By some minor miracle, we were graced with an entire weekend without rain at Riot Fest, a festival that has become known for its soggy mohawks and frequently muddy conditions. That wasn't the only different this year—the 2016 iteration of the event was streamlined considerably, nixing all but one of its carnival rides (the ubiquitous Ferris wheel) to provide the maximum amount of space in Douglas Park for crowds to gather. That extra real estate that was necessary on Sunday night, when one of the largest crowds the festival has ever hosted took in a climactic (and cacophonous) headlining set from the reunited, original lineup of horror punk pioneers the Misfits.
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The lead-up to Sunday's conclusion was equally enjoyable, including a set from unofficial festival mascot Andrew W.K., an appearance by a jumpsuit-clad Juliette Lewis (backed by her band, the Licks) and Kathleen Hanna's dance-punk act, the Julie Ruin. Later in the evening, the soundtrack got heavier as reunited hardcore act Underoath and long-running nu-metal band Deftones lead into Rob Zombie's performance of White Zombie's Astro-Creep: 2000.
Take a look at our favorite photos from Sunday at Riot Fest, including our favorite acts and some tired (but excited) faces in the crowd.
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