Allison and I just made it back to St. Louis. What a weekend. We had a great time and spammed the RibbitTv instagram every night.

It rained all day Sunday but that didn’t stop us from having a great time. We kicked off the day by watching The Wonder Years play an amazing set. Soupy ended the set by jumping out of a tree into the crowd. It was amazing.

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The Wonder Years on the Rock Stage.

After that we watched a little bit of Bayside and then headed over for Against Me! It was our first time seeing them since Tom became Laura Jane and nothing has changed! For anyone that ever worried they are still amazing live.

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Against Me! on the Roots Stage.

Next Allison and I watched Saves The Day aka Allison’s favorite band. Chris is still perfect. They are still perfect. I love Saves The Day and what they have done for pop punk and askjdfhasjkfas. Too many feels about that band.

Then it was time for Brand New, the most important time of the day. No sadly they didn’t play Deja Entendu in it’s entirety and that was probably because it was a festival. Jesse even said he didn’t think they were going to have as much time as they actually got. They played a lot of Deja songs and Jesse played Play Crack The Sky acoustic and Andy Hull, Manchester Orchestra, came out on stage and joined him. It was perfect. They also played Seventy Times 7 which is my favorite Brand New song and a song that completely changed my live. They hardly ever play that song. Jesse used to hate to play it because it’s about John Nolan from Taking Back Sunday. I saw them play it on November 1st, 2006 (the best night of my life) and until yesterday that was the only time.

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Brand New on the Roots Stage. My view was ya know… good.

After Brand New’s perfect set none of us knew what to do with ourselves, that was Allison’s first time seeing them. She needed to collect her thoughts. Eventually my sister and I ran through the mud to catch the end of All Time Low’s set. I could never miss my boys. They played their new song ‘A Love Like War’ and Vic from Pierce The Veil came out to join them.

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All Time Low on the Rock Stage.

We decided not to stick around after that and actually got to head home early. We ended the night with some Chicago deep dish pizza and watched Catfish on MTV. A great way to end an unforgettable weekend in Chicago.

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St. Louis crew at Riot Fest watching Bayside.

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Hello my name is Erin. I'm a self proclaimed pop punk princess. I'd rather be at a show than do almost anything else. I also love the internet, cats, pole dancing, and all the weird Sci-fi shows on Netflix.

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