Sunday, June 28, 2009

Ichthus 2009





On June 11, 2009, my husband, Butch, and I made our first trip to the Ichthus Music Festival in Wilmore, KY. Ichthus was started in 1969, as a Christian alternative to Woodstock, so this year was the 40 anniversary of the festival. We went with our church youth leaders and 8 high school kids. I was very nervous, because I had never camped before...I'm a country girl and love the outdoors, but I also love air conditioning and a clean bed! I had been warned by past attendees that Ichthus is famous for rain, mud and even tornadoes, so I was getting worried when I woke up Thursay morning and it was raining at my house. As it turns out, it was raining in Wilmore too! Our mini van got stuck in the mud trying to get to our campsite and the rain continued to come down. By Thursday night, though, the rain cleared out and it turned out to be a great weekend! It was an awesome experience to hear moving speakers and rockin' Christian music. During the Saturday evening worship, 10,000 people took the Lord's Supper...imagine that...10,000 people! That same night almost 1000 people, mostly teenagers, gave their lives to Christ!
It was so fun (except for the Porto-potties)...I can't wait to go next year!
Here are some of the artists we saw...they put on awesome shows!
Skillet - http://www.skillet.com/enter.php
Kutless - http://www.kutless.com/
Family Force 5 - http://www.myspace.com/familyforce5
Fireflight - http://www.fireflightrock.com/


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