It wouldn’t be Halloween in Detroit without Insane Clown Posse’s annual tradition Hallowicked. The show this year was back at the Fillmore Detroit and also featured performances from P.O.D., Onyx, Young Wicked and DJ Clay.
Over the years, ICP has built a large and faithful fan base and, per usual, their Juggalo fans came from around the area and from across the country to participate in the tradition, packing the venue to capacity.
Rudeboy and Jumpsteady introduced the acts throughout the evening and kept things moving. DJ Clay kicked things off with a solid set that mixed in ICP music with some of today’s hits.
Young Wicked was up next and celebrated the Halloween theme by sporting a Michael Meyers hockey mask. His furious flow kept the energy level high.
Classic hip hop band Onyx then burst onto the stage with a in-your-face performance that included hits “Shut ‘Em Down” and “Slam”, which really got the crowd moving and moshing. The performance was truly hip hop in its purest form.
P.O.D. have been out touring with ICP for the last month and although at first the Christian alternative metal band seems like an odd fit, the band actually ended up pulling out the evening’s best performance and managed to really capture the audience’s attention and respect.
The band mixed in a couple of new tracks from their latest release The Awakening but mostly stuck to a set filled with their hardest hits including opener “Boom” and “Southtown”. They closed things out with a powerful performance of “Alive” that had the whole venue displaying lighters.
After a long wait, the crowd was more than ready to see the headliners ICP take the stage. The band is out promoting their latest album The Marvelous Missing Link: Found and the icon/joker card represented on the album was brought to life as a huge backdrop for their current tour and the Hallowicked date.
The rest of the stage was set up for Halloween with their usual assorted array of lit pumpkins and a cemetery set complete with a wicked looking old tree and a array of clowns and monsters roamed the stage throughout the set.
ICP opened with their Halloween classic “Dead Pumpkins” and then kept things rolling from there with their usual assortment of hits as well as some new material including “Juggalo Party” and “I F*cked A Cop”, complete with dancers.
They closed the show with the trio of “Homies”, “Pass Me By” and “Bang! Pow! Boom!” as balloons descended from the rafters and the rest of their Faygo stash made it’s way into the crowd.