Poe Goes Juggalo at Insane Clown Posse in Philly


By Kenneth Lipp 

Comedian Nikki Allen Poe and the Scrapple TV crew journeyed to the wilds of Juggalohood at the Insane Clown Posse concert  at the Electric Factory. ICP fans are known as Juggalos – a distinction that has earned them ignominy among law enforcement as a “gang,” but which manifests clearly as fraternity in the video. Attendees repeatedly affirm that the ICP experience is about “family” and “love,” and although the lyrics and costumes may be a bit over-the-top, the overall impression is indeed more that of a Grateful Dead show than a cult ritual.

Watch Poe go from naysayer to Faygo-soaked weirdo, the transformation is endearing.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvfWclUC7WQ]

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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