Dark Carnival (Insane Clown Posse)
The Dark Carnival is the afterlife described by Insane Clown Posse in much of their discography. This concept, similar to the "heaven and hell" language of most major monotheistic religions, is the primary source of inspiration for Insane Clown Posse's two series of albums called Joker's Cards, each containing six albums.
The Dark Carnival is a form of limbo where souls face judgment based on their individual actions before being sent to Heaven or Hell. The concept was inspired by a dream of Insane Clown Posse group member Joseph Bruce where spirits in a traveling carnival appeared to him.
The Dark Carnival concept was introduced, but not named, on Insane Clown Posse's first album Carnival of Carnage (1992), and was developed further in subsequent releases Ringmaster (1994), Riddle Box (1995), The Great Milenko (1997), The Amazing Jeckel Brothers (1999), and The Wraith (2002).
Famous quotes containing the words dark, carnival and/or clown:
“Why look in the dark for light?”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Looks like some carnival lost a good act.”
—James Gleason (18861959)
“For public opinion does not admit that lofty rapturous laughter is worthy to stand beside lofty lyrical emotion and that there is all the difference in the world between it and the antics of a clown at a fair.”
—Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (18091852)