Riot Fest 2019 in Photos and Videos

You’re several miles from the Chicago Loop and a world apart, but you can see a few skyscrapers from Douglas Park, which has been home to Riot Fest for the last five of its 15-year existence. Roger Lima of Less Than Jake hams it up. This shot of Lars Frederiksen documents the fact that I got a good spot for Rancid. Caught it at a moment when the crowd wasn’t moving much and it’s the only good shot I got. Didn’t even try to shoot video. Had a great time, though. Monique Powell from Save Ferris was studying opera when she discovered ska punk. Watched Rise Against at night on the big screen. Tim McIlrath used a megaphone during “Chamber the Cartridge,” which made the lyrics sound more rabble-ro

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