Photos: Riot Fest Chicago 2015 (Friday)

This past weekend, thousands of punks, metalheads, rap nerds, and the like gathered at Douglas Park for RIOT FEST CHICAGO, and guess what? It ruled. The event had a new home and a re-occurring spat with weather systems, but Friday’s festivities wound up being a DIY bash that felt like a mix of The Fest, Punk-O-Rama, and WrestleMania XIII (minus Vader). The seven different stages featured the likes of NO DOUBT, ICE CUBE, MOTORHEAD, THRICE, AGAINST ME!, EVERY TIME I DIE, BAYSIDE, LIVING COLOUR, SPEEDY ORTIZ, and INTO IT. OVER IT., and our photographer Joel Pilotte was there for the whole thing. Check out his live stills above and stay tuned for our sets of Saturday and Sunday.

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