It’s Cinco de Mayo and the Insane Clown Posse is setting up their Dark Carnival show at the Lost Horizon. That’s right ladies and gentlemen and juggalos of all ages, Detroit’s original wicked clowns and masters of horror inspired rap, the Insane Clown Posse kicked off their 20th Anniversary Riddlebox tour to a sold out crowd! What a way to start things off!
Opening the show was Syracuse’s Breaking Solace who is currently promoting their release “Shatter the Silence.” Next up was the nightmarish and ghoulish industrial group, Terrorbyte. This was my first time seeing them live and I was very impressed with their dark blend of industrial metal. One song that really hit hard and won over the crowd was their single “Gravitational.” If you are a fan of bands Skinny Puppy, Godflesh, or even old school Ministry, you should definitely check this band out. If the music doesn’t scare you I guarantee their masks will.
The next artist to tear up the stage was Young Wicked. Young wicked also known to his fans as Otis from the infamous rap duo Axe Murder Boyz. Young wicked is a multi-talented performer, song writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. You could tell from the crowd’s excitement that Young Wicked did his job of getting the fans stoked and primed for the main act.
The intro is cued: “Welcome, it’s not where you’re at, it’ where you’re going. And you won’t know till you turn the crank.” The crowd starts getting impatient waiting for Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope to hit the stage. Moments later the duo appears ripping right into the title track “Riddle Box.” Midway through the song they started launching bottle after bottle of Faygo soda into the crowd! The fans go wild!
Things got wilder and stickier as they continued spraying Faygo and cranking out songs off of Riddlebox. Things got really crazy when the band played their famous tune “Chicken Huntin.” The fans were in for a surprise when the band tossed buckets of feathers onto the already soda soaked crowd. One of the highlights for me was getting to hear my favorite song, “Toy Box,” live for the first time. The band ended their set with “I’m Coming Home” and what can only be described as the Faygo Armageddon. They sprayed so much soda into the crowd that it looked like it was raining Faygo from the ceiling.
Insane Clown Posse put on one hell of show this past Thursday night in Syracuse for 600 plus face painted, soda soaked die-hard fans. Make sure you get out and see this tour because this may be your only chance to see them perform the Riddlebox album in its entirety.
I spoke with many fans throughout the night and they came from as far away as Canada, Pennsylvania and even Ohio to help ICP kick of their tour.