Juggalo Couples Tell VICE How They Fell in Love

It was the Summer of Love during Whoopstock so what better way to celebrate than to find out just how Juggalos fell in love.

In an article written by Allison Tierney with photos by Nate “Igor” Smith (what, what) for VICE.com, Allison speaks to 11 different Juggalo couples at this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos and we find out just how those romances first began. Oh la la.

This is Allison’s first Gathering and some of these stories are pretty interesting and heart-touching, ninjas.

I would post the full article here but it’s pretty long so I’m gonna give you a taste of the first romance and you can CLICK HERE to check out the rest.

Juggalo Couples Tell Us How They Fell in Love

Stories of juggalo love involving shrooms, wrestling, and Outback Steakhouse.

My first Gathering of the Juggalos taught me many things: Juggalos are way friendlier than the world gives them credit for, sometimes bottles of Faygo have LSD in them, and juggalo love stories are wild and inspiring.

That last bit I found out by interviewing juggalo couples at the Gathering, which returned to Legend Valley in Ohio this year for four days of debauchery, including a fuckton of fireworks, two Insane Clown Posse performances, and a now-legendarypublic ass-eating.

Here are the most inspiring whirlwind juggalo romances I heard about:

Dani and Chris, together for seven years

When they met, Dani had another boyfriend: Chris “scooped it,” according to her. “I walked in, he was eating pepperoni pizza, and I thought he was the cutest thing ever,” Dani says. She says she fell in love with ICP [Insane Clown Posse] as she was falling in love with Chris. They’ve been to seven Gatherings together.

“Our first Gathering was probably the most special Gathering you could ever have,” Chris says. “We still hang out with our friends from our first Gathering to this day.” Chris, whose stage name is Freak Show, is a Juggalo Championship Wrestling (JCW) wrestler.

“It was really cool watching someone you love so much fall in love with something that’s so important to you—it just made me love her more, if that’s even possible,” Chris says. “Because it wasn’t even me trying to impress him; I genuinely got into it,” Dani says.

Dani, a singer, has been a huge supporter of Chris’s wrestling career. It was during his first Gathering with her that he discovered the wrestling school he wanted to go to. But before he joined the school, two months after their first gathering, he was shot in the stomach during a robbery.

“I was in the hospital and told Dani that I wanted to find something I was passionate about,” Chris says. That was the moment he decided on his goal to become a JCW wrestler.

After four years of tryouts, Chris got the call offering him a spot as a JCW wrestler.

“Everything I’d done for four years, every practice she drove me to (I don’t have a license), all the time she sacrificed… She was at every show, she does my mohawk, she helps with my paint, she doeseverything,” Chris says. “She has been nothing but my total support so that I can live my dream.”

Check out the other 10 stories over at VICE.com by CLICKING HERE.

Props to Allison Tierney, Nate “Igor” Smith and all the Juggalos and Juggalettes in this article.

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