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Riot Fest Kicks Off a Weekend of Music in Humboldt Park

By Darryl Holliday | September 13, 2013 2:10pm | Updated on September 13, 2013 4:50pm
 Day 1 of the 3-day festival kicked off Friday afternoon.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — It's been a long festival season in Chicago, and Friday afternoon the last big music fest of the season kicks off in Humboldt Park.

For some, the summer's last gasp was a much-anticipated event, with bands like the Replacements, Sublime and Blink-182 eager to play to thousands in Humboldt Park.

Jacob Pollifron, 22, traveled to Chicago from Iowa.

"These are bands I've been wanting to see since I was 16. You can't get past this lineup," he said.

Pollifrone had a small camera strapped to his chest, ready to document the weekend.

"I'm going to record the full experience - me crowdsurfing, just the things my friends and I get into," he said. "Why remember it when you can record everything?"