Riot Fest Denver kicked off on Sept. 21 in the Colorado town of Byers, bringing a healthy mix of punks, indie-rockers and everything in between. With a stacked lineup that included the newly reunited Replacements, Best Coast, Guided by Voices, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Alkaline Trio, the crowd was diverse — to say the least. Leather jackets, jean jackets, metal studs, teenagers, middle-agers, patches, green, red, blue hair, flannel shirts, no shirts — we caught it all at Riot Fest Denver. But billed as a “sideshow” too, there was quite a bit to take in, including wrestling, a Ferris wheel and people wearing only pink inner-tubes. Take a look at our photos below of the mosh pits, crowds, culture and fashion from the first day.
Dylan Langille is a Fort Collins-based photographer and a regular contributor to Reverb. See more of his photos here.