by Daniella Thompson
photo by Willie Toledo
When you think of summer music festivals (and Riot Fest in particular), circuit staple Blink-182 never strays too far from mind. The legendary trio will headline Riot Fest this year to turn out some hits and make us scream with delight. Lightning can definitely strike the same place twice, as it may seem the guys were just in Chicago last festival season, closing out Lollapalooza back in 2017. Apparently a festival is not a festival without the boys of Blink, and Riot Fest is no exception. The group’s current roster of Hoppus, Skiba, and Barker has not stopped longtime listeners from relishing in the teen nostalgia that helped shape their younger years. And with drummer Travis Barker recently cancelling a string of scheduled residency shows in Vegas due to unfortunate health concerns, there’s not a chance in hell they won’t give it their all.