As “official” Riot Fest photographers, we look forward to the mystery of what to expect at the festival all year long. Between the artists, the fans, and all of the other little bits that make Riot Fest the special party that it is, we’d be hard-pressed to pick a favorite target to shoot.
But no matter who plays Riot Fest or what other fun awaits each September, one of our favorite bits to shoot every year is the Hellzapoppin’ Circus Sideshow Revue.
Over the years we’ve fallen in love with the show, and the freakishly amazing group of people who put it on. This year, we got to fall in love with a new act: the death-defying Ives Brothers Wall of Death motorcycle stunt show, and man, it is truly a sight to behold!
Here’s what we saw, including the chainsaw. Enjoy!
Photography by Christopher Andrew, George Mulcahy, David Wittig and Sebastian Hagan