Ho99o9’s Finally Performs at the GOTJ
Nate “Igor” Smith is a reporter with Noisey Music by Vice, and wrote an article called, “We Followed Electronic Punk Rappers Ho99o9 to Their First ‘Gathering of the Juggalos’ Festival.” All day he followed electronic punk rappers, Ho99o9, at the Gathering of the Juggalos. It was their first gathering. At 12:30 A.M., July 23rd, they performed on the Carousel Stage. However, their day before their performance was interesting.
Their day started with trying to figure out how they were getting their gear on stage. They needed to find stage manager, Shadow, in order to find a way to get their amps up a narrow ramp at a sharp angle. While their manager went in search of the stage manager, Igor and Ho99o9 went and explored the grounds around them.
During their adventure, Igor introduced them to a 400 lb man and his strippers. They were selling t-shirts and for every t-shirt bought, the girls would give a free lap dance. The band then sat down with with the entire entourage gathered around them for some pictures.
By then, Ho99o9’s manager was able to find some of the stage crew and they were able to get set up and begin their sound check. Upon opening at 12:30 A.M., they performed for a small group of Juggalos, one particularly in a horrifying pig mask who had been waiting two hours to watch them play. By the time the performance was done, they had a mosh pit of Juggalos surrounding them. Ho99o9 plans to come back next year with their game twice as strong.