25 Painted Faces from The Gathering of the Juggalos
all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith Blaze, one of Insane Clown Posse's proteges, in the merch tent. Full gallery of 52 facepainted Juggalos is here.
One of the more surprising aspects to the Gathering of the Juggalos was how few people there painted their faces. Clown make-up was sold on site, but one ICP fan told me that only about 20 percent of Juggalos actually paint these days, and that's a fairly accurate reflection of what I saw, though the sweltering 95-degree weather may've been a factor. But even with the heat and humidity, ICP's members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope always appeared in paint (except for the time Shaggy was spotted plain-faced on a golf cart), as was ICP protégé Blaze. My photographer and I spotted Blaze in the merch tent--that photo is above, 24 other human cartoons are below.
all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith Barb. This is her fifth Gathering. She had two different costumes for every day.