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Creation Festival (Thursday)

So, it’s Thursday night as I sit here listening to David Crowder in the background (his worship is amazing) in Kim’s car… which she has dubbed our makeshift reporting studio.

I arrived with two of my friends Tuesday night at about 11pm. Let me tell you… constructing a seven-man tent with a mere flashlight is quite the task. Luckily, my friend Tanya whom I was with has had many years’ experience in Girl Scouts, so she did most of the grunt work. But we now have a stable tent to sleep in, and hopefully it will hold up to the heavy rain they are calling for.

This is my third year working press at Creation Fest, but it is my first working with This also seems to be my busiest year thus far. I have been running around like a mad man trying to get everything done that I want to, but it is so worth it.

Last night (Wednesday) I had the pleasure of seeing Skillet and Switchfoot for what has been numerous times now, and I can honestly say I am never disappointed no matter how many times I have seen either. I do have to admit I was a bit startled as I was photographing Skillet and a huge bast of pyrotechnics erupted right in front of my face. Thankfully I am still here, haha.

I also had the opportunity to actually watch Leeland for the first time. I have been in the same facility that they were performing in a few times, but never made it a point to take the time to watch. But this year I definitely wanted to take the time to see their set, and I am really glad I did. They are great, and seeing them in the press conference revealed to me that they are the real deal.

Despite the craziness today, I got to see Britt Nicole, Phil Wickham, Ayeisha Woods, Stellar Kart, Superchic[k], and Family Force 5. I was quite pleased and entertained with Family Force 5’s high-energy set.

Tomorrow I am looking forward to seeing Disciple and Kutless, and Saturday is pretty packed with great artists. After all the sweatiness, roughing at our campsite, and the worst farmers tan ever, I am ready to face the second half of Creation!  Photos to come...