And if the general demeanor of love at the Gathering is still unbelievable, let this hammer it home: when a small fight broke out in the front, DJ Paul broke it up by singing, "We are family! I got all my Juggalos and me! No fighting!"
This sentence right here shows exactly why Spin will be out of business in the next few months: "This year was the capper — undoubtedly the best rap programming of any summer festival all year . . ."
Um. Really? Raekwon, Danny Brown, Kool Keith and Onyx are all solid gets. But outside of that it's just dreck from the Psycopathic Records roster (inclduing the single worst act of all time, "Blaze Ya Dead Homie"), and absolutely washed up garbage rap that only a meth-addled redneck would enjoy: DMX, Master P, Bizarre (really?) the Game, Lil' Jon....there were about 5 good rap acts and 45 abjectly awful ones.
I hate Juggalos so, so much. This entire demographic represents everything I hate about modern America.
Spin has been like that for years I know I got a free subscription because of roo in 08 and then in 09 I didn't even bother filling out the information to get another year. It's more a fashion magazine than music the majority of the time
3/22 Dorthia Cottrell * 3/26 Swans * 3/27-29 Big Ears Festival * 4/11 Matthew E. White * 4/15 Hiss Golden Messenger * 4/17 The Body * 5/6 Sufjan Stevens * 5/8-10 Shaky Knees Festival * 5/8 Ride * 5/9 Spiritualized * 5/10 Lightning Bolt * 5/21 Yob * 6/5 Future Islands * 7/17-19 Pitchfork Music Festival * 9/10-12 Hopscotch Music Festival