Creation 2011: Day 2 Explodes With Toby Mac, Tenth Avenue North, Red And More
Day 2 of Creation Fest 2011 in Enumclaw, Washington was a whirlwind. Bands from all over the music map, were on display, “IN TRIBUTE TO OUR CREATOR.” You could catch Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, Metal, Grunge, Punk and even some Rap if you walked the grounds and enjoyed the worshipful vibe.
New friendships were being formed, all over the festival as participants enjoyed the array of speakers, music, activities and food. A massive camp site allowed large groups of people to stay in the shadows of stunning Mt. Rainier and fully embrace the experience that is unique to Creation.
The music from the Fringe Stage was in your face and real, all day. Featuring Hawk Nelson, Manafest, Hyland and the gut-thumping I Am Empire- all of the music was based on bringing honor and glory to God. The youth at the festival responded in mass to the punk and metal sensibilities of these bands and were moved by the message. Hands and fists were in the air, all day- as the metal baracades, up-front, were shaking back and forth as the kids leaped and danced.
By the time the Main Stage was ready to flow into the night, the fans were treated to one more pounding with the hard rock anthems of RED. They were a perfect introduction to the speakers of the night and the excitement kept building, until the two headliners graced the front.
There’s not much you can say, negatively, about Tenth Avenue North. They let you know why they are there- NOT to embrace their own celebrity, but, to focus on the God that they are singing about. Their music continues to garner more and more radio airplay as they rise in stature. But, frontman Mike Donehey is quick to remind you that they are all about worship. Their set was a perfect entrance into the true spirit of the festival and a nice leadup to Toby Mac.
Toby Mac hit the crowd running- with an array of hits- and some trademark, choreographed dance moves that he and his entourage brought with them. His band was at the top of their game as they laid down the funk, hip hop and R and B influenced grooves that TMac is known for. The Jesus Freak was in playful form, having fun with his backup singers, rappers and dancers. An epic day of music was topped off with communion, after the show. More coverage to come…