Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Saga of Tila Tequila and the Juggalos

This past weekend was The Gathering of the Juggalos, a festival Insane Clown Posse runs. I'd like to explain it in more detail, but I'll never to be able to do half as good a job as this video.

Anyway, by now you may have heard not only that Tila Tequila made her singing debut at this event, and it did not go well. (That that is a shock to anyone might be more of a shock, but hey.)

Nathan Rabin, contributor to the A.V. Club (and a great follow on Twitter) was there, and saw the whole thing go down. It's an article you won't want to miss. Don't believe me...?

“Juggalos don’t play,” insisted a young man by a trailer. “If we don’t like an act, if they don’t bring the wicked shit, we’ll throw shit at them. When Andrew W.K played here they were chucking all these water bottles filled up, like 90 percent with piss, and then partially unscrewed so it fucking got all over him.”

If Andrew W.K, the human personification of partying, got abused at the Gathering, what chance did Tequila have of making it out of a nightmare gig with her dignity intact? For that matter, did Tequila have any dignity to imperil? (Quick answers: very little and no.)


mndleftbod said...

This is like their altamont, the Gathering will never be the same. The innocence of the juggalos is lost forever. Whoot, whoot...

Goose said...

it really amazes me that this surprised anyone. I mean...you almost have to expect this to happen, right?