Sample Essay on Juggalos and Their Customs

juggalo subcultureEvery year, tens of thousands people with painted faces and bodies get together in the Legend Valley, Ohio. They listen to the artists produced by the Psychopathic Records indie label, wrestle, sprinkle each other with Faygo cola, consume alcohol and drugs, and get “down with their clown” in other ways. What distinguishes Juggalos from the most fan groups is their community with its unique fashion, music, mythology, rituals, slang, and even economy. While Juggalos represent an unpopular subculture that is often frowned upon, their mere existence within the capitalist American society remains a notable cultural phenomenon. Continue reading