2016 wasn't great. 2017 was even worse. Now for 2018, I am actively steering into the horror. That started with myself and Nick Orsini buying tickets to Slamfest 2018's stop in Asheville, NC. For years, Nick and I have had this morbid curiosity with Insane Clown Posse. Half for comedy, but half for a Fredrick Wiseman-ian interest in how people become people.
Against all odds, ICP has become a musical and cultural institution - both Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have an estimated net worth of over $30 million dollars. They have amassed this fortune without having a single chart-topping song, and have overcome being the laughing stock of the music industry. We had to go. For the sake of Bobby Teenager our also never-chart-topping, not very good band.
We had a... time. Neither good nor bad. We missed the opening act, Lil Toenail but were able to see Attila - a band that has apparently been touring for 14 years. Who knew! Besides solid musical entertainment, 2 t-shirts we'll never wear and some solid hang time with farm animals what we got out of this quick trip was a new Bobby Teenager song! We wrote this track about two Juggalos falling in love. Hope you like it. It's available for download here. Check out the video below to see more of our trip. Whoop whoop.