I've been at one Riot Fest to date, and it was one of the most enjoyable festivals I've attended yet. For one, it's in Chicago, one of my favorite cities to visit. Two, the line up is the perfect combination of my interests. Usually I will only see indie bands (i.e. Coachella) or punk bands (Punk Rock Bowling) at a festival, but Riot Fest and Los Angeles' FYF Fest are a great middle ground.
Blondie's set in particular was a blast. I never thought I'd have the opportunity to photograph this seminal new wave and punk band.
Pus, Debbie Harry was totally fierce and came out dressed like a wizard. This makes Debbie one of the coolest 71 year olds I can think of. Happy birthday, may it be as magnificent as you are!
See you in the photo pit.