Here is it, finally. My final post from the final music festival in Denver this year. Riot Fest Denver Day 3 culminated with the reunion of the *ORIGINAL* Misfits, who have pretty much hated each other for 30 years. I have no idea how they pulled this off, other than perhaps some massive therapy. They sounded great, but sadly, no photographers were allowed in.
It happens… and also allowed me to run over and catch NAS, who put on a killer final set of the day.
My other standout, of course, was Chevy Metal. I was surprised as I listened to the crowd discussing the band, reading directly from Riot Fest’s description. “A 70’s rock cover band?” I wanted to scream back at them: “WITH TWO FOO FIGHTERS, YOU GUYS!”
I ain’t gonna lie. Photographing Taylor Hawkins, perhaps my favorite drummer ever… that was f-u-n, FUN.
Everyone else I got to that day was incredible as well. Bleached, Flatbush Zombies (including their awesome romp through the crowd), Bad Religion and especially Gogol Bordello rounded out a day that started great and just kept going.
Thanks again for an awesome weekend, Riot Fest. Can’t wait to see what tricks you pull out of your sleeve in 2017.