Saturday was the kind of brisk, sunny day that we hope for at every summer music festival. Unfortunately, the conditions on the ground at Riot Fest left something to be desired, as crowds trudged through the thick, muddy aftermath of Friday's incessant rain. Some attendees had the foresight to wear boots, but most were forced to schlep through the slippery muck in sneakers.
Still, a ruined pair of shoes was a small price to pay for the varied lineup that day two of Riot Fest offered. Younger attendees crammed into mosh pits while groups like Dashboard Confessional, the Used and Taking Back Sunday took the stage. Older crowds gathered to take in sets from Television, Buzzcocks and the Descendents. Hip hop fans were treated to a supremely strange set from South African duo Die Antwoord and a mid-afternoon appearance by the reinvigorated Wu-Tang Clan. Indie rock heavyweights the Flaming Lips and the National closed out the evening on the north side of the park, offering an alternative to the usual slate of punk and rock headliners.
The eclectic mix of bands brought out an equally diverse range of people, which made for some fantastic people watching. Take a look at the fans and bands that filled Humboldt Park on Saturday.
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