If you haven’t started getting your car packed, your tent ready, your various and random accessories to wear to humor everyone at the festival grounds, there’s still time, but it’s starting to run out! My name is Jeff and I’ll be one of the bloggers bringing the latest happenings of the festival to you as it happens. This will be my 9th Cornerstone Festival since 1998 and I’m starting to get excited about number nine. I’ve been getting prepared in my own way, watching previous shows from Cornerstones past on YouTube. Check out a few that I’ve hand picked and posted on my blog. I’ve been scanning for bands I’ve never heard of on MySpace and Facebook to see if there’s anything new to see this year. I’ve made a schedule using the amazing Cornerstone Schedule Maker, but I’m keeping my options open just in case something surprises me.
I’ll be posting photos as the week goes along to my Flickr account and sending out updates on Twitter as well as posting here. You can participate too! Just add the hash tag #cstn20ten to your tweets as the festival goes along.
The top bands that I’m looking forward to this year initially are Paper Route, Eisley, Switchfoot, and Future of Forestry plus the return of well-known bands like The Choir and Over The Rhine. There’s always new bands too that surprise me and find their way on to my list of favorites by the end of the week. Hopefully I’ll also get to catch some seminars and even find some quiet moments for some prayer and introspection. Of course, there are the old friendships, too. If you’ve been to Cornerstone multiple years, you know that you form bonds with people you may only see one time a year at the festival, but every year you look forward to seeing them again.
What are you looking forward to most about Cornerstone? What bands are you looking forward to seeing?