The Gathering History...

 
 

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The Gathering of the Juggalos (also known simply as The Gathering or GOTJ) is an annual event for the Juggalo Family put on by Psychopathic Records. This event featured performances by the entire label roster as well as numerous well-known musical groups and underground artists. It was founded by Robert Bruce, Insane Clown Posse (Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler), and their label in 2000.

Described by Joseph Bruce as a "Juggalo Woodstock", the Gathering of the Juggalos is an anual event and spans five days which includes concerts, wrestling, games, contests, autograph sessions, karaoke, and seminars with artists.

Locations

These are the locations were every event took place:

  • Novi Expo Center - Novi, Michigan
  • Seagate Center - Toledo, Ohio
  • Peoria Civic Center - Peoria, Illinois
  • Nelson Ledges Quarry Park - Garrettsville, Ohio
  • The New Lotus Fields - Pataskala, Ohio
  • Cave-In-Rock - Hardin, Illinois
  • Legend Valley - Tornville, Ohio

Activities

In addition to musical concerts, the Gathering of the Juggalos features multiple activities. Throughout the site there are carnival rides, Midway Games, and helicopter rides. Other events include Juggalo Karaoke, an Open mic, comedy, ladies oil wrestling, a wet T-shirt contest, a Ms. Juggalette competition, and Hog Daddy's Hellfire. Autograph signings and seminars are held by Juggalo Championship Wrestling, Mike E. Clark, Axe Murder Boyz, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Anybody Killa, Boondox, Twiztid, and Insane Clown Posse.

Several late night parties also occur, including Ladies Night hosted by Sugar Slam, Mike E. Clark's Murder Mix Party, DJ Clay's Bubble Houseparty, Shaggy's Old School Super Jam, and Violent J's Michael Jackson Moonwalk BBQ Blowout Pajama Jam. Professional wrestling has been a prevalent feature of the event since its inception. Juggalo Championship Wrestling currently hosts JCW Try-Outs, Oddball Wrestling, Flashlight Wrestling, and Bloodymania at every Gathering event.

 

 
 
 
   

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