March of the Juggalos

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I first discovered the Insane Clown Posse in 1998, probably in Hit Parader or Revolver or something. I bought a couple of albums, then I moved on. (Probably due to the summer my buddy Wes turned me on to Eyehategod, etc.)

I never went to a show or painted my face, but I have put corpsepaint on for the sake of Black Metal, and that's really not any different.

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On September 16th, 2017, I photographed the Insane Clown Posse's March of the Juggalos and the following concert on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The protest regards their designation as a "gang" by the FBI.

They're not.

Being a fan, going to a concert, having a sticker on your car, etc., has led to people losing their kids and their jobs.

The "Family" compare themselves to Deadheads, rather than a gang. This is an entirely appropriate analogy. They were all sweet, welcoming, ridiculous people who like some music and like hanging out and meeting one another.

The struggalo is real.