Day 2 for Stanton Brasher
On Dallas Observer, Stanton Brasher describes his second day at the Gathering of the Juggalos. Day one can also be found on the Dallas Observer, also through Stanton Brasher. The title of Brasher’s article, “Cannabis, Breasts and Fuzzy Leggins Fill Gathering of the Juggalos Day 2,” only reveals a small portion of what happened on the second day of the Gathering of the Juggalos.
After the tailgate party the night before, he got six hours of sleep before heading out in search of a pulled pork sandwich. All day, Brasher was surrounded by Juggalos and Juggalettes in facepaint, who he describes as “all the people painted up like zombies around me.”
Next was his finding the “most fascinating [part] about The Gathering of the Juggalos is both the official and unofficial entertainment. While I was enjoying my sandwich, I looked up and managed to see a guy in a wheelchair getting lap dances from various professional dancers. Apparently, one of the vendors brought a pole, a stage, some girls and a wheelchair. Anyone who bought a shirt also received a free dance. That’s real value if you ask me. I never receive that kind of treatment when buying clothing in Dallas.”
There’s not many places you’d find entertainment like this at in the world. That is what is so great about The Gathering of the Juggalos. Along with that special kind of show, you can find tents with signs posted, promising weed for purchasing, in which Brasher got to direct someone to.
“What I learned from the Gathering of the Juggalos on Day 2: Fuzzy leggings are all the rage with Juggalettes.”
Brasher got quite the lesson on day two. Not only did he find out that Juggalettes will wear fuzzy clothes during high temperatures but that “Punk rockers will sneak into anything.”
He states, “When I was in high school, I went to see ICP play in my hometown. I remember my mohawked, punk rocker friends snuck into the show. Fast forward 20 years, and I overhear a girl with short, blue, spikey hair talking about sneaking in as she hand rolls her own cigarettes.”
Lastly, Brasher’s day was filled with music everywhere. For a guy who “[doesn’t] actually like much music,” the infectious time other’s were having made it interesting to Brasher during the performances. Now he’s moving on to day three.