BlogSeptember 23, 2013 9:38 AM ET

The Gathering of the Juggalos owes over $300,000 to vendors

A handful of vendors in Illinois are claiming that they have yet to be paid or were given bad checks by promoters of The Gathering of the Juggalos event, which takes place annually in Illinois and was of course co-founded by the Insane Clown Posse.

In a report at TheSouthern.com, producers of the event, Psychopathic Records, supposedly owe more than $300,000 to several vendors, including $54,000 to Event-Tex, which supplies power generation and distribution for the event.

"In conversation with many of the other vendors who were contracted for the event, it has been learned that none of them have been paid," Event-Text owner Patrick Gail Gail said in the statement. The total amount owed from our discussions with the vendors exceeds $300,000."

In response to the controversy, Psychopathic issued the following statement to the AP:

"Putting on a five day music festival this ambitious is a very time consuming and expensive process. Unfortunately, in our attempt to provide the best possible event for our fans, expenses exceeded estimates and expectations, which we had not previously planned for. The company putting on the event, Juggalo Gathering Inc, has no intention of turning its back on these financial obligations and is in the process of preparing a plan to take care of all vendors. We thank all of our vendors for their understanding."

Either way, it seems that ICP is having a bad month, as they were recently sued by their former publicist, who claims that her office was rife with sexually suggestive items and language. After complaining to ICP's record label, the aforementioned Psychopathic Records, she was apparently terminated.

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anonymous 9/23/2013 6:59:04 AM

Whoop Whoop


anonymous 9/23/2013 7:04:09 AM

This isn't hardcore or metal. Lambgoat stop trying to compete with Metal Sucks


anonymous 9/23/2013 7:04:48 AM

never trust a clown


anonymous 9/23/2013 7:13:26 AM

they could do a kickstarter campaign to raise money for what ICP owes, but the collective life savings of juggalos worldwide barely equates to a grand...


anonymous 9/23/2013 7:20:54 AM

I'd prefer a world full of Juggalos to a world full of deathcore gays. So much musicianship bros!!!


anonymous 9/23/2013 8:32:50 AM

this is bullshit because I just had the idea the other day of going to the next gathering pretending to work for a juggalo news show to interview people and then start talking shit and trying to instigate juggalo fights on camera.


anonymous 9/23/2013 9:32:14 AM

Just pay them the fcking money your greedy fcks. Psychopathic's net worth is $400 MILLION! There should be no dispute, no confusion, no debate, the Vendors should have been paid on the last day of the Festival no fcking questions asked. Why is this story News on a Metal website?


SuckMeBeautiful 9/23/2013 9:42:18 AM

$300,000 can buy a whole lot of Faygo


snoopy2 9/23/2013 9:44:20 AM

You really believe your record company will thrive after your urban hub has already declared bankruptcy? Follow detroit's footsteps you clownin' white trash


Hibuddywazup 9/23/2013 9:58:30 AM

I wish there was a ritual suicide at this event.


stonecoldsteveaustin 9/23/2013 10:02:05 AM

Contracts, how do they work?


anonymous 9/23/2013 10:46:55 AM

300,000 can help kickstart another shitty band's album


anonymous 9/23/2013 11:29:24 AM

they went bankrupt buying all that facepaint they handed out for free


summerbeers 9/23/2013 2:55:45 PM

but seriously. fcking magnets?! how do they work?!


anonymous 9/23/2013 5:34:32 PM

Im just absolutely baffled that ICP is still even a thing. But seriously, you have the money...fcking pay them. Its that simple.


anonymous 9/23/2013 10:11:17 PM

this is bullshit because I just had the idea the other day of going to the next gathering pretending to work for a juggalo news show to interview people and then start talking shit and trying to instigate juggalo fights on camera." gay.


anonymous 9/24/2013 1:20:45 PM

and now i will never look at lambgoat again!!


anonymous 9/24/2013 5:07:45 PM

Oh good thing i can check lambgoat to see what the most retarded scum of the earth are up to.


SMDEMS313 9/29/2013 11:13:05 AM

@ snoopy What the fck does Detroit have to do with this, ICP are from Oak Park.


anonymous 10/1/2013 2:00:26 PM

as a family member of one of the workers of the event that got a rubber check for the so called gathering of the juggalos llc. what a really shitty thing to have happen especially when someone I loved took such a risk to keep the so called artists safe from their own fans!! what a world we live in


anonymous 10/9/2016 1:18:16 PM

This is all BS...Im a Juggalo! And all this negative shit about ICP is lame. To all you uneducated idiots, you dont know shit. This is all lame as fck.