> Ichthus 2008

The 2008 Ichthus Festival was a roller coaster ride. The week started with the first project by Ichthus Ministries' environmental initiative: ECOS (Earth Commission, Operation Simplify). Then there was the severe thunderstorm June 9 that leveled 14 out of 19 tents at the festival site, with only two days left to open. And it did open, earlier than ever with a Thursday morning battle of the bands. That was followed by one of the hottest Ichthus days ever, and we aren't just talking about Skillet's set the night of June 12. The next day was Friday the 13th, and it turned out to be unlucky for the fest, with thunderstorms scuttling the evening lineup. But as it often has, Ichthus rallied with a fun and worshipful Saturday. The Herald-Leader crew was out there all week. Here's our photo album.

ECOS - painting
ECOS - brushes
ECOS - caution
ECOS - cleanup
ECOS - getting to work
ECOS - train
Ichthus - Monday storm aftermath
Ichthus - Monday storm damage
Ichthus - tree
Ichthus - volunteer cleanup
Ichthus - pole
Ichthus - storm damage
Ichthus - cicadas
Ichthus - first fans
Our Ichthus crew
Our Ichthus crew
Live Fish
Destination 7 - Natsasha wails
Live Fish - Dustin
Josh Brown, emcee
Ichthus - Early morning snack
Shirock sells
Ichthus - Battle of the Bands fans
Stephanie Smith with cicada
Red - Mike Barnes
Red - Mike Barnes
Red - Jason Rauch
Hawk Nelson - Jonathan Steingard
Hawk Nelson - Jason Dunn
Hawk Nelson - Jason Dunn
Skillet - John
Skillet - John Cooper
Skillet - Korey Cooper
Jeremy Camp
Fireflight - Dawn and Glenn
33 Miles
Grits - Coffee
Grits - Bonafide
Storm - exodus
Storm - cars
Storm - tent
Storm - Gate 1
Storm - waiting at the gate
Storm - waiting
Ichthus - mud mask