"And if you like midgets, we got midgets for ya." - Announcer for 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos
So, I'm from Michigan. I haven't followed ICP closesly, but I remember being in elementary school and having a friend who had an early pre-Dark Carnival ICP cassette "Beverly Kills 50187." I'm not sure what the Juggalo situation is like in other states or what it's been like, but since they came from Detroit, most of the trashier places in Michigan are swarmed with some of the ugliest white people you'll ever see in your life wearing Psychooathic Records t-shirts and/or have the hatchet wielding Juggalo icon stickers on their junker cars. What's worse is the amount of these people with ICP tattoos.
My brother gave me hand-me-down CD's and he gave me Great Milenko, which appears to be one of their more popular albums. I won't totally say they're not talented... and while all these Gathering of the Juggalos are kind of disturbing and hilarious, I guess it's cool that they can put something of this size on every year. Hell, even Pitchfork has sold out by now. By comparison, GotJ may not have comparable music acts, but it's got way more going on for an extra day and on top of all that, they manage to do it independently.
Though I may never go and I may never understand the appeal, I guess it's cool that Juggalos have a place to gather as opposed to the nearby Family Video or Meijers gas station.