Portland Mercury Newspaper Praise Juggalos for being Punk
Portland Mercury~ Juggalo Invasion US Tour
When I was working full time at a record store, some of the most positive interactions I had were with customers who bought CDs by bands like Insane Clown Posse and Twiztid. We shamelessly included ICP’s The Marvelous Missing Link: Found on the new hip-hop releases endcap for probably two months—partially because it sold and also because it was better than whatever album E-40 had released that week. Juggalos and Juggalettes in leisure dress would often tell me that they were stoked we even carried it. Making fun of Juggalos isn’t only unoriginal, it’s hipster classism: Behind the Faygo fountains and psychologically volatile posturing is a community that fosters inclusivity and the empowerment of an oppressed social stratum. And—wait for it—that sounds a lot like punk!
Read the whole review of upcoming All Ages Portland concerts.
Both Punks and Juggalos started out being the scrubs of the music subcultures looked upon with much distaste. The difference in our juggaloverse and the Punk culture is pure heart verses scrubby music. Or rather Punk went mainstream while Juggalos got more accepted by the mainstream for it’s true Family values. It’s an interesting comparison and quite surprising for this ninja.
If you haven’t already you can get your tickets to this show on Twiztid.com.