The long awaited information about This years Gathering of the Juggalos has been revealed in the Hatchet Herald. You can read the information by clicking here. To read the article you can scroll down below:
The Gathering of the Juggalos 2014 Location and Dates Are HERE!!
After much speculation, it can now finally be revealed where the NEW location will be for the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos! Sorry to have kept y’all in suspense for so long—trust me, we wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible. We just had to wait to get all the paperwork signed and all the legal staleness outta the way, ya know what I’m sayin’? OK, enough bullshittin’, I’ll get the fuck to it.
The 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will be taking place from August 6 – 9 at a place that we’re calling Harlequin Park in Kaiser, Missouri (more details, including ticket prices and directions will be coming next week).
Tickets for the Gathering will be going on sale next Friday, February 7 at 9 p.m. eastern standard time at the completely redesigned and updatedwww.juggalogathering.com
Juggalos, this place is the SHIT! I’m serious. It’s got the same level of intimacy that we enjoyed at Hog Rock for all those years but this campground also has plenty of flavor that Hog Rock didn’t have, including CELL PHONE RECEPTION! NEARBY HOTELS! NEARBY STORES! ACTUAL FUCKING CIVILIZATION!
I mean, this is the 15th fucking Gathering! 15 years of Juggalo family flavor! Can you fucking believe it?! So that’s why we want this Gathering to truly be something special. We wanna change it up a bit—but not too much—while still keeping the event in a nice, central location.
In the next edition of the Hatchet Herald, Jumpsteady will elaborate more on the finer points of Harlequin Park and what Juggalos can expect for our 15th annual family reunion, including ticket prices and all that. But for now, put in your vacation requests for August 6 - 9, 2014 and set your GPS for Kaiser, Missouri, ‘cause the 15th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos is going doooooooown!
Whaddup, my ninjas?
Whaddup, 'Los and 'Lettes? This is your homie J-Webb welcoming you to another edition of flavor in the Hatchet Herald. Holy shit, ninjas, it has been a fucking madhouse around here at the Psychopathic Records headquarters! Not only are we preparing for the Great Milenko Show and this year's Juggalo Day but things are now moving full steam ahead for the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. Here's the info you've been waiting for!
Info on ICP's Juggalo Benefit Concert Coming Soon!
In the previous edition of the Hatchet Herald, Jumpsteady related the story about how he and Violent J drove down to Ohio last month to visit a Juggalo named Aaron Spencer who was on his death bed after fighting a long illness. In March, Insane Clown Posse and several of Aaron’s homies will be throwing a benefit concert in his memory and to help Aaron’s family with medical and funeral expenses. Details for the show will be announced in the near future, so keep your peepers peeled to our social media pages and insaneclownposse.com for full details once they become available. It’s gonna be nothing but Juggalo family love and a celebration of Aaron’s life. We’re devastated by Aaron’s passing but we all know he’s up in Shangri-La now chilling with all of his fellow fallen Juggalo ninjas. So, WHOOP WHOOP, Aaron! We miss you, homie!
Juggalo Day 2014 Gets Even MORE Flavor Added!
Our annual Juggalo holiday (February 17) is shaping up to be one of the most flavorful Juggalo Days yet! This year’s festivities will take place in Columbus, Ohio and will, of course, open with our completely sold out Great Milenko Show at the Newport Music Hall.
Now, Juggalos, I know a lot of you were pissed that tickets for the Great Milenko Show were gone before you could get your sticky-with-Faygo fingers on them (that bitch sold out in just one day) but don’t worry, because you can STILL make the official Juggalo Day Afterparty following the Great Milenko Show at The A&R Music Bar, located at 391 Neil Avenue in Columbus, not too far from the Newport. Tickets are only $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door and for this low ball price, you get to witness full concerts sets from the demented Psychopathic scarecrow himself, BOONDOX as well as from the Hatchet Warrior, ANYBODY KILLA! A double dose of wicked flavor for one low price! BE THERE!
And don’t forget about the special Great Milenko Show VIP packages, which are still available! Come kick it with J and Shaggs before they pay tribute to the Dark Carnival’s almighty necromaster illusionist! Full details are available at Hatchet Gear at:
Hey, Juggalos! This is your girl Sugar Slam coming at you with a wicked new feature in the Hatchet Herald. Every month, I'll be interviewing some of the Juggalo world's most prominent celebs and key figures. I wanna kick off this series by interviewing one of the Juggalo family's true powerhouses … Mr. Scottie D., editor-in-chief of Faygoluvers.net, one of the largest underground hip-hop sites on the Web. Mad clown love to Scottie for sitting down with me to discuss his dope ass website and what being a Juggalo means to him. OK…let's get the fuck to it!
Where are you from and how'd you become a Juggalo?
I'm from Dallas, Texas and as a lot of the old school Juggalos know, Dallas was one of the first pit stops that ICP made outside of Detroit. A friend of mine got one of the "Riddle Box" samplers that they were handing out at a high school and he played it for me and ever since then, it's been on. I've been down ever since. I'm hoping for a "Shangri-La" Juggalo Day down here, so please pass that word along.
I totally will. Who is your all time favorite group? If you had to pick only one band, who would it be?
Goodness, that's so tough. Of course, ICP. But also Twiztid, Tech, System of a Down. Mostly underground stuff but a few mainstream acts, too. I like a lot of the hard rock and the alternative scene. I'm a '90s kid. I don't know how many Juggalos have SIRIUS but 'Lithium' is my channel, with all the Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana. I enjoy all that in addition to the underground rap scene.
As everybody knows, you are the editor-in-chief of Faygo Luvers. What was your inspiration for the site and how did that come into fruition?
Well back when I was 19 at my first job, I was in the I.T. department and I had a lot of down time. Insaneclownposse.com was one of the sites I visited, along with some of the old school sites like Real Juggalos. I wanted to start my own, so I started this little free website, like one of those Geocities-type old websites and some kids from Detroit had started Faygo Luvers and they asked me to be a writer on their site. So in 2001 I joined up with them and then shortly after, took it over as mine.
So you had your own separate thing going on at first?
Yeah. And Faygo Luvers has been around for 15 years now.
Do you still keep in touch with the original creators of the site?
Well actually the name of the site came from an alias of one of the originators. He went by the name 'Faygo Luver' and the site was initially called "Faygo Luver's Heaven"…
Yes! I remember when it was 'Faygo Luver's Heaven!"
Right. Interestingly enough we went to Hallowicked and Fright Fest in Detroit together just this past October. And he still lives in the Ann Arbor area.
How do you keep the integrity of the site when the Juggalo world seems to be ever-changing? It seems like FaygoLuvers started out as one thing and it evolved into what it is now. So how do you keep the integrity of the site when there's darts coming at you at every second?
Well, we always try to keep it journalistic, especially on the news page—we try not to put a lot of our opinions out there. We originally started out as solely a Psychopathic Records site but there were so many other genres and artists that Juggalos were interested in, so that's when we started covering Tech n9ne, Hopsin, all the Strange Music and Sub Noize artists and all these bands that Juggalos gravitate towards.
How did you feel when Twiztid and Blaze parted ways with Psychopathic?
I don't want to say I was shocked because of past events, like for example them trying to start Black Majik Records in '03 and the total of the things leading up to it but the finality of it was kind of shocking to me. It seemed very abrupt. But, y'know, I'm still a Twiztid fan for life and I think everybody at Psychopathic is as well, from what I can tell, so I can only wish (Twiztid) the best. But it definitely sent a rift through the Juggalo world. I know there're a lot of people trying to choose sides, which is not what it's all about. But I'm glad Boondox is back and for whoever else might be up on deck.
Do you ever feel pressured or stressed when one of your favorite groups or musicians does something that you don't feel comfortable with and then you have to report on it? I know you said you try to keep it journalistic but do you feel the pressure to have to not let your true feelings out to avoid offending anyone?
I hear you. When an artist comes out with an album, we'll hype it and let people know it's out. We do have reviews on our site and a lot of them aren't favorable to the artists we support, so that's kind of our outlet, or our reviewer's outlet, to let people know how they feel about an album, DVD release or whatever else it might be. I've got like five different reviewers that contribute. But as far as posting our opinion to the news posts, we try to stay away from that and just keep it informational and let everybody know what's going on so they can decide on their own. If you're going to post your opinion to a news post, I think that's when you start to lose your integrity.
Everybody knows the Web is full of haters. How does Faygo Luvers deal with that negativity? If somebody is talking about Faygo Luvers in a negative light, how do you deal with that?
Well, we've been around for 15 years so we've certainly gotten our share of that. I sometimes feel like responding to people who are trolling but that only feeds into their ego and their hate. Just let them talk shit and most of the time you'll have loyal supporters who will back you.
Where do you see Faygo Luvers in 10 years?
I still see us at the top of our game. My son is two years old now so maybe he'll take it over by the time he's 12 or 13. Who knows? I'll be 43 by then but I don't ever plan on leaving it. A lot of people have asked me "How much longer do you plan on doing this?" and I still love it so I'll keep doing it until the wheels fall off. Hopefully, ICP is still doing their thing 10 years from now and still slinging Faygo.
Oh, they will be! So you have a two year old?
Yes, his name's Pierce. My wife and I had him in 2011. He's in his terrible twos so it's a challenge right now but he's in the next room right now and he's doing great.
So how does Faygo Luvers differ from the other Juggalo websites out there?
There have been a lot of ups and downs in the Juggalo world and we've been consistent no matter what, whereas some other sites have fallen off for a variety of reasons. People often ask me how we've been around so long and I response is always "consistency." If you're going to do something half-assed, then you're not going to be the resource people are looking for. We're consistently on top of our game as far as updates, new content, interviews, features and all that other stuff, so that's what keeps people coming back every day.
What's the greatest experience you've ever had as a result of having your site?
This is an easy one -- in 2003 when "Wizard of the Hood" was about to come out. It was on the Shangri-La Tour, when Psychopathic asked for some of the top websites at the time to come on the tour bus and listen to "Wizard of the Hood" in full. This was six months prior to its release and I got to go with J and Shaggy onto the bus at 2 a.m. and we were told to just listen to the music and feel it. Afterwards he asked for our comments and to be honest about it on the website the next day. So after that, I got home, got about two hours sleep because I had to be up at 6 a.m. and then after that I wrote a review of it and then on the next Weekly Freekly, J talked about how cool it was and how proud it made him feel. That was just one of the coolest things ever.
What advice would you give to somebody who wants to have a successful website?
Well, as I said before, consistency is key. If you start something, follow through with it and surround yourself with like-minded people and just stick with it. For the longest time, Faygo Luvers had between 50 and 100 people a day and now we have thousands but I still put the same amount of effort back then as I do now and that's the key. Luckily I've got more people involved now that are dedicated as I am to make sure all the content gets updated constantly.
Do you update the site every day?
We update it several times a day. A year-and-a-half ago we switched over to a new format where we posted individual stories as they happened, which gave a more up-to-the-minute feel to the website. Prior to that we waited until the end of the day and posted everything in just one big post, but that wasn't good for keeping everybody updated on what was going on as it happened. Now I've got webmasters around the clock that are just watching for news and posting it as it happens and we update everything on Facebook and Twitter at the same time.
Do you follow me on Twitter (@ImSugarSlam)? And do you have a Twitter account?
Yeah, we definitely follow you. There's a Faygo Luvers Twitter page (twitter.com/faygoluvers) but I personally don't do Twitter much myself. It's really time consuming.
So give me a day in the life of Scottie D. What time is your alarm clock set for?
5:30. I try to squeeze in a quick workout, get the kid ready. My wife just started nursing school again, so I've taken on the brunt of responsibility in the morning for taking care of our son. I take him to day care, I go to work by 7. I'm an I.T. administrator, which fits in with the website because I get to work with computers all day. Swing by, grab my kid from day care, go home, chill with the wife and kid and have family time.
Do you eat at home a lot or do you go out to eat a lot?
We go out to eat about once a week. On weekends we have a lot of friends that we hang out with. Watch a little football, go out to eat.
So you work on Faygo Luvers in the evening or is it an all day thing?
Yeah, most of the time it's an all day thing. Hopefully my work doesn't read this interview but it's mostly during my lunch hour. Then it's my homie Shifty who mostly handles the site after hours.
What is your dream interview? Or have you had it already?
Well, I've talked to so many people over the years. I've talked to J, I've talked to Twiztid. I would love to have an interview with Shaggy. I've never done one with Blaze either. Speaking on the bigger picture, I've always wanted to interview Ed Norton.
Why Ed Norton?
I became a fan of his after seeing "American History X." He's just so versatile in his movie roles and I agree with a lot of his political views. He's a humanitarian and just seems like an all around good guy.
How has your life changed from having your site?
Wow. I really think I wouldn't be nearly as involved in the underground if I didn't have the site. It's awesome to have artists that I just used to be a fan of reach out to us for help in promoting their next release. I know it's a time sucker so I occasionally get reprimanded from the wife for spending so much time on the site, but we've been together for 10 years so she knew what she was getting into. But beyond that I've always been a fan of the underground scene and I still go to concerts as often as possible. One perk is that I occasionally get into concerts for free and that's never a bad thing.
Is there anybody that you'd like to give a shout out to?
Yes, I'd like to thank my wife and my family for being so understanding of this time-consuming thing that is Faygo Luvers. Thanks to all the artists that have been open with us even before we were one of the top websites. All the artists from Psychopathic, Strange and Sub Noize have always been very open with us, so thanks to all of them. And thanks to Jumpsteady; he's always been very cool with me ever since I first met him on the street team in Dallas many years ago. Thank you to all the guys who work on the site; I appreciate everyone who works on the site.
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