This Is Not The End

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!

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  • Guest

    I complained about the new golf cart policy on the Cornerstone Facebook page and they deleted me from it. I have a feeling they aren’t open to my suggestions.

  • Jerry

    I’m not affiliated with the festival in any way (other than volunteering to write stuff for the blog), but I’d say that the public face of Cornerstone on Facebook isn’t the place to air your complaints about policies.  As with any business or organization, you’ll get more results talking about those things in private (by e-mailing John Herrin, for example) than by throwing them out publically.  The festival folks listen to the input they get from people.

    Regarding the golf cart policy, I think it was a nearly complete success.  I wouldn’t have minded a few fewer carts, because it’s annoying when they park around the Gallery stage.  If you NEED a golf cart, the policy lets you have one.  If you don’t need one, then you don’t need one.  Walking is good for you, fewer carts mean less dust, and us pedestrians are less likely to get run over by irrresponsible or inattentive golf cart drivers.