Visiting Riot Fest Chicago is the modern day equivalent to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. You’re experiencing multiple surreal and fantastic moments in one day and it starts to feel like you’re breaking the rules somehow. You wake up, meet your friends, eat some great grub, and catch a baseball … or at least some Gwar blood on your face. This isn’t just a single day though—it sprawls out across three extensive shifts. You’re challenged with remembering if you saw 12 0r 15 bands in one day. Sleep becomes optional as you try to take in as much of this delinquent circus as possible. It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking it out.