Travis Scott - Grand Central, Miami

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Travi$ Scott
Grand Central, Miami
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Better Than: Your fave videos of Travi$ Scott in action.

Live, Travi$ Scott is even raunchier than Youtube footage of his concerts would suggest. And this weekend, the 22-year-old Houston rapper had Miami's Grand Central going absolutely bonkers.

"I do not like motherfuckers that sit down!" Scott yelled to the crowd. "I need to see some rage! Let's go!"

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Ten Reasons Juggalos Are Better Than You


Life sucks. There is a multitude of reasons why, and no one has come to terms with this inescapable truth better than juggalos. Zen masters of nihilism and partying, they have become unquestionable experts at finding creative ways to cope with the unrelenting pain of reality.

Behind the fun-at-any-cost, consequences-be-damned attitude of these clown-painted fiends lies a cache of truly virtuous and respectable traits. You might be unable to comprehend that people who seem so strange might have something profound to teach you, so we've put together this list, outlining just what it is that makes juggalos better than everyone else.

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Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

Go crazy with Animal Collective.

In the Magic City, the Monday blues are cured by one thing and one thing only: music.

That's why there's never a lack of tuneage across the SoFla region. Just check out the five best concerts going down this week from Michael Franti & Spearhead at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater up in Boca to Animal Collective at Grand Central.

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A Wedding at the Gathering of the Juggalos

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Tiffany and Dip Set, juggalo bride and groom, exhange vows.

"Please, we ask you to hold your Faygo until the wedding begins," a woman with electric green braids instructs the crowd. Standing anxiously nearby is the groom, outfitted in a Jack Skellington top hat. His big day has arrived -- he is about to be wed to the love of his life, here at the Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio.

"I'm gonna try and fuck her in the butt tonight," he jokes.

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How to Win a Strip-Club Championship, According to the Pole-Dancing Pros

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Meet Pole Kat, "entertainer of the exotic nature."

Hey, ladies! What if there was a way to get in shape, commune with fellow women, and win a ton of money? You'd be excited, right? And how about if we meant pole dancing?

Dawn Price is a dedicated fitness instructor with ten years of experience teaching everyday women how to pole dance for themselves. This weekend, she'll judge a slew of entertainers vying for the Summer Pole Party Competition's big $15,000 cash prize at Tootsie's Cabaret.

These women are highly-skilled dancers from all kinds of backgrounds, but Price promises the women she teaches at Iron Flower Fitness are just average ladies, young and old, big and small. She says, with the right attitude, any woman can be a pole dancing vixen.

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Gathering of the Juggalos' Night Court, Where ICP Fans Stand Trial for Their Crimes

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Check out Crossfade's 183-photo slideshow: Wild Scenes at the Gathering of the Juggalos 2014.

Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day.

In actuality, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in attendance not only consistently treat one another with respect, but even have an institutionalized arbiter of disputes for when conflict does arise.

Have an issue with a fellow juggalo? Take them to Juggalo Night Court.

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Travis Scott on Why "This Trill Ain't Just Gold Grills and Sippin' Lean"

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He growls. He flashes gold grills with fangs. He's Travi$ Scott.

Signed to the production wing of Kanye West's GOOD Music, with credits on Cruel Summer and Yeezus, many consider this 22-year-old Houston rapper and studio pro to be 'Ye's protégé and possible heir.

Now, more than a year after the release of his debut mixtape, Owl Pharaoh, Scott is preparing the release of his first full-length album, Rodeo. And before he hits downtown Miami's Grand Central tomorrow night, we here at Crossfade got the chance to ask him about the forthcoming slab, the nature of trill, and his worst nightmares.

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Miami's Ten Best Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend

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In the 305, partying isn't something you do ... It's a lifestyle.

That's why nothing stops us from enjoying late-night outings jam packed with great music and wild memories, not even an empty wallet.

Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend.

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Vogue: A Seven-Part Guide to Ballroom Culture

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Dancers will do anything to impress the judges at Catwalk, once a month Sunday at the Garret.

In post-Internet society, things don't stay hidden for long. But there is a subculture with more than three decades of relevance that has inspired its own documentary, been co-opted by Madonna, and yet, remarkably, remains largely misunderstood.

"Walk down the street in Fort Lauderdale or South Beach, stop 20 gay men and ask them or mention to them the icons in the ballroom scene," says Power Infinity, mother of the House of Infinity and ballroom culture veteran of more than 20 years.

"Most of them wouldn't even know, never heard of 'em. It's such an underground world that not even most of our own community knows about it," he continues. "When you actually go to the balls, there's so much talent. It's like Cirque Du Soleil, but all this talent is so hidden. The rest of the world never gets to see it."

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Jellybean Benitez: "A Lot of EDM Is Lacking Passion"

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Dance music culture as we know it today owes much to the seminal New York City scene of the '70s and '80s, and pioneering DJs like John "Jellybean" Benitez. While he would go on to an illustrious career as a producer, putting his Midas touch on chart-topping hits by the likes of Madonna and Whitney Houston, Benitez' artistic identity today remains firmly rooted in that golden era of nightlife he helped found.

On his fondest memories of that time, Benitez tells Crossfade: "I was able to witness and hear some of the greatest DJs in NYC during their prime, at the residency that made them famous. For example, Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage, David Mancuso at the Loft, and Richie Kaczor at Studio 54."

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