Tara and Erin Maiden. This year was Erin Maiden's fifth year at Riot Fest, and she is four years old (the first was in utero). Tara has been attending for ten years. Credit: Ryan Segedi

If Slayer play and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound?  Photographer Ryan Segedi hauled his equipment all over Douglas Park and the Riot Fest press tent, documenting the symbiosis of the bands that reign (sometimes in blood) and the fans that come to see them (sometimes 18 times).

SlayerCredit: Ryan Segedi
Dro, Bryan, Kimmy (Left to Right). Bryan has seen Slayer 18 times, the first time at the Aragon in 1990. He was at Riot Fest to see Slayer’s final performance in Chicago.Credit: Ryan Segedi
Matt Skiba, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus of Blink-182Credit: Ryan Segedi
Gloria and MiguelCredit: Ryan Segedi
Milo Aukerman, Stephen Egerton, Bill Stevenson and Karl Alvarez of DescendantsCredit: Ryan Segedi
Jessica and Darja flew from Los Angeles to be at Riot Fest.Credit: Ryan Segedi
Eliza Enman-McDaniel, Jordan Miller and Kylie Miller of The BeachesCredit: Ryan Segedi
Nate, Kyle, Anthony and LoganCredit: Ryan Segedi
Jaya, Gala, Enkush and Temka of The HuCredit: Ryan Segedi
Eric and JonCredit: Ryan Segedi
Steve Holmes, Nate Kinsella and Mike Kinsella of American FootballCredit: Ryan Segedi
SavannahCredit: Ryan Segedi
Dallon Weekes of I Don’t Know How But They Found MeCredit: Ryan Segedi
Ween fans Kyle and ScarletteCredit: Ryan Segedi
Matt Skiba of Blink 182Credit: Ryan Segedi