Riot Fest Denver 2013 – Day 1 Photos

Note: Riot Fest provided tickets for the event but all words and photos are mine.

There was a really fun weekend in September where I was able to take my 11 year old son (who just turned 11 that week) to see some of the most amazing bands of my lifetime. Riot Fest was held way east of Denver in a field at May Farms, and all that open sky actually gave me a feeling of agoraphobia. It also gave us a great view of the three massive stages where bands Blink 182, AWOLNation, Public Enemy, Iggy & The Stooges and The Replacements played their faces off for two days.

We made it to Riotfest on Saturday just in time for Superchunk. Who are beyond awesome.
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Then was thrilled to photograph a band I have never seen live before, Guided By Voices.
Guided By Voices

With many great bands playing, it was impossible to get around for all of them, but we tried.

After that was Against Me!

The crowd was almost as fun as the bands.

The sun was setting during Brand New.
Brand New

And then came a rock icon.

Someone I still can’t believe I was able to photograph: Iggy Pop… With The Stooges no less.

Iggy Pop

Last but not least, a band who had not played together for 22 years, The Replacements.

One of my favorites. Of all time. Sporting western gear.

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And this was just Day 1, the rest of the photos will be up soon. Below is a slideshow of all my photos from Saturday if you would like to check them out. I am already crossing fingers for a Denver Riot Fest in 2014.

This article has 4 comments

  1. janie

    Love these Aimee! You always have the best concert photos!

  2. william

    What took you so long??? These are awesome.

  3. Karen

    whoah THE MATS!

  4. Jingle Writer

    Riotfest really did seem like an awesome experience this last year. I’ll be out west around that time this year round, so I might see if I can fit this one in the schedule. Would love to hear some more from many of these bands.

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