I’m tired of it. Festivals are eating up all the talent and…
Here is my main complaint with Riot Fest.
I love Buzzcocks. I love Paul Weller. Neither of them come to Chicago enough. Almost never. Finally we get them to come and they are playing for 45 minutes in the afternoon. It just doesn’t make sense to the music fan. You could spend a whole day just listening to great songs from one of these bands. After knowing that they were playing short afternoon sets, I at least thought they would add an after show! I mean come on!
We are looking at all these festivals the wrong way. Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, and all the rest. They sell out before the bands are even announced so these are not HUGE fans of the bands. These are posers who know that this is where they should be hanging around because someone told them they should. We are wasting these wonderful band’s Chicago stop on a short set that probably is competing with something else on the otherside of the park for their half hour. We could be catching these bands in full sets at smaller venues but no. Milwaukee is going to get a longer Buzzcocks concert than Chicago, WTF!
Death to all festivals! Riot Fest Sucks. Even though I love most of the bands performing.
Here is the daily schedule of very short sets.Riot Fest Chicago 2014.
We get very short sets! Riot Fest Chicago 2014.