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Friday, August 16, 2019

A TigerRAWknRoll Summer: Audiofeed 2019

Audiofeed Music Festival: Volume 7 occurred between July 3rd and July 6th, 2019. I decided to go back to a more "traditional" type of promo / teaser trailer this year by taking highlight clips and fitting them together instead of taking the whole project and speeding it up as I did with last year's project. I used "Summertime Blues (Director's Cut) by '68 as a soundtrack for this as well as throughout the project. It was really the only additional soundtrack I used (except I used some audio from the Flatfoot 56 set to punch in "Ollie Ollie" during the Ollie Mob meetup clip).

Once again, I animated some maps of the trip. This year I decided to use an old timey car in the map animation. I took a screenshot from the top of the Audiofeed promo flyer for this year to capture the style that was used. I wanted to go with a similar style as I did last year with the various Audiofeed logos in use leading up to the current one. I decided to stagger the logos and have the current one sort of grow up from the bottom of the screen then take over while having a shot of the logo at the festival in the background. All titles and animations were once again created using Motion 4 on a MacBook.

I filmed mostly using my Canon Rebel T6 again this year. I seemed to get a bit too close at times causing some audio distortion with the built in microphone. I also used my iPhone 8 as well as the CrossTour CR900 Dash Cam which was new for this year. It makes the travelling clips a lot easier to capture. Elphie used her iPhone 6 for the clips she contributed. Editing was done using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini as usual.

I only caught a few new (at least to me) artists this year, one of which was not planned, I just happened to be passing by to hear and take interest. I had hoped to catch a couple other seminars or spend more time at some that I did attend. The messages given in the seminars that I captured probably come with a bit of bias from my personal views but I did feel that the things spoken that I shared had value and that is why I included them in the project. Once again this year I labeled the project "as filmed by" with the intention to indicate that this is the way I experienced / filmed this particular event. Someone else had a different experience than I did. Other video projects you might see (and I linked some other creators below) also will show a different experience than what you will see here. I think that it's not only ok...I think it is great that there is diversity in our experiences of things, even when the experience is shared with a lot of other people, there is still a personal experience. This is my personal experience as captured on video (along with a few clips provided by my wife, Elphie).

I want to take the time here to highlight a few other folks who were in attendance at Audiofeed and have posted or will be posting their video projects to their channels:

Mike Adkins Jr. and AdkinsDietFilms4

Ricky Puckett

Ben Aldrich A.K.A. Metal Myke

These guys have footage I don't have of artists or different songs and / or different perspectives of the same song that did not capture. It has been fun to see what they were able to capture and create. 

I began the project with some clips from Tuesday July 2nd, 2019 showing me at work on lunch highlighting the schedule of the artists that I wanted to see at Audiofeed this year. I had some difficulty due to the extremely small print. On my way home from work I encountered a rain storm that continued into the evening providing some lightning to the south of us. Rain would be a trend for the week as it had been much of the spring and summer so far. As we packed up, Stein was compelled to get himself in our luggage again.

On Wednesday July 3rd, 2019, the goal was to try leaving by 11am. I sort of tried a little homage to Mr. Rogers in filming putting my boots on...I have decided to continue to wear my old worn out boots that have holes in them for Audiofeed so I don't destroy the ones I wear day to day. They felt damp, possibly from last year still, ha! I prepared my French Press for the week with Pneuma Coffee - The 86 House Blend. We loaded everything up and hit the road about noon so we were only an hour behind what I had hoped would be our departure. As we drove, I utilized the CrossTour CR900 Dash Cam to capture a little footage along the way, including the fair going on next to the highway in Chicago's Southside. We made a stop at Speedway to use the restroom and purchase soda then continued on our way to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois for Audiofeed. We arrived around 2:30pm. My hope was to get in to hear Loyal Thurman of Unified Underground speak at The Asylum but once we got our wristbands and parked, he had decided not to talk apparently. Jennifer Mercy was there as well so we had her follow us to the hotel as she was also staying there. We drove over to the Lincoln Lodge, got checked in, and watched the daily storm roll in. We also watched a patron of the hotel apparently trying to orchestrate the storm. I returned to Audiofeed to see some bands and prepare dinner.

First band I saw was Desiring Dead Flesh on the ground in The Sanctuary. They were building the stage as Desiring Dead Flesh played a more DIY style set. I felt that "Holidays Suck!" was a great song to capture in light of Christmas in July going on at The Asylum.

I made my way to The Asylum to capture some footage of The Uh-Ohs. I captured "Good King Wenceslas" with its line about eating flesh. Figured it to be appropriate in light of the setting.

I prepared the grill for the venison steaks and corn on the cob as Good Saint Nathanael was preparing to take the stage. I sort of took this footage out of order technically as the meat was not finished before I watched the set. I had to clean up after preparing the food then made my way over to Black Sheep.

I cut the bit where Nate spoke of his recovery from abuse but it is included in the daily video project and it is worth taking the time to listen. I captured his song "Bombs" from the set.

I ate my dinner and went to see what was going on in The Sanctuary but I did not capture any footage of Raviner. Mike Adkins did though and you can see that along with the rest of his footage at AdkinsDietFilms4.

I made my way back to the Christmas in July at The Asylum to capture some holiday tunes from Insomniac Folklore and I captured "Halloween."

Insomniac Folklore had been touring with Jessie Bear and gave him a chance to play a song during their set.

6'10 was on Black Sheep and I captured the beginning of their set which was a new song called "The Old Man." I didn't capture it this night but Tobin spoke about how we are all loved by God even when things aren't going so great, we have doubts, and are possibly angry at God. He spoke on this also during the Flatfoot 56 set and I captured it then on video.

I returned to The Asylum for more Christmas In July holiday tunes and captured this clip of Glenn Kaiser. I also was able to capture a clip from his speaking session the next day and a clip of one of his other sets.

Though I was outside the tent but in earshot during much of Harry Gore's set having a good chat with Simon and Sheri Bjorn, I did make my way back in to The Asylum to capture "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" to close out the Christmas in July.

Afterwards, I returned to the conversation with Simon and Sheri then made my way around the grounds to try to find Elphie. I encountered Anastasia and Josh putting flyers on the port-o-potties and then Mike Adkins and his "Camel Flage" shirt which is where the filming came to an end. Elphie and I hung out with Ricky Puckett for a while. We also chatted a bit with Chris Middendorf for a while about life then went to retrieve Elphie's dinner from the grill at which point I also put it away. After Elphie ate her dinner, we reconvened with Ricky Puckett on the black top of the food court area and chatted for a while before returning to the hotel.


I woke and made my way to Audiofeed for the first official day. I was sure to have a cup of Pneuma Coffee - The 86 House Blend as I made my way onto the grounds. I stopped in The Radon Lounge at the Justice. Mercy. Humility. Conference first and listened for a bit to Rev. Amy Cantrell as she brought up issues with the American church being more American than it was Christian especially in terms of how it deals with justice issues...or doesn't deal with them well.

I made my way over to The Sanctuary to listen to some of Thin Ice playing. I saw a different lineup of this band at Death Or Glory Fest in San Antonio in 2014 so I was interested in seeing them again.


I made my way over to The Asylum and captured Wannabe by The Uh-Ohs. After the song, they announced that the Kickstarter for their new album had officially begun and brought attention to their hat model, Stewart! He did an excellent job!


I returned to The Sanctuary to catch Desiring Dead Flesh and was able to capture a new song that I had not captured before nor had I heard it before. The song was called "Blah Blah Blah" about their new nomadic life.

I captured the crossing of the Marshall Brown bridge. He built it to help folks make their way to/from the stage as in previous years the rains have created quite the mud obstacle. I went to The Asylum and listened to Glenn Kaiser speaking on Income Inequality, capturing a story he shared which also highlighted my workplace, Cornerstone Community Outreach. It was also nice to sit out of the heat for a while.


Back out in the sun at Black Sheep, I captured a cover of Radiohead's Creep by Dad Jokes. The choice of editing the language in the song was funny.


Back at The Sanctuary, I watched the Dark Valentine set which was a little strange to have occur in daytime. Having learned a bit about some of what the songs were about, it was interesting having captured "Drain" during their set.

I realized that I had forgotten to bring the bread for the venison burgers that I would be beginning to cook so I left the grounds for a quick trip to the hotel to get the bread. As I made this quick trip, the daily rain began. I returned and waited out the rain so I could start the charcoal and get the meat cooking. This also meant I had used up most of the down time in my personal schedule. I was trying to determine where I should use the grill and just decided to set it up by the car again as I did the night before...even though I was out in a different parking lot. I got the fire going then the venison burger and corn on the cob on the grill then hurried to the restroom to clean my hands. I returned to the car to get my camera and waited for it to be time to flip the meat so I could see Destroy Nate Allen and Hushpad.


Destroy Nate Allen played BurningTown and announced a new Allen family project as well called the Noisy Do-Gooders. Part of the set was dedicated to doing the songs attributed to that project. I decided to try to capture a new Destroy Nate Allen song and captured one about not cooking bacon while naked. A very important tip for everyone I am sure!


Everything from the Noisy Do-Gooders was new. I captured a song about stray cats.


I ended up leaving the Destroy Nate Allen / The Noisy Do-Gooders set a little early so that I could catch some of Hushpad in The Radon Lounge. I was able to catch a few songs and captured something that I don't think I had captured before. They did not play last year so it was good to see and hear them again.

I figured it might be possible that the meat was overdone by now so I hurried back to my car and the grill. The venison burger tasted great and corn on the cob, while quite hot, tasted great too. I did a taste tasting of the Mountain. Dew Justice Brew...it was ok. I figured what better day than the 4th of July to taste test it.


There were other things going on as I ate my dinner and met up with Elphie but I was able to have some good times of conversation with folks before going into The Asylum to watch Gaffer Project. I captured "A Hardened Heart."


I then made my way over to Black Sheep to see The Threats, capturing the opening of the set. This band consists of members of The Chariot. They were one of the few new artists I saw during Audiofeed this year and enjoyed their set.

I had hoped to see Drottnar playing at The Asylum but they cancelled that appearance apparently.

As Leper was getting set up and working through sound check at The Sanctuary, I went outside the tent for a moment to try to capture neighborhood fireworks. I did not capture much. It seems that throughout the every time I tried, it would be the end of the fireworks for that moment.


I decided to capture the beginning of the Leper set thinking maybe they would start with new music but getting Jet Black Tears (Lacrime Nere) was cool. The intro was a recording of new music. Elphie came up with an idea to pay tribute to HeadBanging Bob with headbang in his honor during the Leper set. He was unable to attend Audiofeed this year due to health issues. The tribute occurred during a newer song that I had captured last year, "Where Is They Sting?" We hope that Bob makes a full recovery and is able to return to Audiofeed and Head Bang better than ever!


I went back to The Radon Lounge, capturing the sign along the way. I was able to get there before Timbre started so I was able to see her entire set. I captured "Your Hands Hold Home" which is a fun live song to capture as the other players on stage come and play on the harp with Timbre. It had been a while since I had been to a Timbre show due to various reasons so it was good to see and hear her again.


The last act of the night was Good Saint Nathanael in The Asylum. With a storm appearing to be coming in, I hoped to capture "Lightning" but Nate cut it from his set thinking he did not have enough time to play the song based on his understanding of the schedule information. It turned out he probably could have played the songs that he cut in hindsight. I had hoped to get a song that I hadn't captured before but I went with "Better" as my previous clip was not the song in its entirety.

Afterwards I went to find Elphie thinking that it might be a good idea to get back to the hotel if all the lightning was indication of a storm. It was. Thankfully we did return to the hotel and made it shortly before the storm began.


I started the second official day of Audiofeed with more Penuma - The 86 House Blend coffee as I tried to hurriedly make my way to BurningTown to see The Castros. I think this was the earliest set I attended at Audiofeed. I am not a morning person and being in a hotel, while it is nearby, does not serve well for early waking. Due to it being a business day for the nearby hospital where I had parked the previous day, I had to find parking in the grounds. I ended up fairly far from the tent and with the rain, I had to make my way through mud as well. I was able to catch the last couple of songs by The Castros capturing Marco speaking a bit and the song "Forgive Me."


It began to rain fairly hard during The Castros set so I hung around in the tent for a bit but I wanted to get to the Justice. Mercy. Humility. Conference so I decided to just make a run for The Radon Lounge. The rain began to subside as I was making my move but I still ended up pretty wet. Shane Claiborne was speaking regarding the death penalty as he recently fought for the life of a death row inmate but was unable to stop the execution. He spoke about the lack of mercy in capital punishment and highlighted the lack of mercy shown by the government of the United States of America toward immigrants, minorities, and the poor which he pointed out to be contradictory to that which was taught by Jesus Christ. He also pointed out how a Jewish Rabbi friend of his indicated that Christians have no excuse to lack in mercy when they have the teachings of Jesus. After Shane finished talking I wandered around the grounds for a bit then decided to take my now empty coffee mug and a couple of vinyls I picked up along the way back to the car, navigating through the mud. I heard a Johnny Cash cover coming from The Sanctuary so I made my way over there but the song had ended.


In The Sanctuary I found The Comancheros playing and they had one more song left so I captured it. They reminded me somewhat of a younger, heavier, faster, Lynyrd Skynyrd. Unfortunately with the built in mic with no mic jack on the Canon Rebel T6, there is significant distortion to the audio from the low end. I took a moment to hang with Ben Aldrich. I had yet to actually see him other than in the distance on Early Access Day as he was riding his scooter toward The Road Dog Cafe. We caught up for a bit then I caught up with Caleb Daniels and Sean Huncherick as well.


I went to the Black Sheep to see October Bird of Death and captured "This Is Our Lives." This was the first time seeing the band without Sid.


I went back down to The Sanctuary to watch Irae. I was standing on the edge of the tent trying to figure where I might set up my camera and finishing eating an apple and watched from there for a bit. I really wish I had been filming because Josh Simmons decided it was time to bust out his pit moves and in the process took out Mike Adkin's camera! ha! Watching as it happened, it was like in slow motion but nothing I could do about it from where I was standing. I eventually moved in the middle of the back of the tent and captured a clip. Again, sound wasn't the best due to the distortion from the low end.

I hung a bit with Josh and others after the Irae set then went back to my car and decided to move it closer and start cooking the Johnsonville cheddar filled sausages and corn on the cob for dinner. On my way I decided to grab a clip of some lost shoes in the grass that I had passed several times along the way.


While the food cooked, I went over to The Radon Lounge to see a few songs by Spoken Nerd. I ended up capturing Vladimir Gluten.


I stopped by the Family Zone and captured the beginning of The Uh-Ohs set with "The Uh-Oh Song" and "Keep On." I also captured a clip of Elbie Awesome Allen playing with bubbles and the wooden corn of course. I got my food from the grill then ate it behind Guy Allen's food tent and captured a quick clip of his "Don't Be A Dick" icon T-Shirt and had good conversations with some folks.


The next few hours would be whirlwind of bands on different stages at the same time starting with cathcing a few songs from Kevin Schlereth in BurningTown.


I went over to The Radon Lounge next to watch Mike Mains And The Branches, capturing the opening song, "Live Forever." I stuck around for most of this set.


I swung over to the Front Porch to watch a few songs of the mewithoutYOU? (circa 2005) cover set, capturing "Torches Together." I would have liked to watch the entire set but I think I watched about half of it. These guys pulled it off quite well, especially Nathaniel 'Danger' Fitzgerald as Aaron Weiss.


Next I made my way down to The Sanctuary to see Death Therapy. I got their as they were finishing up a song I captured last year ("Slow Dance With Death") and they started another one as I set up my camera. I captured Jason Wisdom as he spoke for a bit then they played "The Lie" to end their set.


I headed back to BurningTown to see Insomniac Folklore and captured "Live Until I Die." They were playing a fairly long song to end the set as I left to try to catch Leper in The Asylum when Elphie stopped me and informed me that they had not yet started even though it was past time that they were scheduled so I went back to BurningTown to watch the rest of the Insomniac Folklore set.


I went over by the Front Porch and talked a bit more with Ben Aldrich as he waited for Triple Stitch to play their set later there. I also reconnected for a bit with Jimmy Riot. I decided to step over to the Black Sheep to watch and capture a little bit from Wolves At The Gate. Apparently, around this time, Leper began to play. As I was filming, about a minute or so before the song that Wolves At The Gate was playing ended, the battery died on my Canon Rebel T6 so the song is cut off early. I was not prepared to cover this with my iPhone 8 nor felt I had time to switch batteries so you get what you get. I inadvertently cut off the end of a different song that last time I watched them as well so my apologies to Wolves At The Gate.


I figured I should have enough time to watch a few songs by 2Minute Minor at The Sanctuary and capture something before heading to The Asylum for the end of the Leper set. I captured the Cro Mags cover, "Hard Times." A firework show was going on as well so I captured a few seconds of that and the moon as I made my was across the grounds.


Triple Stitch started playing the Front Porch so I watched a couple songs capturing "Stop, Drop, and RocknRoll" then went to see Leper at The Asylum and found that they had just ended. At this point the craziness of the schedule had also ended and there wasn't really much I was specifically planning to watch so Elphie and I went back up to the Front Porch, seeing the rest of the firework show as we walked, and we watched the last bit of the Triple Stitch set. We then went over to the food court area and had some decent conversations with some folks for a while such as Ryan Getz, Michael Bridgewater, Colleen Davick, Patrick 'Danger' Quigley, and others.


I eventually made my way over to BurningTown to watch Glenn Kaiser Band for the first time and captured the last song of the set.


I returned to The Asylum to see the worship experience being created by I Hear Voices. Mike and Donna Sheehy of Grave Robbers ministry administered communion during the portion I captured. I did cut a little bit out while Donna was passing out the elements. In the part I cut out, there was a motorcycle that conveniently gunned it as they passed the tent area...it seemed like the person responsible may have done so intentionally, which is pretty goofy (you can hear that on the footage posted by AdkinsDietFilms4). The worship experience was pretty cool. I wasn't paying close enough attention to my camera so the focus is a bit blurry through a lot of this.

Afterwards we hung out a bit outside the tents and had some good conversations. Eventually, everyone went their separate ways so we returned to our hotel as well.


I woke up for the last day of Audiofeed 2019. I finished off the Pneuma - The 86 House Blend coffee I had brewed as I made my way over to the grounds. As I entered in, I ran into Nate Allen as he was getting himself situated to speak in The Asylum. I poked my head in for just a moment after greeting Nate and made my way over to The Radon Lounge for the Justice. Mercy. Humility. Conference and captured a bit of Dr. Alma Petty speaking on humility.


Next I went to Black Sheep to hear Triple Stitch, capturing a somewhat ska rendition of "Fight The System" and learned that there would be a hot dog party after all the bands played later that night. I knew I was short on memory on the card I was using in my Canon Rebel T6 so I captured some of the song on my iPhone 8 so when the camera memory ran out, I don't think I missed much if anything at all on the switch between the clips.

I returned to The Asylum for Nate Allen's talk on Launching, Landing, And Moving Forward. He had also written a book on the subject. I captured a little bit at the end of the "Launching" part of his talk. I missed the very beginning of his talk. I was able to catch up a bit more with Michael Bridgewater for a few moments and 'Little' Jessie Dills as well. We all then headed to the Ollie Mob Meet-up. I took an audio clip from Elphie's footage of Flatfoot 56 playing "Ollie Ollie" to overlap on these clips.


I was getting concerned during the Ollie Mob meetup that I might miss The Satire at The Sanctuary. Thankfully I didn't miss it. I captured the final song of the set and some talking. It was good to see these guys again as they don't play too often. I hung around for a bit at The Sanctuary, taking a little bit of a beating from Quinn while talking with Sid. Then I hung out a bit with Guy at his vendor tent again.


I refilled my water bottle then went back to The Sanctuary for Bub Walker And The TombsTones. I ran a few minutes late so I missed the special mandolin intro by Josh Robieson but I captured a song when Tyler Hentschel, playing the role of Bub, crowd surfed on a surfboard. The next song Andreas Larson also surfed the crowd on the surfboard while playing guitar but I did not get to capture that. A quick but hard storm blew in as the Bub Walker And The TombsTones set ended so I stayed inside The Sanctuary tent. The storm grew stronger and stronger and the stage staff battened down the tent, minimizing the rain that could get in. Still, water seeped in from the ground and began to pool in the middle. The storm, while short, was intense and some folks did not luck out so well. Apparently some of the sound gear in The Asylum was damaged, I noticed that they had built a trench to try to let some water out. Some folks had damaged or destroyed tents and soaked belongings. It's all part of festival life. It is what caused the change to hotel use for the festival for us.

After the short but intense storm, I crossed the bridge which now did go over water and I made my way to the merch area as I had my eye on some vinyl. I missed my opportunity to grab a Kraftwerk album (turned out my friend Mark snagged it) but I made my way through some other boxes and got a handful of older albums for a pretty good price. I then purchased an Insomniac Folklore shirt.

I then realized I did not have my water bottle. I couldn't figure out where I had left it. I walked back down to The Sanctuary but they were in the middle of a service so I didn't want to interrupt but walked in the back checking where I had been standing then sitting while waiting out the storm...no water bottle to be found. I retraced my steps through the merch area but still did not find it. I just figured at this point, I would need to purchase a new one.


Over at the Family Zone I watched a little bit of the new Destroy Nate Allen side project The Noisy Do-Gooders and captured their hit single (to be) "Corn On The Cob" featuring Elbie Awesome Allen on the lead vocals!

I went to put my merch away in the car and got another chance to talk with Loyal Thurman of Unified Underground. I apologized for missing his speaking times throughout the week as they were a bit too early for me. Hopefully he can get a later time slot of he speaks in the same tent again in the future. I also heard a bit more of the story of what he has had to endure over the last year with his ministry, which was a sad thing to hear but hopeful for the best for him going forward.

I ran into Tara on my way toward the Road Dog Cafe and asked if it was ok to eat there since most of the bands had probably already eaten. It was Hog Roast day and there seemed to often be left overs. She said it was all good to go in and eat so I let Elphie know and we got to enjoy a great dinner! I also got to see MaMa Linda briefly so that was nice. Thank you, Road Dog Cafe for the great hospitality to bands (and allowing us to partake in it as well)!


I took a break from eating to get a clip of Comrades playing on Black Sheep. It seemed that they were playing a lot of newer stuff and I'm pretty certain that the clip I captured was a new song. I went back to the Road Dog Cafe to finish eating.

1. I Don’t Want To Change The World, I Just Want To Change Your Mind
2. We Rule The Night
3. Make You Dance
4. Piece Of The Dream
5. The Youth
6. What I Believe
7. Side By Side
8. Fight The System
9. Turn It Up
10. No Tomorrow
11. Adolescent Night
12. Apocalypse Now
13. Bombs Over Broadway
14. Blitzkrieg Bop

I captured the entirety of the Squad Five-0 set at Black Sheep. Each year I try to get one full set each of something that is punk / hardcore, metal / hardcore, and something in the general rock styles for the way I keep my video archives. It usually means capturing Flatfoot 56 with their theme shows. This year, however, there was a timing conflict as I wanted to see Crimson Moonlight who was playing at The Sanctuary when Flatfoot 56 was playing. Last year, Elphie ended up filming Flatfoot 56 when a similar conflict occurred but she was not committed to doing so this year. So I decided I would just capture Squad Five-0 in their entirety and figured I'd capture a clip of Flatfoot 56 before or after the Crimson Moonlight set.

Squad Five-0 put on a great set playing mostly from their two Tooth And Nail releases but they did pull out a few songs from their early days as well. They did not play anything from their final album. It was fun to see them again. I was lucky enough to see their previous reunion show at Cornerstone 2011 as well. Toward the end of the set, my battery indicated it was low so I had my iPhone 8 filming in case I would need to switch over. I used a very short clip from my iPhone 8 when i hit the 12 minute limit but I was able to otherwise get the entirety of the rest of the set without the battery dying.


Crimson Moonlight, a Swedish "Unblack" Metal band closed the night at The Sanctuary. I missed any previous chances I had to see them before so I was not about to miss it on this opportunity. I did have to miss Drottnar however. I enjoyed the Crimson Moonlight set. There was a good crowd as well. I don't know the songs so I was unable to create a setlist unfortunately. Pilgrim's accent seemed to sound somewhat celtic to me which I found interesting.


I hustled my way back to Black Sheep and Flatfoot 56 was getting ready to end their set for the night. I captured a bit of Tobin talking and "I'll Fly Away." I used some of Elphie's iPhone 6 footage for this video and the shenanigans from the theme show that I missed.

I ran to get some fried candy bars from Guy and Flatfoot 56 played an encore of Johnny Rumble, which I wish I would have stuck around to watch.

1. Black Light
2. Pour
3. Bloody Angles
4. Hail
5. Of Wilderness
6. Memoir
7. Selah
8. Ghost Story
9. Lower Still
10. Open Letter

My Epic would be the set to cover the rest of the rock music genres for my archives. They played in The Radon Lounge so I found a chair by some unused tables and set my camera up there. I ran out of memory again, this time on my last memory card for my Canon Rebel T6 so I had to switch to my iPhone 8 about halfway through the set. I may have missed a few seconds while getting my iPhone 8 on and filming but I don't think I missed much.

After My Epic ended, I captured a little bit of a pinball game going on. I loaded our chairs and my camera equipment into my car then went on a search for my water bottle. I went back down to The Sanctuary now that everything had been cleared out but still I did not see my water bottle. As I returned to the main festival area, I thought I might be seeing it near the first place I was looking at vinyl but sitting on the ground. Sure enough, there it was! So I reclaimed my water bottle. I then went over to the hot dog party for a few moments.

I caught a little bit of a celtic jam then Ricky, Elphie, and I ended up sitting on some vacant golf carts near the festival office and rest room and chatted for a couple of hours. Guy had loaded up his vending booth and supplies and was leaving but decided to go to the restroom...while leaving his truck running. I decided that I was going to move it. I only moved it around the parking lot but as I tried to get out and make it look like nothing happened, the belt I had been wearing for like 20 years snapped and so I had difficulty with my pants! As it got quite late, as we were the last ones still up at Audiofeed 2019,  Ricky eventually took the role of the responsible one and decided he needed to go to sleep so he could drive home in the morning. We went back to our hotel as well. I found that I had forgotten to shut my window when I arrived on the grounds in the morning. My side of the car was soaked from the earlier torrential downpour so I had a fun car ride sitting in a puddle.


We got up the next morning and packed the car as we vacated the Lincoln Lodge. We met with Skot and Rachel Shaw, Jennifer Mercy, Bryce Eickholt, and Mike Adkins at Blaze Pizza then made our way to Highland, Indiana to get groceries at Meijer before heading home. We passed by Monee again which I think is a funny name for a town so I got a clip of the sign as we passed. We got caught in some very slow traffic but had about an hour to unload, reunite with Stein, and perhaps relax a little bit before going to the unofficial Audiofeed "aftershow" at Subterranean with The Uh-Ohs and The Castros.

The footage from the show is a "hidden" set of bonus clips after the credits screens. I had "Summertime Blues" by '68 playing during all of this footage and the credits. These clips were filmed using my iPhone 8.


Samuel Ocean opened the show with Will Phalen also playing. They switched leads as they played a sort of split set.


I was glad to capture this clip of Will Phalen because he chose to use the harmonica on the song.


I captured "The Better Song" by The Uh-Ohs. The Uh-Ohs were the most filmed artists of my project  this year as all their sets worked out that I could see at least part of their performances. Congratulations Anastasia and Josh!


I don't think I ever captured "Savannah" from The Castros before so I was glad I got it this time.

Though I was exhausted, it was good to hang with these guys some more before the end of the weekend. I know I struggled a bit to stay awake during the sets. Struggled a bit on the trip home as well but I made it. It took a couple days to get back to "normal" after that.

I was glad to get all this footage edited and put out there this quickly this year. Last year I got myself behind on a lot of things but I really wanted to share this before Audiofeed 2019 was too far in the past. I enjoyed it as I always do. I had some good times of conversation. I ran around like crazy at other times. I think I stayed out of drama situations this year, which is a relief after the silliness that came from last year.

On the technical side of things, while my Canon Rebel T6 has been a great camera so far, I feel like I would want to upgrade my camera so I could have a microphone jack and better sound quality among other possible enhanced features. I definitely will be purchasing some more memory cards so I don't have the problem of running out of space in the middle of a set. I do feel that the overall quality was improved from last year, probably due somewhat to it being fresh in my memory having edited the footage from last year just a couple months ago. I am happy about that.

I am thankful to all who make Audiofeed happen each year. Thank you for giving a place for us to call home for a few days each year. It's always good gather together. Hopefully there are other opportunities to gather in the time in between (such as during Bloodline Fest) but as always, I can't wait until next year!

This is a TigerRAWknRoll Summer: Audiofeed 2019 as I filmed my experience...with a little help from Elphie as well!

Additional soundtrack is “Summertime Blues" and "Summertime Blues (Director’s Cut)" by ’68.

Filmed using a Canon Rebel T6, CrossTour CR900 Dash Cam, and iPhone 6 and 8 by Elphie and Joel A. Swanson. Animations and titles created using Motion 4 on a Macbook by Joel A. Swanson. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini. by Joel A. Swanson.

Monday, June 10, 2019

A TigerRAWk n Roll Summer: Audiofeed 2018

2018 marks the sixth year of Audiofeed Music Festival in the wake of Cornerstone. The first year after Cornerstone, I attended five different festivals. It seems that some people took the charge given by Tobin Bawinkel to take Cornerstone home with them and ran with it. Each year though, these smaller festivals dwindled down. This year, the only festival we attended was Audiofeed.

I used my Canon Rebel T6 again this year so I knew there would be some of the same issues with the yet to be resolved 12 minute limit situation. These occurred on the full sets I filmed of As Cities Burn and Dödsmarsch. Elphie gave a nice helping hand in capturing the Flatfoot 56 set on her iPhone 6. I realized in the middle of the As Cities Burn set that I needed another memory card so mid set I had to abandon my camera with my friend Ryan Getz (from Tuned Up) so I could run to where I had my belongings stashed to get another memory card. While I switched cards, I tried to film using my iPhone 8 but I started a few seconds late.

Before the festival, I had to somewhat reassemble my tripod because I had inadvertently taken some of it apart and I think I was still trying to make some adjustments with it the first day causing some of my footage to be quite shaky. I am frustrated by that. I also wasn't too happy with how the footage of the Destroy Nate Allen clip turned out. I can't recall if I switched to the smaller lens or not but if I didn't I really should have. I feel the quality improved as the festival went on so there's that.

I used Motion 4 to create the opening titles, end credits, and to create an animated map for the travel between Chicago and Champaign Urbana. I only added one song into the soundtrack, "Summertime" by Mae. It was a song I've wanted to include into one of these trips for a while and it felt like it fit this time and perhaps was appropriate with Mae coming back with new music in the coming year. I worked through a lot of the footage that was not live clips to determine if I needed to add anymore soundtrack and made the decision to just stick to this one song. After working through the full sets I created opening titles to go along with them as well. For the YouTube uploaded files with the "music video" style information text and the date/location stamps, I just used the text tool in Final Cut Pro to save some time.

I decided that for the "teaser trailer" this year I would take the entire project and speed it up so if you can keep up, you will see everything in that short time. I got the idea when watching the end credits of some goofy movies on Netflix titled VHS except they didn't speed it up as much as I did and they did it in reverse as though the tape is being rewound where I have it running forward at 2000x.

We booked the Lincoln Lodge again for Audiofeed but we ended up leaving Stein at home with Kathleen to babysit him. He appears a bit sad in the video clip as we leave him behind. As we prepared the leave the night before, we got to experience a little bit of the holiday with fireworks blasting around the neighborhood and so I got a little clip of that. The early access day for Audiofeed fell on the Fourth of July which made for lighter traffic on the highways. As we pulled out of the neighborhood, we noticed one side of the street was blocked with a bouncy house and there were others along the way. We were able to get out of the neighborhood and made pretty good time to Champaign Urbana.

It was quite hot so once we got into our hotel room and situated our things, Elphie decided to stay and I went over to the festival to see Glenn Kaiser play his Christmas in July set at The Asylum and hear what he had to say. Skot Shaw of Leper joined Glenn for a couple songs. I captured "Silent Night."

I returned to the hotel...Elphie and I had planned to go to Meijer to get a few items for cooking at Audiofeed but when I got back in the car it would not start. It seemed like the battery died even though I had just driven it back from the festival grounds. We searched nearby restaurants and decided to eat at Windy City Express about a block away. It had Chicago style street food. I was very frustrated by the car situation. After we ate, Elphie decided it was too hot so she returned to the hotel room and I walked back to the festival carrying my camera gear.
I stayed around the Asylum for the rest of the night to see my friends who had sets to play throughout the evening. I got there in time to see The Uh-Ohs and captured the beginning of their set. Harry Gore followed them up and I captured "Holly Jolly Christmas" from his set. Shaun Hays was doing some chalk art throughout the day, auctioning it with the money going to the Uganda mission he works with. I also captured Rabbi Rock with Harry Gore on guitar and XIII Minutes doing "Mary Did You Know?" The Christmas in July celebrations ended with Leper and I captured "What Child Is This?" It was good catching up with friends throughout the night that I pretty much will only see during Audiofeed due to the distances we live apart from each other.. During the editing process, I realized that the microphone on the camera captures everything so there's occasional greetings with friends in the midst of the live clips of the artists. After the music ended, I hung out with Josh and Anastasia for a little bit as they put up flyers for their other sets that they would be playing. Donna and Mike Sheehy gave me a ride back to the hotel so I didn't end up having to walk.
I woke up to rain on Thursday July 5th which made me feel a bit slower on getting myself ready to go. I eventually took a shower and drank some coffee then walked over to the festival grounds to start the first official day of Audiofeed. It was another hot one. There was potential of having someone check the car and see if we could get it started again. Believing it was possibly just a battery issue, that would hopefully not take too long to fix.



I arrived on the festival grounds and headed over to Sanctuary to see Desiring Dead Flesh. The first clip I got was interesting due to condensation that had collected on the camera lenses from having them sitting in air conditioning then bringing them out into the near 100 degree heat! I ended up capturing Parallel Universes after clearing the fog and cleaning off the lenses. Then I captured a clip of "Johnny" by The Prettybads and "A Father" by Gaffer Project at Black Sheep. Both of these are cool, new(ish) to me bands. It was my first time seeing The Prettybads, though I had heard about them and I enjoyed what they do. I have seen Gaffer Project a few times in the last year and also enjoy what they do. Both bands are duos with very different sounds.

Storm clouds were gathering so I got some footage of that and headed into the Asylum to see The Uh-Ohs and captured a shot of another piece of Shaun Hays' art. I captured "SkullCreep" by The Uh-Ohs. I think it was after The Uh-Ohs got over that Mike Sheehy drove me back to the hotel to try to figure out what was going on with the car before the rain hit. It did start raining a little bit but we got out jumper cables and tried to jump it. That did not work but Mike had an idea that maybe hitting the alternator might start it. Before trying that though, he had me put the car in neutral and pushed it back a couple feet and had me try to start it again. It worked! Then the rains really came down. I checked to see if Elphie was ready to leave the comfort of the hotel yet but she wasn't. I drove the car back to the festival and waited out the torrential downpour in the car and left it on in hopes if the battery was the issue in any way, that it would have enough time to charge.




Once back on the grounds and once the rain let up, I went down to Sanctuary again to see 2Minute Minor and captured "Unite The Crew" with Charity Taylor doing guest vocals. I made my first visit to the Radon Lounge to see 6'10 and captured " 'Nam." I went back out in the rain to Black Sheep to catch some of Narrow/Arrow then over to the Family Zone for Destroy Nate Allen. It was close quarters...because of the rain, folks huddled under the small canopy and the doorway of the nearby building. I thought it might make for an interesting clip so I started filming but how I was holding the camera, I could not see the quality of what I was capturing. I think I was still using the longer range lens. The failure to switch to the smaller lens made for the footage to not be very clear at all and really is pretty poor. I captured "Loving You Means Everything From Me" which I think was the opening song.

I went to the Grave Robbers tent to relax a little bit and start grilling some food. I got the grill ready to cook but heard something interesting coming from Black Sheep and so I went to check it out. the band was Staghorn and what I saw reminded me a bit of The Psalters mixed with Deadhorse so I began to capture video of Staghorn, getting almost 5 minutes of the end of their set. This is a band that captured my attention and I would be looking into them more. I missed a chance to buy merch while they were present at Audiofeed so I will have to order it online.








As my food cooked, I went into the Asylum to see Insomniac Folklore and captured "The Scariest Thing In The Dark" then I ate my food and wandered around a bit. I caught a newer tune from Comrades at Black Sheep before returning to Sanctuary for Bub Walker And The TombsTones. I returned to Black Sheep and captured "Open Letter" by My Epic. I prefer not to repeat the same song by the same band year after year but I missed most of the rest of the set and was left with "Open Letter" which is a great song...I just wish I hadn't caught it two years in a row. I went to the Radon Lounge to see Carriers, a new band put together by an old friend from Cincinnati, Curt Kiser. I talked with Tobin Bawinkel in there for a bit...he happened to wander in so we had a few moments before I went back out to see Silent Planet at Black Sheep and captured "Northern Fires." As I made my way to Sanctuary again, making a quick pit stop at the restroom, I captured a couple minutes of footage of Theater of Magic at BurningTown. It was interesting. Back down at Sanctuary, Leper was closing the night. I captured "Where Is Thy Sting."

After the music ended I was hanging with Sean Huncherick and witnessed Silent Planet get their van stuck. I was reminded of the DvD that The Chariot put out of their first tour and so we got to talking about how they had to unload the entire van and trailer to get out. Fortunately, that was not the case for Silent Planet and they were able to get unstuck and on their way. The Bradshaw's drove me back to the hotel at the end of the night. I left the car parked near the festival grounds in case there was a problem again. I figured it would be easier to get help with it parked there than having to have someone come to the hotel.
Friday July 6th, was a cooler day. I woke up and got myself ready to go to the festival grounds again and took the short walk over. My car remained where I had left it so I went into the Grave Robbers tent to stow away my things while I ventured around the festival grounds.



I started out at Sanctuary to see the last performance by Parental Petulance. I captured "Creepin' While You're Sleepin'." I went over to BurningTown to see the end of Kevin Schlereth's set and captured "Table" as well as his explanation for the song. I returned to Sanctuary to catch a bit of Exegesis before heading up to the Black Sheep to see Must Build Jacuzzi.

I went inside the Grave Robbers tent to take a little break. Guy Allen was in there as well, sampling the bug treats that were available.

I went back out to the Black Sheep stage where Heartside Hooligans were performing then went over to the Front Porch to see "Riot Spray" play a special set (really, it was a 2Minute Minor alter-ego so that they could play the impromptu set...apparently those in charge were trying to keep bands who had played on stages from taking the impromptu spots). I ran into my old Deadhorse pals Brian and Rachel and chatted for a few moments before going into Radon Lounge to see a little bit of TurtleDoves then came back out to catch the end of Analecta on Black Sheep. Brian, Rachel, and I caught up some more afterwards then I wandered around a bit before watching some of State Parks on Black Sheep as well.

Elphie had messaged that she was on her way and I went to the BurningTown tent to see Insomniac Folklore. I captured "Kill A Baby Save A Tree." I noticed that there was a memorial set up to a recently passed member of the Audiofeed community near the BurningTown tent.

Elphie had arrived at the festival so I found where she was then I went back into BurningTown and captured "Heaven" by Good Saint Nathanael. Just outside of BurningTown on the edge of the food court there was what appeared to be a large mouse playing guitar and I assume it was supposed to be singing but I couldn't hear vocals though there was a microphone.

I went to Black Sheep to see Listener while the sun set behind the stage making it hard to watch. I captured "Seatbelt Hands."

Afterwards I went to the Asylum to see Leper since they had been moved up to play earlier. Apparently due to the noise the night before, Audiofeed had to operate under a new sound ordinance for the rest of the weekend which meant the schedule had to be revamped somewhat. I saw the start of the set then I left to go to Sanctuary to see Death Therapy. I am glad I left when I did as I only caught the end of the set. I captured "Slow Dance (with Death)" before returning to the Asylum.

Back at the Asylum I captured the end of Leper's set with the song "Holy".

I stopped by Black Sheep to see So Long Forgotten. I captured "The Wind Ran Out Of Breath" and I watched most of the set before going to Sanctuary to see some of the Dark Valentine set. I captured "Vegetable before making a walk to the Front Porch to see October Bird Of Death and capturing "Fire In Those Eyes." October Bird of Death was one of the casualties of the newly appointed noise ordinance. Instead of playing the last spot at the Sanctuary, they had to bump someone off the Front Porch to play their set. It ended up being a fun set and maybe they were able to reach a larger crowd due to the gathering of people waiting for As Cities Burn to take the Black Sheep Stage.
1. Bloodsucker (pt 2)
2. Thus By My Lips Your Sins Are Purged
3. Terrible! How Terrible For The Great City
4. Goldmine
5. Admission: Regret
6. Contact
7. Into The Sea
8. Made To Pretty
9. Clouds
10. Sheepdog ’84
11. This Is It, This Is It
12. One:TwentySeven
13. Of Want And Misery The Kills
14. The Widow
I decided to capture the entire As Cities Burn set because it had been quite a long time since I last saw them. I saw them on the Underoath farewell tour and it always seemed that As Cities Burn was never a certainty to continue so I figured this might be my last chance. As I mentioned in the opening paragraphs, I realized that my memory card did not have sufficient memory to capture  the entire set. I had left my bag with spare batteries and cards in the Grave Robbers tent but no one I knew was nearby to ask if they would watch my camera while I ran to grab the bag. Ryan Getz came near mid-set so I asked him if he minded keeping an eye on my camera while I ran to get what I needed. Thankfully he obliged. While I switched cards, I tried to quickly switch to my iPhone without missing a beat. I did miss a second or two. I faded it back to the Canon footage in the editing process. During Of Want And Misery That Kills I hit the 12 minute limit so I had a split second gap as well. For the summarizing project that documents the event, I took a clip from Contact with Cody explaining his thoughts on writing the song and having doubts while in your faith. It was a great set and it was awesome to see these guys back at it. I will need to pick up the new album and hopefully catch them on tour as well this year.

When As Cities Burn finished their set, I quickly headed over to the Asylum and I captured the very end of Pelennor Fields covering Leper's "Take What You Want From Me." This was another casualty of the new noise ordinance as this set was planned to be after midnight. I had hoped to see more from Pelennor Fields. It is sort of a "supergroup" of Christian goth acts with members from Grave Robber, Leper, Relesser, Autumn's Decent, Dark Valentine, and Rackets And Drapes.

Since everything ended early, it left amble time to wander around the grounds and hang out with friends in the community. I was able to introduce Elphie to Brian and Rachel of Deadhorse before they headed out for the night. In the Grave Robbers tent, more bug eating occurred...this time with Tyler and Adrienne of Insomniac Folklore.
As I made my way to the festival grounds on Saturday July 7th, Cindy happened to drive by me. Apparently she booked a room in the hotel next door so I got a ride into Audiofeed! I took my things back to the Grave Robber tent again and headed out and about for one more day.

In the Family Zone, The Uh-Ohs were playing back in their Elvish outfits. I captured "Headphones" as well as Stewart dancing along while flyering.

In the Radon Lounge I caught some of Red Sweater Lullaby. It seems I may have gotten too close to the sound system. I took the car to the gas station to fuel it up for the return trip home in case, again there were troubles with the car. It started up fine again so I took advantage of the situation. I picked up Elphie from the hotel as well so she didn't have to walk to the grounds.

Back at Audiofeed, I captured Good Saint Nathanael playing "Coming Unglued" while he spoke on the subject of "Christians Hurting Christians (Death by 1000 Cuts)" in the Asylum. I included a bit of his talk as well.

After listening to Nate speak, I caught Church Tongue on the Black Sheep Stage and as I was headed toward Radon Lounge I saw large bubbles in the Family Zone so I captured those as well.

In the Radon Lounge, I caught the end of Max Simmons' set then I caught a few more hardcore sets at Black Sheep while also wandering the merch area and picking up some new vinyl. I captured clips from Conveyer, New Heart, and Strengthen What Remains. After gathering the vinyl I purchased, I stowed it in the Grave Robbers tent and checked out the Goth Prom with DJ Fatal Claw in the Asylum. Elphie came in for that as well and we figured out what to eat for dinner from the vendors.

I captured a clip from Dan Smith playing solo on the Black Sheep. I got some of his banter and "Tattoos And T.V." then captured "Strength Within" by War Of Ages. I ended up getting grilled cheese from Guy Allen's booth. Before going into the BurningTown tent I happened to see Elphie try out the pogo stick and captured it on film.

In the BurningTown tent I captured the beginning of the set by Brother Red Squirrel. I eventually cut it off because I wanted to see some other sets as well since everything was so constricted with the new ordinance in effect. I went over to see a little bit of Project 86 on Black Sheep and captured "Evil (A Chorus of Resistance)" before heading into the Asylum to see some of Grave Robber.

Throughout the week of Audiofeed in the Asylum there was strict crowd control rules enforced including a "firelane." It was fairly harmless other than the person enforcing these rules would take it a bit far and shove folks out of the way if he felt they were in the "firelane." It also was believed that at some point a child had been trampled when a mosh pit occurred though that was never verified. Even so, while Grave Robber prepared to get on stage, from the sound booth Bill Fanum announced that those who were sitting ought to move back because it would get "rowdy" during this set. Grave Robber opened their set with "Into The Pit" and with it a circle pit commenced. The enforcer of the strict crowd control rules tried to stop the circle pit by trying to obstruct it only getting himself bumped and knocked around instead. Then he decided to get on stage while Grave Robber was performing which isn't such a good idea because the costumes make it hard to see for the band members. Anyway, he asked them to get the crowd to stop moving and only had his water bottle knocked from his hand instead of something worse happening. I happened to be filming at the time. Because I believe I had already posted a video of "Into The Pit" from Audiofeed, I kept filming and captured "The Evil Dead" which was when the unexpected visit to the stage occurred. The entire #Firelane situation was silly to most of us so we poked fun at the situation. I included here a quick glimpse of the drawing I had made about the situation that sparked controversy in the days that followed Audiofeed. More on this written below.
1. Dargavinter
2. Our Flags Held High
3. Bitterness
4. Scandinavia
5. Dödsmarsch
6. Painful Lessons
I left the Asylum for Sanctuary to see Dödsmarsch. While they set up, I set up my Swedish and Danish flags, attaching them to my tripod. I captured the full set, sacrificing watching the Flatfoot 56 theme show this year due to the new noise ordinance. I did not want to miss this for the culture of my heritage and due to all the members not necessarily always being available so it's not known when I would get to see Dödsmarsch again. For the project documenting the entire event, I used a clip from "Our Flags Held High."

Set List:
1. Pastapocalpse Intro
2. Chinatown Jailbreak
3. Penny
4. Loaded Gun
5. Ty Cobb
7. The Rich, The Strong, And The Poor
8. I Believe It
9. Knuckles Up
10. Hoity Toity
11. Brotherhood
12. Stutter
13. Winter In Chicago
14. Same Ol’ Story
15. Hourglass
16. We Grow Stronger
17. I’ll Fly Away
18. Amazing Grace
Due to the noise ordinance and the condensed schedule, I was down at Sanctuary for while Flatfoot 56 did their theme show called Pastapocalype. Elphie did me a huge favor in filming it for me. I made it in time for the end of the set with "I'll Fly Away" and "Amazing Grace." Probably due in part to the condensed schedule, there seemed to be less activities than usual for the theme show but I included "Brotherhood" with its pasta wall of death in the project documenting the whole event.

I went to the Asylum to see if anything was going on. The plan as I understood it was for the REAL Boy Band to still play and it looked a bit like something might be coming together but nothing was happening yet. In the Grave Robber tent, someone's birthday was celebrated with song but I have no idea who it was. I took a few things to the car then went back into the Asylum and captured "The Twist" by the REAL Boy Band which included Ben Aldrich this year (he did a little twist as the song was being introduced) along with Skot from Leper, Tyler from Insomniac Folklore, and Bill from Happy Little Day backing Harry Gore. You also will hear some banter regarding Rachel doing the twist. I captured the song with a few audience members twisting along.

Our Late night hangs continued and we migrated to the Road Dog Cafe Hospitality area for the remainder of the night.
On Sunday July 8th, we loaded everything back into the car from the hotel. Thankfully it started so we checked out then decided to go back to the festival grounds to see who was still around. We ended up hanging around for several hours and seeing most everything taken down and loaded out by the time we left. We got to talk to friends for a while and catch up more with them We didn't have a real big deadline to get back so we felt free to do what we wanted. I checked on the car from time to time to make sure it wasn't getting too hot due in part to the vinyl I had purchased. I helped mama Linda load up some things in her trailer then when we headed out, we ran into Jim. When we asked what he thought about Audiofeed going forward he said he always hopes for a next year which made me feel good that there would be another Audiofeed to attend despite some rumors made to the contrary.

We ended up driving to Taco Bell for lunch then detoured to the east to Meijer in Highland, Indiana to get groceries before going home to find a very happy Stein.

The ongoing jokes regarding #FireLane that begun as a result of the Asylum's fire lane situation and its absurdity continued on Facebook. One thought was to make a t-shirt about it. I drew up a little cartoon which brought on a little bit of heat from some parties. The jokes weren't intended to ridicule, insult, or belittle the person. It was drawn to emphasize and highlight the absurdity of the situation...which was a situation that could have been remedied early on by those in charge of the tent and ministry if they would have chosen to act upon it. I figured the drawing might push some buttons with some people (and I had a good idea who those people would be) but most people realized where I was coming from and I believe that there was some healthy, good discussion that came from it, at least. While I know intentions are one thing, some times the way something affects another person is outside of those intentions. My intention was not to offend or hurt but if the person is hurt or offended by the drawing, you have my sincerest apologies and given the chance I would do so in person and I would do what is in my power to make it up to you.

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Additional soundtrack is "Summertime" by Mae.

Footage filmed using a Canon Rebel T6 and iPhones 6 and 8 by Elphie and Joel A. Swanson. Titles and animations created using Motion 4 on a Macbook by Joel A. Swanson. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini by Joel A. Swanson.