Canada is getting on the Insane Clown Posse train. Last weekend, the country’s first-ever Juggalo Weekend drew thousands of hip-hop fans to Calgary’s Marquee Beer Market.

“The whole Juggalo community is really a place where anyone of any race or gender can come together, have a great time and just enjoy themselves,” Kalman Goudkuil, owner of True Rhythm, told CBC News. “That’s something a lot of people from the outside don’t understand until they actually come to one of these events.”

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The event featured face painting, wrestling, carnival shows, music and Faygo soda, which the crowd was frequently sprayed with.

Insane Clown Posse fans have been partying together in the U.S. for nearly two decades.

This year, the 18th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is being held July 26-29 at Los Lake Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, Okla. The gathering typically draws at least 20,000 people.

The amphitheater “is the perfect place to host our annual family reunion in 2017, baby, where we be BEAMIN’ IN 17!” a statement on the Insane Clown Posse’s website says. “Tell that sweltering summer heat to go fuck itself!”

Canada’s Juggalo Weekend was put on by True Rhythm. It also featured autograph sessions, vendor booths and other events put on by Canada’s hip-hop community.

Maggie O'Brien

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Maggie O'Brien has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She's covered everything from from crime to politics to fitness. Writing about bands and shows takes her back to the days of going to punk rock shows in the Midwest.
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