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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Music Festivals 2015: Audiofeed & Take Hold Fest

After the last 2 summers being packed with travels to various states for music festivals, this year after the wedding, Elphie & I went to one music festival together: Audiofeed. This was a part of our honeymoon...sorta. I also attended Take Hold Fest in November in Grand Rapids, MI.

Footage filmed on Wednesday July 1st, 2015 as we departed from Southside Chicago for Audiofeed 2015 in Champaign Urbana, IL. Also included is a flashback to Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at Winchester at Denny’s in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, shopping at Meijer, arriving at Audiofeed 2015, putting up our tent, eating at Mama Linda’s Hog Roast, Shawn Browning speaking at the Black Sheep Stage & The Asylum, Harry GoreInsomniac Folklore playing during Christmas in July at The Asylum, & hanging with folks.

This footage includes Elphie sleeping while I wake for the day, Dougle McMysteron speaking twice at The Asylum, Destroy Nate Allen playing & Nate & Tessa Allen speaking at The Anchor Worship Tent, Adrienne & Tyler speaking & Insomniac Folklore playing at The Asylum, KeYoung on Black Sheep Stage, Laura McElroy on The Front Porch, hanging with folks, Nate Allen playing at The Asylum, cooking venison steak & giving some to friends, 6’ 10 playing on The Radon Stage, Desiring Dead Flesh on the Front Porch, more hanging with folks, Silent Planet playing on The Black Sheep Stage, hanging in the Asylum, fireworks, Grave Robber playing on the Black Sheep Stage including the blood bath, mullet man, greeting Jeff Bradshaw in the pit, & Leper Blood Hymns at The Asylum.

This footage includes Jonathan Hape, Narrow / Arrow, Timbre, & The Soil & The Sun on the Arkansas Stage. Justin Kaleb Driggers, Trouper, This Heart, Insomniac Folklore, Destroy Nate Allen, Exegesis, & Leper on the Radon Stage, Spirit & The Bride, & Brandon Reid on the Front Porch, Church Tongue, Debtor, War Of Ages, The O.C. Supertones, & My Epic on The Black Sheep Stage, Nate & Tessa Allen speaking at the Anchor Worship Tent, KJ & Bill Fanum speaking at The Asylum, hanging out & Elphie bubble blowing at camp,  hula hoop folks, frisbee folks, Buck Buck, a furry picture, a siren light glowing, the moon, & Asylum hangs with Josh Robieson & others.

This footage includes Spirit & The Bride, Comrades, Strengthen What Remains, In Exile, The Scurvies, JawBone, Take It Back!, Destroy Nate Allen, & Flatfoot 56 on the Black Sheep Stage, Hushpad & The Altar Boys on the Radon Stage, The Altar Billies & Kevin Max on the Arkansas Stage, Deborah on the Front Porch, Insomniac Folklore in the Kid’s Zone, Ball-Peen Hammer (a Leper side project) in the Asylum, a “Future of Christian music” seminar with Jay Newman, Aaron Lunsford, & John J. Thompson, Nate & Tessa Allen speaking at the Anchor Worship Tent, hanging out to start the day, hanging with Alan before Spirit & The Bride, Ninja-Olympics, Tony Bilbrey on a unicycle & teaching others, Jesi Neaves goes to Denny’s, fried candy bars, Honz’s dance moves & nipple, a commitment to Christ, eating elephant ears in pajamas, blood moon, a power outage, a pillow fight, & late night hangs with many friends with lots of goodbyes.

This footage includes packing up to leave the festival, hanging with Destroy Nate Allen, Insomniac Folklore, Kat Jones & other friends at a nearby diner, traveling to the Peoria, IL area for a show at a farm house featuring Destroy Nate Allen, Insomniac Folklore, Nate Allen, & Parental Petulance, returning to Chicago, & credits for this project.

Additional soundtrack is “Don’t Look Back” by Squad Five-0 & "Travelers" by 6'10.

All band footage along with these clips posted above are all available in this playlist:


Take Hold Fest in Grand Rapids, MI took place November 13-15th, 2015. I missed the first night & part of the next day as well but I caught performances by 6' 10, Drained, In Exile, Borrowed Spirit, Spirit & The Bride, The Festal Shout, F.B.S., New Heart, Heartside Hooligans, KeYoung, & FlatFoot 56. I attended the church service the next day before returning to Chicago.

Filmed using an iPhone 6, Sony HD Bloggie, Canon Power Shot SD 780 IS, & JVC HDD Everio by Elphie & Joel A. Swanson. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson

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