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Strange(r) People: Riot Fest edition
We stopped six festival-goers to ask them what they thought about Riot Festival.

Strange(r) People is a monthly series where we photograph and interview regular Torontonians going about their daily lives. Last weekend we hit Riot Fest to ask people their thoughts on music festivals.

Name: Jamie (pictured above)

What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

The best so far has been Death From Above.

I’m most looking forward to the The National

If you could attend any festival in the world, which one would it be?

Probably Glastonbury.

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a music festival?

Uh… probably working!

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

It just has to be practical.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

Don’t see full sets. See as many bands as you can, even if you don’t know some of them.

Stranger People,Strange(r) People,Riot Festival

Name: Iain

What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

New Found Glory was so sick!

I’m looking forward to Taking Back Sunday.

If you could attend any festival in the world, which one would it be?

Trillectro.

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a music festival?

Hanging out with the homies!

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

Nah.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

Just turn up.

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What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

The best so far has been Glassjaw.

I’m looking forward to seeing Brand New.

If you could attend any festival in the world, which one would it be?

Bonnaroo

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a music festival?

Being able to see everyone in one place.

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

Very, I want to look trendy without looking like I try too hard.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

Make sure to bring a lot of money.

Stranger People,Strange(r) People,Riot Festival

What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

Glassjaw has been the best so far.

I’m, uh, looking forward to Glassjaw.

If you could attend any festival in the world which one would it be?

I hate music festivals but… probably South by South West.

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a festival?

The people watching.

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

I throw on whatever is only semi-dirty. I kinda want to look good, I guess.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

Drink a lot of water and don’t get drunk too early.

Riot Festival,Strange(r) People,Stranger People

Name:  Jaime

What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

I thought the flaming lips were amazing.

I’m most looking forward to The National

If you could attend any festival in the world, which one would it be?

Glastonbury in the UK.

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a music festival?

The vibe, and the coming together of people. It makes you realize we’re all pretty cool.

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

I don’t give a damn.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

You gotta experience the unity of the community.

Strange(r) People,Stranger People,Riot Festival

Name: Adam

What has been the best band you’ve seen so far? What band are you most looking forward to?

Glassjaw has been the best so far.

I’m looking forward to City And Colour.

If you could attend any festival in the world which one would it be?

It’s a toss up between Glastonbury and Coachella.

Other than the music, what’s your favourite part of a music festival?

Probably drinking.

How important is your outfit when attending a festival?

Uh… kinda important, I like to dress good, I guess.

What tip would you give someone attending their first festival?

Wear boots and sun tan cream.
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Dylan Leeder is Toronto Standard’s photos editor. Follow him on Twitter

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