After Waka Flocka Flame unexpectedly dropped off of the show 24 hours before doors, it was refreshing to see the droves of fans flocking to Pops to see the remaining headliner, Insane Clown Posse. Donned in face paint, bright colored t-shirts featuring the clowns, and even quite a few sets of nipple tassels, the Juggalos came out in full force to get their share of the many blasts of Faygo the night was sure to include.
Coming as part of their Hallowicked 25th Anniversary Tour, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope brought along friends to keep the crowd’s attention through the night, such as Clownvis The King of Clowns, a magic show, and Ouija Macc. Throughout the lengthy line-up, fans were eager as they chanted “ICP!” at any moment quiet enough to be heard with the openers often joining them in their excitement. Admittedly, this lineup was more fitting than if Waka Flocka Flame remained on the ticket for the night. It was nonstop Juggalo entertainment, and that’s the way it should be.
When ICP finally hit the stage, the energy in the room soared multitudes of levels above what it had been the rest of the night. Kicking off the set with “In Yo Face” was only the beginning of a long, horror-core filled night of nonsensical hip-hop and the constant rain of Faygo that bordered on baptismal, the Juggalos were getting exactly what they’d bargained for.
After an almost 90 minute set, I will remember this show as being not only the weirdest assignment I have ever been on, but also one of the most fun. In fact, the only people who didn’t have a good time at this show have to be those standing by watching the Faygo rain down over the crowd, knowing they are to mop it all up after the group leaves the stage.