Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago played host to T1 Fest 2023. The event was founded by Jimmy Costanzo and Joe “Joe Capgun” Inglima when Inglima’s son was diagnosed with T1 (Type 1 Diabetes) at age 3. Inglima’s daughter, at age 2, was also diagnosed with T1.
Along with music, the event also featured an auction. Chicago area bands made up the majority of the groups on the bill. Dying Scene was there for the first and final nights of the 3-day fest. The following is a photographic sampling of those bands.
Night 1: Thursday
Chicago Southsiders Flatfoot 56 capped off night 1 of the fest with a rowdy set per usual. And per usual, to the absolute delight of the crowd.
Space Age Zeros made its live debut earlier this year. This event introduced the group to an even larger audience. It was a blast, pun intended, description apt.
Sex Dream kicked off the fest with a rollicking set that had the crowd’s excited attention from the first note.
Night 3: Saturday
The Bollweevils is another band that performed at this year’s Fest. The band’s set at Reggie’s was a good time for those who could make it to Gainesville and those who could not do so. The band’s set here helped those unable to travel down south avoid FOMO on The Bollweevils.
Capgun Heroes presented an intense, yet super fun set that echoed the feeling of the weekend overall. Lead singer Joe Capgun, also served as a terrific MC for the weekend. His passion for a cause so important to his own family shone through.
Please check out more images from Chicago area bands represented at T1 Fest. Thanks and Cheers!