Creation Fest NE 2017

Creation Fest Wristbands
My Creation Fest wristband, along with my backstage pass for the Fringe stage for Friday.

A couple weeks ago, I ended up going to Creation Fest NE, and it was a blast. I went with my boyfriend’s band, StillWaiting, and they played in the tournament.

The Music

We hung around the Fringe stage for the most part, watching the other tournament bands in the mornings, and the heavier bands throughout the evenings.

Fringe Stage Day

By far, I was most excited to see Disciple, and they definitely did not disappoint.

Disciple on Fringe Stage

I also got to see brothers. – which I’d been looking forward to for a while. There was a band called Comrades there as well. They were by far one of my favorites of the entire festival.

Fringe Stage Evening


It really only rained a bit. And at some point afterward, we caught a pretty rainbow descending from the clouds.

Rainbow Creation Fest NE

There was a decent amount of time where we all just hung around. At night, we would sit around a campfire and make mountain pies. Well . . . everyone else did. I sat there and fell asleep because I’m really, really, really not a night person. But I tried.

Creation Fest 2017 Campfire

As an introvert, sometimes I just need a little time away from people. So one evening I stole my boy, and we hiked up to the top of a mountain to a really cool overlook. We got to see a lot of the festival from up there. And let me tell you, the place is huge.

Creation Fest NE 2017 from Overlook

It was super hot for most of the week. One clever thing that I read was to take a bandana, get it wet, and tie it around your neck to keep you cool. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember to try this until the end of the festival.

Creation Fest was my first-ever music festival, and I loved it! I learned to definitely put way too much sunscreen on (I got burned pretty bad on my back) and to not forget my camera bag (with my wallet and lots of other things in it) next time.

Overall, I had a fantastic time, and I’d definitely go again.