Psychopathic Records Claims Free Concert is Canceled Due to Pressure from Cops
Psychopathic Records just announced that due to “concerns” expressed by the Prince William County Sheriff’s Department the concert is cancelled until they can find a way to hold the free concert in the National Mall. They have contacted the the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia about the matter and are working out how they can still have this concert. The whole situation seems to only be fuel to the fire of what the March is all about.
Psychopathic Records Released this Statement
“Here’s the simple fact: A law enforcement agency has told thousands and thousands of people that they are not welcome in their community simply because they identify as Juggalos, which is a music-based subculture and nothing more. And this PRECISELY reflects the purpose of the Juggalo March – to call attention to the kind of casual discrimination, profiling, and bigotry that Juggalos face every day throughout these United States. This is why we are marching and also why we are calling upon fellow music artists, social activists, and public servants to join us at the March – because the basic civil liberties of thousands of taxpaying American citizens are being abused…simply because they listen to a certain type of music. To our Juggalo brothers and sisters, rest assured we are looking into all options to ensure a free concert following the Juggalo March on September 16 goes on as planned. Stay strong and remember…we are family, NOT a gang or public menace and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!”
With the news spreading yesterday of there being a different act booked for Jiffy Lube Live, the original venue for the free concert, it is no wonder Psychopathic had to say something. Us Juggalos have been wondering what was going on with the March. Possibly the new act was booked because the venue was pressured to decline ICP’s request. All we know for sure is the free concert is suspended for the time being.
True Juggalo Family is here to get to the bottom of this situation. We are in the process of contacting the County Sheriff’s Department to find out more on this ordeal. We’ll let you know as soon as we hear from them.