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Insane Clown Posse Live at Venue

Thursday 23rd, August 2018 / 11:13
by Johnny Papan

Photo by Zachary Schroeder

Venue Nightclub
August 16, 2018

Venue nightclub was filled with a concoction of juggalos and juggalettes caked in white and black makeup. Grins stretched from ear to ear as they chanted “ICP” within the smokey blue haze. There was a great anticipation in the air as everyone waited for Insane Clown Posse to hit the stage. It wasn’t long though before everyone was united in an all-out freakshow.

Photo by Zachary Schroeder

The black tarp fell, introducing a Carnival-esque backdrop. ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Drop hit the stage, opening with classics “Great Milenko,” and “Hokus Pokus.” The grooves were funky and the vibes were on point. Within minutes, the plastic coverings made sense, as ICP shook and popped two-litre bottles of Faygo, an American soft-drink, onto the dancing crowd. We aren’t talking one or two bottles, they seemed to have an unlimited stock and fired them off like a machine-gun massacre, slathering the crowd in a sugary, cream-soda scented sticky. Every-time a bottle was used, one of ICP’s monstrous stage-servants would restock the soda cart from their seemingly bottomless pit.

Photo by Zachary Schroeder

Being called the Milenko & Friends Tour, ICP played songs from their 1997 album, The Great Milenko, including: “Southwest Voodoo,” “Halls of Illusions.” They also performed Bizzar’s “Let’s Go All the Way” which blew the roof off the venue in addition to a mix of new tracks.

Photo by Zachary Schroeder

Overall, the show was a live experience far different from your average live music experience. Fans left the show sweaty, sticky, and locked with an unlockable grin after being hazed in funkalicious grooves.

Photo by Zachary Schroeder

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