Imagine Woodstock but minus the rain, mud, sex, nudity, and acid; now add Jesus, and an enormous field full of redneck rockstar wanna-bes, and that right there is Creation Fest 2010. If it weren’t such a camping oriented event it might actually be cool seeing as there are like 60 bands including Switchfoot (I stood less than a foot from the Hello Hurricane mandolin, and saw some members of the band walking around to and from their trailer), Skillet, and TobyMac who are going to play over the next 3 days.
Around the stage a tent city has sprung up, all one can see for literally miles around is just tents, in every direction, just dusty dirty tents and dusty dirty people. (in the image below, this is an arial view of the festival, the colorful area is the concert section and the rest is the tent city)
Now you understand how many people are there! Woah!
We were there following the band Downhere, and shooting a music video for them, it was quite an interesting experience, I’ve never worked a music video before. I worked a spoken word peice, and it was similar, but a whole different thing all at the same time. For this one we went to an old broken up rail yard from the 1800s and shot all morning. In the afternoon we followed the band about the festival as they played the first set. Tomorrow we head back to Charlotte where I will spend they day tomorrow learning to log footage!