Published on September 7th, 2014 | by Sima Sahar Zerehi


Riot Fest Toronto goes psychedelic

Despite the rainy and muggy day, music fans from across the GTA waddled their way through the mud pits and sludge at Downsview Park forRiot Fest Toronto, and just as the sun was setting, Flaming Lips took the stage, dazzling the crowd with their psychedelic musical extravaganza. 

“It was a surreal experience,” says Graham Isador a music columnist with the online punk zine Scene Point Blank.

“They were so inclusive towards the crowd that you couldn’t help being charmed,” says Isador who admits that he is not a Flaming Lips fan.

Day one of Riot Fest on Saturday was headlined by The Cure and included bands like Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and Brand New — but The Flaming Lips left the most lasting impression with a show that started with a giant mushroom costume and just got weirder from there.

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