So is Lifelight’s new location a go?

Let’s throw a festival honoring the REAL gawd.

While I could care less about Christian music festivals, I still think Lifelight is a good thing for our community, even though the whole thing is based on a fictional tale . . . but I won’t go there. I posted about the new location not to long ago, and I got this comment tonight;

SO there is less than a month until the festival. We live across the highway from where it will be this year. They have NOTHING built. Their fields are currently flooded and un-mowed. Most of the roads leading into the area are gravel or dirt and are in bad condition from the flooding. There is ONE intersection that they expect to move all those people through. I don’t know how they are going to pull any of it off. But that’s ok with us. Nobody asked us if it was ok to have a festival with 300,000 people across the street. We will have to put up barriers to keep drunks off of our property. We will have to put up with the loud music until 2am. Personally, we are disgusted with the whole mess and think that Alan Greene needs to be more considerate and actually ask people living in the area if it is ok to throw a giant party across the street.

Hopefully they will get rained out and move the concert back to the Arena in Sioux Falls where it belongs. Or even Sioux City. Somewhere that doesn’t mind having so many people in one place at once.

Yes, I agree, there should be some considerations of your neighbor “Love thy neighbor.” But the thing that worries me the most is the muddy fields and poorly maintained roads. Maybe gawd is sending a message . . . host your event in Sioux Falls or worship me by my real name, Buddha.


#1 Angry Guy on 08.06.10 at 5:24 am

They don’t serve alcohol at lifelight. Though, they might be drunk on the MJ Jesus Juice ….
Is someone have DeathDark Festival this year?

#2 Poly43 on 08.06.10 at 5:32 am

300,000? Is that how many people they say attended this “event” last year. No way. Numbers like that are fudged to the max so the sponsors can charge vendors outrageous fees to set up.

#3 Scott on 08.06.10 at 6:15 am

Poly, they’re just part of the accepted trend in this area to always at the very least triple your actual attendance. Just like they always claim Hot Harley Nights attracts three hundred million thousand people, Lifelight does the same.

#4 Detroit Lewis on 08.06.10 at 8:04 am

Funny you bring up HHN, I remember one year they said that 10M showed up, then the next was 20M then the next was 40M then the next was 60M.

Yeah, whatever.

#5 Plaintiff Guy on 08.06.10 at 8:52 am

They need one of those 40 cubit boats loaded with 2 of each kind of religious finatic. Cartoon?

#6 Plaintiff Guy on 08.06.10 at 8:57 am

60 million if you count each hair on attending old biker’s backs. 30 million hairs on their wife chests.

#7 l3wis on 08.06.10 at 8:59 am

‘M’ stands for 1,000 in the printing industry, sorry for the confusion.

#8 l3wis on 08.06.10 at 9:00 am

And as for the Arc, don’t give them any ideas.

#9 EDK on 08.06.10 at 9:44 am

In this and the past lifelight article the passing phrases such as “…but i won’t go there” keep showing up. Air your grievances or don’t bother mentioning them.

#10 Ghost of Dude on 08.06.10 at 11:32 am

We will have to put up barriers to keep drunks off of our property.

Somehow, I doubt this fear is well-founded.

They need one of those 40 cubit boats loaded with 2 of each kind of religious finatic. Cartoon?

*Bill Cosby* Riiiight. What’s a cubit? */Bill Cosby*

Personally, I think contemporary Christian music does nothing but cheapen and water down the faith. The only reason these “artists” are successful is that their audience is predisposed to enjoy their music, and probably doesn’t listen to much else.

And I agree that the numbers are waaaaaay inflated. If 300,000 people showed up for this thing, traffic in SF would snarl during the festival. All I’ve ever noticed is a few extra buses at the mall.

#11 l3wis on 08.06.10 at 12:10 pm

I have said it all along, the same 100M show up 3 days in a row.

#12 scott on 08.06.10 at 1:14 pm

if sioux falls doesnt have enough hotels for 10,000 at a soccer tournement, how do they handle the supposed 300,000 that attend lifelite? same goes for jazz fest and hot harley nights. and don’t get me started on the supposed 15 million that go to the mall every year.

#13 Scott on 08.06.10 at 2:37 pm

“I have said it all along, the same 10,000 show up 3 days in a row.”

Fixed that for ya.

#14 Dukembe on 08.06.10 at 10:51 pm

Christians are a pretty easy group to slam, because we generally don’t fight back with bombs or nasty words or terrorist threats (at least those of us who listen to Christ’s teachings). I agree that Mr Greene is a showman with his fancy highlighted hair and all, but I think he’s trying to encourage believers and steer others in the direction he feels called to pursue. He has some pretty professional people working out the details of the event, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes off without a lot of glitches. It’s a human endeavor so it won’t be perfect, but I think it serves a valuable purpose.

#15 l3wis on 08.06.10 at 11:01 pm

I agree, I think it is positive for our communities, but wasn’t Jesus against ‘hype’? I’m just saying.

I have worked with Alan and Vicki on some printing projects and I think Vicki is a saint and Alan is the brains of the operation. But I am also turned off by the fact that they think people should help them because they are Christian. I’m not Christian, and even if I was, I wouldn’t help them. There is better ways to get your message out.

#16 Plaintiff Guy on 08.07.10 at 11:35 am

Next year Jim Jones will take charge and move it to Africa. Don’t drink the punch.

#17 anominous on 08.08.10 at 8:34 am

There are a lot of condoms that get sold when towns have theses christian music festivals. Lennox should stock up.

#18 Scott on 08.08.10 at 9:14 am

Funny thing about Lifelight – their followers are some of the rudest, most entitled people ever. One of the locations of my family’s business is near the Fairgrounds. We’ve always had problems with people leaving their vehicles in our lot. There are tons of signs stating parking is only for our customers, and any cars left are subject to being towed. During the Fair and other events held at the facility, people generally understand this and our office may get one or two morons calling to complain. When Lifelight was held there, though, it was a nightmare. Our employees had their lives threatened; profanity was spewing more than even us Scotts are known to use; and I was taking calls all weekend long demanding that we pay their tow fees because they were doing the work of the Lord. We do everything we can to prevent towing. Employees warn customers, a tow truck guy sits in the parking lot and advises those walking away they better move their vehicles. We’ll even give a pretty lengthy grace period. Somehow purchasing a drink makes them believe they then have the right to leave their oversize pickups all day and night.

#19 l3wis on 08.08.10 at 7:41 pm

You’d think they would ride mules to the event?

#20 Helga on 08.09.10 at 8:09 pm

Is this the Aqua Buddha that Rand Paul and his friend made the girl they kidnapped bow down to? She said she had to bow down to the Buddha and say “I worship you Aqua Buddha, I worship you.”

#21 l3wis on 08.09.10 at 8:19 pm

Give us some links, I heard about this . . .

#22 Helga on 08.09.10 at 9:03 pm

Everyone is talking about Rand Paul and his “teenage” years. He was at Baylor and probably more then a teenager.
I sent the address and it wouldn’t go, I am sorry if this doubles.

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