Because the first day of Riot Fest brought heavy dust, the crowd came prepared for day two with bandanas and goggles. Mother Nature, however, had other plans. As FLAG took the stage, the sky darkened with menacing clouds. Their set was interrupted by a broadcast that the National Weather Service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the area. Though FLAG’s raucous sound could’ve probably taken on a tornado, the entire site was evacuated and the crowd was told to wait in their cars until the storm passed. Our photographer Emily Korn didn’t make it through the two-hour delay in her car-shelter (who would?), but she managed to snag some shots of FLAG and Public Enemy before escaping to drier pastures.
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