From our multitude of photos — and yes, both involve way too much photo-taking — we found that each festival has the same kinds of people, visual proof that these two may be, if not brothers from another mother, at least estranged cousins from another grandmother.
Below are 11 people you see at both Gathering of the Juggalos (first photo) and Comic-Con (second photo). —Zachary Pincus-Roth
The Party Girl
Wave your hands in the air like you just don't care. Or, you know, put on a bikini and flip off the world — whichever makes you most comfortable.
The Terrifying Clown
There ain't no party like a clown party — whether you're part of the Insane Clown Posse or just flying solo.
The Dude In Way Too Much Face Make-Up
These guys put their best face forward, and then proceeded to melt it off over the course of a sweaty festival.
The Girl Who Wigged Out
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Do blondes have more fun? Not at these conventions.
Will the real Bat Man please stand up?
The BFFs in Matching Costumes
Because two costumes are better than one — and you don't want to go it alone.
The People of the Vine
The best things in life are green.
The Babies in Embarrassing Headwear
They were born this way.
The "Normcore" Attendee Whose Friends Dragged Them Along
They had no idea what they were getting into.
Do these guys know how to party, or what?
The Puppet Master
Friends come and friends go, but dolls will always stick by your side.
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