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Creation Festival: rock’n'roll but no sex and drugs

July 7, 2008

creation4.jpgMOUNT UNION, Pa. – From Woodstock to Glastonbury, summer music festivals have long been heaven for kids wanting to get in trouble a long way from home.

Creation is different. One of the biggest Christian music festivals in the United States, it has a dress code (no bare bellies for girls, shirts to be worn at all times by both sexes) and alcohol and drugs are strictly off limits.

Click here to see the Reuters story about the festival and an audio slideshow.

Amy Grant , a pioneer in Christian music who made a surprise appearance at Creation last month, said most of the 70,000 people attending the festival listen to secular as well as Christian music. She attended the Bonnaroo festival as a fan herself.

“I loved it and I thought I can’t believe there’s nobody here singing about Jesus,” she said.

“Creation is unique in that it’s all bands and people who sing about faith so you’re having this unbelievabably earthy experience out in the middle of nature and connecting with the Creator,” she said.

amygrant.jpgShe was a pioneer on the Christian music scene in the 1980s and 1990s but after a divorce and a move into the mainstream, Grant admits she “fell off the map” for a while.

She stepped back into the limelight at Creation, making a surprise appearance with Hawk Nelson, a band whose members are around half her age.

Her appearance raised eyebrows among some in the crowd who said there were mixed feelings towards an artist seen as having abandoned Christian music for a time.

But Grant, 47, said she didn’t feel like it was a “return to the fold,” and the only reason she felt nervous before going on stage was that she hadn’t been touring for a while.

“I didn’t really feel out of the fold,” she told Reuters in an interview.  “I don’t think there’s a 15-year-old out there that had that impression and I didn’t have that impression.”

PICTURE: Reuters/Mike Segar

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Music without drugs, there is a novel idea. Maybe they can aspire to likes of the back street boys… Good artists use drugs, im not sure why, but if thats what it takes to have inspired music, so be it.

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Daddy had a band
Played him a little guitar
Traveled in a van
Livin’ that rock and roll
Night after night
People comin’ up to the bandstand
Say you can’t go wrong
If you play a little bit of that
Creedence song

It was late one night
Cruisin’ on down the interstate
Stopped into a diner
To get him some chili and fries
Heard the waitress tell a guy
Standin’ over by the jukebox
Hey you can’t go wrong
If you play a little bit of that
Creedence song

Well daddy took a shine
To the lil’ girl behind the counter
She movin’ her hips to the swamp beat
Right on time
Said could he play her somethin’
Over there on the jukebox
She said you can’t wrong
If you play a little bit of that
Creedence song

Daddy had a plan
He asked that girl to marry
With a brand new wife
They’re livin’ on rock and roll
Night after night
She whispers oh so sweetly
Hey you can’t go wrong
If you play a little bit of that
Creedence song

Hendrix was the best on the guitar that eye have ever saw and the star spangled banner made by this strang black man became my country banner sweet. There was so many off the wall hard to play and follow like the BEGEES nothing rally wrong with them just could not copy them. BOOGIE WOOGIE will remain the easiest to play just progressions made of love back and forth and up ZZ Top just left Chicago and Found they Jesus.
The Doors was everyone’s favorite when getting high. Eye could not party and maintain my dignity eye never could have group sex or sinful fun with everyone a problem to the gamers to the players to the users everyone eye then become the odd one to them all preferring quiet solitude unless they needed me to help maintain there dignity. Piano music will remain the favorite of rednecks killers’ kain. Steppenwolfe played the drug songs patriotic backwards making fun of pushers users flushers. Listen quickly to this musickal idea before eye leave John Fogarty and others like him even women who play musick helped this young man believe in GOD.

 

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