It’s been a while since I’ve laced the bloglin with some juggalo infused flavor, but it’s about that time again. There has been a lot happening in the juggalo world in recent times. Twiztid and Blaze were arrested for felony weed possession, ICP was on 1,000 ways to die, and this was just this week alone. Speaking of this week, this past Tuesday The American Psycho Tour invaded NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom and left it a faygo soaked shell of a venue. This tour featured the likes of juggalo favorites Wolfpac, Big Hutch, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Twiztid, and of course the Insane Clown Posse. ICP has been making it back to NYC after being banned for almost 10 years. They played a sold out Gramercy Theater back in April which was followed by a midnight cruise around Manhattan after party. You can check out the pics from that night right here. (Can you find myself and art director, Mike Jones?)
The show had a good turnout of juggalos new and old. I saw a lot of familiar faces from years past which was pretty cool. I met up with my buddy Jason Shaltz whom you might remember from his Juggalo art gallery we featured at 350 Broadway almost one year ago and who also has a Juggalo Movie in the works which was recently covered here on the bloglin. We grabbed our lady friends (first timers) and made our way to the front. The crowd was into everything from the jump with Wolfpac who I think has been playing the same set since I first saw them about 10 years prior, oh well. Big Hutch was next, mediocre stage performance at best and it kind of killed the crowd, but hey it was still early here.
Next up was the dead man himself, Blaze. He had a huge clock backdrop and did all his standby tracks which the Juggalos sang along to. He even did his version of ICP’s Dead Body Man which was fitting being as it was originally released as a Hallowicked giveaway single in 2002. One of the best things about this tour was how quickly it moved between sets. I’ve been to A LOT of Psychopathic tours and this is by far the best in terms of turnover time between sets.
Co-headliners Twiztid hit the stage next with a backdrop of body parts and a padded room. Jamie Madrox recently lost a lot of weight and with that came tons of energy in their set. From start to finish they were all over the set getting the crowd all riled up. Their set was all over their discography musically. Twiztid played something from every album I believe and it was definitely one of the best I’ve seen out of them. The song selection and crowd interaction was on point which got the juggalos rabid for what was coming next.
The national anthem hits with a circus twist and creepy laughter of clowns. Next thing you know you’re staring at two giant hatchetmen, the letters “ICP” all made up of lightbulbs, and 4 huge bins filled to the brim with Root beer Faygo. From then on you know it’s going to be the madness only the ICP can bring for the next hour. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope rode out on the stage with these two custom made tricycles and then burst into the song “In Your Face”. From the point of the first lyric and faygo cracked they had the juggalos in their hands. Moshing, crowdsurfing, singing along, titties, and everything else that comes with the territory was in full effect.
They played a pretty basic ICP setlist, but surprised everyone when they brought out Twiztid mid show to perform “Homies” and “The Marsh Lagoon” together. They did the ironic hipster favorite “Miracles” towards the end in which we all made our way past the barricade. Once the closing song “BANG POW BOOM!” started my crew got up on stage and blasted faygo rockets into the sea of juggalos for the next 6 or so minutes until the music stopped the the seemingly endless supply of faygo well… ended.
All in all it was a great show (as always) featuring all the major players on Psychopathic Records roster. The tour has a few dates left and ends with the annual Hallowicked Clown Show in Detroit, Michigan on Monday, October 31st. I suggest checking it out if in any of the areas they are touring this weekend.
Our buddy Igor from Driven By Boredom was there taking pictures as well (like almost all the ones used in this post). Check out his full gallery here. I would like to publicly apologize to my cab driver as I left a puddle of faygo and confetti in his cab which he didn’t seem to notice, sorry G! Hopefully next time the clowns are in town I can convince Mr. Greg Мишка himself to tag along in the festivities. There should be more galleries from this show from our buddy Jason Shaltz and Nik as well in the near future so keep those eyes peeled!- Kev Buc