Stacy "Coffee" Jones and Teron "Bonafide" Carter, known as the hip hop duo Grits were the last mainstage act on Friday at the Ichthus Festival. A severe thunderstorm closed the festival at the end of their performance, and it never reopened Friday. Copyrighted photo by Rich Copley | LexGo.
It's no use complaining about the weather. We've all heard it. We parents have even said it a few times to children disappointed about that canceled ballgame or trip to the beach.
But it is so easy to complain about the weather, especially when you are missing Tobymac for the second time in four years because thunderstorms scrapped his set at Ichthus. Not to mention missing Stellar Kart, Kutless and Mile7 -- oh my gosh, Mile7, the band that won a mainstage slot in the Battle of the Bands Thursday. They earned a chance to complain about the weather that spoiled their big party.
And then there are all the fans, particularly ones who traveled hundreds of miles at nearly $4 a gallon for Ichthus. There is still Saturday, and Casting Crowns, David Crowder Band and Family Force 5 are great bands. But there were probably few people who made the trip and paid $119 a head for the weekend who weren't anticipating that t-mac late night party.
Still, all of that pales bleach white in comparison to people who have recently lost homes and loved ones to the weather. I'll take losing the concert every time.
No, it's no use complaining about the weather. But sometimes, it makes you feel better.