I feel like there are two types of people out there: those who always check the setlists before the show to know what’s coming and those who want to be completely surprised by what they’re about to hear. There’s rarely an in between.
Personally, I’ve always been a setlist guy. I want to know what songs have been played at shows leading up to the one I’m going to. That way, I can have an understanding of what to expect. If I know what’s coming, I won’t be let down if they don’t end up playing my favorite song. I can be prepared ahead of time, and manage my expectations. Not only is checking out setlists good for developing a sense of what to expect, it can also help you find time to go to the bathroom or run and get a cold one during the show. There’s truly nothing worse than deciding to go to the bathroom, then as you’re standing in line you hear the first few notes of your favorite song start to play. The worst!
What You Missed
If you’re anything like me, you might appreciate a full setlist from Riff Fest 2023. So, I decided to lend a hand and share what you may have missed this year. Below you’ll find the full setlist from not just the headliners, but every act at Riff Fest this year. That means I Prevail, Bad Omens, Rival Sons, Badflower, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, Des Rocs, Tigercub, BRKN LOVE, and Frame 42.
A special thank you to everyone who came out to Riff Fest this year! It was one for the books, that’s for sure. We couldn’t have asked for a better day of rock and roll, and we got so lucky with the weather. It was perfect. I had the pleasure of meeting several new friends at Riff Fest this year. We even got to play some fun games with people on video. Check out ‘Riff Fest Unnecessary Censorship‘ and ‘Damn All These Birds.’If you were unable to join us, check out the picture gallery Meltdown put together here!
Check out the setlists below and share them with your friends!