For music fans, a big annual decision is to choose which camping concert or music party to attend during the summer. Most fans know about big music festivals of this type like Bonnaroo and Coachella, or even those with less of a musical component, like Burning Man. But a four-day event at Cave-in-Rock, Ill. offers a truly unique concert camping experience.
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The 2011 Gathering of the Juggalos, from August 11 to 14 at Cave in Rock Ill, is more than just a music party. It’s an all-out experience, like Woodstock for the underground subculture of fans who love Insane Clown Posse and its associated hardcore rap and rock action.
But unlike many other music festivals, this camping concert offers a much more extensive form of entertainment, mostly late at night. The music festival also features top wrestlers and comedians, as well as other activities not normally found at music festivals, such as carnival rides, mud wrestling and wet t-shirt contests.
If you’re looking for an easy camping concert experience, these music festivals offer some of the most affordable and hassle-free camping arrangements. Unlike some music festivals, the Gathering of the Juggalos includes the cost of camping in the entrance ticket to this music party.
If you bring a regular tent, you don’t need to book a site as you do at many music festivals. Unlike other music festivals, you can camp anywhere you want. That way all your friends can arrive and set up shop together at this camping concert.
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This is a first to come, first served for a place on the grass at this music party, but Gathering is one of the most extensive music festivals, so there’s always plenty of room.
However, if you want your camping concert experience at this music party to be a little swankier, you can book a spot in the “Big Balla” area. This way you can even take the RV to a music party, and enjoy hookups and running water.
If you really want to rough it at this camping concert, you are even allowed to sleep in your car (with the windows open!). Very few other music festivals provide so many fan-friendly options. So, if you’re on a budget or just want a new adventure, Gathering of the Juggalos might just be the best summer camping concert experience you’ve been looking for.