Riot Fest, Sunday the 15th – Chicago 2013

Friday’s coverage.

Saturday’s coverage.

 

Sunday started out with Bob Mould, one-third of Husker Du, one of the most influential bands to come out of the Minneapolis punk scene. The other significant band being headliners the Replacements.

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In case you missed out on the gossip, Riot Fest started a rumor that Jesse and the Rippers (of Full House fame) were going to reunite at Riot Fest this year. The reunion occurred on Jimmy Fallon’s show, leaving Riot Fest with a butter bust of the that infamous head of hair (have mercy!).

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The weather was shit. The only way to fight cold rain is lots of beer and a cheap poncho.

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San Diego’s Rocket from the Crypt warmed us up with some sweet jams and cute outfits.

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N.D. (Andy) gets bonus points for playing injured.

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All ball games were cancelled due to rain and rioting.

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Number one rule: drink beer. Second rule: wear a poncho. Third rule: hide under a tilt-a-whirl.

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Jam on.

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Brand New playing a hard rocking set.

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These two are following all three rules. Good girls.

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AFI knows how to play it up for the cameras.

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Mr. Black Francis of the Pixies.

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Kim Shattuck sat in for Kim Deal.

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I wish I had better photos of the Replacements. But my shitty camera couldn’t contain the bolts of energy jumping all over the stage.

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They huddled up between songs, figuring the set out as they went.

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They last played together in Chicago on the 4th of July in 1991. So it seems appropriate that Chicago-based Riot Fest was able to get this group back on stage for a bad ass headlining set. The king is dead! Long live the king!

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