On February 22-23, 2020, Megan and I attended the annual Juggalo Weekend event. It took place in in Los Angeles this year, at Pershing Square. Some folks in LA apparently didn't like the fact that a public park was rented out and closed for the weekend, but Juggalos, as is their wont, didn't give a fuck.
By 3PM a small crowd had started gathering near the west corner of the park, and there were a few hundred people in line when the gates opened at 5PM. We spent an hour or so in the slow-moving will-call line, then I had to talk my way past the ticket takers and security guards with my big camera, waterproof case, and multiple lenses. The standard policy is that pro cameras aren't allowed unless you have a press pass, but all went well this time. (I've experienced the full range of possible outcomes for that particular negotiation at ICP shows.)
I had a VIP pass for Friday night, which means you get to participate in a meet and greet with Shaggy and J before the show and then join them on stage for the Faygo Armageddon finale. The downside of a VIP ticket, however, is that the meet and greet is often running late.
As it turned out, this time I spent the entire evening waiting in various lines, and missed all of the opening acts. But I was planning on that for Friday, and Saturday I didn't have a VIP pass so I could soak up the whole show.
Finally, it was time for Faygo Armageddon! Those of us with VIP passes lined up next to the stage during the designated song we were all listening for, "We Belong." If you want to understand Juggalo culture a little better, check out the lyrics.
After a great Friday night, we slept in on Saturday and then took a walk down to the Fashion District and around downtown LA.