Downsview park may have been in rough shape due to some angsty weather, but that didn’t dampen the mood of the thousands of goers ready to get rowdy at this year’s 3rd annual Toronto Riot Fest. We hope everyone was wearing disposable footwear because chances are that new pair of Converse you bought specifically for the weekend are completely trashed, unless of course you chose a pair of their new rubberized chucks.
Day one Riot Festers saw it all, from mud fights, wrestling matches, carnival games, and some awesome musical talent. Crowd participation levels were at an all time high for bands like Taking Back Sunday, Brand New and Rise Against. Paul Weller grooved the older attendees, while Death From Above 1979 offended their fans (as usual), and the Flaming Lips tripped everyone out. All in all, a fantastic way to start the weekend.
Check out our snaps below.
Taking Back Sunday
Death From Above 1979
The Flaming Lips