As someone who goes to concerts a lot, I’ve been pretty bummed out this year from the lack of concert-going. Most of my friends don’t share the same taste in music. The last concert I went to was the Kongos in February and I only knew one song so I wasn’t really into it. I was pretty glad to have won passes to Riot Fest.
Saturday started out as a disaster but it ended up being not so bad. We waited in line to get into the venue for about an hour, and it started pouring heavy rain. It was awful. We spent most of the day going on the few rides they had and despite how unstable they felt and how terrifying they were, they were pretty fun. Here’s a view of the festival from the Ferris wheel:
It was much more packed than this on day two. It could’ve been the rain or maybe it was because everyone wanted to see Wu Tang on Sunday. Who knows.
We checked out the StubHub #NoMoFoMo tent mostly because we wanted to escape the freezing cold outside. Smaller bands played in there which was pretty cool.
We sat by the fence for All Time Low. I would’ve liked to have been in the crowd but I already saw them at Warped Tour 2012 so I was fine with just sitting. I haven’t listened to their newer stuff but they did play some older songs which I did know. I didn’t get any pictures or videos because I was too far away. For the most part, I think I just tried to enjoy the music more this weekend rather than try to take pictures of or record everything.
Weezer was wonderful and they came for both days which was pretty awesome. I only just listened to “Pinkerton” the night before and the morning of. At the end they played some other stuff that wasn’t on the “Pinkerton” album such as “Pork and Beans”. It was pretty cool.
I guess the weather for day two made up for day one. I wore a sweater and jeans because I was not about wearing a tank top and shorts again. Darn you, fall weather! We decided to just check out bands for day two.
We saw Tyler, the Creator first. He has a really good stage presence and that was cool to watch. The music wasn’t my kind of music though. Side note: he’s especially adorable in real life.
I honestly wasn’t a huge fan of this year’s lineup. I only really wanted to see Weezer and Bleachers. Riot Fest’s 2013 and 2014 lineups were amazing, and you can find some clips if you dig through my Vine.
Until next year, Riot Fest.