One of our Gathering neighbors hit me up over a truly shitty situation that I think deserves some attention.
This ninja named James, who has now been to 4 Juggalo Gatherings, was brutally attacked not long after ICP’s performance last Saturday night.
He describes the situation as follows:
Hey I was camped out behind you this year at the GOTJ. I got jumped by a few people a couple hours after ICP performed. This was unprovoked. It began once I entered a port a potty, before I could piss they began shaking it. I stepped out to see my friend get hit, then I started getting hit. Had to get 4 lacerations stitched on my face. This was my 4th gathering, and now most likely my last. I’ll try and send a pic of my face after leaving the hospital.
I have been speaking to James via email over the past few days to try to get more of the story. He told me that the people who assaulted them kept saying “get the fuck out of our gathering!” I guess they didn’t LOOK like Juggalos, so the assailants thought they deserved a beat down?
He also said that he didn’t file a police report because he didn’t get a good enough look at them for a description, and didn’t want to have police come in to interrogate Juggalos.
He DID say that there was a group of people standing by and watching as the attack took place, and hoped that they would come forward if they knew anything about it.
James mentioned that in 4 Gatherings, he has never had a single bad interaction with anyone. He asked if I had heard of anything similar happening this year, and of course I hadn’t.
So what I’m asking from you is this: If you heard anything about this incident, have seen video footage of it, or actually witnessed it, do the right thing and reach out. This isn’t snitching, this is Juggalos helping other Juggalos. These guys didn’t deserve this shit. Just leave a comment below, or reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks ninjas! We hope you heal up quickly James!
A Juggalo homie of his named Matthew Owens of Fort Wayne, Indiana passed away on June 24th of a massive heart attack. He was only 31 years old.
He leaves behind a young daughter.
We would like to send our condolences to Matthew’s friends, family, and other loved ones. If you’d like to leave some thoughts and condolences in Matt’s online guestbook/obituary, you can do so here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?n=matthew-scott-owens&pid=185911291&fhid=13753
Juggalo Comedian Shawn Gantz
This ninja Shawn Gantz hit us up to let us know that he will be performing stand-up in Richmond, VA on June 15th at the Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant. He’s a Juggalo, he’s a comedian and he’s looking for a little bit of help from the fam.
The show is 21+ and is a free show as long as you arrive by 7:15pm. Mention the name ‘Shawn Gantz’ when you arrive so the ninjas running shit know this dude brought you in.
Check out the email he sent us:
Greetings Fellow Gang Members,
I am writing you this message because I’m going to be competing in a
stand-up comedy competition on June 15th in Richmond, VA at the Richmond
Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant and I could use your help. In order to
perform I have to bring in an audience and I thought it would be great if I
could get as much juggalo fam in the audience as possible. This is a free
show as long as you arrive by 7:15pm. Please mention my name ‘Shawn Gantz’
at the ticket counter when you arrive so they know I brought you in. Show
starts promptly at 7:30pm. This is a 21 & over show. I would be forever
grateful if you could help get the word out. Thank you so much!
So there ya go.
You can check out the event page on Facebook by CLICKING HERE.
UPStival 3 Kicks Off This Week!
It’s almost time! UPStival 3 happens this Saturday, June 3rd in Gettysburg, PA. The gates open at 10am.
UPStival 3 will feature both day and night time sets of performances. The day time set is currently scheduled for 11am – 2pm and the night time set is scheduled for 6pm – 10:30 pm.
There will be wrestling and other events. A limited amount of tickets and bundle packages will be available for purchase at the gate.
The following artists are scheduled to perform:
Tha WiKiD onE
Super Famous Fun Time Guys
Alla Xul Elu – AXE
Scrub King aka S.O.N
plus mystery guests or “DLC Characters” for those who watched the event’s Commercial (you can watch the commercial on our Videos page)
and some surprises, this is one you won’t want to miss. And for all of you who can’t make it this year, be sure to come to MajikNinjaRadio.com and get the behind the scenes experience with the one and only SashaDoll who will be covering this epic event with a live streaming video feed from UPStival 3!