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Life Light Christian Festival A Big Success


Jon Foreman (lead vocals/guitar) of the headlining band Switchfoot.

Saturday afternoon's 2nd annual "Life Light Christian Festival" at the McKenzie County Fairgrounds in Watford City, ND started out wet but the rain stopped, temperatures warmed and bands played, BMX bikes jumped, motorcycles from "Zero Gravity Outreach" flew, Josh Brewer preached and 5 bands played concerts.

Children's activities were not forgotten. The youngsters were busy painting rocks, making balloon animals and watched and joined into a live show by "Burnnie the Bunny" of children's TV series The Burnnie Show.

Cade Thompson of Souix Falls, SD was first, followed by Bread of Stone from Sioux City, Iowa, then Sanctus Real from Toledo, Ohio, White Ribbon Day from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and then the headlining alternative Christian rock band Switchfoot took the stage.

DJ Peacock was the MC at the festival. Switchfoot started in 1996 and their 2003 album "Beautiful Letdown" sold over 2.6 million copies. According to Jon Foreman, the name "Switchfoot" comes from a surfing term. "We all love to surf and have been surfing all our lives so to us, the name made sense. To switch your feet means to take a new stance facing the opposite direction. It's about change and movement, a different way of approaching life and music.

The crowd of 800-1000 people had a great time.


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