Riot Fest Day 2: The Cure Takes Us Back to the Wonder...

Riot Fest Day 2: The Cure Takes Us Back to the Wonder Years

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The week’s early forecast of weekend rain was justifiable short-lived with today’s temperature’s exceeding 90 degrees outside of Denver’s Mile High Stadium. But it only makes sense to experience the splendor of a primal Clutch performance whilst dripping in sweat and moving your toes in soaking wet socks.

After the sun went down, City and Colour played one of the “less riotous” sets of the weekend, and it was perfect timing. With the crowd cooled off and mellowed out, Social Distortion took stage to ignite the rioters back into form. Watching Social D frontman Mike Ness pace the stage and growl into the mic made me question whether the man has aged at all over the past 20+ years.

To close out the night, The Cure played a 2 and a half hour marathon set that saw some of the elder teary eyed rioters drying their eyes thinking about their long lost teenage romance. Another beautiful day full of diverse music at Riot Fest. A++

Below is a gallery of Day 2’s Riot Fest highlights courtesy of featured LOKI photographer Brad Gustafson of SBG Photos. For full individual band albums, visit the SBG Photos Page.

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Clutch has begun writing for an album to be released next year. We got the scoop at: LOKI Clutch Interview.

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Are we alone in thinking that Lucero’s bassist looks a lot like Dwight K. Schrute?

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A stylish rioter wearing the R. Kelly “Piss” shirt.

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Long Island, New York post-hardcore band Glassjaw.

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The Descendents played their “Milo Goes to College” album in it’s entirety.

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Dallas Green of City and Colour played a set to mellow the Riot Fest crowd.

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Mike Ness of Social Distortion leading a high energy performance. Has this guy aged at all?

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From “G” to Gent with Mike Ness.

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