Another awesome year for Riot Fest Denver! While everyone was highly anticipating the Misfits reunion on Sunday night, I was most excited for Friday. It was jam-packed with alternative rockers and it was impossible to get around and photograph them all. I managed to catch Motion City Soundtrack, The Aquabats, Fitz & The Tantrums, Death Cab For Cutie and Jane’s Addiction. I was sad to miss Night Riots, Touché Amoré, Wolf Parade, Descendents, Deftones and the plethora of other bands playing during Day 1.
Riot Fest Denver was held over Labor Day weekend, which for me was good. I had Monday to nurse my 3-day hangover. I think it was bad for some people in terms of timing, and also I’m guessing it affected the carnival ride situation (there were none this year). I was not one to partake too much (high probability of vomit) but I did miss the ferris wheel lit up against our fantastic Colorado sunsets.
Everything else we expect from Riot Fest was in place, though… especially the important stuff: GREAT MUSIC.
I saw bands I already loved and discovered new faves, which is the very best thing about any music festival. Thanks again, Riot Fest – we can’t wait for next year!
Riot Fest Denver Photos
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Motion City Soundtrack
Fitz & The Tantrums
Death Cab For Cutie