The second day of Riot Fest Denver was full of surprises for me. Sure, I liked the bands playing, but none of my absolute favorites happened to be on the schedule. What surprised me is that many of the bands I did see on day two blew. me. away. In particular, Sleater-Kinney became a highlight of the whole festival. THEY KILLED IT. Rock and roll at its finest with those ladies, to be sure.
It was also fantastic to see Denverites DeVotchKa play to such a warm reception, so high on the bill. I am loyal to this band forever – they contributed to my former elementary school concert fundraiser way back in its early days.
Set Your Goals, a band I had never heard of before (I’m lame), threw down earlier in the day by running all around the stage and getting the crowd to a frenzied pitch. I almost forgot to take photos because I was having so much fun watching the guys performing, and their fans having fun.
So Riot Fest continues to be exactly what we want it to be. Lots of music out in the dust on a hot day in Denver.
Riot Fest Denver Photos
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The Dandy Warhols
People Under The Stairs
Set Your Goals
Yo La Tengo
The Hold Steady