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Riot Fest Returns To Douglass Park: PHOTOS

The Smashing Pumpkins, Lupe Fiasco and Coheed and Cambria took the stage for the rainy return of the annual festival.

The Smashing Pumpkins perform during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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NORTH LAWNDALE — Undeterred by the Friday night rain, thousands flocked to Douglass Park for Riot Fest, headlined by Chicago legends Lupe Fiasco and The Smashing Pumpkins.

Last year’s festival was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, and organizers offered 2020 ticket holders admission to Thursday night’s preview party with Morrissey, Alkaline Trio, Patti Smith, Joyce Manor, WDRL and Kristeen Young.

Acts playing Friday night also included Coheed and Cambria, Sublime with Rome, NOFX and Dirty Heads.

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Photos from Friday night at Riot Fest:

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Lupe Fiasco performs The Cool during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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The Smashing Pumpkins perform during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Coheed and Cambria performs during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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A fan in a wheel chair crowd surfs as The Smashing Pumpkins perform during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans cheer as Smashing Pumpkins performs during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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A fan has a moment as Coheed and Cambria perform during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans watch Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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People enjoy an amusement ride during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Steve Kilpatrick and Kathryn Antonelli don ponchos as rain falls during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Matt Loucks watches as Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans pose for a photo as Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Raymond Chapen eats noodles as Lupe Fiasco performs The Cool during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans watch Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans cover themselves as rain falls during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Ernic and Sunny Caito enjoy a moment under a tree during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Festival goers walk around near the Candy Castle during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Coheed and Cambria performs during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Carly Anndillow poses for a photo during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans meander as a rainstorm looms over during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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A sign condemning Ald. George A. Cardenas (12th) is posted on a street post during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Greg Kernisan smiles for a photo as Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Shawn Rogers (right) takes a shot at a carnival game during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Bridget Kokaska, Hanna Schweiger and Cari Malone pose for a photo during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Fans watch Sublime performs with Rome during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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People wait for Smashing Pumpkins to perform during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Beach Bunny performs during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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Luke Lemming vibes in a blow-up coach during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.
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RJ Panganiban and Lily Armentrout pose for a photo during the first night of Riot Fest in Douglass Park on Sept. 17, 2021.

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