Denver hosted the three-day Riot Fest & Rodeo music event for the fourth consecutive year over the weekend. The festival had bounced around several venues before settling on the National Western Complex last year, and the 2016 marked the first time the event did not change location.
The real story, however, was the historic reunion of Misfits with original singer Glenn Danzig. Sunday at Riot Fest was the first time Danzig had performed with the horror-punk band in 33 years.
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Dozens of other bands filled out the 2016 Riot Fest bill, including three more acts that had also recently reunited after a hiatus: Ween, Wolf Parade and Sleater-Kinney.
Hip-hop had a strong showing with Nas, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples and Danny Brown. And indie rock fans young and old could enjoy sets from Yo La Tengo, Bleached, Sleigh Bells, The Dandy Warhols and Colorado's own DeVotchKa.
The Riot Fest experience
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