How the Hell Did Riot Fest Make it 15 Years?
Riot Fest has been around for 15 years, that’s a decade and a half (yay math)! If you aren’t aware, it’s a festival that caters to the punk, metal, hip-hop, and alternative crowd with all the accouterments their band t-shirt clad hearts could desire and then add a carnival twist.
Spending the weekend at the big 15th Anniversary we noticed a few things and asked a few artists the hot topic (no relation to the pop-punk anime store) or golden question; “How the Hell Did Riot Fest Make it 15 Years?”.
Here’s our thoughts and artists reactions:
If you didn’t get it by now, there’s plenty of reasons Riot Fest has not only made it 15 years but grown exponentially. So many that we couldn’t capture it all (including a hilarious Twitter and that they have an adoptable dog of the week) which means you’ll just have to buy tickets for next year, and the year after that, and the year after that and so on until the next milestone (or at the very least be a liar, a supportive liar, and grab some Riot Merch and say you went). If you don’t Pat Thetic will come shake an angry fist at you and then give a political punk speech.
(All non-credited photos were sloppily taken by that semi-handsome devil author of this exposé, Curtis Conrad Schabath)