Gathering Gets Aggressive

Some shows are stalled by pigeons. Others get rocked by … well, rocks.

The fans at Gathering of the Juggalos in Hardin County, Ill., seem to have a unique way of showing love to performers, as two acts to take the stage at the recent festival were pummeled with everything from bottles to rocks to human excrement.

Tila Tequila was first up with an Aug. 14 set at the show that quickly took a turn for the worse.

“I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, dudes were throwing huge stone rocks in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair … cuz they threw fire crackers on stage,” she wrote in a statement to

A reporter from the Village Voice who was backstage during the incident corroborated at least part of the reality starlet’s complaint, noting that Tequila was hit in the face with an egg during the show.

But it wasn’t until after the performance that the writer could get a look at the extent of the items that soared toward the stage, including “beer cans, Faygo containers, Stryofoam cups, liquor bottles, cigarettes, mustard, half a lemon, a pizza slice, a pearl bracelet, a pudding cup, an unopened can of ICP’s self-branded energy drink Spazmatic, part of a watermelon allegedly soaked in feces and urine, a clothed baby doll, a mini Mag Lite and a bag of chicken tenderloin.”

After removing her top at the urging of the crowd, and with some concertgoers reportedly attempting to rush the stage, Tequila’s security pulled her off the stage to a nearby trailer. She alleged that a crowd gathered outside and began breaking windows before her crew was able to flee the scene in an SUV.

While Tequila has vowed to sue Insane Clown Posse and organizers of the annual fest for fans of the group, a member of ICP told TMZ that Tequila was warned before the festival that she could be targeted during her performance.

“We told her about the rumor and she didn’t care,” ICP’s Violent J said. “We paid her before the show and assured her that even if things got out of hand, she could keep the money if she had to leave the stage. … We’re not gonna sit back and give her our money.”

The crowd at the Gathering also seemed to have it out for Method Man and Redman, who played an Aug. 15 set.

In a YouTube video from the performance, Redman tells Method Man to go take care of his face, which was reportedly cut when a beer can was lobbed at his head. But Method Man disagrees, screaming, “start the music we’re continuing the show!”