Their first live show as a group in nearly a decade, Geto Boys' Saturday night slot right before ICP felt strategic: they're OGs of horrorcore and progenitors of the Insane Clowns' psycho-bloody style, pioneers for the movement unfolding before them. So it was a bit disappointing that at first, lots of Juggalos had dispersed, presumably to re-up on whatever before ICP came on. Let's give 'em the benefit of the doubt and chalk it up to young age and low seratonin levels, because Geto Boys were great, all three ICP-facepainted but Willie D, and running through an hour-long laundry list of all their greatest hits — "Size Ain't Shit," "Good to Be a Gangsta," "First Light of the Day," and, duh, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me." Willie D and Scarface seemed the most engaged, with Bushwick Bill exiting the stage when he wasn't rapping. And when Willie D's a capellas of "Geto Girls and Boys" and "Gangster of Love" didn't quite get the crowd going, he started them on chants: "Fuck the FBI" and, amazingly, "Mainstream, eat a dick!" Juggalos love a chant, so it ended on a high note. Memo to Geto Boys: Go on tour.
SPIN was on the grounds of the 13th annual Gathering of the Juggalos in the rolling hills of Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. From Danny Brown to Blaze Ya Dead Homie, we got so close you can taste the Faygo.