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Recordpub.com This happened only 4 years ago 2010 is set to repeat , Its time to ban the gathering of the juggalos – GOTJ
Rappers wont return to Nelson Insane Clown Posse uninvited
February 4, 2006
By Dave OBrien
Record-Courier staff writer
NELSON Some other Ohio town will be feeling clown love as the Gathering of the Juggalos, held in Portage Co
past three years, will not return to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in 2006.
The Gathering made Nelson its home for three years, starting in 2003. However, Quarry Park owner Evan Kelley
Friday that Psychopathic Records, Insane Clown Posse and their fans, the Juggalos, have not been invited back
Rumors about the change began to fly shortly after the 2005 Gathering, when ICPs Violent J said on a
Juggalo Web site that the group was looking to take the 2006 Gathering elsewhere.
More recently, Violent J wrote on http://www.insaneclownposse.com that the 2006 Gathering will be held in a secret,
location near Columbus, Ohio, a move confirmed Friday by attorney Marc Beginin of Detroit, who represented
Psychopathic during the past two gatherings. Beginin had no other official comment.
Kelley said that for three years, the majority of the Juggalos were respectful and friendly, but the mood and actions changed quickly and violently
The first year was not bad. The second year was questionable, but I thought Well, lets try a third year and see how
And the third year was terrible, just awful, Kelley said, referring to the five-day festival held July 21-25, 2005
Kelley said Psychopathic Records broke some of the rules set down for the 2005 event, including blasting music long into the night.
Neighbors were calling, livid at four in the morning regarding loud music, he said. I was really upset with that, it was
flagrant disrespect to the community and myself. I voiced my opinion that I really didnt want it back, so they looked
Drugs, alcohol, nudity, profanity and trash also became serious problems, he said.
But the bad side of this group really hurt the few good kids.
The 2005 Gathering of the Juggalos was the sixth such event, and the fourth in Ohio. Previous gatherings were h
Peoria, Ill., where Juggalos clashed with police, and Toledo, where a similar situation unfolded. For three years,
County spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours corralling the Juggalos inside Quarry Park. In 2005 the promoters sued Psychopathic to recoup police overtime costs.
Kelley, who said the park now will focus more on swimming and camping, said he expects a mixed reaction to the Juggalos departure.
The neighbors will be happy, he said.
It was good and bad, but after the third year it turned a little sour.
We used it (the Gathering) as an opportunity to really better this place, Kelley said. Now its time to cut those guys.
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