Hills Alive ’09 in Pics and Video
A few cell phone pics and a quick highlights video from my weekend with family and friends at Hills Alive 2009.
Iâ€™ve always tried to volunteer and serve in some shape or form at the annual festival â€“ especially since itâ€™s â€œgone freeâ€.Â But, this year I ended up getting to bus around one of my favorite rock bands, Skillet, and their crew.Â This, of course, was more of a treat than a task, but hopefully served well.Â I donâ€™t want to give away details for the bandâ€™s sake, but hereâ€™s a pic I snapped of some of the tech guys up at Mount Rushmore.Â Fun times! (click pics for full view)…
Of course, if you know me, I was following all the tweets this weekend through a Tweetdeck stream I had set up to follow the #HillsAlive hashtag and any tweets containing â€œHills Aliveâ€.Â The stream never stopped moving all weekend long.Â Wow!Â Hereâ€™s what it looked like on my desktopâ€¦
Duckman seen walking the festival grounds on Saturday afternoonâ€¦
This is the view from where our family landed the chairs on Saturdayâ€¦
The Afters played a great set â€” very impressed with their live soundâ€¦
Kutless rocked out, warming up the stage just before Skilletâ€¦
Who is this eating a fudge bar and the remains of a chocolate cream pie at the Shoup after-party back at the house?Â Any guesses?
Sunday early afternoon â€” after church â€” was spent out in Summerset with family.Â We had hamburgers off the grill â€” YUM!Â We went into town and hit the festival at about 3:30 pm.Â I went directly to a special youth workers meet-up / Q&A time with Casting Crowns.Â Hereâ€™s a pic of the band chatting and taking pics with area leadersâ€¦
Clouds loomed and rain threatened Sunday afternoon crowds, but never really came in full forceâ€¦
Sunday evening was more of a family night.Â I stayed back in the chairs and watched the girls playâ€¦
Kella attacks with balloon sword in handâ€¦
Long, but fast-moving lines extended from both sides of the porta-pottiesâ€¦
And finally, hereâ€™s a recap video from the whole weekendâ€¦
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