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Riot Fest 2012

The annual multiple-day punk fest turned into an outdoor carnival in Humboldt Park this year, with probably the best lineup yet. Besides the usual carnival rides and games were various performers wandering around the festival grounds – a marching band, jugglers, dancers, hula hoopers.. fun for the whole family!

Seriously though, seeing little kids rocking out on their parents’ shoulders during the Descendents, Jesus & Mary Chain, et. al. was pretty priceless.

Day 1

The Adicts

Gwar

Hoopers

Environmental Encroachment

Andrew WK and a pizza guitar

Gaslight Anthem

Gwar aftermath

Environmental Encroachment marching through the cro

The Descendents

Day 2

NOFX (with Angelo of Fishbone)

The Jesus & Mary Chain

Elvis Costello & the Imposters

Gogol Bordello

The Stooges, and dancing fans

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Puerto Rican Parade

It’s kind of impossible to avoid the annual Puerto Rican parade no matter where you are in Chicago, with cars waving giant Puerto Rican flags taking over the city throughout the day. But I accidentally ran into the actual parade this year while passing through Humboldt Park and decided to stop by. Basically a lot of flags and flag garb, engines revving, and some sweet cars.

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