From the very first performance at Riot Fest’s closing day, there was a lingering threat of rain across the Denver skyline, with intermittent light showers but no downpour. Nevertheless, the crowd remained riotous throughout earlier performances by bands like The Unlikely Candidates and Radkey on the Revolt Stage.
However, once the sun set, the clouds couldn’t withhold the heavy weight of rain any longer. This is where we see who the real rioters are, with the imitators fleeing for cover and calling it a night once the downpour began in the hour leading in to Wu-Tang Clan’s headlining performance. Wu didn’t seem to mind, as they put on one of the most memorable live performances I’ve seen as a journalist. The conditions proved perfect for a photographer, as you can see in the Wu-Tang Clan Spotlight album.
From the energetic set played by Missouri’s punk youngsters Radkey to the wildly fun punk cover songs played by Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Day 3 was no doubt the most savory of the festival. The photos below highlight the last day of Riot Fest Denver; provided courtesy of featured LOKI photographer Brad Gustafson of SBG Photos.
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