NewsSeptember 29, 2023 12:05 PM ET13,580 views

Drain caused a bit of a situation at Riot Fest

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Before the band made their debut at Furnace Fest, Drain performed in Chicago, IL at Riot Fest over the weekend of September 15-17. During the band's final song, "California Cursed", frontman Sammy Ciaramitaro did his usual routine of inviting the crowd on stage to join the band during the performance, saying "Your job is to jump this barricade and to get on this stage".

If you have ever attended a Drain show, you know this is common practice for Ciaramitaro and the band. Drain has one of the most active audiences in current times, if you watched our coverage of the band playing at Furance Fest then you have some idea. But being there is truly something.

Nonetheless, after the call was given out, the crowd followed suit and did their best to answer Ciaramitaro's request. As you can imagine a bit of pandemonium for security took place. 

After the set Ciaramitaro did thank security for putting up with his antics and taking care of those going over the festival barricade.

You can watch the collected angles via TikTok user Wild.Kaz below.

@wild.kaz @DRAIN831 putting the 'riot' back in Riot Fest 😂🤘💕 Here's a #compilation of the chaos unfolding from every angle (Re-uploaded because the first version was a little long lol) #riotfestsucks #riotfest #riotfest2023 #drainhc #hardcore #musicfestival ♬ original sound - kaz

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VodkaVeins 149 days ago

Drain deez nutz

anonymous 149 days ago

epic reddit moments

anonymous 149 days ago

TLDR: drain caused a riot at riot fest

anonymous 149 days ago

What a c*nt.

anonymous 149 days ago

Clog >

anonymous 149 days ago

Lol. This looks like some kind of wacky Japanese game show. Did a single person even make it up there?

anonymous 149 days ago

Shit band & following - hipstercore. Glen Frey in Jerry McGuire looking motherfuc ker. LOL @ this guy, band & following when they all get their asses handed to them by security at a real fest. Easy to create a pseudo-riot when you know this is the next to last Furnace Fest & you won't be back at the final one. Every venue with a barricade should blacklist this sh it band who isn't worth the liability.

draculamountainz 149 days ago

^^^^^ Butthurt incel

anonymous 149 days ago

^^^ Who hurt you lol

anonymous 149 days ago

Drain sold out The Metro in Chicago earlier this year. Now Harms Way sold out The Metro.

anonymous 149 days ago

This band cried over Feinstein's death.

anonymous 149 days ago

Drain sold out The Metro in Chicago earlier this year. Now Harms Way sold out The Metro. ^^^ Hence Harm's Way sellout is fake. I mean how strange is it that Harm's Way a 17 year old band is only now selling out Metro yet a much younger Drain sold out Metro first & being around a lot less time. It's almost as if Hardlore & the money behind it thought hey let's book a Harm's Way tour & buy out x amount of tickets at their hometown show to make it look like a sellout...oh wait... Do the math. 1100 capacity so 1000 sell to after staff, band members & crews & guestlist. The undercard alone draws 400 paid, Harm's Way figure 150 to be fair for 550 total. Hardlore sponsors buy the other 450 tickets @ 40 a pop = 18K & give 'em away. 18K is chickenfeed cuz they make back x of that on merch cuts from all the bands at the show & whatever HW makes (HW makes X minus money owed after merch cuts )

anonymous 149 days ago

Dumb.

anonymous 149 days ago

Also sold out doesn't mean the place sold 1000 tickets to 1000 people & all 1000 people will show up. If an attenedee buys an average of 2.5 tickets that's only 450 buyers (1000 by 2.5.) Easy to sell out a show when less than half the attendees buy all the tickets. Again 18K to buy 450 $40 tickets is a small price to pay to say "Harm's Way sold out Metro" but Live Nation or AEG Live will be fooled. Proof is HW won't be offered a support slot @ Chicago's new 5K capacity venue Radius cuz reality is they draw 200 tops on their own no solid undercard like Weekend Nachos, Fleshwater, All Out War & Ingrown plus Hardlore buyout money.

anonymous 149 days ago

If an attenedee buys an average of 2.5 tickets that's only 450 buyers (1000 by 2.5.) *only 400 buyers

anonymous 149 days ago

Live Nation & AEG Live won't be fooled. Harm's Way are conartists. Barely played out since the pandemic ended, playing under Terror on a charity show & they're suddenly as big as Knocked Loose was in 2020? GTFOH. And no one cares about Bo Loaders re: Hardlore.

anonymous 149 days ago

More bands should do this. Barricades are pointless in music.

anonymous 149 days ago

lol at the guy having a meltdown and making up figures in multiple long winded posts because he is mad Harms Way sold out the Metro like it has any effect on him. Get a life and leave the bedroom you live in at your parents house for once dude

anonymous 149 days ago

^^ Dimebag would beg to differ. Well he would but you know.

anonymous 149 days ago

Glad I got my ticket before they sold out. It will be another great show just like the sold out Drain show was

anonymous 149 days ago

"Every venue with a barricade should blacklist this sh it band who isn't worth the liability." agreed, signed a guy who works security at events.

anonymous 149 days ago

The put on a great show at Furnace Fest.

anonymous 149 days ago

So a thing happened that happens at hardcore venues on a daily basis. Got it. "Drain has one of the most active audiences in current times..." Incredible journalism. By what metric do we measure "band crowd activity" Lambgoat?

anonymous 149 days ago

Are these pop ups a joke? They're like an arrested development skit. They block the f*cking content of the page dumbasses

anonymous 149 days ago

More like a shit of a bitchuation

anonymous 149 days ago

Harms Way metro sell out is partially because it's also a weekend nachos reunion show+fleshwater are a pretty big draw. Drain sold out partially because Incendiary were also added plus Drug Church are a decent draw direct support. Not rocket science, you add draw bands, more people show up.

anonymous 149 days ago

I thought I was the only one with these shit pop ups. You can't read anything.

anonymous 149 days ago

None of you really give a f*ck about ticket sales. You all hate bands no matter their success level and are only here to be contrarians. If a band doesn't make enough then they're losers and if they have consistent turnouts they're lame or whatever. Yawn. Log off.

anonymous 149 days ago

I guess you have to get any press you can when your music is unlistenable.

anonymous 149 days ago

We are going to name our fest Riot fest, then bitch when people try to start a riot.

anonymous 149 days ago

"None of you really give a f*ck about ticket sales. You all hate bands no matter their success level and are only here to be contrarians. If a band doesn't make enough then they're losers and if they have consistent turnouts they're lame or whatever. Yawn. Log off." ^^^ damn first year junior college psych major has me all figured out

anonymous 149 days ago

Harms Way metro sell out is partially because it's also a weekend nachos reunion show+fleshwater are a pretty big draw. Drain sold out partially because Incendiary were also added plus Drug Church are a decent draw direct support. Not rocket science, you add draw bands, more people show up. That's why shows sell out. Thanks for proving my point. The only person having a meltdown is the idiot posting Harm's Way sold out Metro in every other comments.

anonymous 149 days ago

weird retarded losers working security why not just be a cop?

anonymous 149 days ago

The best part is the fact that retarded right wingers will keep coming to this site despite all of the f*cking pop ups. The only other place you guys can exist is Twitter and Truth Social and y'all are too f*cking stupid to figure out how to use either of 'em. Get curb stomped.

anonymous 149 days ago

^need a tissue you little wimpy cry baby? Or too busy sucking your daddy's dick?

anonymous 149 days ago

That shit was MAD cringe.

anonymous 149 days ago

This ya girl Lori THE MANBITCH Lightfoot. Ex mayor of Chicaga. I would like to personally invite the band to perform at my next charity event where I get all the money, but only if the can attend in black face.

rick____tocchet 149 days ago

Who?

anonymous 149 days ago

Punk and hardcore crowds now genuinely look like groups of freaks from Troma movies

anonymous 149 days ago

Sammy is from the same town as me. His mom was a high school principal. She "retired" out of shame because her husband had an affair with one of her students.

anonymous 148 days ago

^ replying to yourself again

anonymous 148 days ago

^lol to think this is all some conspiracy

anonymous 148 days ago

^ replying to yourself again. get help.


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