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Monday, April 23, 2007

Hillsong United @ The Ryman

Last night I was backstage for the Hillsong United set at the Ryman. Having never seen them do their thing live, I must have been thinking that it was a going to be a nice night of NEW churchy worship. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed their last 2 records, and I am looking forward to their May release, but I wasn't expecting the night to be what it was.

I got a word for you after last night. WOW.

The band was tighter than most other bands that one would see doing a rock tour.... and then there was an engaging of people in worship that I haven't really witnessed for quite sometime. For almost 2 hours the capacity crowd sang, stood, danced, clapped, sat, and bowed in response to the Father.

I met some of the guys, and I must say that these guys seem to be the "real deal". This was one of the most refreshing things that I have been a part of in my 7 years of GMA. Joel, God has given you an amazing thing at this time in history. Run with it.

Smitty invited a friend to join him on stage. Fun times.

Tonight, I will be back at the Ryman for another band.... The Killers. Interesting contrast eh?!


Anonymous Shelia said...

Sounds Awesome! Glad you were able to be completely in the moment. Can't wait to hear the creativity it sparked in you. Enjoy the Killers.

12:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No way! The Count Of Monte Cristo was there?!?!


11:34 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I love their music. I'm glad to know they are for real.

2:00 PM  

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