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10th ANNIVERSARY OF KCF
Hard to believe that we just celebrated the 10th year of Kingdom Come Festival. It was a wild weekend that actually kicked off on Thursday evening, after a windy, cold, wet day, the band Strange Reflection (the band who started this event and kicked off the very first one in 2010) played an acoustic set late in the Merchandise tent.
Friday was perfect weather and the performances were incredible. We were honored to partner with our hosts, the Veterans at the HCVVO, for the flag hanging ceremony to kick off the day, and we ended the night at about 12:40am when Decyfer Down took their final bows. After the show however, KCF staff and CSD production crew talked about the forecast for Saturday. It was bad. A decision would have to be made early on Saturday.
Well when we woke to forecast of 80% rain, 2-4 inches possible and flash flood warnings we took drastic action. The A1M crew moved hospitality out of the building, the Vets moved big stage units to the stage and the CSD production squad tore down, packed up, moved, sat up again, and ran sound... a heroic effort. But KCF Day 2, for the first time ever, was an indoor event.
Packed like sardines to get the event in, it changed the atmosphere and for many, they liked it. There were many great things about it, and many massively chaotic things about it. But it all came out, and we know, that there was a life changed. It was likely to be only one of many, but the first story we got on Sunday was about a young person who messaged an artist, telling them that they had planned to come to KCF to basically give God one last chance. They planned to go home from the event to end their life if God didn't speak to them at that event. According to the post they heard from Him, through this and more artists.
Even if there are no more stories, and I am sure there will be, this one alone would have made it all worth while.