Photos: Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (Saturday)

Descendents - Riot Fest ChicagoIn its own little way, Riot Fest Chicago feeds off diversity. It’s their superpower – their adamantium skeleton or sharply-dressed Alfred that allows them to stack a daily lineup with immensely popular bands that wouldn’t share the same stage for a billion Apple dollars. Such an attribute can be a heel for summer getaways but for Riot Fest, it was just the theme on Saturday (September 13th). On one hand, the thousands of Wu followers at Humboldt Park watched Wu-Tang Clan crescent kick through 36 Chambers and everything from “Triumph” to ODB’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”. On the other hand, bearded lifers and the like got to see Descendents tear through 1982’s Milo Goes To College and favourites like “Coffee Mug”, “My Dad Sucks”, “Coolidge”, and “I Don’t Want To Grow Up”. The two acts are polar opposites in every way (including East Coast vs. West Coast) and that was punctuated by the rest of Saturday’s bill which pitted The National, Metric, The Get Up Kids, Television, and Mighty Mighty Bosstones against Saosin, Say Anything, RX Bandits, The Orwells, Wavves, and Macaulay Culkin’s The Pizza Underground. It sounds overwhelming but for a music fan, that’s Heaven 2.0 – unless of course you were our senior editor who just so happened to freak out over every Dashboard Confessional song. It’s Riot Fest after all, so we don’t blame her

Check out our live stills below via photographer Joel Pilotte and make sure to scroll through his other galleries from Riot Fest Chicago Friday.


ANTI-FLAG at RISE STAGE


Anti Flag-1

Anti Flag-2

Anti Flag-3

Anti Flag-4


7 SECONDS at RISE STAGE


7 Seconds-1

7 Seconds-2

7 Seconds-3

7 Seconds-4


THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE at REVOLT STAGE


TWIABP-1

TWIABP-2

TWIABP-3

TWIABP-4

TWIABP-5


SAOSIN w/ ANTHONY GREEN at ROCK STAGE


Saosin-1

Saosin-2

Saosin-3

Saosin-4

Saosin-5

Saosin-6


SAY ANYTHING at ROCK STAGE


Say Anything-1

Say Anything-2

Say Anything-3

Say Anything-4


LEMURIA at REVOLT STAGE


Lemuria-1

Lemuria-2

Lemuria-3

Lemuria-4


WU-TANG CLAN at ROOTS STAGE


Wu Tang Clan-1

Wu Tang Clan-2

Wu Tang Clan-3

Wu Tang Clan-4


SKATERS at REVOLT STAGE


Skaters-1

Skaters-2

Skaters-3

Skaters-4


DESCENDENTS at RISE STAGE


Descendents-1

Descendents-2

Descendents-3

Descendents-4

Descendents-5

Descendents-6

Descendents-7

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>