art, and select Morton’s List flavor. Also, Alligator Jesus will have custom grillz, Dark Carnival jewelry, and so much more.

I think it's time we all recognize that Juggalos are basically LARPers who like their speed metal with rap mixed in. And yeah - a lot of it is shit.

But I'll take Juggalos over Phishheads any day.

    One of the ICP road crew locates the video on his iPhone, and it is indeed withering: "The [Miracles] video is not only dumb, but enthusiastically dumb, endorsing a ferocious breed of ignorance that can only be described as militant. The entire song is practically a tribute to not knowing things."

    "Fuck you, man," says Violent J. "Shut the fuck up."

    "Did you anticipate this kind of reaction?" I ask them.

    "No," sighs Violent J. "I figured most people would say, 'Wow, I didn't know Insane Clown Posse could be deep like that.' But instead it's, 'ICP said a giraffe is a miracle. Ha ha ha! What a bunch of idiots.'" He pauses, then adds defiantly, "A giraffe is a fucking miracle. It has a dinosaur-like neck. It's yellow. Yeah, technically an elephant is not a miracle. Technically. They've been here for hundreds of years…"

    "Thousands," murmurs Shaggy.

    "Have you ever stood next to an elephant, my friend?" asks Violent J. "A fucking elephant is a miracle. If people can't see a fucking miracle in a fucking elephant, then life must suck for them, because an elephant is a fucking miracle. So is a giraffe."

Jon Ronson, "And God Created Controversy"

francopoli  ·  224 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I understand the Juggalos. They are the rejects that have nowhere else to go. All they want to do is listen to their shitty music, do drugs and fuck. Going to GWAR concerts, you run into them. They go to the show, do their thing and leave. I'll still laugh at them, but I have no problems with them and we can each shake hands after exiting the concert.

Phish fans? Phish fans can go die in a fire. Les Claypool, the guy behind Primus, had a band called Oysterhead that was not bad. The singer was the guy from Phish and the drummer from the Police. Primus fans were there to have fun, mosh a bit and chill. Phish fans were there to get fucked up and tell anyone that would listen to them about how smug they were for being Phish fans. I stopped going to big outdoor concerts due to these fuckwits.

And if you have bad allergic reactions to weed like I do? Hooooo boy, let me tell you, the week after the Oysterhead show I was almost ambulatory. And it was not even good weed, either. Some of the people I went to the show with are, shall we say conousours of the dope, and they were just getting angrier as the concert went on.

My life is too full of shit to do for me to have to deal with hippie jam-band morons. I'd rather go to a metal show in a small venue, jump up and down like an idiot for an hour and have a good time.

b_b  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lol. Phish fan checking in. I've probably seen them two dozen times over the last 22 years, which for a normal band would sound like a lot, but makes me inexperienced as far as people that do that kind of thing go. There really isn't much of a thing as a phishhead anymore. In the 90s the scene was ridiculous. Now? It's a bunch of dudes in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who have jobs and can afford $100/ticket. There's no shakedown, no grilled cheese purveyors, no acid fueled devil stick wielders. It's basically just people there to see the show. On the one hand it's nice to not have to deal with that. On the other it's sort of sad that a subculture has died. But the subculture was always fake anyway, and probably why it was so annoying, since it was essentially dead heads trying to keep that scene alive without regard to the fact it was a different band.

b_b  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Hahaha. That sounds unbearable. Last year I saw this girl in concert, Holly Bowling, who transcribes love versions of Phish and Dead tunes for classical piano. Even if you hate the music, it's such an incredible feat it's hard not to be impressed. Of the 50 or so people on the audience at this little Hollywood club 49 we're quietly and politely enjoying a piano concert, and one was dancing and screaming every 5 minutes. Those people ruin everything, and I can imagine that a Dead cover band would be 100% that type. So horrible.

kleinbl00  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There are also hygiene issues.

bfv  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What do you mean patchouli isn't a substitute for bathing?

kleinbl00  ·  226 days ago  ·  link  ·  


tacocat  ·  227 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Shaggy seems to be the brains of the operation but from what I know he doesn't have the power to do anything. Militantly stupid is not an inaccurate description of the other one.

Good artists don't need to defend their work the way he does there. Yeah, I see your point but you're also not a good enough writer to pull off the feat you attempted.