Well, another Cornerstone, the 28th edition, is in the books. I’ve now officially been to exactly half of all of the Cornerstones there have ever been, which boggles my mind. This year flew by – honestly, it’s all just a blur of music, friends, and fun, and it’s going to take a while to decompress all of it. A full day’s drive home will be a good place to start with that.
There was a lot of talk around the grounds this year about the future of Cornerstone – if there will be one, where it will be, what it will look like, etc. I talked to some folks with the festival who would have the best information of anyone, and the bottom line is this: yes, times are hard and Cornerstone has been impacted just like most everything else. There is some uncertainty about what Cornerstone will look like next year. But nothing has been decided, and nobody knows for sure what the answer is going to be. The one thing that we can know for sure is that if God wants there to be a Cornerstone next year, He will provide, and nothing on earth can stop it from happening. But if you have any ideas, suggestions, thoughts, or comments, please let somebody know – e-mail John Herrin, the festival director, post them on Facebook, or leave them as a blog comment. Somebody will make sure that they make it into the right hands.
The dorm room is packed, and the road home awaits, but the festival coverage will continue. We’re all taking a little bit of Cornerstone home with us, in our lungs if nothing else. Some blogs about the last couple of days along with some closing thoughts will show up once we all get home, and there are a ton of photos and cool videos on the way from the coverage team, so keep checking the festival home page and all the other usual outlets.
Safe travels, everybody. Until I hear otherwise, I’ll see you again next year on a farm in Illinois!