What a riot: Riot Fest 2012 photos (part one)
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 12:09
Angelo Moore got up close and personal with a video camera that projected him on the stage screen.
Fishbone's trumpeteer decided to do a little crowd surfing.
Fishbone founder and frontman Angelo Moore brings out the saxaphone.
Built To Spill frontman Doug Martsch played to a huge audience at the Riot Stage
Californians Sister Crayon played an etheareal set of dream pop that set off goosebumps on anyone that was within hearing range.
Chicago's very own brother-sister duo White Mystery played an intense set of rock and roll tunes from start to finsh.
Contrary to how cute this couple looks they showed off a bit of a mean streak when they threw an empty bottle into the crowd.
Elvis Costello preps the crowd for another song.
Festival goers patiently waited for the next song to play.
New York's Japanther started things off with some scathing anti-government banter before pummeling the crowd with their no nonsense high octane punk rock.
White Mystery singer-guitarist Miss Alex White knows how to shred a guitar.
William Reid here with his Orange amp is actually the brother of Jesus and Mary Chain's singer Jim Reid.
Riot Fest hit Chicago last weekend in Humboldt Park. The seven-year-old, four-city festival brought acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, NOFX, Elvis Costello, Less Than Jake, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, and many others.
Opening night Friday was at the Congress Theater and Saturday and Sunday continued in the park from Augusta Blvd. to Division St. and Sacramento Ave. to Kedzie Ave. There were also carnival games and rides, vendors, and food booths.
Here is part one of the best photos from the fest.
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